The Best Halloween Breaks in Wexford

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#FallInLoveWithWexford this Halloween

 

Looking to make memorable moments this Halloween?

We’ve the perfect Halloween breaks to make #WexfordMemories this spooky season!

 

Thankfully we’ve all shaken off the demons of 2020, and can now plan ahead for an eventful, seasonal stay in the sunny south-east this Autumn. With plenty to do in Wexford you’ll be sure to enjoy your break and make some unforgettable #WexfordMemories.

 

Our #TravelTuesday Tip: To ensure you get to make the best #WexfordMemories this Halloween season, we’d advise you take a look at our ‘What’s On’ section where we cover all events happening in Wexford this Autumn and Halloween season. Plan your trip with little ones well to ensure you make the most of Wexford. Inspire your trip with family here.

 

This year we welcomed our Visit Wexford Family Competition 2021 winners to Wexford to stay. Arel Kavanagh and her lovely family spent 4 nights in County Wexford between two fabulous hotels and many superb family attractions that allowed Arel, her partner and her little ones to make new #WexfordMemores. In this #TravelTuesday, we coverage what Arel had to say about their stay and also include some fantastic Halloween packages on offer in and around County Wexford.

 

Visit Wexford Family Competition Winner’s Stay

 

Day 1 & 2

Maldron Hotel 

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Arel and her family stayed in the Maldron Hotel Wexford for 2 Nights B&B

Arel says: The Maldron Hotel Wexford provided our family with a double room which had plenty of space and a huge balcony. There were gorgeous Anyah products like hand wash and shampoo on display which I was very impressed with. The shower also had a moveable shower head along with the fixed shower head which is extremely useful when bathing our kids. Our room was on the 4th floor but we never had to wait for a lift which is a big plus. The pool was warm and sectioned off to allow for families/groups to socially distance themselves. Attentive staff who were eager to please made our stay a very pleasant one. 

 

 

Family 2 Night Halloween Package (From €232.50 per night)

This package includes:

  • Breakfast each morning 
  • Family dinner on a night of choice
  • A treat for each child on arrival
  • Family pass to a local attraction 
  • To receive a 10% discount for each night sign up to Make it Maldron.

 

Family 3 Night Halloween Package (From €218 per night)

This package includes:

  • Breakfast each morning 
  • Family dinner on a night of choice
  • A treat for each child on arrival
  • Family pass to a local attraction 
  • To receive a 10% discount for each night sign up to Make it Maldron

 

While staying in the Maldron Arel and her family enjoyed both Johnstown and Leisure Max:

 

Johnstown Castle Estate and Gardens

This was our favourite part of our trip to Wexford. We were lucky enough to have great weather on our side during the trip and so we had a picnic on the grass by the stunning Johnstown Castle. Pretty peacocks walked around the grounds and you can hear them call occasionally. The lower lake walk was amazing with lots of wildlife to be seen. There is a large playground which was a big hit with the kids and had lots of seating for the adults. Johnstown Castle Estate is absolutely beautiful and we will definitely be returning in the future. 

 

 

LeisureMax

My son had never been bowling before and LeisureMax did not disappoint. There was a great atmosphere and staff were very friendly and meticulous with sanitising the bowling balls, chairs, arcade games, etc. LeisureMax is a well-organised and well-run premise. The pizzas and chips we got were tasty and arrived right on time as we finished off our game.

 

Day 3 & 4

Brandon House Hotel

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Arel and her family stayed in the Brandon House Hotel for another 2 Nights B&B 

Arel says: The Brandon House Hotel is in a gorgeous secluded location. There’s seating outside where we enjoyed food and drinks in the sun. There’s also a lovely walking trail with fairy doors opposite the entrance to the hotel which the kids loved. The interior decor in the reception and in the bar and restaurant is very tastefully done. We didn’t get a chance to visit the Solas Croí Spa but it looked beautiful. Food was of a high standard and staff couldn’t do enough for us. 

 

 

Halloween Midterm Madness 3 Nights B&B with Movie Night & Activity Pass (From €288 total stay)

This package includes:

  • Full Irish breakfast
  • Movie night in the hotel with popcorn included for the kids (pre-booking essential) age 5 and older.
  • Activity Pass with Leisure Max in Wexford Town. (Pass includes 1 hour & 15 minutes in soft play and a round on the Go Carts for 2 adults & up to 3 children. Slot must be booked with Leisure Max 24 hours in advance)
  • Complimentary access to the Leisure Centre (pre-booking essential)
  • Discounts available in various different local attractions
  • Complimentary Car Park
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

Halloween Midterm Madness 2 Nights B&B with Movie Night & Activity Pass (From €210 total stay)

This package includes:

  • Full Irish breakfast
  • Movie night in the hotel with popcorn included for the kids (pre-booking essential) age 5 and older.
  • Activity Pass with Leisure Max in Wexford Town. (Pass includes 1 hour & 15 minutes in soft play and a round on the Go Carts for 2 adults & up to 3 children. Slot must be booked with Leisure Max 24 hours in advance)
  • Complimentary access to the Leisure Centre (pre-booking essential)
  • Discounts available in various different local attractions
  • Complimentary Car Park
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

While staying in the Maldron Arel and her family enjoyed a trip to Hook Lighthouse:

 

Hook Lighthouse 

We visited Hook Lighthouse towards the end of our trip and it was very interesting. The tour guide was so friendly, very knowledgeable and passionate about their job which is lovely to see. There’s a wooden ship for kids to play on which is a great idea and very popular. We enjoyed food from the café which you order at the brightly coloured trailer and there’s plenty of picnic tables for everyone.

 

 

Arel’s farewell to Wexford:

My family and I really enjoyed our holiday in Wexford and have a lot of new recommendations for friends and family. We also visited Secret Valley Wildlife Park and Dunbrody Abbey on our trip. Thank you!

 

 

Other stays across County Wexford this Halloween:

 

Riverside Park Hotel & Leisure Club

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Halloween Family Fun 2 Night Activity Break (From €225 per night)

        This package includes:

  • 4 course family meal on an evening of your choice
  • Full Irish on both mornings
  • Treats for the kids on arrival
  • Family pass from a local attraction
  • Free Wifi
  • Playground beside the hotel
  • Plenty of activities to choose from
  • Full access to Leisure Centre once booked in advance

 

Check out the packages Riverside Park Hotel & Leisure Club have to offer >> here<<

 

Ashdown Park Hotel & Leisure Club

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2 Night Family Ghoulish Getaway (From €325 total stay)

This package includes:

  • Free family pass to a local attraction
  • Family pack and adventure map on arrival – your guide to the South-East
  • 3 course family meal in Rowan Restaurant or alternatively convert that to a dining credit in the Ivy Bar on a night of your choice
  • 10% discount on the Skin Gym treatments in the Skin Gym beauty rooms (on site) once they’re booked in advance!
  • Kids club available

 

Check out the packages Ashdown Park Hotel & Leisure Club have to offer >> here<<

 

Treacy’s Hotel Enniscorthy

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Family Halloween Midterm Package (From €169 per night)

This package includes:

  • Bed & Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids under the age of 12
  • Kids club daily Monday-Friday 9-12 and 6-9
  • Kids evening meal is included in the kids club
  • Family activity voucher to 10 local attractions around the county of Wexford

 

Check out the packages Treacy’s Hotel Enniscorthy have to offer >>here<<

 

The Farmer’s Kitchen Hotel

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This package includes:

  • 2 Nights accommodation at The Farmer’s Kitchen Hotel
  • 3 course dinner on an 1 night for all the family
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning
  • Halloween Activity Pack
  • Trick or Treat Bag
  • Goolish Halloween Mocktail included for the Kids too!

 

Check out the packages The Farmer’s Kitchen Hotel have to offer >>here<<

 

Ferrycarrig Hotel

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This package includes:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights for a family in an ensuite room with beautiful views overlooking the River Slaney
  • Scrumptuous Full Irish Breakfast for everyone
  • Baby Preparation Room with sterilizer, microwave, refrigerator available
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Full use of Active Health & Fitness Club with 20m Swimming Pool
  • Complimentary Car Parking and WIFI access throughout all public areas

 

Check out the packages Ferrycarrig Hotel have to offer >>here<<

 

Hotel Curracloe

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This package includes:

  • 2 Nights accommodation at Hotel Curracloe
  • 1 Evening meal included
  • Goodies for your little ghouls
  • Complimentary car parking and WIFI
  • Enjoy reduced rates when you visit Blackwater open farm during the month of October (Sat/Sun only)

 

Check out the packages Hotel Curracloe have to offer >>here<<

 

 

Make #WexfordMemories with Upcoming Events in County Wexford:

 

70th Wexford Festival Opera: Shakespeare in the Heart

19th to 31st October 2021

 

 

Wexford Festival Opera will celebrate its 70th anniversary this October as the highly anticipated festival looks forward to welcoming back live audiences for the first time in a long time. Since the beginning of time, audiences experience first-hand the magic that is the Wexford Opera Festival.

 

Click here to learn more about the festival 

 

 

 

Land of Light Shines at Wells House & Gardens

22nd October to 19th December 2021

 

A new event hitting Wexford this Autumn/Winter is Land of Light which will take over Wells House & Gardens. Like the Opera Festival, this new event is highly anticipated as it promises to light up the skies of Wexford from the North of the county with a magical light show. Visit with friends, family and loved ones to make truly magical #WexfordMemories.

 

Click here to learn more about the magical event 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Patch & Witches Village at Ballycross Apple Farm

Ballycross Apple Farm is back for Halloween this year! Make it a Halloween to remember by taking a trip down to the Ballycross farm!  Take a trip down to the Village to meet the Ballycross Witch, before picking your pumpkin and taking a tractor ride back to the farm. The staff have worked around the clock to ensure the safety of all visitors, and to give you the safest experience possible on the farm.

 

 

Click here to see more about the exciting return to the farm

 

 

 

 

Halloween 2021 at Kia Ora Pet Farm

Join the animals and staff at Kia Ora Pet farm this rustic season, and check out what their spooky farm has to offer! Go and meet the witches, ghosts and ghouls on the farm whilst also joining in the fun by dressing up! A Halloween not to be missed this year on the farm 

 

Click here to learn more about the spooky farm!

 

 

 

 

Halloween Experience at the Amber Springs Hotel and Health Spa

All aboard the spooky train at the Amber Springs Hotel and Health Spa! Dust off the broomsticks and prepare yourself for the spookiest train in town. Watch the village come alive with Frankenstein, ghosts and ghouls! Dress up in your scariest outfits this Halloween at the Spooky Train in the Amber Springs Hotel!

 

For more on the Spooky Train experience, you can click here

 

 

 

Here’s hoping there’s plenty of tricks & treats as you #FallInLoveWithWexford this Autumn

 

 

Make #WexfordMemories this spooky season! 

      Plan your Autumn ahead at VisitWexford.ie