Slieve Aughty Centre Halloween Festival 2017

Howl-O-Ween Family Festival

Slieve Aughty Centre Halloween Festival 2017

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 and the Howl-o-Ween Charity Ride.

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 hour on the 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.

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.

Dates: Saturday to Sunday 28 October—5 November 2017

Open 12 to 6 daily.

€7.50 entry per person or €35 for 2 adults and 3 children. Babies under 2 go free.

  • Tea/coffee/cordial and a sweet treat for everyone
  • Walk to the Enchanted Forest or take a pony* for €10pp (5+yrs.)
  • 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.

Also, a Syrian Refugee Fund Charity Ride will take place on Monday 30th October at 1pm.

Howl-o-Ween Party
Dress up and boogie on down at The Three Towers kids disco.
Tuesday 31 October 5pm-8pm

Visit, email or telephone 090-9745246 for booking or more information.

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