Are you looking to creep out the kids this week with some spooktacular Halloween events? Here are our top spook-fests taking place over the coming days as the kids break up for the midterm.
Stokerland is a pop up Victorian fun park for both kids big and small taken place this weekend in St Patrick's Park, Dublin 8. The Halloween festival opens from 11am - 4.30pm and admissions are free with a small charge for rides. There will be ghoulish games for everyone to enjoy, a food village, face-painting and so much more. BYOPicnics and fancy dress are encouraged.
Enjoy a Halloween spooktacular scarfest with all the usual attractions this weekend as the Irish National Stud put together the last event of the season. Resident ponies, Prince and Bertie will be giving free pony rides, there will be spot prizes for the scariest costumes, magic shows, craft workshops and face painting just to name a few. Why not travel in darkness and explore the Spooky Tunnel Experience if you dare.
Ignite the curiosity of the next generation of scientists as King John's Castle transforms this Halloween with a spooktacular science event with Planet Science Kids suitable for children aged 6 -13. Fun and educational activities include messy experiments such as erupting fires, bubbling potions, exploding lunch bags and so much more. Workshops are approximately one hour long and booking is essential.
Dare to enter? Step inside a world unknown was happily ever after is greeted with a twist. During Scary Tales those who dare will need to escape the witch, save the prince and find out that everybody has a secret and nothing is as it seems. Normal admissions apply and booking is not required. Scary tales is recommended for children over 6 but we personally recommend it for children 8+.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park will be hosting Monster, Misfits and Mayhem with two levels of horror. Little ones can enjoy train rides, a wobbly circus, face painting, fire eating, juggling, stilt-walking shows, Halloween games and more. The older kids will be spooked and scared with a Creepy Crept in the castle including monsters in chains, talking heads, Halloween character at the graveyard and animal magic with snakes and spiders. Pre-booking is highly advised.