Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. As the weather becomes colder, the holiday season is only heating up. With Halloween just around the corner, its time to ask yourself “How will entertain my kids this spooky season?”. We have compiled a list of bloodcurdling, spine-tingling (not really) Halloween events around the country this October. We will leave the costume creation (bed sheet with cut-outs for eyes) up to you!
Spooktacular Boo at Dublin Zoo
Creep or crawl to Dublin Zoo for a fun-filled day of activities including face painting, colouring competitions, pumpkin carving, mask making demonstrations, spooky storytelling and lots more. Dublin Zoo has also transformed their exotic Kaziranga Forest Trail into a Halloween-themed pumpkin patch where the elephants have great fun smashing pumpkins. This event takes place on Sunday the 28th and Wednesday the 31st of October. The spooktacular activities will take place from 12 pm – 3 pm on both days. For more information visit their website by clicking here. This is guaranteed to be a great day out!
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Halloween Ghost Hunters at Tayto Park, Co. Meath
Tayto Park has announced two new attractions just in time for Halloween; The Ghost Hunters which is suitable for kids and Morbid Manor which is suitable for teenagers. Along with these two rides, parents and children can visit the haunted manor, the carnival and if you stay late you can take a night ride on seven of Tayto Park’s top attractions. Kids can also enjoy free face-painting, the zoo and other attractions around the park before taking part in special Halloween arts and crafts.
P.S - Tayto Park will allow kids under 12 in for free on Halloween – but only if they are dressed up for the occasion.
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Halloween Happenings at Lullymore Heritage Park
This week-long festival takes place from Saturday the 27th of October to Friday the 2nd of November. It includes everything from haunted holograms, terror train trips (be prepared for zombie attacks!) and terror treasure hunts in the spooky forest. Get your best Halloween costume ready because there is a fancy dress competition every day in the Indoor centre at 2 pm.
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Halloween fun at Clonfert Pet Farm
Located in Co.Kildare, this event will be taking place from Saturday 27th to Monday 29th of October. This spooktacular event includes spooky walks to the reptile rooms, a visit to the haunted house, witches storytelling, face painting and entertainment by Gretta Smarty Pants. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes because there is also a children's disco.
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Pooka Spooka at Causey Farm
Located in Co.Meath, this event runs from the 27th until the 31st of October. Storytelling, mirror maze, birds of prey display, limb throwing, broomstick rides and scarecrow corn maze are just some of the spooky goings-on you'll experience. There's a fantastic range of festive entertainment planned for this year's event, with plenty for all the family to enjoy.
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Samhain Tours at the GAA Museum, Co. Dublin
If your little ones are more interested in football and hurling than ghosts and ghouls then the Samhain Tours at the GAA Muesum is for you. The GAA Museum in Croke Park celebrates the ancient Irish festival of Samhain with specially themed tours and tales. Samhain traditionally marked the end of the harvest season in Celtic tradition. There is plenty to do including taking part in stadium treasure hunts and listening to Ireland’s leading storytellers. Halloween themed treats will also be available to buy during the evening of fun.
If you attend any of these spooky Halloween events, make sure to tag us in your pictures on our Revive Active Facebook and Instagram pages. From all at Revive Active - Happy Pumpkin carving and ghost hunting. Trick or treating and witch hunting. This will be a bone-chilling Halloween!