Looking to entertain the kids with some fun and unique activities in the area this mid-term break? At Visit Carlingford we understand the difficulty in keeping the little ones occupied when off school. That is why we put together some great ideas to help you out.
Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant Halloween Fireworks Display
We all love a fireworks display, this is a great way for the entire family to see the beautiful fireworks display in a safe and controlled environment. This is a new event for Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant and we a thrilled about it. It will be on the 30th October at 6pm.
Visit Carlingford Pumpkin Carving Competition
This is a great way to get the kids using their imaginations, simply get them to carve a pumpkin. Drop it into the Visit Carlingford office on the Lough, on Friday 26th October. Voting will be open to the public over the weekend and a winner will be announced on Halloween itself. Winners will be presented with their fantastic prize in the spook-tacular office on Wednesday 31st October. For kids ages 4-15 years old.
Newcastle Hallowtides parade and Fireworks display
Looking for an amazing day out, catch the Carlingford Lough Ferry across the waters and travel up to Newcastle for the Hallowtides parade and fireworks display. The parade at 7pm and fireworks at 8pm.
Pumpkin Picking at O’Neills Flowers
Get the kids out in the fresh air and show them a little bit of nature. O’ Neills Flowers in Willville, Carlingford are hosting a great event where you can pick your very own grown pumpkin. See where and how pumpkins grow. O Neill’s have close to 1,000 pumpkins this year, so there is plenty to choose from.
Halloween Camp at Kilbroney Forest Park
Get the kids into the outdoors for some adventure and exploring through mountain biking, learning different skills both on and off the bike as we mix it up with the following activities Team games, Zip lining, Archery, Mountain biking and more. Best of all, not even a computer in sight! There is cost but it is worth it for a great day. Places on the camps always fill up fast and they are a great way to have the kids meet new friends, develop social skills, learn new practical skills and try new activities. Modern society lends itself towards a sedentary lifestyle and actively encouraging kids to explore the outdoors is vital to their holistic health and well being
The Festival of Horrors – Scare Experience
This is for the slightly braver, even teenagers…
The Festival of Horrors invites you to join the Order of The Father at Bellurgan Park this Halloween.
The Order of the Father have set up a commune at Bellurgan Park house for new members to join them on their spiritual journey. The Order under the leadership of ‘The Father’ denies the accusations of being a “cult,” allegations against them include ritual killings, self mutilation, brutal punishments, human sacrifices and ceremonies that are said to summon demons from the depths of hell itself.
The Festival of Horrors is at Bellurgan house from October 19th – 21st and October 26th – 30th.
Make sure to get tickets for this event.
This is for big kids, it is a great way to get teens away from their phones. This does require a level of fitness so check in with the organisers to ensure you are suitable to go. On Saturday 3rd November take on the challenge of the Slieve Foye the path is rocky and steep hillsides, it is graded hard. There is also a cost incurred and can include transport from Dublin. Starting in Carlingford make your way uphill through the streets to reach the open hillside and head up the saddle of Barnavave, before making the steep ascent to the summit of Slieve Foye (588m), the highest point in Co. Louth. Then follow the rocky crest of the mountain as it rises and falls over subsidiary tops to Eagles Rock, then on to Raven’s Rock and Foxes Rock. From there head east, traversing the mountain before dropping gradually to join the Tain Way path back into Carlingford. There should be time for some refreshments or an exploration of the village and small harbour before heading home.
If this is a little challenging for you then pop into the Visit Carlingford office and we will be sure to talk you through the best hikes and walks.
Still want more…
If you complete all these events and still want some more activities, then contact us and we can arrange anything from Laughter Yoga, Paint-balling, Go-Karting, Zip-lining, a Scavenger Hunt, a Dance Classes and much more!