Is it teething time for your little one?

 

There are plenty of Halloween activities happening between now and the 31st, with a number of events taking place over the midterm break.

 

From witchcraft and spooky surprises, there are plenty of things to keep the whole family happy throughout the month of October.

 

1. Ardagh Fright Festival Friday, Co. Longford

Returning for its fifth year, the Ardagh School of Witchcraft and Wizardary which is based loosely on  Hogwarts, will sort students into four houses named after local legends: Midir, Etain, Fuamnach and Aengus.

 

To celebrate the spooky season, the school has plenty of dark arts and potion-making to tickle your fancy, and with the support of Longford Arts Office they have been able to turn it into a week-long festival. Highlights include Gothic writing workshops for adults and teens, an art day camp for children, a teen art workshop, photography exhibitions by Co. Longford TY students assisted by Shelley Corcoran and a walk up Brí Leith, home of Midir who had close links with the ancient festival of Samháin.

 

For more information, click here.

 

2. Bray Beach Halloween Market, Co. Wicklow

Taking place at the haunted Harbour Bar on Saturday, 31st October, guests will be able to enjoy a monstrous mix of craft, fashion, food and music stalls. Why not sit amongst the many boutique stalls and sink your teeth into shockingly good food while good live music soundtracks your visit.

There will be vinyl galore, and many vintage clothes stalls to keep you busy for hours.  


For more information, click here.

 

 

3. Bram Stoker Festival 2015, Co. Dublin

Taking place from Friday, 23rd to Monday, 26th October, Dublin will be treated to four days of Living Stories and four nights of Deadly Adventures. By day, the festival programme presents gothic intrigue at family-friendly events, talks and interactive experiences. At night, the city will embrace the darkness as a host of venues deliver deadly adventures for festival goers in search of macabre thrills and late-night parties.

 

Highlights include Stokerland on the Sunday in Wolfe Tone Park, where the Mighty Gareth and Able Mabel who will perform on the hour throughout the day; Hushed at Marsh’s Library - an eerie nighttime vocal ensemble composed by Robbie Blake with Tonnta Choir and a Vampire Film Screening at Light House Cinema.


For more information, click here.

 

4. Midterm mayhem will be no more thanks to Imaginosity, Co. Dublin

Imaginosity has plenty of workshops, activities, special events and seasonal camps to keep children occupied this Halloween. 

 

For more information, click here.

 

 

5. Experience a hair-raising Halloween at Tayto Park, Co. Meath

From Tuesday, 27th to Friday,  30th October, visitors can experience a night ride on the Cú Chulainn Coaster, the Air Race and the Rotator, watch a ghoulish 5D Halloween movie in the 5D cinema and experience the gruesome House of Horrors. 

 

For more information, click here.

 

6. Cork Manor House has been bewitched by Lord Ghoulsely for Halloween, Co. Cork

A Halloween spell has transformed the Georgian Manor House in Cork into Lord Ghoulsley’s Manor - an interactive and immersive Halloween experience running from Friday, 23rd October until Sunday, 1st November 2015. 

 

For more information, click here.

 

7. Halloween fairy fun will be enchanting Bord na Móna’s Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co. Offaly

Lough Boora Discovery Park is setting the scene for a spooktacular family day out alongside the magical fairies that inhabit Lough Boora Discovery Park. The Bord na Móna event, in association with The Irish Fairy Door Company, takes place on Saturday, October 31st from 12 to 3pm, and promises to be full of magic, fun and laughter.

 

For more information, click here.

 

 

8. The movie that everyone is talking about this Bank Holiday, nationwide

The big, big movie this October is Pan, and it is set to be one of those enchanting films that both adults and children will fall in love with. A live-action feature, it presents a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie.

 

For more information, click here.

 

9. There is plenty happening at Dublin Zoo this Halloween, Co. Dublin

Dublin Zoo has you covered if you are looking for something to do with the kids over the mid-term.From workshops to keeper talks and the annual Spooktacular there is plenty happening to keep the whole family happy.

 

For more information, click here.

 

 

10. Halloween Day DJ Disco, Co. Dublin

DJ Will Softly will be spinning all the latest hits for the kids to enjoy, while surrounded by the disco lights of The Ark's theatre! This fun-packed and energetic set has been designed especially for Halloween, and will be perfect for young zombies, ghosts and all music-loving monsters.

 

For more information, click here

 

11. Halloween fairy fun will be enchanting Bord na Móna’s Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co. Offaly 

Lough Boora Discovery Park is setting the scene for a spooktacular family day out alongside the magical fairies that inhabit Lough Boora Discovery Park. The Bord na Móna event, in association with The Irish Fairy Door Company, takes place on Saturday, October 31st from 12 to 3pm, and promises to be full of magic, fun and laughter.

 

For more information. click here.

 

12. The Spirit of Meath Festival 2015, Co. Meath

Taking place all across Co. Meath from Friday, 16th October - Sunday, 1st November 2015, this is sure to keep the whole family happy and entertained. 

 

For more information, click here.

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