Fun Family Events for October and Halloween in the Midlands


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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Hullaballoo Childrens Arts Festival – Offaly

The Hullabaloo! Children’s Arts Festival takes place in Offaly during the October Mid-Term break this year.

There will be workshops and live performances for all the family.

Children will have the opportunity to dance, make short films, write stories, make puppets, sing and more during this action packed festival!

Glendeer Pet Farm – Westmeath36673_halloweenatglendeerpetfarm130logo

Come along to Glendeer Pet Farm for a fun, spooky, eerie Halloween adventure!

Cast spells with our scary witch, toast marshmallows over an open fire, enter the eerie maze but be warned, its at your own risk!!

Enter the forbidden forest and be scared by lots more ghosts and ghouls! Don’t forget to leave time to play in the new and improved indoor play area.

Spooktastic Halloween Event is open from 26th October – 3rd November don’t miss it!!

36457_belevederehalloweenspookwalkssmallHalloween at Belvedere House – Westmeath

Belvedere House, Park & Gardens play host to a feast of scary & spooky events this Halloween.

The Belvedere Scarecrow Festival, Trick or Treat Trails – there are a myriad of events to choose from.

There are also guided Spooky walks through the Forest of Fear.

It winds its way through the Bad Fairy Garden, Middle and the Terrifying Treehouse to name but a few scary stops!

You can even book online to secure your preferred time spot – click on the link here.

The RiverBank Arts Theatre – Kildare

The Riverbank Arts Theatre has lots of events all through October to keep everyone entertained.

They have a Sciencetastic Tinkering Lab workshop on the 5th, Family Cinema From up on Poppy Hill & Moon Man and they have a Toddler Music Session by Mini Music which sounds like lots of fun for the little ones!

They haven’t forgotten Halloween – there is a workshop on Writing Spooky Stories with Deirdre O’Sullivan, an Artzone Mid-Term Art Camp and a Faerie Stories show – lots to please all ages!

Other October Events

In Longford, The Aisling Children’s Arts Festival will run from 20th – 26th October which includes a family day on October 20th.

The Bockety world of Henry and Bucket is on 22nd October in the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Laois.

More Halloween Fun…

PartyMad_ad230_partymadlogoOf course Halloween 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 amazingly 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&SnailsHalloweenTightsSlugs & 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 today!!!

Creative Ardagh in Longford are running an Ardagh School of Witchcraft & Wizardry from the 26th – 28th October. Visit the Forbidden Forest or take part in the art workshops. Attend potion class or find some magical creatures and much more! This is magical fun for all the family.

In Laois the Dunamaise Arts Centre is showing Jakula on 26th October.

Birr Castle Demense have a terrifying treehouse and ghostly gardens on the 31st October from 5.30pm.

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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