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It’s the spookiest, grooviest time of the year, when Halloween Jack and his buddies get to spookify the world, just for one night.

And all the guys and ghouls of Greystones have plenty of options to get silly and scary this All Hallow’s Eve, with two classic Halloween movies and oodles of camps alongside all that sweet-gobbling trick or treatin’.

And all year round, there’s the great Escape Rooms on Hillside Road, which should brown, season and thicken the underpants of even the toughest Bisto kid.

The fact that there are vampires clearly living amongst us here in Greystones just adds another layer of excitement to all the ghoulish delights.

On the Halloween Camp front, lots to choose from this year, with everything from going wild in the country to jumping through hoops, creating a masterpiece and becoming a Lego legend.

The latter is provided by the might Bricks 4 Kidz, who will be running their Halloween Camp at the Éire Óg GAA Complex in Greystones from Tuesday, October 30th to Friday November 1st, from 9am to 2pm each day. Aimed at kids between 5 and 12, you can find out more here.

Running from Monday, October 29th to Friday, November 2nd, Me & The Moon’s Halloween Art Camp is designed to help kids between 4 and 10 to create and to paint during the school holidays. Taking place at Greystones Studios from 10am to 2pm daily, you can find out more here.

For those kids who like to play outdoors, The Forest Halloween Camp will be right up their woodland path. Taking place from Monday, October 29th to Thursday, November 1st, from 10am to 2pm daily, your kid can go truly wild in the country. Where only grumpy old farmers can hear you scream. You can find out more here.

There’s a free Halloween Party at the Greystones Shopping Centre on the big day, from 3pm to 6pm, with free face painting and candy giveaways. All served up by the ugliest Tesco staff members, for the day that’s in it.

For those who like to really jump at Halloween, those clever clogs at Sugarloaf Gymnastics have put together their own Halloween Camp this year. Running from Tuesday, October 30th to Friday, November 2nd, 1pm to 4pm daily, this camp is aimed at boys and girls from the age of 4 upwards. You can find out morehere.

Oh, and if your kid needs a little help with their edumacation during the break, Exam Focus Ireland have 4-hour intensives happening throughout the break. Info here.

To get everyone in the mood for trick or treating, The Whale are playing host to the Tim Burton classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, a stop-motion animation fable all about Halloween Jack and his misguided attempt to transform his spooktacular town into a Christmas wonderland. Screening at 2pm, the €10 admission includes a free kids snackbox – with drink, sweets and freshly-popped popcorn – and there will be prizes for the best costumes on the day. You can book your spot here.

There’s also a Best Costume competition for kids at BUOYS KITCHEN – dine between 11am and 3pm on the big day, and your little brat might just walk out the door with a €50 voucher. Nice!

For older kids, you can see if your arthritis will let you do The Time Warp once again with a special big-screen outing for The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, October 26th, with freaks and geeks descending The Whale for some old-school spooky silliness. Boo!

Oh, and if you happen to like cakes, you might want to get along to Delgany National School on Thursday, October 25th, when they’ll be hosting their Halloween Bake Sale from 10am to 12.30pm. Yum!

Lovers of Halloween and their doggies can head over to Pet Bliss in Newtownmountkennedy on Saturday, October 20th for a free themed photo shoot, courtesy of Audrey and Pawtraits, formerly of this parish. You have to book on the morning itself apparently, with the shoot happening from noon to 3pm. Call Pet Bliss on 012810064 to find out more.

Those nice-but-scary people at SuperValu Charlesland are hosting an afternoon of facepainting and colouring competitions on October 27th. Kicking off at 12.30pm, donations on the day go towards Adam’s Care., whilst Deirdre at The Cool Food School is also doing something Halloweeny. She just hasn’t told us what.

Over at Greystones Library, for the month of October, Wednesday morning storytime (running from 10.30am to 11am) will be Halloween themed, whilst Saturdays from 11am to 12 noon will be spooky Arts & Crafts. Boom!

Worth noting though, the library will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 25th to 1pm on Tuesday, October 30th for building maintenance.

We’ll be adding more and more to our Halloween guide over the coming weeks, so, keep watching the skies. Especially when there’s a full moon out…

Now, go check the Greystones Trick Or Treat Guidelines here.

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