SOLAS – Halloween Gets into Full Swing with Events & Food
Frightfully Fun and Deliciously Spooky: Join the Halloween Extravaganza at SOLAS!
This weekend, SOLAS is alive with the spirit of Halloween, offering a range of spine-tingling and entertaining events, including pumpkin patches, family fun days, and a haunted house. As the SOLAS food team gets into the seasonal spirit, they are serving up a mouthwatering menu filled with Halloween-themed treats. It’s a weekend filled with thrills and chills, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
In the education realm, SOLAS continues to shine, welcoming students from various schools, including Cavan and Athy College. These school tours provide a glimpse into the diverse range of educational courses tailored for second-level students. As SOLAS remains dedicated to educating and inspiring young minds, the upcoming week is set to welcome more schools for enriching educational experiences.
Events @ SOLAS
- 10 am to 2 pm: The weekly Farmers Market is in full swing, offering the finest local farm produce and crafts.
- 12-3 pm: Halloween Fun Day with the chime group.
Now – 31 October
- Pumpkin Patch: Daily – Embark on a quest to pick the perfect pumpkin in our Pumpkin Patch, watched over by our very own ‘Jack o Lantern’. Don’t forget to capture the moment in our Scarecrow Photo Stand.
• 28th-31st October:
- Halloween Haunted House – Get ready to scream as our Halloween Haunted House returns, bigger and scarier than ever. Only the bravest should dare to enter! Book your tickets here.
Saturday 28th October
- Dive into the World of Chocolate & Make Your Own Halloween Chocolate Creations. Book your chocolate-making experience here.
Sunday 29th October
- Halloween Pop-up Cinema. Book your cinema experience here.
Monday 30th October
- Halloween Family Fun Day. Join the spooky family fun here.
Tuesday, 31st October:
• Halloween Themed Afternoon Tea: Treat yourself to an enchanting Halloween-themed afternoon tea, featuring an array of teas/coffees, spooky scones, Freaky Finger sandwiches, and a selection of themed cakes and pastries. Adults (€20) and children (€15) can secure their seats by booking now on our website.
Food @ SOLAS For this Halloween season, SOLAS brings you its homemade Tea Brack, toasted to perfection with butter and locally made jam from G’s jam, part of Laois Taste. Satisfy your sweet tooth with our freshly made cakes, muffins, and our famous chocolate chip cookies.
And for this weekend only, dive into our Special Pizza, crafted with O’mimo’s special edition spicy Tropatomic hot sauce.
SOLAS Food Court is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, ensuring you get your fill of delectable treats.
SOLAS – PLANTS Plant of the Week – Heathers Looking to add some winter flowers to your garden? Erica heathers are an excellent choice as they tolerate neutral/alkaline soils. If you prefer spring, summer, or autumn blooms, Calluna or Daboecia heathers are perfect and love sandy, acidic soils. For a lush display, place them in full sun and trim them back after flowering. The Solas team is ready to help you choose the right heather for your garden.
SOLAS – SHOP Product of the Week – Lawncare
As the autumn season begins, lawns need extra care to prepare them for winter and the following year. Increased use of family gardens and hot weather can take a toll on your lawn. The damp and mild conditions of autumn present an excellent opportunity for maintenance. In our store, you can find feed, weed, and scarifying products to rejuvenate your lawn
SOLAS Weather The weekend weather forecast is looking promising, with both days expected to be dry, and Sunday might even bring some sunshine. But, even if the weather takes an unexpected turn, our Food Court offers a cozy covered area to enjoy your treats.
Join us for a special Halloween-themed weekend at SOLAS Eco Garden Centre, located in Portarlington, Co. Laois R32 RPX8. We extend a warm invitation to visit us daily from 10 am to 6 pm. We can’t wait to welcome you for a spooktacular time!