Fun Family Events for October and Halloween in the North-East

Feels like the kids are only back in school, and we are looking forward to the mid-term break already! Click here to see our latest pick of Things to Do with Kids Around Ireland Halloween 2014.

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Spirit of Meath Halloween Festival

Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival MykidstimeMeath comes alive in October when the Spirit of Meath Halloween Festival takes over! There are loads of family events all across Meath during Halloween – here are just some of the great ones!!

The Boyne Valley Activity Centre have a MedEVIL Archery Night which is a basic introduction to Archery and some fun competitions – MediEVIL dress code is essential!

There is also a Zombie Paintball night at their Watergate Street premises and it promises to be a night full of laughing & screaming. Teams will be picked on the night to go forth and destroy!!

Pucas & Potions at Ashbourne Library. This Children’s Art Day is an exciting & spooky celebration of Halloween that focuses on the traditional festival of Samhain and the origins of Halloween. There will be an arty treasure hunt in which kids must find nine hazelnuts in order to trade them for their treat!!

The Solstice Arts Centre has a Halloween Craft Workshop in which you can make your own Halloween Mask & Decorations. Its a three day workshop with ghoulish games and spooky theme all the way through.

Halloween at Bellurgan Park

Bellurgan Park has lots going on for Halloween this year. It will come alive with spooks & ghouls for a week long festival.

There is Fun for Kreepy Kids where you can make masks, facepainting, storytelling, trick or treat and lots more.

There is also a Horror Trail for the adults (16+) which promises to be a uniquely scary experience.

Virginia Pumpkin Festivalvirginialogo

The Virginia Pumpkin Festival 2013 will be a great community festival. Starting off with a ‘Haunted Forest Walk’ on Friday during which you will meet ghosts, witches & other nocturnal creatures!

Saturday has a great food fair with lots on offer for all the family to enjoy.

Sunday hosts the largest pumpkin competition and the festival parade & fireworks at 5.30pm in which the whole town is blacked out. A festival weekend not to be missed!

International Rules Match & Street Festival

The first International Rules match, between Ireland and Australia, of 2013 will be played on Saturday 19th October at 7pm in Kingspan Breffni Park.

Cavan will also host an action packed programme where ‘Fun Rules’ for the weekend with a Street Festival with street theatre, family fun, walking tours, art exhibitions and lots more.  On Friday 18th there will be a concert with the 2013 Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Tour of Ireland Group.

Clones Film Festival

The Clones Film Festival have invited one and all to it’s four day film festival from 24th – 27th October which will showcase the best of Irish & Independent fim taking place in Clones ove the bank holiday weekend. The programme features a great mix of films, a kids programme, documentary and feature films.

More Halloween Fun….

PartyMad_ad230_partymadlogoHalloween is the one time of year when we can all (yes even the adults!) dress up and pretend to be something exciting or even a bit scary!!! have an extensive range of costumes, from super-heros to villains, gangsters to clowns and princesses to pirates! also have party supplies, decorations and anything else you could need to celebrate Halloween. They deliver nationwide and you can find all the contact details here.  Psst! are offering parents 10% off costumes & wigs this month with the code Kids2013. Spread the word!

Slugs & Snails have been making tights for boys for a while now and have gotten very good at creating very cool designs!! Check out these ones for Halloween!!

Their tights are made exclusively from a luxurious secret special cotton which is flexible and soft and they only use yarns and manufacturing processes which are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified.

The Slugs & Snails collection has 13 different designs in 7 different sizes – so treat your little man to a practical piece of fashion today!!!

On Sunday 20th there will be a 5km fun run around Cavan Town with Catherina McKiernan as part of a Learn 2 Run programme in Cavan.

Monaghan Town will be host to its 3rd Bats Festival over the October Bank Holiday Weekend. With live bands and fancy dress partys day and night. The festival will include storytelling for kids, face painting and street festivals throughout the weekend.

Are you planning or did you get to any of these events?

Related : Lots more fun Halloween ideas in 50 Halloween Activities for Kids10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids10 Spookily Easy Halloween recipes and Spooktacular Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids.

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