Family Halloween Festival Galway
Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November 12 to 6 pm daily
Halloween Festival Galway – It’s a spooky time at Slieve Aughty during the Halloween Festival, with ghosts and goblins galore, haunted houses, Halloween tricks and treats, scary stories, costumes and face painting, horses and ponies to pet and ride, arts and crafts, Halloween Evening Kids Disco Party and the Eat for TIAFI Charity Dinner.
A family event, enjoy the fresh air of autumn with a walk to Bloody Mary’s haunted house and dare yourself to see her in the mirror of her ruin (read the full story before you go or along the way!).
For the little one’s go on a witch’s walk (a short walk to Slieve Aughty’s enchanted wood). Along the way, count how many ghosts, witches and other Halloween creatures you see hiding in the forest and answer the Halloween riddles that help guide the way. Children over the age of 5 can visit the Enchanted Forest aboard a quiet pony* – rides leave every half an hour and advanced booking is recommended! Back at the centre, pet the animals, get a scary face paint, dress up in a silly costume, and make some Halloween arts and crafts.
*pony rides are for ages 5 and up.
New for 2018 – A family tree trail! Follow a winding path through the woodlands to Ruby the Witch’s hut, discovering her secrets and history through the trees and plants.
Longer walks are possible on one of 4 self-guided walking trails, or relax with a tea, coffee, or organic glass of witch’s brew at The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen. Pumpkin treats and the centre’s famous pancakes are just a couple of the tasty treats on offer.
Open 12 to 6 daily
€7.50 entry per person. Groups of four or more get 15% off!
- Walk to the Enchanted Forest or ride a pony* to the gates for €7.50pp
- Walk to Bloody Mary’s Haunted House (recommended for ages 8 and up)
- Self-guided Nature Trails
- Arts & Crafts
- Face painting
- Small Animal Farm
- Family Games
- Playground (up to 5 yrs.)
Café Open Daily and menu prices vary.
*Children must be at least 5 years old to ride a pony. Advanced booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.