Fun Family Events for October and Halloween in Wicklow


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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Pumpkin Carving at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion

Create awe-inspiring pumpkins at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion on 27th & 28th October! Come along to the pumpkin patch for a Halloween Party to remember. Kids will love the chance to prepare, design and carve a pumpkin into something festive and fun at this family-friendly event!

All little goblins and ghouls are welcome to dress up in their Halloween finery and get into the festive spirit. Enjoy some delicious treats as part of the event. Afterwards, you can bring your pumpkin home with you and enjoy it at home for the festive period. Book your place HERE!

Marine Dimensions Halloween Camps

Marine Dimensions are running 2 camps this Halloween. The Marine Biology Camp is suitable for 6 – 12 year olds and runs from October 29th to November 1st & also an Introduction to Marine Biology suitable for teenagers running October 19th – November 2nd.

Glenart Castle

The Haunted Forest & Ghost Train is on in Glenart Castle from 7th – 31st October. What will be your favourite …. Maybe the Haunted Forest – or the Scary Creatures – or the eerie sounds….- the Ghastly Ghouls – the Screaming Tree, or the All Seeing Wizard, as his magic sparkles all around the forest?

Perhaps the Mad Wood Cutter will take a swing at you… or will it be the Hounds Of Hell that tip you over the edge!!! But don’t fall into the Witches Hollow…
Look out for The Grave Digger, he may try and snatch you… and the army of Scarecrows will be close behind.
Enjoy at your peril !
Train times from 4pm every half hour until 9 pm daily.

Killruddery House & Gardens – Halloween Weekend

pumpkins-250As scary ghouls knock at your door, escape to some nice, bright, seasonal fun at Killruddery. Go to the pumpkin patch in the walled garden and pick your pumpkin with the farmer. Design your pumpkin and watch a master craftsman carve it out!

Then why not head off to the scarecrow plots and take part in the scarecrow competition. Design and build your own scarecrow! It is a great day out for family fun before the winter sets in! Seize the last days before it gets cold and let your kids get creative with the holiday!

The Perils of Powerscourt!

This Halloween, ghosts and ghouls are creeping out to play at Powerscourt House and Gardens – and so is Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum! Any brave families hoping to enter into the spirit of the spookiest of seasons are welcome to explore the grounds of Powerscourt at their own risk!

With only a map to lead them to safety, the walkers will be sure to encounter some creepy characters along their journey through Powerscourt’s haunted grounds. The walk will finish at the Pet Cemetery where your hair will stand on end and your blood will be chilled! Fancy dress is encouraged, book your tickets HERE!

Wicklow’s Historic Gaol – Halloween Programmeimages

Tricks, treats and tonnes of terror for all the family as Wicklow’s Haunted Gaol launches its spookiest Halloween Horror Week yet. Fri 25th Oct to Fri 1st Nov

Footfalls Wicklow Walking Festival

Choose from a selection of day walks from challenging, moderate and easy or night walks. All walks in the Footfalls Walking Festival are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna. The weekend will include a photography workshop; Nordic Walking with Michele Jameson; a walk to see all the good work Mountain Meitheal has done in Co. Wicklow; and traditional music and song at the end of the day in the local pubs.

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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