8 of the Best Halloween Activities to Do this Spooky Season

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We are creeping up to that spooky time of the year. After last year’s Halloween being cancelled it’s time for us all to be a little extra scared this year. Here are some of the top activities available this spooky season.

The Nightmare Realm, Dublin

Do you know when you are sitting at home in fear watching a horror film? Well, it is just like that except you are the star of that horror film and you can’t change the channel.

The Nightmare Realm are Dublin’s multiple award-winning Halloween event held in the RDS, Dublin. Voted Europe’s Best Independent Scare Attraction 2019 and Worlds best Halloween event by Unilad Adventures 2018.

Having done The Nightmare Realm numerous times, I cannot recommend it more.

Farmaphobia, Meath

The tormented and twisted minds at Farmaphobia have been working overtime to ensure that Farmaphobia will return for Halloween 2021. With Four terrifying haunts, WWII, CARNEVIL, PURGE NIGHT and MOMMA’S MURDER MAIZE.

With over 100 Acres of Fear, Ireland’s biggest Halloween event is not to be missed.

Amber Springs Monster Mash and Horror Train

Dust off your broomsticks and join Amber Springs for their new Halloween Monster Mash and Horror Train event at the Amber Springs Hotel.

The village comes alive with Frankenstein, ghouls and spooky skeletons and they encourage all our little Halloween visitors of all ages to come along in their scariest costumes with some ghoulish goodies up for grabs.

Of course, if you’re 12 years or older or if your parents say you can always check out the horror train experience.

It’s a different type of Village, scarier, darker with a few surprises of the terrifying kind. Trains from 7pm on Halloween night.

Púca Festival

Running from the 23rd to the 31st of October Púca Festival is returning in 2021 with music, fire, feasting and merriment across Ireland’s Ancient East, join many others to celebrate the Celtic New Year with the spirits of Halloween.

Macnas Halloween Parade, Galway

The annual Halloween parade by Macnas (who celebrate their 35th anniversary in 2021), is expected to take place on Sunday 24th October 2021 at approximately 5.30pm. The largest free event for Halloween brings over 70,000 people onto the streets of Galway every year for a highlight of Ireland’s cultural events calendar.

The narrative theme of this year’s parade is yet to be announced but you can be guaranteed it will include signature Macnas giant creations and sculptural images, pyrotechnics, bespoke costumes, and epic performances to live and original music.

Macnas Halloween Parade

Hooky Spooky Halloween at Luggwoods

Experience all the crazy outdoor Halloween fun at Luggwoods. Hooky Spooky Luggwoods characters will guide you along the forest trail in Saggart, Co. Dublin, as you help them find the ingredients for the friendly witches Halloween brew. If your lucky she might even have a Trick or Treat for you too.

SpookFest at Fota House and Gardens

This interactive show is 1 hour and 15 minutes and will include dancing, games, and lots of Halloween fun.

Fancy Dress is not compulsory, but strongly encouraged. There will even be a prize for the best dressed adult. To top it off, every child will receive a treat bag filled with Halloween goodies.

The Cabin in the Woods at Incognito Escape Rooms, Dublin

For something different we have a horror themed escape room. Immerse yourself in this story as you and your friends try to solve the murders of “The Revolutionary” before he finds you and commits another of his infamous murders.

Cabin in the Woods at Incognito Escape Rooms
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