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A Spook-Tacular Family Getaway

Killashee is ideally located just 30kms from Dublin City Centre, 2kms outside Naas Town, & only 40mins from Dublin Airport. Due to its central location, Killashee is the perfect destination for your family this Halloween midterm break with plenty to get up to on our magical grounds and locally with a number of incredible attractions.

DAY 1

Morning

The day has finally arrived, the family getaway you've been waiting for. Begin your spook-tacular escape to Ireland’s Ancient East early as there is so much to see and do. Kildare is a hub of family-friendly attractions waiting for you to explore. Why not make a stop on your way to the hotel to really make every minute count? 

Here is a choice of options for day 1:

Option 1: Lullymore Halloween Happenings:

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It’s BACK ……Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park hosts its now infamous “Halloween Happenings” for SEVEN spooky days Saturday 27th October to Friday 2nd of November 2018 10am to 6pm Daily (4.30pm Last Admission)

Lots of ghastly ghouls and terrifying treats in store at Lullymore including Haunted Holograms with our weird but wonderful Witches, Terror Train Trips (be prepared for Zombie Attacks!!), Terror Treasure Hunts and freaky fun in the devilish den of play—the Funky Forest.

Prepare for the Fright of your Life. Come in fancy dress (optional) – Prizes for best Fancy Dress costumes in the Indoor Centre from 2pm every day! (Halloween prizes start at 2pm). One Terror Train Trip per family included in admission.

Location: Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co Kildare.

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Option 2: Clonfert Pet Farm Halloween Festival 

Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st of October 2021

Join Clonfert Pet Farm for their spooky Halloween Festival if you dare! There is lots of Halloween activities from the pumpkin patch for the kiddies, arts & crafts, kids carnival, kids disco and last but not least the Haunted House if you are brave enough to visit! Prepare for a day of scares and laughs and of course some cute animals around the farm too!

Location: Clonfert Pet Farm, Clonfert, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 PY05

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Afternoon

After spending the day exploring, it's time for a seamless check-in at the beautiful warm Killashee Hotel. Our friendly receptions will be excited to welcome you to your beautiful home for the next few days. Make sure you pick up your Killashee Children's goodie bags on check-in (including Bug Hunt Kit, Nature Activity Book, Colours, your Killashee Passport & Butterfly Treasure Trail Map). A spooky children’s treat also awaits the kids in your bedroom.

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Evening

It’s time to explore the magical grounds! What makes Killashee special for families is there is so much to do on-site to keep the kids entertained. Put on the hats and scarfs and explore our Fairy Forest & outdoor playground, use your bug hunt kits when exploring our John Magory wildlife nature trail, take a dip in our swimming pool (yes there are family changing rooms), enjoy a wide selection of board games in the Gallery. There’s so much to see and do!

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Night

Retreat to your warm spacious room and take some time to relax (there’s Netflix access for the kids), before getting ready to put on your favourite outfit and heading down to the Bistro for a delicious wholesome meal. There is plenty to choose from on the children’s menu, enough to keep everyone happy! And don’t forget Ice Cream for dessert! We definitely recommend booking in advance.

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DAY 2

Morning

An adventurous day starts with a filling breakfast! There is so much to choose from with a selection of cold and hot items from the buffet. Treat the kids to delicious fluffy pancakes and don’t forget to add the toppings! Once everyone has eaten all they can, it’s time to jump in the car and visit some local attractions! 

Option 1: Halloween Art Camp with Florence & Milly

Monday 25th October to Friday 29th of October 2021 10am – 1pm

Join Clonfert Pet Farm for their spooky Halloween Festival if you dare! There is lots of Halloween activities from the pumpkin patch for the kiddies, arts & crafts, kids carnival, kids disco and last but not least the Haunted House if you are brave enough to visit! Prepare for a day of scares and laughs and of course some cute animals around the farm too!

Location: Florence & Milly Unit 4 Station House, The Waterways, Sallins, Co. Kildare W91TK4V

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Option 2: Halloween Spooktacular at the Irish National Stud

Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st of October 202110am – 1pm

The Irish National Stud & Gardens will be hosting a “Halloween Spooktacular” event from Saturday 29th to Monday 31st October. There will be plenty of fun activities including a pumpkin treasure hunt, craft workshops, storytelling, pony rides and face-painting. 

The activities are scheduled as follows:

Pony rides and face-painting from 11:00am-12:30pm & 2:00pm-3:30pm

Craft workshops & storytelling from 11:00am-12:30pm, 2:00pm-3:30pm & 3:30pm-4:30pm

Visitors can also enjoy our regular attractions including the very beautiful Japanese Gardens and the serene St. Fiachra’s Garden. The six ‘Living Legends’: Beef Or Salmon, Hardy Eustace, Hurricane Fly, Kicking King, Moscow Flyer and Rite Of Passage, can be seen in their paddock every day enjoying their retirement from racing. Our newly refurbished restaurant offers delicious homemade baked goods and wholesome lunches.

Location: Irish National Stud & Gardens, Tully, Kildare, Co. Kildare R51 KX25

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Option 3: Boo for Barretstown

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Nestled near the edge of the Blessington lakes, the beautiful demesne of Russborough House will, on Sunday 23rd of October 2023, be transformed into a place of Halloween fun for all the family, and all to help raise vital funds for local Kildare children’s charity, Barretstown.

Sign up to take part in our seriously spooky walk; with proceeds from ticket sales supporting Barretstown. Our spooky woodland characters will guide you along the 2.4km looped outdoor walking trail, through the atmospheric Russborough woodland, on your quest to spot as many spooky creatures along your way. Have a fun few hours, in your best fancy-dress and in doing so, help raise vital funds for Barretstown!

Choose between 3 start times during the course of the day - 10am, 12pm & 2pm.

Included in your admission ticket, is entry into our amazing spooktacular raffle; with more tickets available on the day! The treat-filled Russborough Café will be open and hot drinks and yummy food available! Dress up in your best fancy-dress and come join us for a fun day for all the family!

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Evening

After a long day of exploring the beauty of Kildare, it can sometimes be nice to just enjoy the luxury of your hotel room and not want to move! All of our dining options are available through room service so why not get into some comfy clothes, put on a Netflix family movie and enjoy your dinner. Let the kids enjoy the movie while you enjoy a beautiful bottle of wine. 

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Day 3: 

With check out not until 12, you still have time to enjoy your morning. Grab a healthy breakfast and take a blissful morning stroll around with the kids to make sure they are tired for the journey home! Grab a coffee from the coffee dock and enjoy an effortless check out before hitting the road. We really hope you enjoyed your time with us and we cannot wait to welcome you back!

 

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