Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers year-round appeal, with something new to see and do in with every season! Autumn on the private Island is full of character, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than wrapping up warm and going for an amble around the 310 acres. Hear the crunch of fallen leaves underneath your feet and listen to the chorus of birdlife, from the little Wren to the genial Robin.
If you are looking for Autumn hotel breaks in Ireland or hotels for weekend breaks in Waterford, the Island Resort is the place for you. The Autumn season on the Island one of the best times for viewing our wild Sika deer. The stags grow a thick mane of hair on their chest and large antlers in time for rutting (mating) season, around September to November. Observe from a safe distance and ensure not to get close to the stags, although you could bring some binoculars for a close-up!
Out and About
The cool weather and fresh air make Autumn a wonderful time to get out and explore all the things to do in Waterford! Enjoy a cycle on the Greenway without the bustling crowds and uncomfortable heat the summer brings,or stretch your legs with a leisurely hike to the picturesque Mahon Falls,nestled in the Comeragh Mountains.
Bring your clubs and take advantage of the quieter fairways as you practice your golfing skills at the par-72, 18 hole course at Waterford Castle Golf Club.
Bring a flask of tea as you take in the beauty of Mount Congreve Gardens, with unique varieties of plants in bloom throughout the year, or venture out for a brisk walk along some of the most scenic beaches in Ireland’s Ancient East, such as Ballydowane or Trá na mBó.
Looking for a cozy and carefree Autumn getaway? Take cover from the elements with an afternoon spent lounging in the luxurious surround sof the 16th Century Waterford Castle, with an indulgent Castle Afternoon Tea always an excellent way to spend the day. If you visit in the month of October you can also enjoy a spook-tacular treat with our Spooky Afternoon Tea!
Visit the House of Waterford Crystal and marvel at the beauty of the glassworks, then pop across the road to the Bishop’s Palace,where the new 3D virtual experience brings to life the fascinating history of Waterford glass making.
Take a spin in the car and enjoy scenic views along the UNESCO Copper Coast, then end the day with a sumptuous dinner watching the sun set over the sea at the One the Waterfront in Tramore.
If the Greenway isn't your style, have a day out with nature and animals at one of the many open farms around Waterford instead! Many are hosting their very own pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin, an added bonus!
For some memorable family fun, a private Falconry experience right on the Island Resort is a unique way to create memories to last a lifetime. Pre-booking is essential.
Tramore has plenty of family activities to keep the kids busy no matter the time of year. Get creative and paint your own pottery masterpiece at The Pottery Place (suitable for all ages!), try the unique Glow in the Dark Mini Golf at Pirates Adventure or enjoy the warm swimming pools and thrilling slides at Splashworld!
Halloween on the Island 2020We think the best part about Autumn is Halloween! Waterford Castle is one of the best hotels for Halloween Ireland has to offer. Experience fun family Halloween breaks Waterford offers, with quality time spent away from their phones and time spent with the family instead this mid term in Waterford.
The Island Resort will be home to fun Halloween activities for our little ghosts and ghouls, such as a walk through our Pumpkin Passage and a spooktacular treasure hunt through the Forbidden Forest. Make sure you watch out for signs warning you about Ophelia Dubh, a witch who has been seen hiding away in a thatch cottage on the Island grounds….
Adults can also take part in the fun, with an Autumn Afternoon Tea served in the 16th Century Castle hotel. A seasonal delight, our Afternoon Tea is crafted with care by our creative Castle Kitchen team.
While our events for this year will be different than usual, we promise there will be plenty of treats (and no tricks!) with a few spooky surprises in store!
The 3 bedroom self-catering Lodges at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort are the ideal place for a family Halloween staycation or midterm break in Waterford, with plenty of space to spread out and relax. Reconnect as a family in your own Island home, or get out and explore Ireland's Ancient East with our central location.