Shake up your holiday plans with these fantastic Halloween-themed getaways that are destined to be great craic for kids of all ages!
Redcastle Hotel, Co Derry
Embrace all the scary season has to offer at Redcastle Hotel located just twenty-minutes from Europe’s biggest Halloween Festival in nearby Derry City. Enjoy all that Derry at Halloween has to offer, with free family fun activities taking place throughout the four-day festival this October. It’s all treats and no tricks with fantastic events suitable for all ages – including the Little Horrors programme, the Creepy Critters kids farm, music, markets and arts and crafts.
Check out the Happy Campers offer (from €222 per night per family) and the great value Family Fun Offer (from €478 for 2 nights based on 2 adults and 2 children aged 5-12).With lots to do on the grounds, the award-winning Redcastle Hotel offers frighteningly good food, views, a spa, leisure club and you can relax knowing your entire family is comfortable and catered for. Click here for more information.
Sheen Falls Lodge, Co Kerry
Sheen Falls Lodge is delighted to introduce the “Spooktacular Break at Sheen Falls Lodge” – an enchanting Halloween experience for families seeking a memorable getaway this October. Highlights include a thrilling Halloween Treasure Hunt, supervised Pumpkin Carving sessions, Cupcake and Cookie Decorating workshops, captivating Falconry demonstrations, and the opportunity for spooky Halloween face painting. For parents looking to unwind, the Children’s Club will be in session during select midterm dates, offering supervised movies and engaging board games for the little ones.
Prices start from €1175 per room for three nights based on two people sharing in a Classic Room. €1700 for an Estate room which can accommodate two adults and up to three children under the age of 12. Click here for more information.
The Abbey Hotel, Co Roscommon
The 4 star Abbey Hotel Roscommon invites guests to embark on an unforgettable Halloween escape with an array of enticing offers. Families can delight in the Halloween Family Escape, featuring a two-night stay for 2 adults and 2 children, starting at just €318. Additionally, the Autumn Afternoon Tea Getaway Special, priced at €380, offers a two-night package complete with dinner and the indulgent Afternoon Tea experience.
For those seeking an extended stay, the Three-Night Break presents a tempting option, including daily breakfast and a three-course dinner on two evenings of choice, all available at an attractive rate of €339 for 2 sharing. Click here for more information.
Cork International Hotel
The Cork International Hotel has teamed up with Leahy’s Open Farm to launch a special Halloween family package. The hotel’s team has compiled a schedule of Halloween-themed activities for the midterm break including daily pumpkin hunts, a monster bash and spooky arts and crafts. Depending on the weather, there will be indoor and outdoor games such as ghostly bowling, pumpkin toss and pumpkin crazy golf.
The package includes two nights in a spacious family room with breakfast each morning and an early bird family dinner on the night of your choice. Guests will also receive a family pass for two adults and two children to Leahy’s Open Farm. This year the ‘Boo!! Experience’ runs the weekend of 21 – 22 October and from Friday, 27 October to Tuesday, 31 October. Click here for more details.
Dromoland Castle, Co Clare
What could be more atmospheric than spending Halloween in a real castle? A place steeped in historic grandeur where there’s no escaping the sense that you are walking in the shadows of kings. Mid-term at Dromoland Castle promises to be an enchanting experience like no other.
From pumpkin carving to scary movies, all the traditional Halloween family undertakings are covered by the luxury resort’s activity programme – running from midday on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 October – along with some extra special spooktacular events. Come face-to-face with Dromoland’s Wizard’s Owl, Pickles, and his feathered friends; embark on a family treasure hunt in the Walled Garden; then spend All Hallow’s Eve sipping hot chocolate and munching marshmallows around the glowing bonfire in the grounds. Click here to book your stay.
Limerick Strand Hotel
A break to the heart of the Midwest offers the ideal location for an active family adventure! Stay for two nights in a spacious family air-conditioned room (490 square feet) and enjoy a welcome Halloween Pack for the children on arrival, including some spooky treats from Head Chef, delicious award-winning family breakfast daily, plus children under 12 years can dine for free (main course with every adult main course purchased) in the safe and comfortable River Bar and Restaurant.
The hotel also will be hosting Halloween Arts and Crafts for the kids to enjoy throughout the week (pre-booking essential) plus complimentary access to Energize Leisure Centre. They will also extend checkout time to 2pm so you can make the most of your last day. Rates from €370 for a two-night stay in a family room – with a special discount for entry to King Johns Castle, a spooky 800-year-old castle and Bunratty Castle, Shannon – plus breakfast daily for the family. Click here for more information.
In the heart of this Medieval city, there is spooktacular family fun on offer at the stylish 4-Star Hotel Kilkenny – the ideal base from which to explore the culture and history of the ancient city and its witch-coven past. Families can check into the four-star Hotel Kilkenny and enjoy accommodation in one of their deluxe bedrooms, a sumptuous breakfast each morning, full access to the award-winning health and fitness club and pool and dinner on an evening for your choice at Pure Bar where children eat for free from the kid’s menu.
There is a choice of a two-night or a three-night family offer break this autumn for two adults and 2 children under 12, a two-night stay is available from €623 and a three-night stay from €759. Click here for more details.
Burtown House and Gardens, Co Kildare
The 18th century Burtown House and Gardens near Athy in Co. Kildare is only 45 minutes from Dublin, 25 minutes from Kilkenny and 50 minutes from Waterford. It offers the perfect base to savour open fires in the Stable Yard Accommodation and leisurely walks across the160-acre farm, woodlands, and wildflower meadows. There are cattle, donkeys, hens, and dogs on the estate, so you are sure to enjoy the full country estate experience!
At the award-winning Green Barn Restaurant, head chef Sylvian Costrowa, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants from Paris to Dublin, has produced creative, tasty seasonal menus to delight all palates. The hotel embodies a farm to fork philosophy with much of the food coming straight from its organic walled garden. Click here for more information.