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The Top Spooky Things To Do in Kildare This Halloween

There is no shortage of spooky things to do in Kildare this Halloween. Whether you’re in search of a kiddies’ pumpkin patch, fun for the whole family or a ghoulish getaway, Kildare has it all.

This week Into Kildare has rounded up the must-do Halloween events and hotel stays around the county this October.


Lullymore Halloween Happenings

Lullymore Halloween
Lullymore Halloween

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co Kildare.

Lots of ghastly ghouls and terrifying treats in store at Lullymore including Haunted Holograms with weird but wonderful witches, Terror Train Trips (be prepared for Zombie Attacks!!), Terror Treasure Hunts and freaky fun in the devilish den of the Funky Forest. Prepare for the Fright of your Life and join in with your best fancy dress costume!

taking place Saturday 29th October to Friday 4th November 2022

Suitable for all ages groups, though parent discretion is advised. The Terror Train Trip may not be suitable for younger children.

Booking is essential. Usual Admissions apply – no extra cost for Halloween event.

One Terror Train Trip per family is included in admission.

Click here for tickets


Clonfert Pet Farm

Clonfert, Maynooth

Join Clonfert Pet Farm for their spooky Halloween Festival if you dare! There is lots of Halloween activities from the pumpkin patch for the kiddies, arts & crafts, kids carnival, kids disco and last but not least the Haunted House if you are brave enough to visit! Prepare for a day of scares and laughs and of course some cute animals around the farm too!

This is a family-friendly Halloween Festival. There will be plenty of spooky family fun to create a truly memorable day out. So dig out your broomsticks and costumes and come join the fun.

Running from 22nd to 31st October 2022

Suitable for all ages groups, though parent discretion is advised. Some areas of the event yes will be suitable for toddlers, however other areas such as the Haunted House may not be the best idea.

You NEED to book! All visitors must have a valid ticket for their correct time slot to scan upon arrival.

Click here to purchase tickets

Located at Clonfert Pet Farm, Clonfert, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 PY05


Halloween Art Camp with Florence & Milly

Halloween Crafts
Halloween Crafts

If witches and goblins aren’t really your thing why not get more in touch with your arty side with Florence & Milly?

In this camp, children are encouraged to express their creativity and learn about mixed media art, drawing, painting, printing techniques, pottery painting and clay handbuilding, combined with food breaks, chill time and games.

All mediums and tools are included with the camp. Take a break from the spooky elements of Halloween and treat your little one to a week of fun and creativity.

27th to 30th of October 10am – 2pm

This camp is suitable for children in primary and secondary school only

Booking a slot for this camp is essential. Click here for more details

Florence & Milly is located at Unit 4 Station House, The Waterways, Sallins, Co. Kildare W91TK4V


Halloween Spooktacular at the Irish National Stud

Irish National Stud Halloween
Irish National Stud Halloween

Halloween Spooktacular

Spooky season is almost here 👻🎃 Join the Irish National Stud for the annual Halloween Spooktacular!!

From the 29th of October to the 2nd of November from 11-3 for creepy crafts, trick or treat circus shows, scary storytelling & much more 🎃

There will be giant games and other fun activities, sure to keep the little ones entertained.👻

This Halloween the Irish National Stud & Gardens will hold its annual Halloween Spooktacular! Each day join in for spooky crafts, trick or treat magic shows, scary storytelling and much more! Hopefully the horses won’t be too afraid of your little ones however, as they are invited to dress in their scariest outfits! Finally, all ages can explore their spooky tunnel experience. Travel in the darkness and try not to get too scared!

All the regular attractions are still available including an opportunity to meet the Living Legends team, join our guided tours, take the fairy trail route or travel along our stepping stones in the Japanese Gardens for hours of outdoor fun.  This is a full day out so allow 4/5 hours to really make the most of it.  The restaurant will be serving seasonal recipes along with the usual cakes and treats – and for a great warm up, hot chocolate and marshmallows all round

Pre-booking essential.

For more information or to book tickets please click here.

We couldn’t compile a list of the scary and spooky events on in Kildare without including a little bit of relaxation to recover from the terror experienced in the eerie events above! Why not turn your frightening day out to a ghostly getaway with these fabulous special offers from hotels in Kildare to mark the midterm. Don’t get too relaxed though, there may be some scares included!


Glenroyal Hotel


Spooktacular One Night Family Getaway

It’s time for a spooktacular family break.

Treat yourself and your little ones to a spooktacular getaway at the Glenroyal Hotel this Halloween. Spoil the kids with a VIP experience that doubles as a treat for the whole family. The little ones can enjoy their very own check-in, dinner for the whole family and fun activities in Lenny Lion Kids Club.

While the little ones are enjoying the kids club, Mum & Dad can have a well-earned break. Relax in the serenity of our adults only pool or pamper yourself with a treatment in Noa Spa. Reconnect over a relaxing cocktail in Arkle Bar or enjoy a stroll around Maynooth Town. Enjoy a family dinner and hear all about the fun spooky activities of Lenny Lion Kids Club.

Package includes:

  •  One night accommodation in a spacious Family Room
  •  Full Irish Breakfast each morning
  •  3-course Dinner in Arkle Enclosure
  •  Halloween themed activities in Lenny Lion Kids Club each evening
  • Access to the Leisure Club Including dedicated family swimming pool

Located at the Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club, Straffan Rd, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 C2C9

Booking is essential. Click here to book


The K Club


The Witches & Wizards Escape at the K Club


The 5 Star K Club Hotel & Resort are excited to welcome guests for midterm hotel breaks for Halloween 2022. The team the 5 -star hotel resort has gone all out to make sure their guests are treated to the best Halloween breaks that you will find in Ireland. There is a never-ending list of fun activities, outdoor activities and Halloween themed activities taking place at the hotel resort during Halloween week so there will be something for everyone during your stay for your Halloween Break this year.

Your Witches & Wizards Escape includes:

  • Two Night’s Luxury Accommodation
  • Full Irish Breakfast in the Barton Restaurant each morning
  • Dinner in The Palmer or South Bar & Restaurant on one evening, includes children’s meal when dining off the children’s menu.
  • Full access to The K Club Halloween Activity programme
  • Full access to The K Spa Health & Fitness facilities

Suitable for all the family!

Booking is essential. Click here to book

Located at The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, W23 YX53