We've done the hard work for you and rounded up the best Halloween experiences for the whole family.
Are you looking for some spooky, fun, family-oriented Halloween experiences to explore with your little goblins and ghouls? Well, then you've come to the right place!
Check out our list of chilling and thrilling events for families across Ireland including festivals, parades and terrifying tours.
Luggwoods Enchanted Forest, Dublin
With its rustic old-world charm, Luggwoods Enchanted Forest is the ideal backdrop for you to experience a fun family-friendly Halloween.
Join Lucia, the friendly witch and help fairy-tale characters find the ingredients for their friendly witch's magic potion aboard the Luggwoods express before picking and decorating your own pumpkin at the big red barn.
Dates announced for the Luggwoods experience are the 26th October to 31st October which includes specially allocated sensory-friendly slots.
Westport House, Mayo
Scare yourself silly later this month at Westport House, where ghoulish delights, scary tales and creepy fun awaits for all the family.
Carve a creepy pumpkin, decorate some ghoulish goblin cakes at the Spooky Spoons Workshop or show off your zombie moves at the thriller dance class.
After the Halloween happenings, head over to the Pirate Adventure Park for thrilling rides including the Cannonball Run, the Pirate Queen Swing Ship and the Pirates Plunge.
Tickets for the Halloween Fest are €66.50 for a family of four and includes all Halloween activities and Pirate Adventure Park.
Halloween Howl, Kenmare
Enjoy chills and thrills as Kenmare's Halloween Howl week-long community festival which takes places over the midterm break, boasting an action-packed programme of events suitable for the whole family.
Meet Bessie the witch, visit the haunted house Nightmare on Kenmare Street, carve pumpkins, enjoy slime workshops, storytelling and much more.
The famous Halloween parade takes to the streets on the 31st of October with traditional games in the park afterwards.
Halloween at Birr Castle, Offaly
Experience chills and thrills as you venture on a family quest through Birr. Enjoy a pumpkin trail, gallery challenge, seasonal arts & crafts, workshops, face painting and more.
Birr Castle Gardens is open from 9 am to 5 pm each day of the Halloween mid-term with family tickets starting at €26 for two adults and two children.
Do Dublin Ghost Bus Tour, Dublin
Howl into the night as you climb on board the spookiest ghost bus around with your little werewolves and be transported into a world of terrifying tales, horrible histories and all the gruesome gory secrets of Dublin's fair city.
The one hour tour not only delivers an awful fright but has an educational objective too, helping children learn the history of Dublin’s past.
Suitable for 7-14-year-olds, the Ghostbus kid’s tour takes place every Saturday, costing €15 per person.
Wicked Adventures at Tayto Park. Meath
Gather around the cauldron for spooky stories and spell casting at the Wicked Witches Lair on a spooktacular adventure trail before stepping into the Wacky Wizard’s mansion to enjoy a fang-tastic magician and enthralling performances, including beastly break dancing, zombie Zumba and much more.
Wicked Adventures takes place at 11.30 am - 4 pm on October 19th and 20th and from the 26th to November 1st. The Halloween event is included with a wristband for an additional €6 per person.
Creepy Town at the Helix, Dublin
Frightful fun for the whole family, ‘Creepy Town’ is a Halloween theatre production like no other. Complete with spooktacular visual effects, creepy dance performances, howls of laughter and fascinating characters it is the perfect way to bring the magic of Halloween to life for children, without the fear factor.
Creepy Town will take to the stage on October 26th and 27th at 12 pm, 2 pm, 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm.
Clonfert Pet Farm, Kildare
Join Clonfert Pet Farm for a spooktacular event with the haunted house, science shows, reptile room, graveyards, haunted trails, face painting and the return of their hugely anticipated pumpkin patch. The annual Halloween festival will take place from October 26th-31st and booking is essential costing as little as €5 per person.
Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin
The hugely anticipated Bram Stoker Festival is set to take over Dublin City with its inspired programme of events this October Bank Holiday Weekend (25-28 October).
- Best enjoyed from dusk, Night Watch, is a must-see free outdoor spectacle for families by the internationally renowned Lantern Company will take place across all four days of the festival October 25th until the 28th. Night Watch breaks the veil between our time and the past. A ghostly ship will be summoned from the dark depths, swathed in eerie lights, protected by a maritime forest arising from the depths.
- Stokerland returns to take over St. Patrick’s Park for two days of Victorian fun and frolics. Suitable for kids up to the age of twelve, the Gothic gathering is full of entertainment to keep children amused, including the macabre talents of world-class street-performers as well as rides, games, face-painting and lots of fun attractions to ensure a fantastic time for all. Stokerland takes place October 25th and 26th from 11 am - 4.30 pm. The event is free to enter - however, there is a small charge for rides.
- Complete with confetti cannons to inspire some seriously deadly dancing, Dracula’s Disco returns to Meeting House Square with DJ Will Softly on The Ark’s outdoor stage. The free event is a first-come, first-served basis starting at 2 pm on October 28th.
- Wander the darkened galleries at Marsh's where books of witchcraft and heresy are to be found, while regaled with bizarre tales from our past. The free spooky stories take place on October 25th and 26th from 10 am-5 pm.