The spookiest time of year is approaching, and Dublin city is packed full of spooktacular events to get you in the Halloween spirit. Whether it’s the kids you are entertaining or a spooky activity to do with your friends, there is plenty to keep you busy throughout your visit. Whether you’re on the search for the roundest pumpkin or you’re itching for the fright of your life, below are our top picks of things to do in Dublin for a Fang-tastic Halloween.
Stella Cinema Rathmines offers an utterly unique cinema experience, with large couches and cocktails to your seat. This time of year Stella Cinema opts for horrors and spooky films as opposed to their usual blockbusters, so if you’re a lover of a scary film, head down to for a variety of films- from movies like Carrie to keep you up at night to Halloween themed films for children and classics like Hocus Pocus, there is something for everyone!
For a wholesome Halloween activity that won’t give you nightmares, a pumpkin patch is the perfect way to spend an autumn day. Pumpkin world is bursting with Halloween spirit and plump pumpkins perfect for carving! pick your pumpkin from their patch, enjoy a fun day out with the family and create memories to last a lifetime.
Head to Dublin’s National Wax Museum to live out your Cluedo dreams and help uncover a murder mystery (in costumes of course)
If you have the car along for the trip, head to Retro Drive in Movies with a line-up of spooky favourites including Hocus Pocus, Gremlins, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghost Busters and Beetlejuice. With their pay-per-vehicle ticketing system, it’s a family afternoon out that is great value for money.
The Nightmare realm offers one of Dublin’s Scariest Haunted Houses. Drawing on horror films for their, this is absolutely not for the faint of heart and is known to be so gruesome that many bow out before they reach halfway- do you have what it takes?
If you’re after a night out in Dublin, there are a whole host of venues that go above and beyond with their Décor, allowing you to experience Dublin nightlife the spooky way. With pubs like Mary’s, turning into Scary Mary’s for the day that’s in it, spooking up their drinks and everything in between or Lost Lane turning into the upside down from Stranger Things
Celebrating one of Ireland’s most famous authors, and the creator of Dracula, The Bram Stoker Festival takes place over Halloween weekend, with different spooky events to get you in the Halloween mood! You can choose between horror movie screenings, witnessing a light installation of the Aurora Borealis, and much more.
If you’re not a fan of proper horror (join the club), a spooktacular flea market may be more to your likings this Halloween season, The Flea market spooktacular in the Well offers 50 stalls over 2 floors.