Five spooky ideas for a family break in Ireland this Halloween
With the kids off school and a Bank Holiday in the mix, Halloween is a great time to get away for a few days.
Several Irish hotels are running special deals and have organised activities for the little ones, so why not make it a staycation and check out one of these top spots…
1) Ashford Castle in Co. Mayo
If you’ve always fancied splashing out on a weekend in the Lodge at Ashford Castle, now might be a good time.
They’ve organised lots of Halloween activities for kids including bobbing for apples, mummy wrapping and a pumpkin hunt in the hotel’s polytunnels.
2) Muckross Park Hotel in Co. Kerry
The swanky Muckross Park Hotel in the heart of Killarney National Park is a great place for a relaxed family break.
There are plenty of spooky events to choose from, including a Halloween-themed kids’ cookery class and and the Killlarney Ghost Bus tour.
3) The Twelve Hotel in Co. Galway
Are your kids obsessed with all things magical? They’ll love playing with the fairy doors in the suites at the Twelve Hotel and reading fairytale stories in the library.
The family package includes a pass to Brigit’s Gardens in Moycullen, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, or Dan O’Hara’s Farmhouse and Heritage Centre, so you can get in touch with nature this harvest season!
4) Castlemartyr Resort in Co. Cork
This 800-year-old castle is the perfect place to spend Halloween.
They’ll be making the most of the spooky wooded grounds with ghost tours, a treasure hunt, nature walks and pumpkin carving.
5) Radisson Blu in Dublin
Fancy a city break in the capital this Halloween?
The Radisson Blu has teamed up with the Dublin Ghostbus Tour to help you embrace your inner ghoul.
After you’ve been good and frightened you can calm your nerves with a selection of bewitching cocktails in the hotel bar.
Prices start at €120 per person sharing including Ghostbus tickets and one cocktail each.