Events for the weekend (21&22 October)


As Halloween is approaching, there are more and more Halloween themed events in Dublin, so be prepared that most of the events on our list for the weekend are somehow related to pumpkins, ghosts and other scary creatures...


Pumpkin Festival at Scalp Wood - 14 - 30 Oct


Tickets are €2,5 per person. Under 2s are free. Get into the Halloween spirit and join us at  Scalp Wood Nurseries for our annual Pumpkin Festival! Children can pick their own pumpkin for a small charge. Whatever the weather you are sure to enjoy yourself. We have a polytunnel complete with lots of activities to keep your little ones busy including blackboards, little tables and chairs with crayons to colour Spookley prints. Outside there is a Spookley maze.


Halloween Pirate Adventure at Rathwood - 20 - 31 Oct


Meet Captain Jack & Penelope Sail, help them find redbeards famous ship & hidden treasure before the evil captain hook. Follow the treasure map to the haunted part of the sea. Look out for evil captain hook along the way. On the way back from the haunted part of the sea, you will get to visit the Pirates Pumpkin Patch. Pick & Carve your Pumpkin. Suitable for younger kids (babies to 8 years of age). We are making it scarier after 4pm for bigger kids. Tickets: €10 / child, €7 / adult


Decorated Pumpkin Competition in the National Botanic Gardens - 21 Oct



Magic and Spooky Halloween Party at Playhouse Cafe - 21 Oct



Witches and Wizards workshop in St Catherine's Park - 21 Oct


Get ready for Halloween by coming along to this fun event and making your very own witches and wizards broom and wand using natural materials found around the park. Before finishing it off with glitter and spray to give it that final touch.


Halloween Spectacular at Wooly Wards Farm - 21 & 22 and 28 - 31 Oct


Scary Mary and her Family have welcomed visitors to the farm every year for the past six years with the event getting bigger and better each year! It is a great day for all the family with lots of activities including Pumpkin Carving, Halloween Show, House of Horrors, Creepy Creatures and lots more! 


Hansel and Gretel in the Lambert Puppet Theatre -  22 Oct



Sunday Sketching (How far is the Horizon?) at Hugh Lane Gallery - 22 Oct


During these free sketching workshops for families we invite you to explore and respond together to our collection and temporary exhibitions through discussion and drawing. Bring your own sketchbook along or avail of the drawing materials provided. No booking required, although numbers may be limited. Suited for ages 6+.


Hands-on History Drop-in Activity in Collins Barracks - 22 Oct


A chance to explore some of the artefacts from the Museum’s collection of objects for handling with Museum educators - a fascinating drop-in handling session for all ages. 


Halloween Games in Harold's Cross Park and Lucan Demesne - 22 Oct


Come and along and learn how to turn ordinary leaves to turn into scary ghosts, perfect for decorating your house with in time for Halloween then enjoy some outdoor Halloween games like bobbing for apples.


Halloween Festival in the National Botanic Gardens - 22 Oct



Bridgefoot street Pop-up Garden in Moore street - 22 Oct



Blues and Twos Vintage Show in Corkagh Park - 22 Oct


Vintage run and display of fire engines and other emergency vehicles in aid of the Burns Unit, Our Ladys Children's Hospital, Crumlin. There is no entry fee but a voluntary donation towards event insurance costs of no more than €10 would be appreciated. All vehicles must have current insurance displayed or documents carried. Drivers must have the correct current license applicable to their vehicle. A road run is proposed subject to permission from An Garda Siochana. This is not compulsory. All exhibits to be on site by 10.30 at the latest. Safety is our primary concern. Please obey stewards at all times. All vehicles reversing must be marshalled by a competent adult.


The Baby Market in Carlton Hotel, Dublin - 22 Oct



Have Fun!