Experience the fear factor in Dublin this Halloween

The Nightmare realm Credit: Instagram

The Nightmare realm Credit: Instagram

With Halloween only around the corner it’s time to start planning to make the most of the weekend. Dublin city offers a wide variety of spooky activities for all age groups; from family oriented events, to terrifying haunted houses for adults.

For families with young kids, Dublin Zoo is hosting Spooktacular Boo on the 31st of October from 12pm-2pm. Here, parents and children can take part in creepy arts and crafts, spine-chilling grave keeper talks and spooky face painting.

‘Creepy Cures and Ridiculous Remedies’ is taking place in the Liberties very own Dublinia, from Saturday 24th October, to Monday 31st October from 12pm. Staged by Deilg Inis living history theatre company, ‘Creepy Cures and Ridiculous Remedies’ will revive Medieval life and death. The show features stories from Thomas O’Brien, the Bloody Barber Surgeon, about life, death and disease in Medieval Dublin. This is a family friendly event.

The National Wax Museum has got a makeover for its Halloween event this year. From the 24th of October to the 1st of November, adults can be terrified by the “chambers of horror” and younger children can take part in party games, face painting and a hunt for the scary wolf man. The events take place from 10am to 7pm each day with ticket pricing as follows: Adult: €12, Children €8, Family €35.00 (2 Adults + 2 children under 12), Student / Teenager €10 and Senior €10.

For people aged 13 and over, The Nightmare Realm will be at the Ring Hall in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Taking place from September 29th till November 5th, The Nightmare Realm is known as Ireland’s most terrifying Halloween Scare House. Described as, “an extreme walk through horror event preying on your deepest fears and nightmares and twisting them into a deadly reality”, this event is not for the lighthearted. Ticket prices range from €17 for students to €25 for adults.

If you’re willing to travel outside of Dublin for a scare this Halloween, Farmaphobia opens on the 14th of October and features a Field of Screams, Mutation Morgue and Scarecus to ensure that this year will be even better and scarier than last. Farmaphobia is held at Causey Farm, north of Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland. For access to all 5 haunting areas, prices range from €29 off-peak and €32 peak.

By Cara Croke

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