With Halloween just around the corner, why not pick a fun activity to do with the entire family. There is so much happening around the country for everyone as we look forward to welcoming a further relaxation of community restrictions.
Activities around the country
Samhain Family Festival at EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin promises to provide all with an authentic Halloween experience. The Seanchai stage will have spell castings, readings and Songs of the Witch while Pop Up Crafting Sessions allow children to make their own Halloween inspired props. Tickets are free for children up to 5, booking is essential!
Luggwoods Enchanted Halloween Forest is a spooky forest trail. Set at the foot of the Dublin Mountains, Luggwoods characters will guide you along the trail, with maybe even a trick a treat too!
Wild Raven Walks, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens give families a chance to discover the gardens and a spooky side to the castle this scary season!
Streamvale Farm’s Pumpkin Patch Belfast, open from the 16th-31st of October promises to delight both children and parents where you can pick your favourite pumpkin, bring it to the carving marquee and end the day by following their spooky trail! This is sure to get everyone into seasonal spirits!
Spooky treasure hunt @ Brigits Garden in Galway, this treasure hunt is guaranteed to be enchanting. Be sure to visit the Mummy in the Crannog of the coffin in the Stone Chamber.
Fun games to play at home
While it is great to have so many activities on offer all around the country, there is a lot to be said for having a Halloween party at home too. There are many fun activities that can be played, to get the whole family involved!
One game that is a family favourite in our house is bobbing for apples. Fill a basin with water and put in a few apples. Everyone has to bob for the apples with their hands behind their back!
Another exciting game is the flour mound game, where you pile up a mound of flour and place a grape/cherry on top. Everyone slices away the flour bit by bit, whoever knocks the grape off the top of the mound has to retrieve the grape with their mouth by putting their face in the flour. This is guaranteed to get messy but is great fun!
Happy Halloween from the team in Moon and Spoon!