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Halloween Family Fun & Things to Do near Castleknock Hotel

- Posted on: 22/09/2021 - $itemValue.title

Looking for some staycation inspiration this Autumn? Look no further than our fantastic family packages this midterm.

With plenty to do both in the hotel and nearby you won’t be short of excitement.

Dust off the cobwebs and go for a swim in our 18-metre swimming pool with dedicated toddler and baby pool for the little ones. Our children’s playground is also open to all our little guests to enjoy - relax on our covered heated patio area adjacent to the playground while still being able to keep an eye on them.

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To ensure there is no tricks only treats this Halloween our family packages include a children’s welcome pack on arrival so your getaway will be on to a winner from the start!

Wrap yourself up in your woollies and embrace an autumnal walk through the Phoenix Park. Marvel in the colourful leaves, collect conkers and visit the beautiful deer that roam the grounds. You can even rent bikes and cycle throughout the stunning Phoenix Park ensuring no stone is left unturned as you explore as a family.

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We are located close by a number of fun filled attractions such as Dublin Zoo and Ireland’s first rollercoaster theme park, Tayto Park. 

Dublin Zoo is located only a short 15-minute drive away. The zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction, and it is easy to see why! Dublin Zoo’s outdoor safari trail follows a one-way walking route while allows you to see, hear and learn about the animals. The one-way outdoor route attraction is perfect to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed and that all visitors big and small will be able to see the animals.

Wild Lights returns to Dublin Zoo this year, due to popular demand they have extended their opening times from 28th October to 9th January! This spectacular night-time experience will take you on a magical adventure ‘Around the world’ where you will see some of the most famous global landmarks and iconic symbols all through a stunning display of giant colourful silk lanterns. Book tickets here


Tayto Theme Park is the home of Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster, the Cú Chulainn Coaster so if you are looking for some scares this Halloween look no further!




Tayto Park Tricky Trail Event is running each each day of the Halloween midterm (23rd – 31st October) this event is included in the park all access and junior access tickets. If you wish to attend this youcan book in as normal for the day through the website





The Tayto Park After Dark event on the 23rd and 31st of October is an evening event where guests can experience rides and attractions in the dark. This is a no scare event and is suitable for guests taller than 1.2 meters. 

Further information on these Halloween events visit the website.

All that excitement is sure to work up an appetite! We have our casual dining 22 Bar and Restaurant and Earth & Vine restaurant to suit all tastes with a dedicated children’s menu that can be adapted to all dietary requirements.

Our family staycation packages include 1,2 and 3 night stays perfect for a midterm getaway this Halloween. All packages include an overnight stay, breakfast the following morning, a family evening meal and kids’ welcome packs on arrival.