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Halloween Family Fun at Castleknock

- Posted on: 04/10/2019 - $itemValue.title

Looking for some spooky inspiration this October? It’s all about family breaks this Halloween midterm at Castleknock Hotel, and although the evenings may be getting shorter, there’s still plenty to see and do with a family visit to the capital. To see our family staycation packages and availability over the Halloween midterm, click here. 

Creepy Creator Tours of Croke Park, Dublin

If your youngsters are the next generation of future sportstars, then why not enjoy a tour of the iconic Croke Park stadium - with a Halloween themed twist! Take a seat in the VIP area, get a birds-eye view from the media centre, sneak a peek inside the dressing rooms, and of course, walk in the footsteps of gaelic games legends as you go pitchside through the players’ tunnel!

Back at the GAA Museum, the Halloween havoc begins with a spooky arts and crafts session. All younger visitors will have the chance to create their own Halloween masterpiece by decorating a ceramic pumpkin or bat candle holder to take home. Afterwards, test your Gaelic Games skills in their interactive games area and see the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy trophies. Younger visitors are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes on tour.

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The Wicked Adventures at Tayto Park

Opening on Oct 19th & 20th, and then running right through from Oct 26th to November 1st, this Spooktacular adventure trail is perfect for children up to 12 years of age.

On arrival at The Wicked Adventures at Tayto Park, attendees will transform into your favourite Halloween character at the Tayto Park Face Painting Hut, before stepping inside the Wicked Witches Lair where the adventure trail begins. Revellers can then gather around the cauldron for spooky stories and spells while enjoying some Halloween themed games suited for all ages.

Continuing the Halloween adventure, kids can creep through the mysterious passageways of the pumpkin walkthrough and say hello to some of your favourite Halloween characters, with a trick or a treat ensured along the way! The magic and fun continue at the Wacky Wizard’s Mansion, where there will be spooky magicians ready to amaze onlookers. And if that wasn't good enough on Halloween Thursday, October 31, kids can get into the park for free if they are in full Halloween costume.

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The Haunted Halloween Takeover at the National Wax Museum

This year, the newly located and reinvented National Wax Museum is gearing up for their spookiest year yet!

From Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November, everyone will be in the Halloween spirit, with prizes each day for the best costume. Their Halloween Family Freights tour involves live monsters, hide and seek games, and trick or treating. Whilst for the older ones, visit the Chamber of Horrors to find what creatures may be lurking there, or design your own mask and wax hand at the gift shop.

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With all of the above taking place within a 30 minute drive from Castleknock Hotel, we are the perfect place to stay to provide you with the space and ambiance of the countryside where you can relax and unwind, whilst still remaining close to the heartbeat of the city. To see our family staycation packages and availability over the Halloween midterm, click here.