Midterm: 3 seriously cool (and creepy) things to do in Dublin this Halloween week
Heading to the capital this Halloween week?
Lucky you. Because it's midterm, Dublin is fit to burst with fun activities the whole family will enjoy – and we have picked blogger Dublin City Mum's brain about the absolute coolest, funnest events to bring the kids to this Halloween season.
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We are definitively planning on checking these out:
1. Fang-Tastic lab experiments at Cool Planet Experience
Kids can explore the spookier side of science this mid-term by stepping into Cool Planet's spooktacular lab of oozing potions, glowing slime and fang-tastic explosions. Little monsters between the ages 6 and 12 can get creepily creative throughchemistry to discover just how a 1oC change can unleash mind-boggling chain reactions to make their jaws drop. Spooky fancy dress costumes are encouraged, but optional.
The 90-minute Spooktacular labs run from Saturday 26th October through to Thursday 31 October, and are priced at a not-so-scary €20 per child. Parents are advised to pre-book here to avoid a fright.
2. Devilishly good fun at Butlers Chocolates Experience
Families looking for a fun-filled mid-term experience will find it all at the Butlers Chocolate Experience in north County Dublin! Find out what really goes on behind the doors of a real working chocolate factory and discover lots of spooktacular facts along the way.
With a few tricks and even more treats you will be able to see the fascinating process of how delicious Butlers ingredients are transformed into boxes of luxury chocolates and bars, fudge, toffee and hot chocolate.
There are plenty of devilishly delightful treats to savour throughout the tour, which includes a movie on the origins of chocolate and the history of Butlers Chocolates with a few frightful surprises along the way. The interactive chocolate museum has optional worksheets and games for children of all ages, and a gallery walk-through of the chocolate factory gives a bird’s eye view of the chocolatiers who have mastered the delicate craft of chocolate artistry.
All goblins and witches will enjoy an up-close chocolate demonstration, learning the interesting techniques of how individual chocolates are made. Everyone can then unleash their own chocolate creativity by decorating a chocolate pumpkin with lashings of liquid chocolate and chocolate flakes. Afterwards, the chocolate masterpiece is finished with a ribbon and packed into a gift bag to bring home as a spooky souvenir.
3. Halloween at Dublinia
Dismal, dark, sickly and supernatural things are happening in Dublin 8. Deilg Inis theatre group presents its annual performance, recounting the supernatural and ghostly happenings around medieval Dublin. Running 11am-1pm and 2pm-3.30pm every day from Saturday 27th of October to Monday the 29th. For more information, check out the Dublinia website.