Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea and Family Getaways at The Connacht Hotel, Galway
Dates: October 23rd to October 31st
There are few things more deliciously indulgent than an afternoon tea, and now your little ones can join in with the fun too with Halloween themed afternoon tea specials. Enjoy a selection of homemade halloween themed miniature treats, desserts and selection of finger food, the family afternoon tea is perfect to mark this fun holiday or to gather with friends and family.
You could also Treat your family this Halloween Midterm to a Break in Galway City! The Connacht Hotel prides itself on appreciating the importance of their younger guests and families.
The Friendly Fellows Kids Club is always a huge hit with families at The Connacht. Guests who book direct on The Connacht Hotel website can avail of their kid’s club for FREE. Taking place during weekends and Halloween school holidays this popular attraction is for the younger guests of the hotel.
Kids from 3 – 15 years are welcome to take part. The Kids Club provides families with fully equipped playrooms and action-packed entertainment programmes including, arts & crafts, sports activities, musical games, competitions, talent shows, quizzes, dancing and much more which can be enjoyed with the friendly fellows team!
Book Your Halloween Stay Today and you’ll get:
✔️ Family Dining in the child-friendly Rueben’s Restaurant.
✔️ Live music every evening from 10pm in Bar Solo throughout the Halloween midterm.
✔️ Leisure Centre with 20m Swimming Pool & Kids Pool.
✔️ Complimentary Kids club when you book direct on The Connacht Hotel Website.
✔️ Family Halloween themed afternoon tea (*booking essential).
✔️ Complimentary use of cots and/or rollaway bed(s), subject to maximum occupancy.
✔️ Complimentary use of baby bathtub, blankets, and highchairs.
‘Hurloween’ & Teidí Tours at the GAA Museum, Croke Park, Dublin
Dates: October 28th to November 1st 2023 for Hurloween Tours and November 2nd & 3rd for Teidí Tours
Explore Irish games and ancient myths this Samhain with spirited guides at the ‘Hurloween’ Tours at the GAA Museum. Instead of ghouls, they will be talking goals, old Celtic traditions, and mythology to celebrate the origins of Ireland’s earliest festival.
These special tours are where GAA-mad kids can learn more about Ireland’s ancient sport from the time of Setanta right up to the era of Cian Lynch!
‘Hurloween’ Tours are suitable for children aged between five and 12 accompanied by an adult. Tours include a visit to the Croke Park dressing rooms and a walk pitchside where our guides will teach you more about the history and skill of hurling and camogie.
The trip also includes a ‘Warriors and Hurlers Workshop’ where younger visitors will learn more about the story of Setanta, a master hurler who used his sliotar and camán to slay the hound of Chulainn and receive the new name Cú Chulainn!
Everyone on tour will have a chance to visit the GAA Museum and Interactive Games Zone, and every child on tour will receive a book telling the story of Setanta and other Irish legends – the perfect Halloween treat!
Teidí Tours include a bear making workshop and a family friendly guided tour of Croke Park with time afterwards in the GAA Museum.
Hurloween’ and Teidí Tours at Croke Park are ideal for families looking for seasonal fun rather than scares.
Tickets can be booked online in advance
Samhain at Strokestown Park, Roscommon
Dates: October 28th to November 5th 2023
Follow the Samhain Trail this mid-term break at Strokestown Park. The trail is self guided and runs from 11am to 4pm daily.
For more information and updates, check the Facebook page.
Lú Festival of Light, Drogheda
Dates: October 27th to November 4th 2023 (Select dates)
Lú Festival of Light will be a spectacular urban animation show and family festival. It is a free event and will showcase the myths and legends associated with the region, through lighting and laser mediums.
In addition to the shows, there will be music, street performers and walking tours of Drogheda town.
Suitable for families of all ages. This is a FREE festival.
For more information, check the website.
Emerald Park Tricky Trail, Meath
Dates: October 21st, 22nd, 28th-31st and November 1st 2023
Head off on a spooky adventure through Emerald Park to find hidden treasure along your tricky trail. There’s something for all the family, with fun interactive games, spooky story- telling, potions, spell casting and magical performances by a whole host of characters!
Pre-booking is essential. This event is included in all ticket prices and no additional payment is required.