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Six fantastic family-friendly Halloween events happening in and around Dublin

By Alan Fisher

October 26, 2019 at 10:34am


1) Tayto Park

The trail begins in the Wicked Witches Lair as you gather around the cauldron for spooky stories and spell casting.

Capture the imagination of the young and old with fun interactive games before continuing your journey through the mysterious passageways and prepare to venture past the pumpkin walkthrough where you are in for a treat.

2) Dublin Ghostbus

Climb aboard Dublin’s spookiest bus for a kid’s adventure and uncover the dark side of Dublin’s history.

You will learn of gruesome tales about Dublin’s most infamous fiends like Mad William and his acquired taste for human brains, the story of Dublin’s Count Dracula and much more.

3) Irish Military War Museum 

For Halloween at the museum, you'll be giving ree ghost busting torch to keep the ghost at bay.

You can enjoy hot food, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts teas, and coffees,  at the spooky village, were all sorts of ghoulish things may happen.

Rampage through their spine chilling family fun maze and bounce the fears away in Ireland's largest inflatable area.

4) Wax Museum

Where better, and creepier, than the wax museum.

Grab a snap with Harry Potter, and get sorted into your own Hogwarts school with the sorting hat and the Nimbus 2000.

There will also be some ghastly weapons hidden around the museum for everyone to find and win a small prize.

There are lots of ghostly goodies to get everyone into the Halloween spirit.

5) Bram Stoker Festival

There is a huge amount happening across this four-day festival including Abe's story, Stokerland, Dracula's disco and much more.

You can check out everything that's going on here.

6) Botanic Gardens Halloween 

It's time to dress up and view the Halloween Harvest Display, Decorated Pumpkin Exhibition and discover all about Magical Plants when you visit the witches in their garden.

Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants, and even some rarely seen invisible plants


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