Halloween is a great time for a family day out or short break. Children are so excited about the big night but also love all the spooky build up and dress-up planning while parents are just looking for some fun ideas to keep them entertained during the mid-term break.
Keep an eye out on yourdaysout.com over the next couple of weeks as we will have some fantastic discount savings on your Halloween days out.
Here is a list of some popular ideas:
Imaginosity: 'Trick or Treat for Temple Street'
This Halloween Imaginosity kick off their frightful celebrations with a very special after hours 'Trick or Treat for Temple Street' Halloween Spooktacular which takes place on Friday 28th October from 5.30-7.30pm. Alongside exploring Dublin's only interactive children's museum, visitors will be treated to a Halloween Disco, Spooky Storytime, Halloween Games, Superhero Meet and Greet and a monster raffle at this unmissable event. Limited tickets are available for the event and go on sale each Friday during October from 9.30am, by calling 01-2176130.
ALL proceeds from the night will go directly to Temple Street Children's Hospital.
From 28th – 31st October there will be lots of additional spooky going's on at Imaginosity to keep the kids entertained, visit www.imaginosity.ie for further information.
Dublinia: Creepy Cures And Ridiculous Remedies
Just outside Dublin’s medieval market, Thomas O’Brien the bloody Barber Surgeon meets Biddy Deasy who specialises in ‘alternative’ methods of healing! Listen to their stories (and arguments) about life, death, and disease in Medieval Dublin. Staged by Deilg Inis living history theatre company, Creepy Cures and Ridiculous Remedies will revive Medieval life, and death, this Halloween.
Creepy Cures and Ridiculous Remedies will be at Dublinia between Saturday 29th – Friday the 4th of November, from 12pm-1pm and 2pm-4pm.
Performance Times are every 10-15 minutes.
Airfield Estate: Room on a Broom' Tale Trail in the Woodland Walk
Oct 29th-Nov 6th (self-guided activity, free with admission)
This Halloween immerse yourself in this classic story by Julia Donaldson, and discover the tale of one very clumsy Witch and her gang of new friends as you explore Airfields Woodland Walk.
Brigit's Garden: Halloween Bonfire and Story-telling
Sunday 30th October 2:30-6.30 pm
A special Samhain Evening for all ages – come in your spookiest fancy dress! Enjoy lots of ghostly fun and games, wonderful Celtic tales and a special Halloween bonfire with the Púca. Suitable for all ages.
Wicklow's Historic Gaol: Night Tour
October 30, 2016 @ 8:30 pm
Night Tours – Adults Only. – pre paid booking essential
Experience the compelling story of life in Wicklow Gaol since the early 1700’s and do it in the dark!!! Mingle with the ghosts, enter the solitude at your desire and board the transportation ship.
€15 per person with a complimentary glass of wine.
Secret Valley Wildlife Park: Family Halloween Fun
October 28, 2016 – October 29, 2016
Visit us during midterm at Secret Valley Wildlife park for a fun Halloween from October 28th. Help us to celebrate Cat Day with us when you visit on Saturday October 29th.
For Halloween we have a selection of haunting activities for all the family…. visit the haunted house, enjoy some Fun Fear Frolics; meet & handle the creepy crawlies, enjoy the Halloween arts & crafts, and enjoy all the usual activities.
Make sure you say hello to all our new arrivals at Secret Valley, the Capuchins, the legless lizard, our Yellow & Blue Macaws and of course our Tamiop Squirrels.
Westport House: Halloween Fest @ Westport House
October 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Frightening fun for all the family at Hallowe’en Fest!
Get ready for ghastly ghouls, jumping Jack O’Lanterns and hair-raising hocus pocus. The annual Hallowe’en Fest at Westport House is bringing back the black cats and broomsticks for a fangtastic fright fest from October 29 to 31, from 10am to 6pm daily.
Watch as the House is transformed with webs, wizards and witchcraft – it’s guaranteed to rival even the latest Harry Potter novel!
Ardagh Fright Fest is a week long festival of frights and fun featuring art, literature, mythology and photography. There is something for all ages from toddler to adult. Click above for more details.