Events

SPIKE ISLAND SPOOKFEST

 

Make it a Halloween to remember with a trip to Ireland's historic island for our 'Spike Island Spookfest' event.  This fantastic journey starts with a ferry ride across scenic Cork Harbour, spotting brids, seals and sealife.  Once on the island, expect to be met by a costumed character who will escort you to the fortress, where the fun really begins!

We have turned 4 amazing areas of our fortress into spooky surprises for little ones.  Your free map will guide the way.  Once you see the first area, head on to the next, and stop anytime you like for a break in our colorful cafe.  

The other amazing buildings in our fort are open for you to explore as well, before you head home from your Cork Harbour advenutre.  Don't miss the boat, or you'll be spending a night on Ireland's historic island!  We rotate the areas each year, but expect to see scenes like;

-  THE WITCHES HOLLOW - Careful she doesn't cast a spell!

-  THE PIRATE SHIP HOLD - Watch your head when he fires the cannon!

-  THE PUMPKIN PATCH - Great photo op with giant Mr Pumpkin!

-  THE TUNNEL OF TERROR - Home to spiders, bats and Mr Dracula himself!

Join us for this exciting Halloween event - Link to tickets will be placed HERE when available.

Spook you there!

 

FAQ's - 

WHAT AGES IS THE EVENT SUITABLE FOR - We suggest the event is ideally suited to ages 3 - 9.  The interactions with the character actors are more suited to children, but older kids will love the unique areas like the tunnels, so there is something for everyone.  There are no big scare moments and the guides will keep it light and fun, while the areas amaze. 

HOW LONG IS THE EVENT - Including the boat over and back, two hours and forty five minutes.  The boat over is ten minutes, the tour to the fort about twenty, and you get around two hours to work your way around the areas, but you can stop anytime for a break in the central cafe.  

SHOULD MY KIDS DRESS UP AND BRING A TRICK OR  TREAT BUCKET - Absolutely!  We love to see them all decked out for Halloween, and in the areas that involve interaction, a treat will be given after they 'complete' the area. 

IS THE EVENT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS - The interaction areas are indoors, but there is a walk from the ferry to the fort and then around to each.  Please come dressed for the weather, as the event will go ahead in the rain.  Ponchos and umbrellas can be brought on arrival at the Cobh ticke office. 

WHAT IF SPIKE ISLAND HAS TO CANCEL THE EVENT DUE TO STORMY WEATHER OR OTHER REASONS - You will receive confiramion of the cancelaltion as soon as it is decided, and a full refund automaically within five days.  

CAN I BUY FOOD ON SITE - Yes, the cafe is fully open serving hot food and drinks, and our gift shops are open for take away treats and souvenirs.