Frightening Family Fun at Hallowe’en Fest
Have a howl of a Hallowe’en in 2014 at Westport House’s annual Hallowe’en Fest, which runs from October 25 to 31, 2014 from 11am to 5pm daily.
You and your little monsters will have a hauntingly good time as you experience the thrills ‘n’ chills of the Pirate Adventure Park – you will board the eerie Westport House Express train ride, get into high ‘spirits’ on the swinging ship and the pedal Go Karts and take the plunge to death on the log flume water ride. The park is open from 1pm to 5pm daily.
We love dressing up at Westport House so don’t let us be the only ones looking scarily good - make full use of your Hallowe’en costume and come down dressed to impress!
In-door festive fun all day in haunted Westport House - open from 11am to 5pm
You will really bite the Halloween apple when you step into the stunning 18th century Westport House, which will be transformed into a (not too) scary haunted house for the week.
Your little devils will be mesmerized by the captivating White Witch’s story time, while the Lord of the Darkness and his friends will ensure they looking frighteningly good for the family workshops that are taking place all day.
Get stuck in to making your own Jack O’Lantern home to bring home for the holiday (additional charge of €3 for your pumpkin). Or snack on your hard work after enjoying the Spooky Spoons workshop where you'll learn some gruesome new recipes before decorating your own cupcake with snakes and web and maybe even eye of newt?
Returning due to popular demand, Thriller is back! Learn all the moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video in the formal Large Dining room of Westport House. Your kids will amaze you with their zombie moves. And who knows - maybe you'll give it a go too?
For those groovers among you, be sure to play "Musical Statues" and stop by our daily "kiddies disco"!
Story-telling with the White Witch happens every hour at 30 mins past the hour starting at 11:30am and finishing with the last one at 4:30pm. Simply queue up at the drawing room - no sign up required.
Jack O'Lantern Carving happens at the times below - sign up is required at the front desk and an additional charge of €3 per pumpkin applies. This is a popular workshop so please do sign upon arrival at Westport House reception desk.
The Michael Jackson "Thriller" Moves (dance workshop) takes place at 12:00pm and 2:00pm - simply turn up in the Large Dining Room on time and prepare to have some fun - no sign up required.
Musical Statues is a fun game for the smaller groovers in the group and it happens at 11:30am and 3pm daily in the Large Dining Room. Plenty of space so again, no sign up required.
Everyone is welcome to join in the Daily Kiddies Disco from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - we look forward to seeing everyone do the monster mash, zombie moves and more....
Spooky Spoons will run on a drop-in basis all day long, simply queue up in the Green Room in the Basement.
Spaces are limited in all workshops and some will have daily sign up sheets and/or queues in place. We cannot guarantee place so we suggest arriving early.
We love costumes so please feel free to come dressed up! However, if you plan to participate in the Jack O'Lantern Carving or Spooky Spoons, please don't wear your finest as these workshops are hands-on, fun and a little messy.
Parents must remain with children during workshops.
Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday of Bank Holiday Weekend, October 26th, at 7pm
Not only that but if you’re there over the October bank holiday weekend, you will definitely get a treat (no tricks promise) with an explosive Fireworks Extravaganza and haunting Halloween dance on the front lawn of Westport House. Make sure you dress to impress and look scarily good as you could be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes in the costume competition – adults too!
Westport House (a.k.a. the Haunted House and all workshops) is open daily from 11am to 5pm and the Pirate Adventure Park from 1pm to 5pm.
Tickets & Pricing:
- Tickets to Halloween Fest are priced per normal ticket prices for Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park. To buy tickets online, click here for discounts!
- For 2014 Members of Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, there is a reduced entrance fee of €5 for children and adults go free.
- €5 per person for Fireworks Extravaganza or €4 for 2014 membership holders (please note that Fireworks Extravaganza tickets are additional to day passes).
Important message regarding buggies:
Please note that we cannot allow buggies in Westport House due to the beautiful parquet floors which are genuinely antiques in their own right. We realise this is not ideal and so, we will have a limited number of baby carriers (like a baby bjorn) on hand for you to borrow for your visit. We highly recommend that you bring your own in case they are all in use. Note that you’re welcome to park your buggy inside the House for your visit.