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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.

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

1

Lullymore Halloween Happenings

Rathangan
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!

Event will take place from Saturday 29th October to Friday 4th November 2022 and is suitable for all ages groups, though parent discretion is advised. The Terror Train Trip may not be suitable for younger children.

Click here for tickets.

Booking is essential. Usual Admissions apply – no extra cost for Halloween event. One Terror Train Trip per family is included in admission.

2

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, the event is 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.

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Halloween Art Camp with Florence & Milly

Sallins
Halloween Art Camp Florence And Milly

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 hand building, 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.

Camp Times: 10am – 1.00pm ( Monday – Thursday)
Camp Dates: 31st Oct   – 3rd

Halloween Clay workshop for Families & Adults
Florence & Milly are also hosting a Halloween Clay Workshop, where participants can make their own light/lantern and Halloween decorations under guidance from ceramic artist Laura Barry.

Spaces are limited but the workshop can host up to 24 in each sitting and lasts for 90 minutes.

Date: 29th October 2022
Time: 11.30am
Price: €20 per adult, €10 per child, under 3’s are free
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

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Halloween Spooktacular at the Irish National Stud

Tully
Irish National Stud Halloween

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 steppingstones 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.

5

Halloween Science Camps at Junior Einsteins

Kildare
Junior Einsteins 2

Trying out the Halloween Science Camps is a must!

  • Swamp Creature Slime! Children learn about states of matter with gross gooey slime. 
  • Vampire Blood! Children learn some chemistry and do mini explosions. 
  • Frankenstein Barbie! Children observe a hair-raising experience for Frankenstein’s Barbie and learn about static electricity. 
  • Alien Flying Saucers! 
  • Take-Home Halloween Density Lava Lamps! Children make their own Halloween Lava Lamps and learn that the fluids will not mix due to differences in density. 
  • Halloween Party Slime! Children make take-home Halloween Slime and learn about polymerisation. 

From 22nd October to 5th November the camps are suitable for children aged 5-12 years. Children are provided with science lab coats and goggles, although dressing up is encouraged!

For more information or to book event click here.

6

Hellraiser Halloween Camp at Redhills Adventure

Kildare
Redhills Halloween

Two camps, one week!

Following the successful Summer Junior and Teen Camps 2022, Redhills are delighted to bring you a unique and action packed Redhills Adventure Halloween Camp 2022.

They are running a three-day Junior and Teen camp during the October mid-term. The camps are packed full of activities from Splatmaster to Airsoft Combat Games, learning new skills to being active in the outdoors! Safety and fun is the number one priority. The camp is all outdoors and will take place no matter what the weather. Places are limited so book your place early to avoid disappointment!

For more information, click here.

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Outdoor Movie Night - Hocus Pocus 2

Leixlip
Court Yard Halloween Event

The Court Yard Hotel are hosting an outdoor movie night with Hocus Pocus 2 to celebrate the Halloween Season!🍿🎃 on Tuesday 1 November from 4pm.

This Halloween Outdoor Movie night is not to be missed 🍿 The event is free of charge to get the community into the festive spirit this Halloween, places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis 🎃🎥

Food will be available, including:

  • Pizza, Burgers, Hotdogs
  • Hot chocolate
  • Goodie bags
  • Popcorn
8

Spooky Halloween Hunt

Barberstown Castle
Barberstown Castle Halloween Event

Come and meet the spooky ghosts and ghouls at Barberstown Castle this Halloween and enjoy the tricks & treats they have for all visitors 👻🎃

Taking place from 5 – 7 pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday (29th- 31st) 🎃

It is free entry and a special prize will be awarded for the best costume every day!

For more information click here.

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MONSTEREvin

Monasterevin
Monsterevin
Monsterevin

Organised by Monasterevin Tidy Towns, there’s lots happening this bank holiday weekend around the town!

Friday 28 October: Pumpkin Carving Competition & drive-in movie at Ballykelly GFC

Saturday 29 October: MONSTEREvin Trail, People’s Market & Fancy-Dress Competition at the Community Centre. Under-age disco at Monasterevin GFC in the evening.
The Trail will be available until 31 October.

Monday 31 October: Halloween surprise at the Harbour.

For more information, click here.

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Halloween in Athy

Athy
Halloween Poster 2022 Athy
Halloween Poster 2022 Athy

This Halloween, there’s lots of spooktacular surprises in Athy!

Events kick off with the Fancy-Dress Parade at Woodstock Street and includes a pumpkin carving competition and laser drumming show. Prizes for best pumpkins and costumes!

For more information, 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!

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Glenroyal Hotel

Maynooth

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

12

The K Club

Straffan

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

13

Killashee Hotel

Naas

Halloween Family Fun

Halloween Sleepover Family Fun – 1 Nights Bed & Breakfast with a Three Course Meal for all the Family

This family offer includes an overnight stay on Halloween Night for 2 adults and 2 children, a 3-course meal for the entire family, full Irish Breakfast to fill up the little & big explorers.  Take a family swim or explore the Killashee gardens, or go further afield to enjoy some of the fantastic family local attractions. Each of Children will also receive a Children’s Goodie Bag on check in (including Bug Hunt Kit, Nature Activity Book, Colours, your Killashee Passport & Butterfly Treasure Trail Map), and a spooky children’s treat in your bedroom on check in.

  • 1 Nights’ Accommodation in a Spacious Deluxe Room
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning
  • A Three Course Evening Meal for the entire family
  • Goodie Bag for the children
  • Halloween Cookie for the children
  • Outdoor playground with zipline
  • Full Use of Leisure Centre, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi.

for more information or to book your stay click here.