Top things to do for Halloween

Westmeath: Belvedere House Halloween Events
Halloween activities at Belevedere House include a Trick or Treat trail, the Scarecrow festival, Spook Walks and lots more. Click here to find out more.
 
Kildare: Lullymore Halloween Activities
This event is all about frightful fun for seven days over the Halloween period. The Haunted House will be better than ever and come in fancy dress and take part in some of the ghoulish games. Click here to learn more.
 
Limerick: The Haunted Hunt at The Hunt Museum
The Hunt Museum in Limerick are hosting lots of Halloween activities over tha Halloween period. There will be art work shops, a Gross and Gruesome Zombie Tour, Halloween Family Tweasure Hunt and a Halloween camp. Click here to learn more.
 
Belfast: Boo at the Zoo
Join us for a fun-filled day of eerie activities at Belfast Zoo. Activities include "hallzooween trail", storytelling with Mr Hullabaloo, face painting, reptile display, creepy crafts, bat talk, pumpkin judging and fancy dress judging. Click here to read more.
 
Meath: Causey Farm
Causey Farm has lots of fun activities for kids this Halloween. They have three programmes arranged, two of which are suitable for children. An hour and a half of great Halloween antics that includes: ride a broomstick, a magic show,walk the path to the valley of the undead, run the gauntlet through the tunnel of terror, escape from the intensity maze and pumpkin carving display. This programme is great fun for all little people. Dress up if you want to! Suitable for children up to 7 years old. Click here to read more.
 
Mayo: Frightening Fun at Halloween Fest
Step into the stunning 18th century Westport House, which will be transformed into a (not too) scary haunted house for the week. Your little devils will be mesmerized by the captivating White Witch’s story time, while scrooge and his friends will paint their faces to ensure they are looking frighteningly good for the family workshops that are taking place all day. Click here to learn more.
 
Galway Aboo Halloween Festival
The Galway Halloween Festival is taking place in the Galway Latin Quarter from the 25th to 27th of October. This is the country’s largest Halloween Festival and will host several fun events for the family. Many events are free and there is a wide variety so that there is something suitable for every age. Click here to find out more
 
Belfast: Metro Monster Mash
The Metro Monster Mash is a fantastic family event taking place in the Odyssey Complex, Belfast. There will be live on-stage music, dance performers, street theatre, fire shows, face-painting, workshops and special guests. There will also be prizes for the best costumes and the event will finish up with a fabulous fireworks display. To find out more click here.
 
Limerick: The Ballyhoura Spook
Experience thrills and chills at Ballyhoura Co. Limerick this Halloween night at the ‘Ballyhoura Spook’ on October 27th. The event will start in the Medieval Walled Town of Kilmallock and move to the most terrifying atmosphere of the Coillte Ballyhoura Forest, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick. Events include a Halloween costume competition, spooky guided family fun walks on the Halloween haunted trails, plenty of surprises and spooks and hot refreshments to brave the cold elements of the forest. Click here to read more.
 
Westmeath: Glendeer Pet Farm
For a fun, spooky, eerie Halloween Adventure, visit Glendeer Pet Farm. Come along to Glendeer’s Spooktastic Halloween Event…if you dare! Cast spells with the scary witch, toast marshmallows over an open fire, enter the eerie maze but be warned, it’s at your own risk. Enter the forbidden forest and be scared by lots more ghosts and ghouls at Glendeer this Halloween! Don’t forget to allow plenty of time to play in the new and improved indoor play area. Click here to find out more.
 
Mayo: Samhain Abhainn, Ballina
Ghosts and ghouls will come to life through traditions, visual art and dance workshops in Ballina, Co. Mayo this Halloween. There will be spooky walks through the woods and arts and culture activities in the Ballina Chamber and Ballina Arts Centre from the 28th to 31st of October 2012. Click here to learn more.
 
Tipperary: Thurles Halloween Festival
The Thurles Halloween Festival is taking place across Thurles in various venues. The events are designed to cater to families with lots of programmes that will suit people of all ages. Click here to learn more.
 
Louth: Halloween festivities at Scotch Hall Shopping Centre
Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Drogheda, are hosting Halloween festivities on Saturday October 26th. Children can take part in the ‘trick or treat’ activities in the shopping centre or get their picture taken with a giant inflatable wizard. There will also be prizes for best costume. Click here to find out more.
 
Meath: The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival
The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival will be taking place this year from the 18th October - 3rd of November. This ancient festival is hugely popular with 40 events taking place. There are activities on ‘haunted hills’ and in eerie graveyards. Click here to find out more.
 
Galway: Halloween Festival at Slieve Aughty Centre
Enjoy horse riding with a spooky twist at Slieve Aughty Centre’s Halloween Festival. It's a spooky time at Slieve Aughty, with ghosts and goblins galore, haunted houses, Halloween tricks and treats, scary stories, costumes and face painting, horses and ponies to pet and ride, arts and crafts and the Halloween Charity Ride. Click here to find out more.
 
Kerry: Killarney Ghost Tour
Ghost Tour of Killarney is a service offered all year round but is especially fun at Halloween. There is a two hour trip to ‘the other side’ of Killarney and you will hear stories of heros, ghosts and villains. Discover some of the town’s most famous haunts and learn all about Killarney’s history. The tour takes place from 9pm and is hosted on a theatrical bus. You will be taken to places associated with ghostly apparitions, spirited history and local folklore. Click here to learn more.
 
The Virginia Pumpkin Festival
The Virginia Pumpkin Festival is an annual event held in the town of Virginia County Cavan in the Republic of Ireland. The festival takes place every bank holiday weekend at Halloween time at the end of October. With events taking place from the 25th to the 31st of October - it will be a spook-tacular week in Virginia. 
 
Click here to find out more
 
Dublin: Botanic Gardens Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Competition
Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Visitor Centre on Saturday October 26th and be part of the Halloween exhibition. Pumpkins should only be decorated on the external skin to avoid decomposition. Click here to find out more.
 
Carlow: Rathwood Halloween Activities
Rathwood, Co. Carlow, have lots of fun activities for activities for the kids to enjoy this Halloween. There will pumpkin train ride, pumpkin picking, carving and a fancy dress. Click here to find out more.
 
Clare: Spooky treasure hunt at imecofarm
imecofarm, the first Irish Renewable Energy and Eco Centre, is hosting activities for the family this Halloween. There will be a spooky treasure hunt, a Haunted Maze, a new animal petting area and a huge indoors area with a bouncy castle. To find out more, click here.
 
Dublin: Halloween programmes at The Ark
For the past 18 years The Ark has programmed, commissioned and presented exhibitions, workshops and performances across multiple art forms. 7 days of popular music with a Halloween flavour running over the mid-term break.Come in your costume to any event
Click here to find out more
 
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