Things to Do Around Ireland at Halloween
Hooky Spooky Halloween at Luggwoods
Dates: October 21st to November 5th 2023
Experience all the crazy outdoor Halloween fun and frolics at Luggwoods. Hooky Spooky Luggwoods characters will guide you along the forest trail as you help them find the ingredients for the friendly witches Halloween brew – she might even have a Trick or Treat for you too!
Child tickets from €19, babies under 1 go free, adult tickets from €16, book online.
Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea and Family Getaways at The Connacht Hotel, Galway
Dates: October 23rd to 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! Voted Best Family Friendly Hotel at the Travel & Hospitality Awards 2021, 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.
Halloween at the Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford
Dates: October 28th to 30th (2023 Dates TBC)
Halloween has its roots firmly planted in Celtic tradition and Irish folklore, so to tie in with its Irish heritage this Halloween event will take place in the Irish Agricultural Museum.
Join some creepy characters as you follow the witches trail around the museum finding the clues to solve the mystery. Each guest will receive a Halloween treat and enjoy some Halloween fun along the way.
The Halloween trail is aimed at family groups and is not intended to have a high scare factor – just lots of fun!
Dressing in costume is highly recommended!
For more information, click here.
‘Hurloween’ and Teidí Tours at the GAA Museum, Croke Park, Dublin
Dates: October 28th to November 1st 2023 for Hurloween Tours and November 1st & 2nd 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
The Civic Halloween Spooktacular Live Family Show, Dublin
Dates: October 27th to 31st 2023 (Various dates and times)
Celebrate the spooky season with a live Halloween spooky-but-not-too-scary show. Brought to you by the team that brings you the Civic Panto. Join Princess Arabella and her trusty butler Wiggles as they face a mysterious challenge in Spookville. When three mischievous witches pay a visit to her palace, things take a thrilling turn. Will they triumph over the witchy mischief and save the day?
There will be a sensory friendly performance on October 29th at 2pm. Call the box office on 01 4627477 to book.
Child tickets from €14, adult tickets from €17 or get a family ticket from €60. Find out more and book your tickets here.
Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin 3
Dates: October 27th to 30th 2023
The Bram Stoker Festival will bring fun and adventure to Dublin for all ages over the Halloween weekend, playfully celebrating the gothic, the mysterious, the after-dark and the supernatural and delving into the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors.
For more information, check the Facebook page.