Gather your little monsters for Halloween fun at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny where deadly dinosaurs, the worst witches and ghastly ghosts are coming back to life from Saturday 28th October- Sunday 5th November

Halloween will be a spooktacular experience at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny -where their seasonal celebrations are of prehistoric proportions!  Over the midterm break, your family can watch dinosaurs, ghouls and goblins come back to life on a terribly fun ‘wicked walk’ through the hotel’s famously family friendly attraction, Jurassic Newpark.

The Wicked Walk activities include ghoulish face painting, halloween themed fun and games,  eerie dino talks by the Deadly Dino Ranger and spooky ghost stories by the Wicked Witch which will leave you howling with delight.

Visitors can also visit the enchanted fairy trail, wildlife farm and adventure playground with zip wire and go kart track or unearth hidden bones and fossils on a dino dig – just be careful not to dig up any cursed relics. 

Rounding off the freaky fun will be a spooky scavenger hunt as kids will be challenged to find haunted items hidden throughout the prehistoric playground, which can be done at your own pace. 

Jurassic Newpark will be seasonally decorated with pumpkins, bats, cobwebs, skeletons and monsters who come out to play in a truly interactive experience. Make sure to get your kids into the ‘spirit’ of things by dressing up in a frightfully good Halloween costume or their favourite scary dinosaur outfit for the outing! 

The Wicked Walk at Jurassic Newpark takes place from Saturday 28th October- Sunday 5th November 2023 and if you are just visiting for the day, it must be pre-booked online at  One of the perks of staying at Newpark Hotel is that guests go free, with no advance booking required!  With more of a spooky than scary feel, the ‘Wicked Walk’ event is suitable for children under the age of 11, and remember, this is an outdoor event so bring waterproof and warm clothes. Make a day of it and enjoy scary snacks from the Snack Shack.
 Newpark Hotel is a 4-star family run establishment, part of the award-winning Flynn Hotel Collection. Renowned as one of Ireland’s leading family destinations, the hotel also provides the ideal base from which to explore the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. Jurassic Newpark has expanded this year adding 6 more animatronic life size dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor,  dinosaur eggs and more! They have also added a new air covered inflatable adventure park called Jurassic Bounce, which is proving to be a hugely popular attraction (additional cost of €2 for children aged 3 and under, and €3 for children aged 4 and over for a 30-minute session).  

All in all the stylish Newpark Hotel and its unrivalled on site amenities make for the ultimate Halloween family break destination. The hotel offers spacious deluxe family rooms perfect for two adults and two children, luxury superior rooms cater for families with three children. or interconnecting rooms for larger families or those with older kids looking for more independence.

There’s so much to do for hotel guests in addition to the Jurassic Newpark attraction, including an attended swimming pool, an indoor games room, a soft play sensory playroom for under 3s, and the Jurassic Juniors Kids Club with entertains younger guests with activities like yoga sessions, trips to the park, build a bear, crafts, movie nights with milk and cookies, and much more!  There’s also the sensational Escape Spa and outdoor infinity pool which parents will no doubt appreciate!
 Newpark Hotel Kilkenny’s mid-term family breaks for two adults and two children staying in a classic room start from €648* for two nights B&B with 1 evening meal. 3 or 4-night stays are also available with the linger for longer offer. For more visit or or stay tuned on social media.

C/O Events, Tourism & Communications Agency