With the kid’s mid-term Halloween break fast approaching, we want to help you and your family to get stuck into the fantastic Halloween activities Ireland has to offer and create lasting memories without breaking the bank. Here’s our Top 5 Affordable Halloween Activities for 2017.
28th Oct 2017 2.00pm-4.00pm
The National Museum of Ireland are hosting some excellent educational Halloween themed activities for your little ones this Halloween. What’s more, admission is FREE! Check out the NMI’s ‘Sacred Spells: Mummy Riddles’ event on the 28th October. Here kids will learn how the Ancient Egyptians prepared and protected themselves for the afterlife. They’ll be given the chance to decode some curses and make their own sarcophagus to bring home! No booking is required. For more information, visit their website!
27 Oct 2017 – 04 Nov 2017
Kenmare’s Halloween Howl festival will host activities to suit all budgets this year. The family event promises to entertain both young and old with a range of ghoulish activities including spooky pirate cruises, storytelling, fancy dress discos, scary movies and lots of other Halloween activities and camps on both land and sea. Click here to check out the range of activities on offer.
28th – 31st October 2017
The renowned Halloween festival in Derry has been running for over 30 years and the city has laid claim to being the “best Halloween destination in the world”. With event highlights including; Little Horrors shows and entertainment, the Haunted Harvest Market and the famous Carnival Parade, there’s something to suit all ages and budgets with many free events taking place throughout the 4-day festival. Click here for more information.
29th Oct 2017
The world-famous Macnas parade returns to the streets of Galway as giants and otherworldly performers descend on the city for a night of mischief and mayhem. The parade inspires and engages kids and adults alike and will feature “the signature Macnas giant creations, sculptural images, pyrotechnics, bespoke costumes, epic performances plus live and original music” (Macnas, 2017). Admission is free for all the family. Click here for more information.
If the effort of loading the family into the car doesn’t appeal to you, why not stay in and host a Halloween themed movie night! We recommend turning off the lights and lighting some pumpkin lanterns around the room. Netflix have some great Halloween movies at the moment for all the family to enjoy such as The Adams Family and Hotel Transylvania. Make it extra spooky with some ghoulish Halloween movie treats and you’ve got all the makings for a spooktacular (hassle free) Halloween movie night that won’t break the bank.