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Halloween 2022


The Great Shankill Pumpkin Hunt with pumpkin picking

Someone has stolen the pumpkins from the walled garden!

Join us for a family-friendly outdoor pumpkin hunt in the gardens at Shankill to find out who stole the pumpkins and find the hidden stash.

  • Follow the trail, find the pumpkins and collect the clues to discover who stole the pumpkins.
  • Visit the secret fairy woods, old church and graveyard, magical trees and the pirates’ lair.
  • When each child finds the stolen stash of pumpkins, they can pick their own pumpkin to bring home.
  • Return to the Coach House Café to collect a reward (hot chocolate or apple juice and a Halloween treat).

Halloween fancy dress is very welcome, but please come prepared for the outdoors – wellies are encouraged!

Suitable for children aged up to 12 years old. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Dates: Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd, Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th October, 2022
Times: 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm
Children: €12 (includes: entry to gardens and pumpkin trail, 1 pumpkin per child, hot chocolate and a Halloween treat from the Coach House Café)
Accompanying adults: €6 (same price as entry to the gardens)

“It was absolutely out of this world! A magical experience – I can’t recommend it highly enough and look forward to returning.”.”

Alice, Dublin