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6 spectacular events to entertain your little ones during the mid-term break

From learning how to make slime to wonderful silk animals at Dublin Zoo.

Creepy creations at King John's Castle in Limerick
Creepy creations at King John's Castle in Limerick


Spooky Town: Fota Island has transformed into a spooky wonderland this Halloween. Kids can enjoy an immersive treasure hunt through the grounds of Spooky Town with a treat station at the end.

Suits: The whole family. When: All week long. Cost: €16.50 per person.
Find out more here.

Make Your Own Halloween: The Toy Soldier Factory in Kilnamartyra is running Halloween workshops this week, where children can cast their own diecast pumpkin or scary witch before painting and varnishing it.

Suits: Age 7 +. When: All week long. Cost: €10.80 per hour. Find out more here


Spooktacular Science: Kids can take a science workshop in King John’s Castle this week, where they’ll learn to make three kinds of slime, explode some fizzy drinks and make lunch bags that will terrify their pals.

Suits: Not listed. When: All next week at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Cost: €12 per child. Find out more here.


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Wild Lights: The gorgeous Wild Lights returns to Dublin Zoo next Thursday and this year will tell the tale of the life aquatic through its giant silk lanterns. Visiting the zoo at night is a treat not to be missed.

Suits: The whole family. When: until 6th January. Cost: €15 per child, €20 per adult. Find out more here.

Halloween Disco: Get down to Meeting House Square on bank holiday Monday for Dracula’s Disco. This child themed dance off has been created especially for little monsters who want to dress up and shake it off for a few hours before the big night itself.

Suits: Age 5+. When: 2-4pm. Cost: Free. Find out more here.


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Galway Aboo Festival: A bank holiday smorgasbord of free spooky events will take place across Galway this weekend, culminating in the incredible spectacular that is the Macnas Halloween Parade.

Suits: The whole family. When: all weekend. Costs: Free. Find out more here.

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