Halloween Fest at Westport House
Frightening fun for all the family at Hallowe’en Fest!
Get ready for ghastly ghouls, jumping Jack O’Lanterns and hair-raising hocus pocus. The annual Hallowe’en Fest at Westport House is bringing back the black cats and broomsticks for a fangtastic fright fest from October 29 to 31, from 10am to 6pm daily.
Watch as the House is transformed with webs, wizards and witchcraft – it’s guaranteed to rival even the latest Harry Potter novel!
Indulge your little ones in fun and games, workshops and activities inside the devilishly decorated Westport House. Listen to the wily white witch’s spirited story time, play musical statues at our daily kiddies’ disco, delve into the Spooky Spoons workshop with repulsive recipes made from bat wings and the eyes of toads, and craft a Jack O’Lantern to bring home for the holiday.
If that’s not enough to get their knees knocking, get them busting some zombie moves! Back by popular demand is our ‘Thriller’ dance workshop, where your little monsters can learn all the moves from Michael Jackson’s legendary “Thriller” music video in the formal Large Dining Room of Westport House.
Outside and on the front lawn of Westport House, you’re invited to try the colourful Carnival Rides & Games as well as the Westport Train Tour!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PIRATE ADVENTURE PARK WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DURATION OF HALLOWEEN FEST AND OCTOBER MID-TERM BREAK.
Join all the fun at Hallowe’en Fest and come dressed in your best creepy costume, but be sure to dress for mess if you’re taking part in the Jack O’Lantern or Spooky Spoons workshops which are very hands-on!
Hallowe’en Fest at Westport House, the Westport Train Tour and the Carnival on the Front Lawn is open for the October Bank Holiday Weekend (October 29th to 31st inclusive) from 10am to 6pm. The Pirate Adventure Park is CLOSED.
For the remainder of the October mid-term break – from November 1st to 6th inclusive – we are open for you to enjoy the Carnival, Westport Train Tour and a visit to Westport House. Please note that the workshops and Halloween activities will not take place after Halloween.
How much does it cost and how do I buy ticket?
Tickets to Halloween Fest cost €10 per person and include:
- Admission to the Haunted House
- Storytime with the White Witch
- Spooky Spoons Workshop
- Thriller Dance Workshop and Moving Statues Disco
Please note that participation in the Jack O’Lantern Carving costs €3 per pumpkin. Carnival Rides and Games are priced additionally at €3 per person per turn. The Westport Train Tour is ticketed separately from Halloween Fest at €9 for adults, €5 for children, €7.50 for seniors, €22 for a family of four and €28 for a family of six.
2016 Members receive a discounted entrance fee of €5 for children while adults go free! Simply present your membership card and photo ID on the day of your visit to secure the discount.
Some reminders to make your visit a big success:
- Parents must remain with children at all times during the workshops.
- Workshop spaces are limited and some will have daily sign-up sheets and/or queues.
- We cannot guarantee spaces so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
- We open from 10am.
- Jack O’Lantern craft workshop incurs an additional €3 per child fee.
- The Westport Train Tour is ticketed separately to the Hallowe’en Fest.
- All Hallowe’en games, workshops and activities take place INSIDE Westport House.
- The rides and attractions in the Pirate Adventure Park are CLOSED for Halloween Fest and the remainder of the October mid-term break.
Important information regarding buggies
At this time buggies are not permitted inside Westport House due to the delicate nature of the antique parquet floors. Please park your buggy inside the ante-library and feel free to avail of one of our baby carriers at the entrance hall while you tour the House.