Spooktacular Things to Do with Kids Around Ireland at Halloween 2022

Michelle

September 11, 2022

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Are you looking for fun family things to do in Ireland this Halloween? This is our spookiest ever roundup of family events and things to do with kids around Ireland at Halloween!

Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy some fun together as a family. Whether you plan on staying local or want to have a mini-break, there is loads to do around Ireland this Halloween.

Things to Do Around Ireland at Halloween

Hooky Spooky Halloween at Luggwoods

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Dates: October 22nd – 31st, 2022

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 €18, babies under 1 go free, adult tickets from €15, book online.

Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin 3

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Dates: October 28th to 31st

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.

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Halloween Family Fun at Birr Castle Demesne, Offaly

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Dates: From October 24th to 31st

Birr Castle Demesne in Offaly promise tricks and treats for all the family this Halloween, including;

  • Halloween Pumpkin Trail
  • Family Quest
  • The Gallery Challenge
  • …and a few more surprises along the way!

The popular Wild Connections Halloween Camps are back for 2022 and run from November 1st to November 3rd. It is suitable for ages 5 to 12 years and runs from 10am to 2pm daily. Children will enjoy nature crafts, pond dipping, bird watching and loads of other fun activities each day. Find out more and book your Halloween Camp here.

Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea and Family Getaways at The Connacht Hotel, Galway

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Dates: October 31st to November 4th

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.

Samhain 2022 at Marlay Park, Dublin

Dates: TBC

SAMHAIN, the annual Haunted Walk spookfest, is back in all its gory glory in Marlay Park in October.

Dress your worst, in the most frightening clothes you can find and join this Haunted Walk in the forest with all the ghouls and goblins!

Remember SAMHAIN is an outdoor event, so warm clothing is recommended. The walk is approx. 1.7km long on a path suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. The 4.30pm walk each day at Samhain will be tailored to suit people with special needs. This means that music and sound effects will be quieter, special effects and lighting will be softer and the number of visitors will be limited in comparison to other entry times in order to reduce queuing times.

Galway Aboo Halloween Festival

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Dates: October 29th and 30th

Something spooktacular is taking place in Galway this Halloween. The city’s medieval streets will host the country’s biggest Halloween Festival with many fun and free events planned for the weekend with high-spirits guaranteed.

The highlight of the festival is expected to be the fiendishly creative Macnas Halloween Parade (TBC) that will wind its way through Galway city centre. Spectators are encouraged to dress up too!

Pooka Spooka at Causey Farm, Meath

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Dates: October 15th to 31st

Pooka Spooka at Causey Farm is a Halloween extravaganza with lots to look forward to, including:

  • Scarecrow corn maze
  • Mirror maze
  • Magician
  • Hayride
  • Limb throwing
  • Broomstick ride
  • Story telling
  • Traditional games and crafts

Suitable for families with children aged 2-12. Online booking is essential.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Halloween at Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow

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Powerscourt Estate is open this Halloween mid-term for visitors to come and enjoy the gardens, waterfall and house. There is lots for families to see and do and enjoy during their visit.

Halloween Happenings at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, Kildare

Dates: October 29th to N0vember 4th

The infamous Halloween Happenings will take place at Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park for 10 spooky days this Halloween 2022!

Lots of ghastly ghouls and terrifying treats are in store at Lullymore, including:

  • Haunted Holograms
  • Terror Train Trips (be prepared for Zombie Attacks!)
  • Terror Treasure Hunts
  • and freaky fun throughout the Park

Come in fancy dress (optional) for an extra spook factor.

Online booking is essential. Usual Family Admissions apply, no extra cost for the Halloween Event (one Terror Train trip included)!

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Superhero Halloween Costume Workshop at Rediscovery Centre, Dublin

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Date: October 22nd from 2-4pm

Join Arran Murphy from Rediscover Fashion to create your very own Superhero Halloween Costume. Bring your ideas, some unwanted t-shirts, add in some fabrics and trimmings from the stock of donations, along with some expert advice from the team to make your very own superhero costume. Everyone will leave with a completed superhero cape and mask.

Tickets admit one adult and one child age 6+

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Halloween Workshop for Kids at Rediscovery Centre, Dublin

Date: October 29th from 2.30-4pm

Looking for fun activities for Halloween? Join the Education team and get involved in some terrifying Halloween hands-on activities!

At this year’s Halloween Workshop, children will take part in a variety of fun and educational Halloween-themed activities, games, and arts & crafts. Suitable for ages 6 – 12.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Tayto Park Tricky Trail, Meath

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Dates: October 22nd, 23rd, 29th-31st and November 1st and 2nd

Head off on a spooky adventure through Tayto Park to find hidden treasure along your trail. There’s something for all the family, with fun interactive games, spooky story- telling, potions, spell casting and magical performances by a whole host of characters!

Set out on your Trail at Haunted Halls where song and dance will transport you to another realm. Or why not brave the ‘Scare Chair’, with a frightful family photo opportunity. Then with the Tricky Treasure Map, explore the paths to uncover the lost items throughout hidden locations – all in all, a magic-filled day for little ones (with a trick or treat treasure waiting for them at the end!)

Pre-booking is essential. This event is included in all ticket prices and no additional payment is required.

Tayto Park After Dark, Meath

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Dates: October 28th to 30th from 6.30-10pm

Take to the night skies on your favourite attractions like The Cú Chulainn, Flight School, Dino Dash, Endeavour, Windstar, Rotator, Air Race, Power Surge, and much much more at Tayto Park After Dark!

This is a no-scare event, but you must be at least 1.2m in height to ride the attractions.

Halloween Pantomime at Rathwood, Carlow

Dates: October

There’s something spooky in the forest! This year the Rathwood Express will give a modern spin to a classic fairytale adventure in the Halloween Pantomime, “The Witches Of Rathwood” by Verdant Productions.

Witches Petronilla & Goody are on the loose this Halloween! After being frozen for many years under a magical spell, they have finally been set free… and now they are about to cause havoc and seek their revenge on the people who put them there. Their plan is to steal all the pumpkins in Rathwood! It’s up to the people of Rathwood to stop them in their tracks, and the best way to do this is with lots of singing and plenty of dancing. Get ready for a scary show with potions and maybe the eye of a toad!

With an all-singing, all-dancing cast and just a little bit of fairy magic, this show will have the whole family screaming…with laughter.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Halloween at Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny

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Dates: October 22nd, 26-28th and 31st

Halloween activities at Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny include the annual Halloween Torchlight Treasure Hunts, bonfire, marshmallow toasting and scary maze.

Online booking is essential.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

Mayo Dark Sky Festival

Dates: November 4-6th

County Mayo has pristine skies for stargazing. Apart from minimising the effects of light pollution, dark sky places offer protection to wildlife and the environment – many insects, birds and mammals rely on darkness at night to function properly.

During the Festival, there are talks, workshops and stargazing in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy.

For more information, click here.

Howl-O-Ween Festival at Slieve Aughty, Galway

Dates: October 29th to November 6th

This is a brilliantly spooky time to visit Slieve Aughty for their annual Family Howl-O-Ween Festival.

It’s a spooky time at Slieve Aughty during the Halloween Festival, with ghosts and goblins galore, haunted houses, Halloween tricks and treats, scary stories, horses and ponies to pet and ride, arts and crafts, Halloween Evening Kids Disco Party and Charity Bank Holiday Monday.

Enjoy the fresh air of autumn with a walk to the haunted house and dare yourself to see if the corpse of the lady with the velvet ribbon is still there (a NEW story for 2022!).  This walk is approximately 45 minutes long and is not recommended for young children.

For the little ones, go on a witch’s walk (a short walk to Slieve Aughty’s enchanted wood). Along the way, count how many ghosts, witches and other Halloween creatures you see hiding in the forest and answer the Halloween riddles that help guide the way.  Children ages 5-12 can visit the Enchanted Forest aboard a quiet pony – rides leave every half an hour and advanced booking is recommended!

For more information, click here.

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Halloween Festival at Clonfert Pet Farm, Kildare

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Dates: October 22nd to 31st

Halloween events at Clonfert Pet Farm for 2022 will include:

  • Haunted house
  • Kids carnival
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Kids disco
  • Arts and crafts
  • and more!

Online booking is essential for this event.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

Hullabaloo! Children’s Arts Festival, Offaly

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Dates: November 2nd to 5th

Hullabaloo 2022 Festival workshops and family performances will take place in Birr, Clara, Edenderry and more during the Festival dates.

Children and families can enjoy art, storytelling, animation, film, musical theatre, dance, paper folding, craft and much, much more!

For more information on events, click here.

Farmaphobia at Causey Farm, Meath

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Dates: 2022 Details TBC

Get ready for the ultimate fright night experience at Farmaphobia! From demons and devils to clowns and killers, the scare factor is set to HIGH with this Halloween event.

Strictly aged 13+. Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by an adult. The adult does not need a ticket and does not need to enter the haunts.

For more information, check the Facebook page.

The Teddy, The Witch and the Pumpkin at Wexford Arts Centre

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Date: November 4th

Sammy Ragdoll manages to persuade her best friend Eddy The Teddy to go out “trick or treating” for Halloween. He doesn’t always have good ideas though. With a timid Eddy, who has a tendency to wander off, and a mischievous Monkey as a friend, there’s always a chance an unexpected adventure may occur…!

This show for made for young children up to the age of six. It has a Halloween theme, but there’s nothing that will frighten anyone (except poor Eddy The Teddy!). Older children can enjoy it but it’s mainly aimed at the young ones, often those for whom this is their magical first experience of live theatre!

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Wexford Arts Centre

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Date: November 4th

A Halloween theatre treat for children aged 5 – 10 years old and their families.

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow is a classic Gothic story by American author Washington Irving, and adapted by Mike Brooks. The story is set in 1790, in Sleepy Hollow, a small town near New York. The place is home to many tales of the supernatural especially that of The Headless Horseman.

Ichabod Crane, a school teacher from Connecticut moves into town. He is superstitious and believes all the local legends. He soon becomes a rival to Brom Bones for the affections of Katrina. She rejects Ichabod. Perhaps the Headless Horseman wants Ichabod to leave town too, or is it Brom in disguise?

Barking Dog Theatre Company’s two talented actors (with the help of some puppets and children from the audience!) present this exciting tale, specially adapted for children. With original music and audience participation, as well as use of puppetry and mime, this afternoon play is the perfect way to finish your child’s Halloween festivities before the bells of Christmas start jingling!

For more information and to book tickets, click here.

Púca Festival, Meath

Dates: October 28th to 31st

Returning in 2022 with music, fire, feasting and merriment across Ireland’s Ancient East, join the Púca Festival to celebrate the Celtic New Year with the spirits of Halloween.

When light turns to dark and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thins, the creatures of Samhain, Ireland’s ancient Halloween tradition, come to life.

Family-friendly events include The Celtic Voyage Circus and Banshee Bingo.

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Halloween Fun at Brigit’s Garden, Galway

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Dates: 2022 Details TBC

Enjoy a Spooky Treasure Hunt around Brigit’s Garden and woodlands. This is an outdoor treasure hunt that can be done at any time over the midterm period as an additional activity for visiting families.

The Spooky Treasure Hunt will get you into the Halloween spirit and you are welcome to come in costume! Are you brave enough for the mummy in the Crannóg and the coffin in the Stone Chamber? Collect the clues and help get rid of the spell cast on the Gardens by the nasty Púca!

No advance booking is required, just pay admission at reception as usual.

Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival

Dates: October 1st to November 6th

According to legend, Samhain, the ancient Celtic Festival that we now call Halloween, originated in County Meath in the Boyne Valley more than 2,000 years ago.

Samhain was said to mark the harvest and a time of transition, with feasting and celebration as the long winter nights approached. It incorporates aspects of Celtic Irish, Scottish and Welsh customs.

The Spirits of Meath Festival includes a wide range of events, and you can see the full programme of events here.

Halloween at Belvedere House & Gardens, Westmeath

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Dates: 2022 Details TBC

Belvedere House, Gardens & Park are great to visit at any time, but the Halloween Treasure Trails are particularly wonderful for families. Expect lots of fun and treats!

Derry Halloween 2022

Dates: October 28th to 31st

Europe’s largest Halloween festival, the Banks of the Foyle Halloween Festival takes place in Derry, with Guildhall Square the focus for many of the events.

This October, experience Derry Halloween like never before. Fill yourself with folklore, feasting, and festivity as the spirit worlds come to life across the walled city.

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Published On: September 11th, 2022 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: September 18th, 2022 / Tags: , , , , /

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