|Family Events in Dublin
|Mid Term Music Week, The Ark, 27th to 31st October. Outstanding musicians from the
worlds of jazz, blues, rap, swing, pop and dance music, will present workshops and
performances especially created for children this mid-term break. Includes Open Drop-in
Halloween Pop Music Jam, Dracula’s Basement Spooky Sounds Lab, Wizards Spells Early
Years Music Workshops, The Ghost Train Blues Workshops and lots more. Book tickets
nows. More details.
|Irish National Stud Halloween, Irish National Stud and Gardens, 24th to 31st October,
11am-12.30pm and 2-3.30pm. Our resident Ghost story teller Gregory Ghouleen will be
telling terrifying tales or you can ride the brave steed of the headless horseman (we call him
“Prince the Pony”) before he rides off into the night sky. And if you prefer to be the haunter
not the haunted why not have our face-painter disguise your face into the most horrifically
haunting Halloween character imaginable!! There are also Public tours from Sun Chariot
Yard, a Nature walk with Michael Jacobs through St. Fiachra’s Gardens, and Bluebell
Planting, mornings and afternoons throughout the week. Check our website for times. More
|The Crystal Cage, Smock Alley Theatre, 27th October to 2nd November, 2.30pm and
7pm daily (except 31st October 2.30pm only and 2nd Nov 3pm only). Disaster strikes the
Kingdom of Enchantasia when all the rainbows disappear!!! The Leprechauns, bankers to
the magical world, are deeply troubled, as without rainbows, they cannot locate their gold.
The Great Wizard Strogroth, leader of the High Council, is most distressed when he hears
this news. Not only will the Kingdom be in severe financial trouble but, without the rainbows,
all the colour in the world will drain away turning everything to black. The Crystal Cage is full
of magical fun and adventure that everyone, from 4 to 84, will enjoy. More details and book
|Dublinia Halloween Scary Story Sessions with Jonny the Gravedigger!,
Dublnia, 25th to 31st of October, 2pm to 5pm). Jonny the Gravedigger has a gruesome job
and a twisted imagination. Hear some of his frightening stories from working in the
graveyard of St Michael's church, to the plight of drunken Thomas, and the story of Mary the
rat catchers Daughter! More details.
|Imaginosity, Sandyford, October. Lots on this October with Pirate Peg Dolls, Dig For
Treasure! Interactive Workshop, Geometric Art Insect Invasion! art workshop, Professor
Squiggly's Waterlab, Balloon Powered Car Crafts!, Terrific Traffic Light Art!, story corner,
Mono Printing ArtThe Global Day of Play! and more. And every morning between 9.30 to
11.30, we have Wobblers and Toddlers. More details.
|Samhain 2014, Marlay Park, Sunday October 26th, 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Samhain - the
spookiest event of the year returns. Ditch the fancy dress, it’s the time of the year for scary
dress in your ghouliest Halloween outfit for the Samhain Haunted Forest Walk. This year’s
Samhain will feature a longer route of spook than ever before with more scare footage of
chills, freaks and frights than you can shake a broom at. The forest at Marlay Park will be
alive, for one night only with freaky fog, ghastly spiders, all seeing eyeballs, spine chilling
skeletons, menacing witches and wizards and rotten pirates. Free, but wristbands are
required, which can be collected at the DLR Coco Market in Marlay Park on Saturday
October 18th & Saturday October 25th from 11am each day.
|Dress like a Viking!, Dublinia, Saturday 1st of November. Join Tamas and see how the
Vikings dressed and how heavy their weapons and clothes really were! Family First
Saturdays coincide every month with a special Family tour at 2.30pm. More details.