by Siobhan O’Neill White
It’s been a hectic few months; getting the children back to school and dealing with the difficulties Covid still causes. As life has become somewhat normal again, we can plan things that we could not last year, like Halloween! My children are planning their outfits and are super excited to go trick or treating, decorate the house and carve pumpkins. For younger children, there’s the Pooka Spooka Halloween event at Causey Farm. For over 16’s teens & adults (who think being scared is great craic), there’s Farmaphobia. My husband will probably have my nail imprints dug in his palms by the end, as I’m a big scaredy cat but we are really looking forward to going with our two teens this October.If you are looking for other fun Halloween themed things to do, why not go pumpkin picking! There are lots of farms doing this so a quick google should help you find one close to you. It’s exciting for the little ones to choose their pumpkin from a farm! We like www.alrightpumpkin.com for this.
After not being able to go away for so long, it’s great to have the option of mini breaks again! We are heading up to the Four Seasons Hotel in Carlingford. Its such a beautiful part of the country and lots to do with Skypark and Carlingford water activities. If you like a spooky atmosphere, Fota Island Resort is decorated magically for winter family breaks. This is one of our favourite places to go when we visit beautiful Cork! With the children back to school, thoughts turn to Christmas. (It’s unavoidable with selection boxes in the shops!) We’ve just launched our annual Christmas Gift Guide on mams.ie. Log on for lots of offers, discounts and competitions, like the 15% discount on personalised jewellery from www.myka.com/ie/ with code MAMS15. We will have lots of giveaways over the coming weeks so keep checking the site and our socials Insta mams.ie; FB mams.ireland and Twitter mams_ie And lastly, as parents of a child with Dyslexia, I wanted to let you know that October is ‘Go Red for Dyslexia’ month. 1 in 10 people in Ireland has Dyslexia, so you are bound to know someone who is Dyslexic. To find out amore, see www.goredfordyslexia.org. Their aim is to raise awareness and to support Dyslexic people and their families and friends.