Halloween in Waterford

Haloween in Waterford

Visit Waterford – Halloween entertainment and Midterm break deals for your little horrors!

Halloween in Waterford can be great fun and if you are looking for a great weekend then we have you covered.  Not only are there lots of events for the whole family but there is so much to see and do.  We will be posting more events as the pop up.  So if you are looking to get away and to have some fun, then why not come Visit Waterford and spend Halloween in Waterford.

Take a spooky walk in the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore as they host their Winter Frights…Ghostly Woodland Walk from October 15th – November 16th. As part of this year’s experience, an art installation by Sean Corcoran of Art Hand will provide additional interest as the natural cotton thread will form many of the webs.

This is a daytime event starting from 11 am –  4.30 pm.  Tickets and accessibility information are available online and walk-ins are also welcome. Adults €6 and Children €3


Are you up for a challenge? Then Lismore Heritage Centre in County Waterford should be right up your street this Halloween. Have you got what it takes to conquer the ‘I Rest My Case’ escape room?

Set in Lismore Courthouse in 1908, your team has been convicted of the murder of a little girl named Julia O’Donoghue and you are awaiting punishment, with one hour to prove your innocence and to escape before you are beheaded. The only person that has the answers you need is Julia herself. Are you brave enough?

For bookings and information on prices, call 058 53795 or visit Lismore Heritage Centre online at www.discoverlismore.com.  All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

A beautiful heritage narrow-gauge railway that runs along 10 kilometres of the abandoned Waterford Dungarvan line, The Waterford Suir Valley Railway will be operating the Spooky Express this year during the Midterm break week between October 29 – November 6th.

Book a compartment for your family to enjoy a forty-minute trip, boarding at Kilmeaden Station and travelling through the countryside and along the banks of the River Suir as far as Carriganore. Watch out for the spooky scenes at Kilmeaden Station and along the route.

The Spooky Express will operate between 11 am – 3 pm and will be departing on the hour.
Pre-booking is required, visit www.wsvrailway.ie/event/october-mid-term/

Adult €10.00, Children €5.00, Senior/Student €9.00 and children under 3 years are Free. Family Tickets also available

One of the South East’s premier Halloween attractions created by the award winning spectacle specialists Waterford Spraoi. This Samhain celebration staged at Carriganore Wood on the Waterford Greenway, adjacent to SETU Arena has something for everyone this Halloween. Encounter creatures of the night, sound, light, live performances and stunning installations on October 28th, 29th, 30th. Evening shows run on the half-hour from 6.00 p.m. Daylight matinee shows run on the half-hour from 2.00 p.m on Saturday, October 29th. Online tickets now on sale. Single ticket €5, Family Ticket for five €20 (A small transaction fee will apply).

For further information and booking details see: www.spraoi.com

The Haven Hotel in Dunmore East has a great lineup of entertainment this October Bank Holiday. King Kong Company will take centre stage on Saturday, 29th October, with Mad Ferret taking to the stage on Sunday, 30th October. At the end of the holiday week, they will also have a real treat for Guns ’n’ Roses and Black Sabbath fans with Abuse Your Illusion and Craic Sabbath on Friday 4th November. All gigs offer free buses back to Waterford City afterwards.

For bookings and more information see www.thehavenhotel.com/events

Midterm break deals

Looking for a Midterm family getaway? The Majestic Hotel in Tramore is offering a special package that includes: 3 nights in a  family room including full breakfast, one evening meal for the family at the hotel lounge, two drink vouchers for adults and a discount for the nearby Splash World!  All of the above for €635, offer is available from October 21 – 31st based on two adults, and two children sharing. For booking see www.majestic-hotel.ie.

Overlooking the River Suir, Dooley’s is centrally located in Waterford City to explore the Viking Triangle, Theatre Royal, Waterford Crystal and retail offerings nearby. If you’re interested in a trip to the Déise, you can avail of their Family Mid Week October special for two adults and two children (under 12) with packages for two nights of bed and breakfast from €295 or three nights from €360  (Sunday- Thursday inclusive T&C apply) for bookings see www.dooleys-hotel.ie.

The perfect escape with the family this Halloween, The Fitzwilton Hotel in Waterford is offering a special two-night getaway for the midterm break which includes two nights of accommodation including full Irish breakfast, a two-course dinner for adults on one evening,  along with a two-course dinner for the two adults and two children for the second evening! For further details visit www.fitzwiltonhotel.ie.

Halloween in Waterford is not to be missed.