I really love this time of year and going by what is on in the next few weeks there really is something for the smallies and oldies alike. I was shocked at all the events that are on in Cork over this period of time and no doubt “I don’t know the half of it”. I am hoping to do other posts on what is on in some other counties especially my beloved Kerry in the coming days. This is my first blog so I hope you can bear with me while I improve my knowledge of blogging. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you find it helpful.
Blackrock Castle Observatory – Spooky Space Camp
Sunday, 29th and Monday, 30th October from 12.00 to 13.30. Suitable for 5 – 7 year olds. €10 per child and no charge for one adult. Previous years activities include making monster moons, monster volcanoes, lava lamps as well as space alien slime and a mentos rocket. For more details http://www.bco.ie/events/jsc/
Address: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Blackrock, Cork
Telephone number: 021 4326120
Cork City Gaol – Happy Halloween
Monday, 30th October to Friday, 3rd November from 10.00 to 16.00. €5 per child and €8 per adult. Activities include storytelling, face painting, balloon making and black cat treasure hunt. For more details www.corkcitygaol.com/halloween-2017/
Address: Convent Avenue, Sundays Well, Cork
Telephone number: 021 4305022
Dragon of Shandon
Tuesday, 31st October from 19.00 this is a free event. For more details www.dragonofshandon.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 14th and 21st October from 14.00 to 17.00 free workshop for families
Address – Lido, 71 Watercourse Road, Blackpool, Cork
Telephone number: 021 4553747
The Everyman (Theatre)
The Addams Family – Tuesday, 24th to Thursday, 26th October at 19.00. €22.00 per each child/adult. This is a spooky musical for all the family. For more details www.everymancork.com/2017/10/the-addams-family/
Alice in Wonderland http://www.everyman.comd – Tuesday, 31st October to Friday, 3rd November at 20.00. €24.00 per each child/adult. Show lasts 70 minutes with no interval. For more details www.everymancork.com/2017/10/alice-in-wonderland/
The Mystery Gang – Sunday, 5th November at 13.00 and 18.00. €20 per child/adult. For more details www.everymancork.com/2017/11/the-mystery-gang/
Check website www.everymancork.com to check if these are age appropriate for you child or call the Everyman to check the advised age group of kids who will view these shows
Address: 15 McCurtain Street, Cork
Telephone number: 021 4501673
Friday, 26th and Saturday, 27th October between 17.00 to 21.30. €10 per each child/adult. €35.00 for two children and two adults. Suitable for 7 years and older. Fright walk and don’t forget your torch.
Address: Fota House and Arboretum and Gardens, Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork
Telephone number: 021 4815543
Fota Wildlife Park
Wednesday, 1st to Friday, 3rd November between 10.00 and 15.00 for Halloween Camp. €28 per day or €75 for three days (10% discount applies to both members or to three or more participants). Suitable for 5 – 12 year olds. Each of the three days offers participants a variety of fun nature based activities delivered by experienced professional facilitators in a unique environment! From exploring woodlands to learning about Fota’s animal family – every day will be an adventure! Prepare to be spooked!
Other activities during mid-term include:
Saturday, 28th October to Sunday, 5th November from 11.00 – 14.00 face painting and from 15.00 to 17.00 every day except for 30th which has face painting from 11.00 to 17.00 their activities team will be in the entertainment marquee daily (now based in the Asian Sanctuary).
We will have Arts & Crafts from 11 – 2 pm and Face Painting from 3 – 5 pm every day, except for Monday 30th the activities team will be face painting to help all the little vampires, ghouls and werewolves are ready for their trick or treating!!
(Remember this is all free and included in your entrance to the park. More details on additional activities to be announced shortly.)
Location: Fota Wildlife Park Education Centre
Email: email@example.com for further details
Telephone number: 021 4812678
Happy Halloween Experience
Friday, 20th to Sunday, 22nd and Wednesday, 25th to Tuesday, 31st October from 12.00 to 18.00. €5 per child and adults are free. Cost of photo €12 for the first photo €6 for each subsequent one. Brought through a couple of Halloween scenes by a trainee witch. No need to book.
Address: Dunness Stores, Patrick Street, Cork
Leahy’s Farm – Boo Experience
Saturday, 21st to Sunday, 22nd and from Saturday, 28th October to the Wednesday, 1st November from 11.20 to 11.40 and sessions every twenty minutes thereafter until last session starts at 16.30. Entrance €14.00 each which includes entrance to farm. If you have annual membership this does not cover entrance to the boo experience. Opening times for October and November 11.00 until 17.00. Activities include haunted hay rides, witches forest, scary stories with some fun Halloween games. For more details www.leahysopenfarm.ie
Address: Dungourney, Midleton, Co Cork
Telephone number: 083 8488142
Lord Ghoulsley’s Manor
Bibbity Bobbity Boo – Saturday, 21st, Saturday, 28th to Tuesday, 31st October from 14.00 to 17.00 for 5 – 10 year olds. €15 each per child/adult. Activities involve bringing a story to life. Light hearted in nature.
Grymm Tales – Saturday 21st, Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st October times varies from 4 pm for 9 years old and older. €15 each per child/adult. Activities involve meeting of slightly odd characters and creatures from the realm of old fairy tales and fables. For bookings
Address: Cuskinny Court, Cobh, Co Cork
Telephone number: 021 2428868
Rumley’s open farm
Halloween Disco – Monday 30th, October from 14.30 to 17.30. Facepainting, DJ, spot prizes and loads more. €9 per person. For more details www.rumleysfarm.ie
Address: Liberty Hill, Waterfall, Co Cork
Telephone number: 021 4885122
Spooky Halloween Kids Tea Party in aid of Bumbleance at the Cork International Hotel
Tuesday, 31st October, from 13.00 to 16.00. Kids entertainment, spot prizes, Halloween fancy dress, music and Halloween games. €17.50 per ticket. Every child will receive a Bumbleance t shirt on the day. Complimentary Tea, Coffee and snacks for adults. Book tickets via www.bumbleance.com or telephone 083 0044444
Trabolgan Holiday Village
Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November and park opens from 9.00 to 18.00 for day visitors. There is a livingsocial deal on at the moment for entrance at €5. Activities for Halloween include the dare to scare walk. Great deals for Halloween. For more details www.trabolgan.com
Address: Trabolgan Holiday Village, Whitegate, Midleton, Co Cork
Telephone number: 021 4661551
Planning on a stay in a hotel in Cork
There are many hotels which are putting on Halloween packages which include on site Halloween activities.
Midleton Park Hotel – check website for more details – www.midletonpark.com
Address: Midleton Park Hotel, Old Cork Road, Midleton, Co Cork
Telelphone number: 021 4635100
Ideas for adults only
For the month of October while not enjoy a meal in the Panorma Bistro & Terrace followed by a horror film. If it is a nice evening it is just beautiful enjoying a drinking overlooking the night lights of Cork City.
2 course meal only €24.95 per person. 3 course meal only €29.95 per person. www.themontenottehotel.com/cameo-cinema/horror-the-cameo-cinema.htm
For bookings call 021 4530050 (strongly advised)
Address: The Montenotte Hotel, Montenotte, Cork City
Scary movies at the cinema
“It”– based on the famous Stephen King book. I have not seen this current version but saw the original as a child and I still can’t look at a clown. I say not for the faint hearted. Now at your local cinema.
Monday, 16th October at 19.30 at Cork’s Mahon Point cinema relive your childhood memories of watching “The Addams Family”.
Tuesday, 31st October at 19.30 at Cork’s Mahon Point cinema rewatch the cult following “The Shining”. Ticket prices are €8.00 but you can register with them online to get 10% off.
For more details www.omniplex.ie
Cork Arts Theatre – The Comedy Improvised Halloween Murder Mystery
Dragon of Shandon
Free drama classes for adults only every Tuesday from 19.00 to 21.00 which started on the 19th September, 2017 and no experience necessary. For more details www.dragonofshandon.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workspace open for volunteers Monday to Friday 14.00 to 18.00
Address: Lido, 71 Watercourse Road, Blackpool, Cork
Telephone number: 021 4553747
Cork’s Nightmare Realm
Opening from Friday, 6th October to the 4th November 2017, 2017 from 19.00 to 21.30. €24.00 fast pass (skip the queue), €19.00 adult and €16.00 (valid student ID required). This is for teenagers and adults only. This is not for the faint hearted. For more details www.thenightmarerealm.ie register online to be added to a competition for free ticket or email email@example.com
Address: Kennedy Quay, Cork City
Telephone number: 021 2339043
Triskel Arts Theatre
Halloween – Twisted Celluloid – 1978 starring Jamie Lee Curtis on Tuesday, 31st October, at 18.30 or 20.45. €9.30 full price or €7.00 for annual membership. For more details on membership or to book a ticket http://www.triskelartscentre.ie
Address: Triskel Arts Theatre, Tobin Street, Cork City
Telephone number: 021 4272022
Spike Island after dark
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Saturday, 28th October and Saturday, 4th November from 18.00 to 21.00. €18.99 per adult. Walk an abdandoned prison, sit in a solitary cell, experience a place of punishment once called “Ireland’s Hell” Ferry leaves from Kennedy Pier, Cobh, Co Cork
For more details www.spikeislandcork.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Spike Island Cork Harbour
Telephone number: 085 8518818