The leaves in the park are starting to fall, the fires are lighting and the atmosphere here in the Castlerosse Park Resort is distinctly cosy... this can only mean one thing - that Autumn has finally arrived and the most spooktastic of holidays is nearly upon us!
The Mid-Term Break for Halloween is one of our favourite family holidays here in the Resort and there is an abundance of seasonal activities, not just around the Park but also in nearly Killarney Town and further afield, to entertain everyone, young and old.
Here is a little taster of what you and your flock can enjoy this frightful season...
When: 25th October - 2nd November
Where: Kenmare Town - various locations
More info: https://www.facebook.com/kenmarehalloweenhowl/
Few things can really capture the imagination or spirt of the season of Samhain like a week-long of hair-raising celebrations at the Halloween Howl Festival in nearby Kenmare Town, just a 40 minute drive away.
Beginning on Friday the 25th of October, this festival includes a whole host of fun and fright-filled activities for the entire family to enjoy including Wizarding Workshops, Spell Studies, Spooky Night-Time Orienteering, Ghoulish Gatherings, Haunted House Tours and so much more.
For truly magical memories your family won’t want to miss this.
Castlerosse Halloween Party
When: 31st October
Where: Kenmare Suite at the Castlerosse Park Resort
More info: Contact Reception Desk
On the spookiest night of the year, our little residents are invited to dress up in all their Halloween finery and enter into the true spirt of the holiday as the CastleRangers host a Halloween Party like no other.
From 7pm-9pm your little ones can enjoy all their favourite Halloween activities from snap apple to penny dipping with plenty of other slime-filled games guaranteed. The Party is suitable for kids from 4-12 years of age and will be followed by a Halloween movie of popular choice as a perfect way to end the occasion.
*CastleRangers Kids Club also operates for the full week of Mid-Term – ask at Reception for more details.
When: Daily Escapes
Where: Escape Killarney, Bohereencael Glebe, Killarney
More info: https://www.escapekillarney.ie/
Killarney’s first Escape Room, situated in the town centre of Killarney, is a fantastic family adventure, perfect for a rainy day. This activity is especially great for families with older kids as the Escape Room is suitable for anyone 13+ but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy some serious family bonding as you work together to solve riddles, unlock puzzles and crack codes in order to escape the room within 60 minutes.
We recommend the Black Valley Escape Room, a concept based on the nearby glaciated Killarney valley of its namesake. Up until 1977, the Black Valley was in fact the very last place in Ireland to get electricity and apparently some of this room’s inhabitants are still disconnected….. spooky indeed, are your family up to the challenge?
The Original Killarney Ghost Tour
When: Various Tours from 27th of October to 1st of November
Where: Departs from East Avenue Road
More Info: www.KillarneyGhostTour.com
Not for the faint hearted, the original Killarney Ghost Tour presents a trip to die for this Halloween as the carefully curated Ghost Bus takes its victims on an especially scary Tour.
Visit the haunting remains of Muckross Abbey and surrounding local areas to see all the ghostly sights, hear the legends of the lake, learn about murder most foul and find out Dracula’s fascinating association with Killarney.
Enjoy an evening of wonderful and rich storytelling with more than a few frights along the way.
Goldilocks And The 3 Bears in the INEC
When: Monday 28th October
Where: INEC Killarney
More Info: https://inec.ie/gig/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears-19-10-28/
Of course Halloween week doesn’t have to be all slime and grime and what can be more enjoyable than an afternoon at the Theatre for the whole family to enjoy.
This Mid-Term Break, experience the magic of the renowned Miriam Lambert Puppet Company as they present the old time classic of Goldilocks and the Three Bears live from the INEC Acoustic Club for one enthralling, theatrical performance. Be enchanted by the simplicity and wonder of puppetry as this children’s storybook classic is brought to life through the narration of the company’s favourite characters – Peek and Boo.
We really do hope we have tempted you over to the dark side and given you a flavour of all the fun your family could get up to this Halloween in Killarney. To book your trip today, please contact our team on 064 66 31144 – don’t delay!