Fun Family Events for October and Halloween in Cork


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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A Touch of Magic Baking Academy

A Touch of Magic are running a Spooktacular Halloween Camp making Spooky Cookies & Ghastly Gatauxs!  Running from 28th 30th October.

Cork Folk Festival 2013

The Cork Folk Festival is an international celebration of world class Folk and Traditional Music. The festival is 34 years old and is one of Ireland’s most exciting music events.  This autumn thousands of musicians and followers of good music will throng to Cork for the four day event. Performances take place in concert halls, music venues, in 30 pubs and on the Streets. It will feature concerts, gigs, lectures, trad sessions, workshops, children’s events, dancing and specialist instrument concerts in fiddle, accordion, pipes and traditional song.

Kinsale Gourmet Festival

Kinsale Gourmet Festival, now in its 37th year, is the oldest food festival in Ireland. Running from 11th – 13th October, visitors can expect to experience a variety of different events over the course of the weekend such as an 8 course ‘Taste of West Cork’ degustation menu produced by all the chefs in the Good Food Circle; cookery demonstrations, The Mad Hatters Taste of Kinsale with Alice in Wonderland and friends; a fruits de mer luncheon showcasing the best of local shellfish and all mixed together in a pot with one special ingredient….FUN!

Youghaloween Spooktacular

pumpkins-250Set in the hauntingly beautiful medieval town of Youghal is a unique Halloween Festival. The Youghaloween Spooktacular is a festival which blends the old Celtic Pagan ways of celebrating Halloween with the new.

The town of Youghal is steeped in legends and stories of banshees, witches, “Woman of the Water”, ghosts, Knights Templers and much more. For the Halloween Festival all these stories have been brought back to “Life”. Are you brave enough to visit?!

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

The annual Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is one of Europe’s best – offering a range of music of wide appeal.  Fans are promised a weekend of all styles of jazz and jazz related music in over 60 venues citywide, mostly free of charge. The music action is all pervasive, running day and night – and there is a big fringe element as well, with workshops, lectures, participation events and a Jazz Camp for young musicians.

The Nightmare Realm!!The-Nightmare-Realm-Creature-of-the-Dark-Small1-130x130

An extreme walk-through haunted event preying on your deepest fears and nightmares and twisting them into a deadly reality. All Nightmare Realm events change yearly with new themes, scenes and characters from the grotesque and blood churning to the sick and extreme.

Our themes can sometimes be controversial, but are always thrilling, pushing the boundaries of your sanity! While not everyone is brave enough to make it through the entire attraction, it tests your bravery to its limit. The Nightmare Realm is not for the faint of heart and younger people may need to be supervised by an adult.

Halloween Party

West Cork Model Railway Village are having a free Halloween Party on 26th October.  From 2-5pm, inludes a trian ride, face painting & party games!

Fancy Dress Halloween Disco

The Quality Hotel and Leisure Club, Clonakilty are having a Fancy Dress Halloween Disco, Pumpkin Carving Competition, Face painting & team games for all hotel residents! Even staff will be in fancy dress!

Mushroom Hunt

Don your boots and wellies and hike around the estate at Longueville House in search of edible mushroom varieties in a Mushroom Hunt.  Afterwards Chef/Proprietor William O’Callaghan along with his team will prepare and cook for you a banquet of autumn mushrooms.

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!!!

Are you planning or did you get to any of these events? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below

Related : Lots more fun Halloween ideas in 50 Halloween Activities for Kids, 10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids, 10 Spookily Easy Halloween recipes and Spooktacular Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids.

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