Halloween Fest

Halloween Fest

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.


There are a host of Halloween fun & games, workshops, decorations and activities to enjoy inside the beautifully haunted house of Westport House so you're guaranteed an all-weather option!  You and your little monsters will also get to enjoy the great outdoors and have a hauntingly good time as you board the eerie Westport House Express train ride, get into high ‘spirits’ on the Cannon Ball Run and the pedal Go Karts 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"!



Tickets to Halloween Fest are priced per normal ticket prices for Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park. To buy tickets online, click here for discounts


NEW IN 2014 - take  the Westport Train Tour operating daily from October 25th to November 2nd from 12pm  to 5pm daily. With over 29 sights to be seen between Westport town, Westport House estate and the Westport Harbour, this delightful road train ride provides an educational and informative audio tour to delight everyone from 2 years to 92 years!   Please note that the Westport Train Tour is ticketed separately from Halloween Fest at €9 for adults, €5 for children, €7.50 for seniors, €24 for a family of four and €26 for a family of six. Train tickets may be bought on the train or at a Westport House ticket office. 



 Workshop Schedule

Workshops run throughout the day, please click on image to view at full size or download PDF to print out. 




Halloween Fest Daily Schedule (download pdf)


Please note that for workshops: 


  • 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.  
  • * Additional price for Jack O'Lantern Pumpkins (€3 each) and Westport Train Tour.
  • All activities take place in Westport House aside from Go Karting, Westport House Express  & Westport Train Tour.





Come Prepared!

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.    



CANCELLATION NOTICE - The Fireworks Extravaganza  on Sunday of Bank Holiday Weekend, October 26th, at 7pm has been cancelled.  We apologise for any inconvenience. 




Opening Times

Westport House (a.k.a. the Haunted House and all workshops) is open daily from 11am to 5pm and the Cannon Ball Run, Go Karts and Westport House Express train from 1pm to 5pm. 




Tickets & Pricing:


  • For 2014 Members of Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, there is a reduced entrance fee of €5 for children and adults go free.  


    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.