Halloween Activities for Kids

Top Halloween Activities for Kids in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands:


It’s Spooky Season! Midterm break has landed and Halloween is right around the corner. If you’re looking for family friendly activities our team have rounded up their top Halloween activities for kids in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Check out our top picks below.

Belvedere Halloween Treasure Trail

Enjoy a spooktacular Halloween Treasure Trail this midterm at Belvedere House, Gardens and Park. Featuring a treasure trail, kids treats and access to the park and playgrounds. The trail is open from Saturday October 30th at 12:00 noon and Sunday October 31st from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm.

Located 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel, with fantastic family rooms available, make a weekend of it and head for Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands this Halloween.

Birr Castle Pumpkin Trail

Experience Birr Castle’s Pumpkin trail this Halloween! There are lots of tricks and treats in store along the way and some fun challenges for families as well. Birr Castle Gardens is open from 09:00am to 05:00pm each day of the Halloween Mid-term Break. The Treehouse Adventure Playground and Courtyard Cafe will also be open daily.

Birr Castle is only 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel and well worth a visit.

Hullabaloo Children’s Art Festival

The Hullabaloo Festival will take place during the October Mid-Term Break and will feature a selection of live and online workshops, and performances for families. Programmes include quality workshops and performances that will see children engaged in arts activity and showcase theatre for young audiences and develop their arts interest.

Events will be taking place in Birr, Clara, Edenderry, and Offaly Libraries during the Festival dates.

Slieve Aughty Halloween Festival

It’s a spooky time at Slieve Aughty during the Halloween Festival, with ghosts and goblins galore, haunted houses, Halloween tricks and treats, scary stories, horses, and ponies to pet and ride, arts and crafts, Halloween Evening Kids Disco Party and more.

Only 45 minutes from the hotel, this festive experience is one not to be missed this Halloween. Open from Saturday 24th of October to Monday 1st of November from 12pm-6pm daily.


Spooky Halloween Science Camp

Join Junior Einstein’s ‘Spooky Science Camp’ to celebrate Halloween with their award winning science experiments.

Children are supplied with their own lab coats, goggles & gloves to participate in the Halloween camps. They take home their own experiments, including slime & lava lamps. Our experiments are suited for children from 6 – 12 years old.  They separate children into two groups: ATOMS (6-9 year olds) & MOLECULES (10-12 year olds) to ensure that all material & learning is age focused. Siblings, friends, families etc can sit together!

Make sure you book a space online Junior Einstein’s Science Club today as numbers are limited.

Halloween Kids Club at Hodson Bay Hotel:

Our mid-term kids club at Hodson Bay Hotel will run from Friday 22nd to Sunday 31st of October, there are two time slots; 6pm – 8pm or 8.15pm to 10.15pm, to book the Kids Club head to Kids Camp. We also have a range of local attraction discounts available exclusively for Hodson Bay guests. This Halloween we have a variety of fun filled activities for kids including pumpkin carving, fancy dress and more. Pre-booking is essential, residents only.


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