Things to Do This Mid-term Break in Leinster

When it comes to the mid-term break, you're no doubt on the lookout for fun local activities to entertain your family. So with this in mind, we’ve put together some fun activities in Leinster to make things a little easier for you this mid-term break.

Carlow: Delta Sensory Garden Halloween Festival

The picturesque settings of the Delta Sensory Garden will play host to a Halloween celebration on its grounds on October 29th. The sensory garden is a delight for all ages all year round and is also regarded as a place of tranquillity for children with disabilities. You can find calendar of events on their website.

Dublin: Children's Twilight Tales

This Halloween, Glasnevin Cemetery has some spooky surprises in store across a number of guided tours. The tours are suitable for children ages 6 to 12 years and fancy dress is encouraged. Click here to read more.

Kildare: Halloween Happenings at Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park hosts one of the longer Halloween celebrations over the mid-term with the Halloween Happenings event running from Saturday 29th October to 4th of November 2016. You can learn more here.

Kilkenny: Wand and Quill Making at Shankill Castle

Give your young ones a taste of magic with this intriguing wand and quill making classes at Shankill Castle this mid-term break. Find out all you need to know here.

Laois: An Cnoc Bán

An Cnoc Bán is an organic working farm in Spink, Co. Laois that runs a range of seasonal activities camps and workshops for kids who want to learn about culture, traditional skills and rural way of life. The farm is a great spot for families at Halloween and Christmas. Learn more here.

Longford: Dead of Night Festival

Dead of Night Festival is the Longford annual Halloween Festival happening on 31st October 2016. The event starts at 6:00pm in the Market Square Longford. You can learn more here.

Louth: Boyne Towpath Walk

There is an easy looped walking trail that’s suitable for families that starts at the Oldbridge House, Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre. The walk is only 3.6 km and can be completed in just over an hour. Learn more here.

Meath: Spirits of Meath Festival

From haunted hills to eerie graveyards, to encounters with friendly witches & spooks and spells, thriller nights to terrifying terror houses – The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival 2016 will delight & fright people of all ages.

Click here to find out more.

Offaly: Spooktacular Halloween at Birr Castle Gardens 

Experience the enchanted woods and haunted castle at Birr Castle Gardens for an unforgettable mid-term experience. This year there’s a murder mystery event taking place every 30 minutes. You can find out about time slots and prices here.

Westmeath: A Feast of Fun at Belvedere house

On Saturday November 5th Belvedere House will mark the end of the mid-term break with a puppet show and a fireworks display for families. Later that night there will also be a terror maze for grown ups. Learn more here.

Wexford: The Wells House and Gardens “Dare to Scare”

The “Dare to Scare” Halloween Tour 2016 takes place at the Wells House and Gardens Workshops in Co. Wexford. The fun doesn’t end at Halloween, as there’s also a Deadly Dinosaurs Exhibit and a Fabulous Fairy Workshop taking place for the rest of the mid-term. You can learn more here.

Wicklow: Killruddery House Halloween Activities

Residents and visitors of Wicklow can check out the mid-term mayhem at Killruddery House. This year there will be a scarecrow competition and Killruddery will supply all the materials you’ll need to design and build your own scarecrow to enter in the event. Find out more here.