Family Halloween Breaks in Mayo

At Great National Hotel Ballina

Enjoy the ultimate Halloween 2021 family break at Great National Hotel Ballina.  Enjoy a day at any of the many beautiful beaches that are within minutes drive of our hotel where you can paddle, swim or picnic to your heart's content. Too wet to go to the beach? .... then enjoy our 20 metre heated swimming pool  Ballina is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, golfers or just for families looking for the great outdoorw with the 200 acre Belleek Woods and The River Moy right on our doorstep.

Stay tuned for our spooktacular offer for Halloween 2021.  

Check out below for what took place previously in the area, we will keep you updated for the Spooktacular 2021 Halloween Festivities to come.

Samhain Abhainn

Samhain Abhainn, Ballina's Halloween Festival celebrates summer's end on the banks of the River Moy. Children's workshops, "spooky scéals" storytelling and the amazing annual Scary Woods Walk, this is a weekend of family fun not to be missed in Ballina. 

Our family-friendly hotel is the ideal location to set up your haunting base while checking out this wonderful festival right here in Ballina.

Scary Woods Walk

The Mayo Arts team transform the woods into a frightful installation of fun and interactive experience. Guaranteed to make you jump, this bump in the night event is not to be missed while staying in Ballina over the Mid-Term break this October. 

As the darkness settles, the ghouls arise and you're in for a surprise behind every branch on every path, certainly not for the faint-hearted. Little ones can enjoy the trail during daylight hours and meet the friendly fiends that occupy the woods.

Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Did you know? The people of Ireland began this tradition centuries ago, originally using Turnips to keep unwanted spirits at bay. Once immigration to America took hold, early immigrants from Ireland realised that Pumpkins served better for carving and becoming wonderful lanterns to keep the demons away.

An event for the whole family to enjoy, hands-on, personalized workshop taking part at Ballina Stephenites GAA Club.

Our On-Site Kids Club is currently suspended due to government guidelines.