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Parenting: Halloween Family Fun

There are a broad selection of action packed, spooky family events running in and around Limerick for Halloween 2017. Costumes at the ready!

Halloween at Bunratty
Bunratty Castle will hold an afternoon of Halloween fun on Monday 30th October between 12pm and 5pm. There will be a dress up party, face painting, magic, spooky characters, traditional Halloween games and lots of activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets can be purchased online or on the day.

Halloween Autism Camp
A group of parents in Limerick have set up a Halloween Autism Camp for children on the ASD spectrum. This fantastic initiative will take place between 31st October and 2nd November from 11am to 2pm in The Factory Youthspace at the Galvone Industrial Estate. Activities include music therapy, sport, sensory games, arts and crafts and much more. The cost is €25 per family.
Early booking is required as spaces are limited. Further information and any queries can be sent to [email protected] The Halloween Autism Camp are also currently recruiting garda vetted volunteers to help out with the camp. If you are interested in volunteering and gaining experience working with children with autism, the aforementioned email address can be contacted.

Halloween at Craggaunowen
On Saturday 28th October between 4pm and 9pm Halloween will come to Craggaunowen, just outside Quin. There will be a Halloween party, face painting, a Thriller dance performance, witches, zombies, talking heads, Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, ghosts and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Booking online is advised to avoid disappointment.

Halloween for Toddlers
Many of the parent and toddler groups around Limerick City will hold a Halloween party suitable for babies, toddlers and small children. Cuidiu, which meets in the Elevate Community Church on the South Circular will organise a Halloween party, details will be available on the Cuidui Limerick Facebook page shortly. The parent and toddler group which meets at St. Michaels Church in Pery Square will also hold a Halloween party this year. More information will be soon available on their Facebook page Parkandplaygroup.

Halloween at the Hunt Museum
The Hunt Museum will also be running a Halloween workshop for children between the ages of 8-12. This will take place on Tuesday 31st October between 12pm and 3pm. Here there will be a kid’s costume party, face painting, arts and crafts as well as some spooky surprises. The cost is €25 per child. Contact the Hunt Museum directly to book tickets.

Halloween at Home
Sometimes it is just as fun to invite a few friends over and celebrate Halloween from the comfort of your own home. Some Halloween activities can include:

•Painting or decorating pumpkins
•Making slime using PVA glue, starch, water and food colouring
•A spooky guess what is in the box game
•Halloween baking
•Traditional apple bobbing!

Happy Halloween!

Article by: Jane O’ Halloran

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