5 Family Halloween Events this October

Have you made any plans for the next bank holiday weekend yet? If not, then you might like one of the events I am sharing with you in this post. Halloween falls onto a Tuesday this year. I have been thinking of taking it off but then thought, not much point as we can celebrate it at the weekend. It’s only trick or treating for an hour in the evening after all.

Kennedy’s Pumpkin Patch

The day before Halloween we are all off to Julianstown in Co. Meath for some pumpkin picking. Matthew and me went last year too. He really enjoyed it. Chloe was yet too small but this year I’d say she will have lots of fun. For more information you can read my post about it from last year. Just so you are aware, to attend this event, you need to book well in advanced. They went on sale mid September and have sold out within days.

Wooly Wards Farm Halloween Spectacular

This event actually commences this weekend. Again booking is essential which can be done on their website. Kids can enjoy the usual animal petting as well as a Halloween trail, pumpkin carving, chocolate apple decorating and much much more. The farm is open from 2 to 5pm. Why not arrive all dressed up.

Creepy Town

This experience is designed specifically for young families. The Creepy Town trail runs every 30 minutes for 30 minutes. It’s not too far from us. It’s located in Celbridge. The trail features things like spooky visual effects, dance performances plus a lot of goodies. We have a quite a busy bank holiday weekend already but might be able to somehow fit this in, too. Tickets can be booked online. The town will open at 12pm and close at 7pm and admission is 10 EUR.

Enchanted Halloween at Malahide Castle

A storyteller will walk you through the haunted rooms throughout the castle with lots of surprises. Kids big and small will have the chance to play with live sounds through interactive exhibitions. This event cannot be booked online. You are required to call the booking office line which can be found on Malahide Castle’s website.

The Rathwood Pumpkin Train

Rathwood is a place we have been to on two occasions in the past. One… to meet Santa and to go on the Santa train. Two… to go on the Easter train and meet the Easter bunny who kindly gave the kids an Easter egg each. I have actually never done the Pumpkin train ride. We were offered this but October is so chockablock that I couldn’t spare a day to go here unfortunately. At Rathwood the friendly witch Winnie will greet you. On the train journey you will meet lots of creepy creatures throughout the enchanted woods. At the end of your journey, pick your favourite pumpkin and carve it. Of course you can bring the pumpkin home with you. There is free hot chocolate in the cafe at the end, too. Booking is essential.

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