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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

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Lullymore E1539258729299

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

What: 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!

When: Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st of October 2021

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

Booking: 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

Where: Clonfert Pet Farm, Clonfert, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 PY05

What: 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!

When: Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st of October 2021

For Who: 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.

Booking:  Yes, 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


Halloween Art Camp with Florence & Milly

Halloween Crafts
Halloween Crafts

Where: Florence & Milly Unit 4 Station House, The Waterways, Sallins, Co. Kildare W91TK4V

What: 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.

When: Monday 25th October to Friday 29th of October 2021 10am – 1pm

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

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


Halloween Spooktacular at the Irish National Stud


Where: Irish National Stud & Gardens, Tully, Kildare, Co. Kildare R51 KX25

What: 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

When: Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st of October 202110am – 1pm

For Who: Please note that event is suited to a younger audience.

Booking:  All Halloween events are included in the admission prices. Pre-booking on the website is essential. Click here to book your ticket

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


Where: Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club, Straffan Rd, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 C2C9

What: Treat you and your loved ones this Halloween to a break away at Glenroyal Hotel with a VIP children’s package. Spoil the kids with a VIP experience this Halloween that doubles as a treat for the whole family. The little ones can enjoy their very own check-in, dinner in the Shoda Pizzeria and a Pumpkin Carving competition in Lenny Lion Kids Club.
Some well-earned down time can be had by Mum & Dad in the serenity of Noa Spa. Choose from the extensive list of spa treatments and allow their skilled spa Therapists to take you on a journey to leave you feeling relaxed, revived and rejuvenated

When: Available 22nd October – 01st November 2021

For Who: All the family!

Booking:  Booking is essential. Click here to book


Madness & Mystery at the K Club


Where: The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, W23 YX53

What: The 5 Star K Club Hotel & Resort are excited to welcome guests for midterm hotel breaks for Halloween 2021. 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. Madness & Mystery includes two or three night’s accommodation in a deluxe room full Irish breakfast each morning, a four course dining experience in The Barton Restaurant on one evening a full programme of Halloween entertainment throughout the mid-term break from Historical House Tours, Guided Garden Walks, Wine Cellar Tours and some Whiskey Tastings for the parents along so much more!

When: Available on their website now.

For Who: All the family!

Booking:  Booking is essential. Click here to book