Family Halloween Festival Galway
Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st 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, horses and ponies to pet and ride, arts and crafts, Halloween Evening Kids Disco Party and Charity Bank Holiday Monday.
A family event, enjoy the fresh air of autumn with a walk to the haunted house and dare yourself to see if the corpse of the lady with the velvet ribbon is still there (a NEW story for 2020 – read it before you go or along the way!). This walk is approximately 45 minutes long and is not recommended for young children.
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, and make some Halloween arts and crafts. Wanda the Witch will be telling stories throughout the day, and new for 2020 check out the Halloween Fairy’s house on wheels in the garden!
*pony rides are for ages 5 to 12 only. Pony rides cannot be booked separate from the festival and are an add on only.
Howl-O-Ween Festival 2020
The Halloween Festival promises all the fun and spooky delights as years past with a few changes to keep you and your family safe and follow current health guidelines. All activities will be outdoors/outdoor covered. Everything must be booked in advance. Families will be limited to 2 hours for the festival activities. Outdoor dining can be booked in addition to this time.
The festival does not cancel for weather.
Check out some great family getaway offers for the October Midterm break and stay the night!
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 outdoor dining area. Pumpkin treats and the centre’s famous pancakes are just a couple of the tasty treats on offer as well.
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 €10pp
- Walk to the Haunted House (recommended for ages 8 and up)
- Self-guided Nature Trails
- Arts & Crafts
- Pet the ponies and visit the pot-bellied pig and sheep
- Outdoor 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 required.