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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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!)

DublinThings to do around Ireland at Halloween Dublin

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

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!

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.

Halloween at Croke Park Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Croke Park’s GAA Museum is marking the ancient Irish festival of Samhain with a specially-created family event – Samhain Magic at the Museum – this Halloween. Take part in a stadium tour including the dressing rooms, warm up areas and pitch before being treated to an Interactive Halloween Magic Show. Visitors can enjoy after dark entry to the GAA Museum and Interactive Games Zone.

Tickets for this evening event must be booked in advance online. Visitors should allow approximately 1.5 hours for the experience. Samhain Magic at the Museum Performances at DATES FOR 2019 TBC

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. 

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.

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 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.

  • 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, Wicklow & Kildare

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

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

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.

Squirrel at fota house Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

This October bank holiday weekend, Saturday October 26th to Monday October 28th, 10.30am to 3.40pm, bring the family along to Fota House for an Autumn Squirrel Trail. There are clues to solve along the way of this self-guided trail and once you have found all the squirrels and solved all the clues, bring you sheets back to Fota House for some treats!

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

Limerick & The South West

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

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 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.

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

  • 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 East
From Pumpkin Carving to Food Festivals, you won’t be short of things to do in the South East this Halloween 2019.

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 (tbc)

Choose to come to Nore Valley Park for Halloween and enjoy a family day of fun!

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!

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.

  • 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 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. 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.

Things to do around Ireland at Halloween Irish National Stud Kildare

Halloween Spooktacular at The National Stud, Kildare is always great fun. Spooky Free Pony Rides on Prince & Bertie, Terrifying Face Painting, Scariest Outfit Competition, magic shows and craft 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! Details on 2019 Halloween events TBC.

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.

  • 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 in October. 2019 dates TBC.
  • 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. 2019 dates TBC
  • 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.

Galway

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

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 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.

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.

  • 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 West
Some of the things to do with Kids in the North West this Halloween 2019 include:

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.

Halloween at Lough Key Lough Spookey 2018 Lough Key Things to do around Ireland at Halloween

Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon host their annual Lough SpooKey Halloween Fest with spot prizes for the best costumes, face painting, balloon modelling, pumpkin carving, Halloween movie afternoons, and extra fun at Boda Boooo! Dates for 2019 TBC.

  • 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.

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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