Halloween Party at Westgrove Hotel Kildare

Halloween Party at Westgrove Hotel Kildare

This Halloween enjoy a spooktacular Party at The Westgrove Hotel Kildare where kids of all ages can take part in plenty of fun activities including a magic show, bubble disco, party games and much more!

31st October 2017 5-8pm

Westgrove Hotel & Conference Centre
Clane
Naas
Co Kildare
Tel : 045 989900
Email : info@westgrovehotel.com
Web : www.westgrovehotel.com

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About the Westgrove Hotel

A superb 4 star family hotel ideally located for visitors travelling along Ireland’s Ancient East.  The hotek is just 10 minutes from main routes like the M4 and easily accessible to all local Kildare amenities such as Punchestown, Mondello, Straffan, Naas, Kildare Shopping Village Outlet Centre and the Curragh.

Wooly Farm Dublin Halloween Event

Wooly Farm Dublin Halloween Event

It’s that time of year again, Ghosts, Dolls, and ghouls alike, have descended onto Wooly Farm for Halloween. Come meet Polly and Molly the dollies in our barn theatre, carve your own spooky pumpkin, learn a rhythm on the Fuinneamh Drum, and stuff yourself with a chocolate apple.

Now running in its sixth year, Wooly Farm is the place to be this Halloween with lots of activities to do from 2-5pm on Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd, Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th, Monday the 30th, and Tuesday the 31st of October. Don’t miss their Halloween Spectacular!

Scary Mary and her family have welcomed visitors every Halloween for the past six years, with the event getting bigger and better every year!

Halloween Pricing:

For entrance to the Farm for the 3 hours, tickets cost €15 per child (to include a pumpkin, chocolate apple, and all activities), €7 per adult, or €55 for a family pass (2 adults & 3 children). Under 2’s go free (€7 if they wish to take home a pumpkin and a chocolate apple).

Pre-booking is required to ensure you receive your pumpkin and chocolate apple. You can book online now at woolywardsfarm.com or call them at 0873676787.

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Wooly Farm Dublin Halloween Event

Whitestown,
Oldtown (on the Garristown Rd R130),
Co. Dublin

(Just off the Swords to Ashbourne road)

Tel: 087 367 6787
Email: info@woolywardsfarm.com
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Kia Ora Mini Farm – Wexford

Every year Kia Ora Mini Farm becomes one of Wexford’s spookiest places to visit with decorations and skeletons all over the farm. Costumes welcome any day for children and adults.

Kia Ora Mini Farm is transformed into spooky farm with all usual facilities such as fire engine ride and real diggers but with a haunted theme. Come try our electric chair, gaze in the bottomless vortex or shake your bones at our HALLOWEEN Discos.We will also have some glitter tattoos on certain dates, please keep an eye on our facebook page for confirmation of dates.

Kia Ora Mini Farm is open every day from 10am to 5pm until Sunday 8th November 2017

 

Courteencurragh
Gorey
Co. Wexford
Tel : 053 9421166 / 086-8788424
Web : www.kiaoraminifarm.com

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Tayto Park – Meath

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Halloween at Tayto Park

20th October – 5th November

Bookings Opening Soon!

This year we have a selection of terrifying events here at Tayto Park, suitable for trick or treaters of all ages.

Morbid Manor (Night Time Event) – Confront the Darkness Ages 14+

An old manor stands abandoned… people fear this place, they fear what they may find inside, for a history of violence runs through its blood stained walls. Rumour has it that people have disappeared inside its walls. The stories of its past speak of pure evil, hidden rooms and murder. It is a place of death and once you step inside, there is nooooo escape!

And watch out, the carnival is in back town! Lock your doors. Hide your children. Nobody is safe, for when the sun goes down, the freaks come out to play!

For just €30 per person, entry includes:

  • Night Ride on 8 thrill seeking attractions including the Cu Chulainn Coaster.
  • Entry to the dreaded Morbid Manor & The Carnival.
  • Experience a 5d Horror Movie

*For just €20 per person, guests can enjoy 8 thrill seeking attractions without access to Morbid Manor!

Opening Dates: 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th – 30th October from 7:30pm – 11pm

Ghost Hunters (Day Time Event) Ages 6+

The Spectral Forces Investigation Unit is looking for brave new recruits to join the team and help investigate a series of strange happenings at Morbid Manor! Reports have recently surfaced from local residents detailing a series of strange happenings. Preliminary investigations by local law enforcement have so far failed to provide an answer, but now the Spectral Forces Investigation Unit has been called in to help discover if the answer lies on the other side! Are you brave enough to join the team and enter Morbid Manor? Will you discover the secrets within?

Just €6 per person or included with wristband purchase.

Opening Dates: 20th, 21st & 22nd October and 28th October – 5th November from 12pm – 4pm

 

Halloween Fun Activities For All Ages

Free Halloween themed face painting and arts & crafts.

Beware… The Carnival is back! Can you walk amongst these misfits of the circus? They crave attention and will stop at nothing to put a smile on your face. Or a scream.

KIDS GO FREE! on October 31st if they are wearing a Halloween costume.

Included in entry price.

Opening Dates: 20th, 21st & 22nd October and 28th October – 5th November from 11am – 4pm

Tayto Park
Kilbrew
Ashbourne
Co.Meath
Tel : +353 (0)1 835 1999
Web : www.taytopark.ie

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Dublin Zoo

Spooktacular Boo at Dublin Zoo!

Creepy arts and crafts, spine-chilling keeper talks, spooky face painting. Join us for monster music on the Great Lawn as well as many other festive activities.

Tuesday 31st October 2017

So come on down to the frighteningly fun activities taking place at Dublin Zoo this Halloween.
Phoenix Park
Dublin 8
Tel : Email : info@dublinzoo.ie
Web : www.dublinzoo.ie

 

Dublin Zoo is a not for profit organisation, registered charity number CHY 2964. Since Dublin Zoo first opened its doors in 1830, its 28 hectares has been transformed with the support of the Irish public and now attracts over 1 million visitors a year. All funds received by Dublin Zoo including gate takings, donations and sponsorships are directly invested into the day to day management, running and up keep of Dublin Zoo’s animals, their habitats and conservation projects. Modern Zoos, like Dublin Zoo, adhere to strict codes of practice in animal welfare laid down by European and Global Associations. Animals at Dublin Zoo therefore live enriched lives in natural social groups in order to encourage breeding and raising young.

Dublin Zoo is managed by caring, qualified and accredited zoo professionals who devote their lives to the welfare of animals at Dublin Zoo. Dublin Zoo works in partnership with zoos worldwide to conserve bio-diversity on earth and financially supports a variety of conservation projects supporting great apes, tigers, rhinos, golden lion tamarins, African wild dogs and eagles.

Dublin Zoo is easily accessible by bus, LUAS, and train and is open everyday with the exception of Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day (26th December).  Admission prices and opening times can all be found on the website.  Dublin Zoo is accessible by the less-abled and manual wheel chairs are available on request.

Dublin Zoo, a not for profit organization, is open seven days a week from 9.30am to 6pm in September, 9.30am to 5.30pm in October and 9.30am to 4pm in November and December. For further information on Dublin Zoo www.facebook.com/dublinzoo, www.dublinzoo.ie

Halloween Castlecomer Discovery Park Kilkenny

Halloween Castlecomer Discovery Park Kilkenny

This Halloween

Activities open daily during the Mid term (weather permitted) 

The Zip of Terror

Book The Zip of Terror Tickets

Here in the forest dark and deep, poltergeists and puca awake from their sleep. Are you brave enough to zip through the night sky before wandering through a forest full of frights? Only the bravest will survive.An exclusive over 16’s event, running from 8 p.m. on  20th, 21st October and 27th to 31st October.

Limited spaces so book early!

€30 per person (payable in advance). 10% Early Bird Discount (€27) until 30th September. Allow approx. 90 minutes for this exclusive scare-fest event!

 Group & corporate bookings available on request with 10% discount for groups with 20+.

Moody Monster Trick or Treat Trail

 

Our Moody Monster Trick or Treat Trail runs Saturday 28th Oct to Sunday 5th Nov…will you find all the clues and win a treat for your family to share? 
Daily from 10am – 4pm. €10 per family. 

 

Mushroom Hunt – Savour Kilkenny Event with Castlecomer Discovery Park

Sunday 29th October 2017, 9.30am

We are delighted to be part of Savour Kilkenny this year with our Mushroom Hunt with Ireland’s premier mycologist, Bill O’Dea of mushroomstuff.com.  Learn what to look for and how to identify mushrooms, we will be heading to the woodlands to forage and then back to identify and cook up.  €45 per person book on www.discoverypark.ie/booking

 

Halloween Castlecomer Discovery Park Kilkenny

The Estate Yard,
Castlecomer,
County Kilkenny,
Ireland.

E-mail: info@discoverypark.ie
Web : http://www.discoverypark.ie

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Halloween Tours Ardgillan Castle Dublin

**Updated 2017 details coming soon**

Halloween Tours Ardgillan Castle

It’s that time of year again when the veil between the worlds is thin. Ardgillan Castle’s ghosts have stirred and are ready to wreck mayhem and havoc.

For Halloween the castle is covered in darkness. Not for the faint-hearted this tour will be scarier than ever!!!

Tours available 22nd-23rd October & 29th October-1st November. 

€5 per person.

Not suitable for children under 6. Beware this tour is very scary and adult supervision is necessary.

E-mail: eventardgillan@fingal.ie
Phone: 01 8492212
Address: Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin.
www.ardgillancastle.ie

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About Ardgillan Castle
Although referred to as a Castle, the residence at Ardgillan is a large country-styled house with castellated embellishments. Originally named “Prospect House”, the central section was built in 1738 by Robert Taylor, with the west and east wings added in the late 1800s.

Initially the site was heavily wooded, the name Ardgillan being derived from the Irish “Ard Choill” meaning High Wood. It was cleared out by service soldiers and itinerant workers in return for one penny a day, sleeping accommodation and one meal.

The house consists of two storeys over a basement which extends out under the lawns on the southern side of the building. When occupied, the ground and first floors were the living accommodations while the west and east wings were servants’ quarters and estate offices. The basement comprised of the service floor, the kitchen and stores. The Castle has now been restored and the ground floor rooms and kitchens are open to visitors for guided tours.

School Tours at Festina Lente Wicklow

Festina Lente Wicklow

 

 

 

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Join us in our Victorian Walled Gardens on Saturday 28th October or Sunday 29th October 2017 from 2pm to 3pm for Pumpkin Carving Workshops for Kids!

We will provide the kiddies with the pumpkin and all the tools they need to get creative and make their very own scary pumpkin, just in time to decorate your house for Halloween! (we recommend this for children between 5 and 12 years old).

Only €5 per child!

Click here to book your child’s place.

Book early to avoid disappointment as we have only 12 spaces per workshop and it will book up super fast!

We also have a 4 day Autumn Mid Term Break Camp, click here to read more….

THE LEGEND OF “STINGY JACK”
People have been making jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.” According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree’s bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” and then, simply “Jack O’Lantern.”

In Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack’s lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits. In England, large beets are used. Immigrants from these countries brought the jack o’lantern tradition to the countries they emigrated to. They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack-o’-lanterns.

 

Old Connaught Avenue,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow,
A98 F702.

Tel: (01) 2720704/06
Web : http://www.festinalente.ie/

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Happy Halloween Experience Limerick & Cork

The Happy Halloween experience 2017

Spooky not Scary!

Children’s Halloween Fun for Limerick & Cork

The Happy Halloween Experience returns in October 2017 to give all the lucky little girls and boys a Spooktacular half term treat!

Located in the Jetland Shopping Centre, Ennis Road, Limerick, and in Dunnes Stores (3rd floor) Patrick Street, Cork, The Happy Halloween Experiences are centrally located giving easy access for families.

Local Limerick Company Magic Hammer Events Ltd., who also stage the award-winning Santa Experience and the Easter Bunny House are behind the interactive Halloween experience which is hauntingly good fun for all the family.

Opening on Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd AND Wednesday 25th to Tuesday October 31st 2017 Witch Hattie O’Goodspell, the good witch of Munster, will entertain visitors in her magical spooky home. 

You will meet some of Hattie’s trainee witches on the way to her house as well as seeing some spooky scenes!

Happy Halloween Experience Limerick & Cork

The cost is just €5 per child, with FREE entry for adults. We encourage everyone to dress-up in their favourite Halloween costumes (including adults!)

On entering the Happy Halloween Experience visitors will meet a friendly trainee witch who guides them on their journey through some spooky sights, en-route to Witch Hattie O’Goodspell’s house.

 

Halloween-experience

 

Once there you will meet with Hattie herself! Hattie will give you a tour of her magical and spooky lair including her famous witches hat & broom collection. Visitors even get to see where she makes her all of her magic potions! Everyone leaves with a small sweet treat, and a professional photographer is on hand to capture the magical Halloween moment with Witch Hattie O’Goodspell.

 

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Photos can be purchased immediately afterwards in a special photo wallet / frame, a great reminder of a spooktacular fun visit!

Photos: €12 for the first photo, and €6 for each additional photo

Admission: €5 per child and adults are FREE of charge.

For more information about The Witches House and all the spooky fun in Jetland Shopping Centre and Dunnes Stores Patrick Street, visitors can check out Happy Halloween in Cork and Limerick on Facebook.

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Happy Halloween Experience Limerick & Cork

Jetland Shopping Centre, Ennis Road, Limerick City & Dunnes Stores, Patrick St., Cork

20th – 22nd October and 25th – 31st October 2017 inclusive

see contact details on Facebook