Pumpkin party at Dunbrody
Perched near the water at Passage East, Wexford, Dunbrody House makes for an atmospheric seasonal stay. Guests this October will be treated to a free pumpkin-carving class, followed by specially arranged Hallowe’en games. Those less inclined to bob for apples can occupy themselves with a spectacular autumn menu from the renowned Dunbrody kitchen.
Packages from €235 pps
Murder Mystery at the Station House
On Sunday 29 October, the Station House Hotel in Meath will play host to a ‘Hallowe’en Murder Mystery Dinner Party’. Guests can enjoy a three-course dinner with a side of crime and intrigue, while partaking in their own fancy dress competition.
Dinner from €55, overnight from €55 pps
Tankardstown House is said to be haunted by Tiernán O’Rourke, the headless horseman of Bréifne – guests can keep their eyes peeled for his ghost on the grounds this Hallowe’en. They can also indulge in a treasure hunt around the beautiful estate, a visit to the burial chamber in Newgrange and a trip to Tayto Park for the younger ones. They’re dog-friendly too, so maybe your pet can help with the hunt.
Family packages for 2 nights from €540
‘Dead and Breakfast’ at Farmphobia
Farmaphobia in Navan is Ireland’s only dedicated ‘scream park’ with experiences including the ‘House of Dolls’, ‘Field of Screams’, ‘Vamporium’ and ‘Mutation Morgue’. Guests who want to be truly terrified can opt to check into the on-site ‘Dead and Breakfast’, which is almost 100 years old, and said to be haunted by the original occupants.
Tickets from €18