Things to Do With Kids Around Ireland at Halloween

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Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

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!

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You will be spoiled for choices of things to do in Dublin this Halloween 2019 with everything from:

Halloween Camps at Alliance Française, Dublin

alliance francaise halloween camps Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Alliance Française Halloween School Holiday Camps take place from October 29th to November 1st 2019. There are 4 classes to choose from:

Younger children will learn French through arts & crafts, songs, games, and many more spooky activities!

For the teen workshops the focus is on preparation for the French Oral and mock exams to prepare for the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert and the courses are designed to the requirements of the certificates’ syllabus.

All classes are be led by qualified and child-friendly French-native teachers and take place in dedicated spaces at our school in Kildare Street, Dublin. All children are welcome, whatever their level of French!

Halloween Show Jackula at dlr Mill Theatre, Dublin

Jackula dlr Mill Theatre Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Saturday October 26th – dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum have a some great shows taking place this Halloween mid-term including a screening of Jackula at 4pm & 7pm.

Creepy Creator Tours of Croke Park, Dublin

GAA Museum - Creepy Creators Halloween Tours 2019 things to do in Ireland at Halloween

Croke Park’s GAA Museum is marking the ancient Irish festival of Samhain with Creepy Creator Tours this Halloween. Meet Cluasóg and enjoy a child-friendly stadium tour which includes a visit to the dressing rooms and a pitch-side walk where you will learn all about Croke Park.

Your creepy creator tour tickets includes entry to the GAA Museum and Interactive Games Zone. Here you can enjoy a spooky arts & crafts session and you can create your very own ceramic Halloween masterpiece, to take home, enjoy seasonal scratch art, temporary tattoo’s, test your skills in the interactive games zone and see the original Sam Maguire & Liam MacCarthy trophies!

Tickets for the Creepy Creator Tours must be booked in advance online. The tours take place from Friday October 25th to Thursday October 31st.

Visitors are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and upload their photos to instagram. The GAA Museum will give a goody bag to the three best Halloween photos!

Halloween at National Musuem’s Of Ireland, Dublin

national musuem of Ireland at halloween Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Don’t forget to check out the Free Halloween Events and Workshops at the 3 National Museum of Ireland sites, Collins Barracks, Merrion Square and Kildare Street. You will find Hallowe’en Workshops, Fearsome Fangs, Megalithic Mid-Term, Family Tours and more free adventure for families this Halloween mid-term break.

Creepy Town Halloween Spooktacular by TheatreworX Productions at Helix, Dublin

Creepytown 2019

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October – Creepy Town is an hour long theatre show, designed with young families in mind. It will be full of the spooky fun of Halloween and laced with the panto style magic that TheatreworX are renowned for. Our audiences will enjoy the silliness of our returning character Dorkula, who has finally landed his dream job as the Gate-Creeper of Creepy Town. We promise all the ghostly goings-on of Halloween without the nightmares for our little ones – and all from the comfort & warmth of your theatre seat!

Halloween at Dublinia, Dublin

Halloween at Dublinia Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

From Saturday 26th October to Monday 28th October head to Dublinia where the Delig Inis theatre group present their annual Halloween performance.

You will meet Bran the grave digger, who has the gruesome job of hauling poor souls to the local graveyard. Learn about alternative methods of healing, the dirty streets of Dublin and how Drunken Thomas upset the dead at Halloween!

Performances take place from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm and are suitable for all ages.

Free Halloween Disco, Dublin

Draculas-Disco-at-The-Ark Things to do around Ireland at Halloween 2019

Monday, 28th October 2019, 2pm – 4pm – This Halloween, The Ark presents Dracula’s Disco 2019. Dracula’s own DJ Will Softly will be back spinning the decks and scratching vinyl for the annual dance party in Meeting House Square, Dublin.

Go along in costumes and dance or listen to some mysterious Bram Stoker children’s tales! This is a free event.

Halloween at Leisureplex, Dublin

Halloween midterm at Leisureplex

For Dublin Parents Zoo Adventureland indoor adventure play and Toddler Mornings for under 3s take place at Leisureplex locations in Dublin every Monday to Friday 10am-1pm (Stillorgan 9am-1pm) & until 12pm on Saturday & Sunday in Coolock and Stillorgan. Separate toddler area for under 3’s. Height restriction applies. (Available in all Leisureplex centres EXCLUDING Cork.)

Older kids will be entertained too with bowling and quasar and for the parents, there are comfortable seating areas, so parents can relax with a tea or coffee while watching the kids having fun.

Other Fun Halloween Events For Families in Dublin

  • The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre are hosting some free events over the Halloween mid-term including a Pumpkin Carving and Ghost Story event with Dale Treadwell on October 27th @ 3pm & a free Puppet Show with Moon and Sixpence on October 28th @ 1.30pm & 3pm.
  • Enjoy Samhain – a FREE Haunted Forest Walk in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham on October 27th from 3.30pm to 8.30pm. Wristbands required for entry. These are available from the cricket pitch in Marlay Park on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October from 2pm to 4pm (or until stocks run out).
  • Bricks4Kidz Halloween Camps are taking place across Dublin this Halloween mid-term. The workshops are geared towards science, technology, engineering and maths (S.T. E. M), with kids using LEGO® to build models and play games.
  • Discover + Imagination = Fun Halloween Camps take place at Imaginosity.
  • The annual Bram Stoker Festival promises 4 nights (and days) of deadly adventure from October 25th to 28th 2019.
  • Children aged 5 to 8 years can participate in Forest & Science Halloween Camps at Airfield this Halloween from October 29th to November 1st 2019.
  •  This Halloween at the Pavillion Theatre you can enjoy performances from Lords of Strut on October 30th and Jackula on October 31st.

Junior Einsteins STEM Themed Halloween Camps, Dublin, Meath, Wicklow & Kildare

junior einsteins camps and classes Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Tuesday 29th October to Friday 1st November, 9am to 2pm – Junior Einsteins have fun one day Halloween Themed STEM camps in locations across Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare & Meath. Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years and they can enjoy creating vampire blood, witches snot, freaky fossils, squelchy eyes & slime monsters!

Cork

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween Cork

Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork, Halloween 2019 Offer

Clonakility Park Hotel Facepainting for February mid-term

Book a family break to remember this Halloween at The Clonakilty Park Hotel in stunning West Cork. At rates from just €63 pps for B&B visitors can enjoy an extensive Halloween programme with activities for all the family from tots to teens to adults. Your stay includes:

  • Full use of leisure club with 20m pool and separate toddler pool, outdoor playground with pirate ship and games room with Xbox’s, Xbox Connect, Playstation 3’s, pool table and air hockey.
  • Spacious rooms & apartments to suit all family sizes
  • Extensive Halloween programme including pumpkin carving competitions, kiddies discos, & evening activities such as face-painting, board games, tattoo art, etc.
  • Onsite 3 screen cinema showing the latest releases
  • Onsite Adventure centre with 100m zip-wire, two level high rope course, climbing wall & power fan jump
  • Newly renovated Twist Bar & Bistro
  • Under 4’s stay free
  • Kids aged 4+ are €20. This includes breakfast and one entry to the Indoor Supervised Playzone over 3 levels with slides, climbing frames and ball pool.

To check availability and to book your family Halloween stay; Tel. 023 88 36400 or visit www.clonakilityparkhotel.ie (Be sure to let them know you saw this offer on Mykidstime!)

If you’re in Cork this Halloween 2019, there’s a variety of things to choose from, including:

Happy Halloween Experience, Cork

the happy halloween experience Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

The Happy Halloween Experience 2019 at Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street promises to be Spooky Not Scary!

The experience welcomes children of all ages on October 18th to 20th and 25th to 31st 2019 to visit Witch Hattie O’Goodspell, the good witch of Munster, in her spooky home! Here you will meet other trainee witches along with Hattie and see Hattie’s hat & broom collection and inside her lair where she creates all her magic spells and potions!

The cost is €6 per child (adults free)  and children will receive a small treat. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the spooktacular visit and your can purchase a framed print afterwards if you wish.

Creepy Crawl – Halloween Ramble at Fota House & Gardens, Cork

Creepy Crawl Halloeen Ramble Fota House Cork

This October bank holiday weekend, Saturday October 26th to Monday October 28th & 31st, 11.00am to 3pm, bring the family along to Fota House for a Creepy Crawl Halloween Trail. This is a fun self-guided, day time trail around the Arboretum and Victorian Working Gardens. Take the trail and discover the darker side of Fota – you never know who or what you might bump into!! Halloween costumes encouraged.

IF you survive the trail, head back to the House to pick up your treat by the open fire. The Bakestone caravan will also be open, serving creamy hot chocolate and wonderful treats to warm you after your ramble.

There is no need to book this self-guided trail – just come along between 11am and 3pm from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th and also on Halloween, Thursday 31st. Children €5. Adults FREE!

Boo! at Ballymaloe, Cork

Friday 25th to Thursday 31st October, 10am to 5pm – A frightful theatrical treat for all the family which includes a maze, interactive characters and solving clues to find the Prince and send him home. This event is suitable for all ages and you are encouraged to come along in costume!

Other Fun Halloween Events For Families Taking Place in Cork

  • The Dragon of Shandon Festival includes a Halloween Parade. Date for 2019 TBC.
  • Lord Ghoulsley’s Manor, hosts an interactive Halloween experience in Cobh. October 25th to 31st 2019.
  • Youghaloween Spooktacular Festival takes place in Youghal from October 24th to 27th 2019.

Limerick & The South West

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween LimerickLots to choose from for families in Limerick & The South West this Halloween 2019. A few inspiring ideas:

Halloween Entertainment at glór, Ennis

Busquitos at glor ennis Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Enjoy The Busquitos Jazz Quartet: Music For All this Halloween Midterm at glór Ennis on October 22nd 2019 & Bosco’s Magical Garden & Sleeping Beauty presented by Lambert Puppet Theatre on November 2nd 2019. 

The Happy Halloween Experience, Limerick

The Happy Halloween Experience 2019 Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

The Happy Halloween Experience 2019 at Dunnes Stores, Jetland Centre promises to be Spooky Not Scary!

The experience welcomes children of all ages on October 18th to 20th and 25th to 31st 2019 to visit Witch Hattie O’Goodspell, the good witch of Munster, in her spooky home! Here you will meet other trainee witches along with Hattie and see Hattie’s hat & broom collection and inside her lair where she creates all her magic spells and potions!

The cost is €6 per child (adults free)  and children will receive a small treat. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the spooktacular visit and your can purchase a framed print afterwards if you wish.

Potions, Bugs and Slime Workshops with Planet Science Kidz at Siamsa Tíre Theatre, Kerry

Planet Science Kidz slime lab Whats on and things to do

October 31st 2019, 11.30am & 2pm – Planet Science Kidz invite children aged from 4 to 9 years to uncover the magic of Halloween at their interactive Potions, Bugs & Slime Science Workshops! Get hands on for some Halloween fun in Tralee this mid term break!

Bugs and Slime Lab at King Johns Castle, Limerick

Planet Science Kidz School Workshops and Camps Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Hallowe’en Spook-Tacular Bugs ‘n’ Slime Labs at King Johns Castle October 29th 2019. Planet Science Kidz Presents: Gooey Bugs n Slime, Giant Slime bubbles, Slime monsters, Slime falls; Spooky Trick or Treat Science & Test tube potions.

  • Session 1: 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Session 2: 12:20pm – 1:20pm
  • Session 3: 1:40pm – 2:40pm

Price €20 per child. Limited spaces available so booking in advance is highly recommended

Other Fun Halloween Events For Families in the Southwest

  • The Hunt Museum, Limerick run Halloween Workshops for children over the Halloween mid-term.
  • UCH, Limerick have a screening of Ghostbusters on November 3rd. 
  • A Taste of Nenagh festival celebrates local food and is on in venues throughout Nenagh on October 26th 2019 from 12pm to 4pm.
  • The annual Knocknagoshel Halloween Group Ghost Trail takes place in Knocknagoshel, Co Kerry on October 27th 2019 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
  • Moher Hill Open Farm in Liscannor is hosting a fun Halloween event on October 27th 2019 from 2pm to 5pm.
  • Kenmare Halloween Howl takes place from October 25th to November 2nd 2019. Expect the unexpected!

The South East

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween South EastFrom Pumpkin Carving to Food Festivals, you won’t be short of things to do in the South East this Halloween 2019.

Halloween Treasure Hunts, Pumpkin Picking and More at Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny

Halloween activities at Nore Valley Farm Park Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Nore Valley Farm Park, Kilkenny is holding their annual torchlight treasure hunt from Monday 28th to Thursday 31st of October 2019, starting each evening at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now online.

This is a fun, family-oriented evening for all ages. Search the farm in the dark with your torches to find the reflective markers and pick up clues, then solve the puzzle to win your prize!

Afterwards, enjoy toasting marshmallows on our bonfire and test your nerve in the infamous and truly terrifying scare maze (tbc). There is also a fancy dress competition on the night, so prepare your best farm-themed costumes! Highlights include:

  • Treasure hunt by torchlight (bring your own torch!)
  • Bonfire with marshmallows (marshmallows provided, feel free to bring your own too!)
  • Horrifying scare maze

Choose to come to Nore Valley Park for Halloween and enjoy a family day of fun! Please note, Saturday night is only for those camping at the farm.

This Halloween season you can pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch as part of normal farm entry; one free pumpkin per family. Get creative and carve your pumpkin on the farm, or you take it home with you!

Just turn up to our Reception during pumpkin picking season to enjoy all the fun of the farm, with the added bonus of picking lovely locally grown pumpkins! Pumpkin picking season is during daylight hours, Monday to Saturday from October 19th.

Spooky Science Workshops at Cool Planet Experience, Wicklow

Halloween camps at Cool Planet Experience

Cool Planet Experience, Wicklow are open for tours during the Halloween mid-term break and are also hosting Spooky Science Workshops. Kids can release their mad scientist and explore the spookier side of chemistry & physics.

Workshops take place from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th October at 11am & 2pm & from Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st October at 11am, and are suitable for ages 6 to 12 years.

Book your place today.

Pumpkin Carving at Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow

Halloween in Ireland pumpkin carving at Powerscourt HalloweenSunday 27th & Monday 28th October, 2019, 12pm & 2pm daily – Create awe-inspiring pumpkins that will enchant the neighbourhood! Go along to the pumpkin patch at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion in County Wicklow and join in a Pumpkin Carving workshop.

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. Afterwards, you can bring your pumpkin home with you and enjoy it during the festive period.

Places are limited and can be booked online in advance. Adults can attend free of charge with their children. Tickets – €10. Book early as these workshops tend to sell out quickly.

Ghostly House Tours at Johnstown Castle, Wexford

entrance to servants tunnel at Johnstown Castle Estate fun things to do with kids in Wexford

Halloween Mid-term – Johnstown Castle have enlisted the help of some of their resident, friendly ghosts, to offer spooky house tours over the Halloween mid-term break. Sir John Esmonde will take visitors on a tour of the dungeons and through the gothic, ghoulish castle..  book if you dare!

Other Fun Halloween Events For Families in the South East

  • Savour Kilkenny takes place over the Halloween bank holiday weekend from October 24th to 28th 2019. With masterclasses, tasting events, interactive displays and a bustling market there will be something for everyone in the family.
  • Russborough House, Wicklow from October 26th to 31st 2019 enjoy the Poisonous Halloween Pantry in Brambles Tea Rooms with spooky storytelling & cookie decorating fun.
  • Bricks4Kidz Halloween Camps are taking place in Enniscorthy, Gorey, Greystones, New Ross, Rosslare, Waterford and Wexford this mid-term. The workshops are geared towards science, technology, engineering and maths (S.T. E. M), with kids using LEGO® to build models and play games.
  • Wells House and Gardens Wexford have fun events planned for all the family this October 25th to 31st. With ghostly train rides, Halloween themed scavenger hunts and costume discos.
  • Kilruddery House, Co Wicklow have a pumpkin patch guarded by scarecrows and are inviting you to come along and design your own pumpkin for Halloween this midterm on October 26th to 28th 2019.
  • Discover the history and mystery of the 800 year old Hook Lighthouse, the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world, this Halloween with activities at 2pm & 3pm daily on October 26th, 27th, 28th and 31st. And for the brave souls who want to enjoy a ghastly lantern lead Halloween tour you can join one at 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm & 7pm on October 26th to 28th 2019. 
  • Get into the Spirit of Halloween with a trip on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway open daily from October 27th to November 6th.
  • The Wexford Spiegeltent Festival takes place from October 8th to 28th 2019 with entertainment for all the family.
  • The 67th Wexford Fringe Festival take place from October 18th to November 3rd 2019.

The Midlands

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween The Midlands From a Children’s Festival in Offaly to Spooky Walks in Westmeath, we have lots of ideas on things to do with the family in the Midlands this Halloween 2019, including:

Halloween Treasure Trails at Belvedere House & Gardens, Westmeath

Halloween 2019 at Belvedere House

Belvedere House and Gardens will have a host of spooky and not so spooky Halloween events for families. They include Belvedere Halloween Treasure Trails which take place on October 26th to 28th 2019. Expect lots of fun and treats. Or, as we say to the children, expect:

“Witches and Zombies and Ghouls of all kinds

are waiting for you and your family to find

There’ll be a few frights and hard work for your treats

and laughter and fun with the Ghouls that you’ll meet

Be a little afraid and deep breaths do inhale

To prepare for the Belvedere Halloween Trail”

Booking essential. Call 044 9349060 to book your place.

Halloween Spooktacular at the Irish National Stud, Kildare

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween Irish National Stud Kildare

October 26th to 31st 2019, 11am to 3pm dailyHalloween Spooktacular at The National Stud, Kildare is always great fun. Spooky Free Pony Rides on Prince, Dipper & Bertie, Terrifying Face Painting, Scariest Outfit Competition, magic shows and spooky slime workshops, the spooky tunnel experience & the opportunity to Experience the Life of a Thoroughbred, balance on the stepping stones in the Japanese Garden and take the fairy trail in St Fichara’s Garden there’s plenty of family fun to be had this Halloween at the Irish National Stud & Gardens!

Halloween Family Quest at Birr Castle, Offaly

Halloween at Birr Castle Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Birr Castle in Offaly promise tricks and treats for all the family this Halloween midterm including; a family quest with a spooky twist, dress up competitions, face painting, pumpkin trails, and seasonal arts & crafts. Halloween events take place daily from October 26th to November 3rd 2019.

Other Fun Halloween Events for Families in the Midlands

  • Are you brave enough to take a journey on the Spook-tacular Steam Train Experience this Halloween? Trains leave from Stradbally Woodland Railway, Laois at times from 12pm 4pm on October 27th & 28th. Rides last approx 30 minutes.
  • Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, Kildare hosts its now infamous “Halloween Happenings” for SEVEN spooky days from October 26th to November 1st 2019, 10am to 6pm daily. 
  • Have a Halloween Adventure on the Rathwood Pumpkin Express, Carlow. Runs on dates from October 19th to November 3rd 2019.
  • Glendeer Pet Farm’s SPOOKTASTIC Halloween Event takes place from October 26th October to November 3rd 2019, where kids can cast spells with a scary witch, toast marshmallows over an open fire, enter the eerie maze but be warned, it’s at your own risk.
  • In Offaly, the Hullabaloo! Children’s Arts Festival returns this Halloween from October 30th to November 2nd 2019. 
  • It wouldn’t be Halloween without Jackula! The show is on at the Moat Theatre on October 26th 2019.
  • Enjoy a Spooky Tours at the Haunted Huntington Castle, Co Carlow from October 25th to 31st 2019.
  • Delta Sensory Gardens in Carlow will host a Halloween Festival on October 26th 2019 from 12pm to 5pm. Organiser promise to have lots of ghoulish goings on for you to enjoy.
  • Kildare Village have a full line up of Halloween events taking place from Saturday October 26th to Sunday November 3rd. They include Arts & Crafts workshops at 10.30am & 12.30pm on Saturday 25th October and Sunday 3rd November, and from Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st from 12.30pm & 4.30pm daily enjoy Halloween Storytelling and a Pumpkin Trail. Register at the Tourist Information Centre for all activities.

Galway

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween GalwayThis Halloween 2019 there are plenty of things to do for families in Galway including:

Bad Weather Play Day, Oranmore, Galway

Bad Weather Play Day 2019

Monday October 28th, 11am to 4pm – You are invited to join in FREE outdoor play day celebrating wind & rain! There will be loads of activities to help you get inventive in the rain from weather bingo to rain paining to mud kitchens and rain blasters! Admission is free but you must register here. Let’s hope it rains!

Free Macnas Halloween Parade, Galway

Macnas Halloween Parade 2019 Danse Macabre

The annual Macnas Halloween Parade is a sight to behold and this year it takes place on the streets of Galway from 5.30pm on October 27th. The theme for this years storytelling parade is ‘Danse Macabre’. The parade will tell the story of a boy called Conor and promises to be strange, unpredictable and utterly mesmerising!

Halloween Bonfire and Samhain Fun at Brigit’s Garden, Galway

halloween at Brigits Garden Things to do around Ireland at HalloweenThe Samhain Halloween Bonfire and Storytelling Festival takes place at Brigit’s Garden on October 27th & 28th 2019 from 3pm to 5pm on both days. Dress up and enjoy a host of spooky events.

Halloween Festival at Slieve Aughty, Galway

Halloween Famly Festival at Slieve Aughty Galway Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

From October 26th to November 3rd 2019 from 12pm to 6pm daily it will be a spooky time to visit Slieve Aughty for their annual Family Halloween Festival Galway. With ghosts, goblins, haunted houses and of course a visit to the enchanted woods, are you brave enough to join in? Fun is guaranteed for all ages.

Halloween at Galway City Museum

The Galway City Museum have some free fun workshops and tours taking place over the Halloween mid-term break including a workshop entitled Native Irish Wildflowers & Trees on October 26th rom 11am to 12.30pm.

Other Fun Events Taking Place in Galway for Families

  • The annual Galway Aboo Festival takes during the October mid-term from October 26th to 29th 2019 in the Latin Quarter and the annual Macnas Halloween Parade going through the streets of Galway on October 27th 2019 from 5.30pm.
  • The annual Vodafone Comedy Carnival is back in Galway from October 22nd to 28th 2019. With live comedy for adults and kids taking place throughout.

The North East

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween North East Things to do in the North East this Halloween 2019 include:

pumpkin picking Events in Ireland at Halloween Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

  • The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival takes place in venues across the county this October on dates from October 6th to November 3rd 2019.
  • Monaghan County Museum have Halloween Events taking place during the mid-term break. Details TBC
  • At Ladyrath Lane in Wilkinstown, Co. Meath, they have an annual Pumpkin event but it sells out very quickly! Choose from 1000’s of pumpkins, buy and then carve your pumpkins in their Halloween barn. Tickets include face painting, bouncy castles, halloween treats, halloween movies as well as indoor and outdoor games. Runs on dates from October 19th to 30th 2019.

The North West

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween The North WestSome of the things to do with Kids in the North West this Halloween 2019 include:

Halloween Events at NMI Country Life, Mayo

Halloween at NMI Country Life Mayo

From Spooky Tours, to Bats and Irish Hallowe’en Stories by Rab Fulton to spooky cookie decorating the National Museum of Ireland, Country Life have a full schedule of free and low cost activities for all ages this Halloween mid-term break.

Halloween at Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon

Halloween Lough Spookey 2019 things to do around Ireland for families at Halloween

Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon host their annual Lough SpooKey Halloween Fest from October 26th to November 3rd 2019. With spot prizes for the best costumes, face painting, balloon modelling, pumpkin carving, mask decorating, and extra fun at Boda Boooo! Check out the events line up here.

Halloween at Westport House, Mayo

Things to do for families in Ireland Halloween Fest at Westport House

Halloween Fest is back at Westport House for 2019 from October 26th to 31st 2019, with frightening fun for all the family! Get ready for ghastly ghouls, jumping Jack O’Lanterns and hair-raising hocus pocus.

Other Fun Halloween Events for Families in the North West

  • Bricks4Kidz Halloween Camps are taking place in several locations in Donegal this mid-term. The workshops are geared towards science, technology, engineering and maths (S.T. E. M), with kids using LEGO® to build models and play games.
  • The RoolaBoola Children’s Arts Season takes place at the Linehall Arts Centre, Co Mayo from October 8th to November 30th 2019.
  • The Achill International Harp Festival takes place from October 25th to 28th 2019 and will feature workshops, music and more.
  • The Mayo Dark Sky Festival takes place from November 1st to 3rd 2019 and will feature talks, workshops and stargazing in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy.
  • Sligo town and county has loads going on over the Halloween Mid-Term including; The Hazelwood Haunting on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October from 6pm, Easkey Scarecrow Festival from October 26th to November 9th, Beltra Country Market fancy dress & carved pumpkin competition on Saturday 26th October from 10am to 12pm, Bosco by Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre at Hawk’s Well Theatre on Saturday 26th at 1pm, Strandhill People’s Market ‘Trick or Treat’ for Temple Street from 12.30pm on Sunday 27th October, Halloween Spooks Parade at Sligo Retail Park on Sunday 27th from 3pm to 4.30pm (you must register), Halloween Arts & Crafts @ Sligo Central Library on Tuesday 29th October from 3pm to 4pm for ages 7 to 12 years & Spooky Stories and Thrilling Tales on Thursday 31st October from 11.30am to 12pm for ages 4 to 7 years, Kids Halloween Disco at Waterpoint Enniscrone from 3 to 5pm on Thursday October 31st, The Spooky Tales of Captain Underpants Hack-A-Ween free movie screening at Ballymote Community Library on Friday November 1st (call 0719111669 to book) and Arts & Crafts Upcycling for ages 13 to 17 years in Sligo Town from 2pm to 4.30pm on Friday November 1st call 071 9144150 to book. Thanks to Sligo Hub for those listings.

Northern Ireland

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween Northern Ireland Things to do with Kids in Northern Ireland this Halloween 2019 include:

  • One of Europe’s largest Halloween festivals, the Banks of the Foyle Halloween Festival takes place in Derry between October 26th and November 1st 2019 and Guildhall Square is the focus for many of the events.
  • Join in the Halloween fun at this year’s Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display in Belfast on October 27th 2019. Head along to the Titanic Slipways for Belfast’s biggest Halloween celebration with an evening of spooktacular theatre, macabre music, fascinating fireworks!
  • Palace Stables in Armagh are running a Halloween Arts & Crafts Club on October 31st 2019.
  • Little Spooks – only for the very brave! takes place at Navan Centre Armagh this Halloween on October 26th 2019.
  • Enjoy Ghoulish treats, pumpkin carving and a Halloween Trail at The Argory, Dungannon this Halloween midterm from October 28th to November 3rd 2019.
  • The Mac Belfast have a full line up of Spooky Halloween Events and Workshops for ages 0 to 100 years from October 26th to 31st 2019.
  • Boo at the Zoo is back at Belfast Zoo on October 26th & 27th so dust off the costumes and join them for some fiendish fun for all the family!

If you run a Halloween Event and would like to include it, please add it to the comments box below.

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween



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