Halloween family festival coming to Birr Castle Demesne

Spooky season is upon us, and Birr Castle Demesne in County Offaly is providing a wide range of events for the whole family.

Halloween 2021 is set to be a blast as Birr Castle Demesne announce the ultimate Halloween family festival that is set to take place at the end of this month.

As the spooky festival originated on the Emerald Isle with the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain, there is really no better place to spend the fearsome holiday.

So, if you’re looking for a fun family activity that the kids will love this Halloween, read on.

Lots to see and do – activities for all ages

There is lots to see and do for all ages.
Credit: Birr Castle

The ultimate Halloween family festival is coming to Birr Castle Demesne in County Offaly this October – and we can’t wait!

Birr Castle Demesne will host a programme of exciting events over the Halloween break from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 October.

Included in the line-up is a special Halloween pumpkin trail and the Quest. There is also the Red Tree Trail, which takes visitors through 65 stunning trees in all their autumn glory. There will also be a Gallery Challenge and Solar Trail.

The location – a stunning historic estate

Credit: Dennis Turner / geograph.ie

Located in the heritage town of Birr, Birr Castle celebrates over 400 years of history. The castle itself has a long and fascinating history that is a wonder to explore.

The award-winning 120-acre gardens surrounding the castle are not just a stunning natural setting. They are also home to numerous feats of science and engineering.

Maybe you choose to take a walk along the peaceful rivers and lake or wander through the rare trees and plants. Alternatively, you can discover the wildlife that calls these gardens home, there is something for everyone here.

From the Formal Gardens to the Giant’s Grove, the Science Centre, and more, there is plenty to discover.

How to get tickets – all you need to know

Take a walk around the pumpkin trail.
Credit: Birr Castle Demesne

If you want to find out how to get tickets for the Halloween family festival coming to Birr Castle Demesne this month, you’ve come to the right place.

General admission tickets to the castle and grounds are available online at www.birrcastle.com.

General admission tickets include all Halloween activites. However, places on daily activities will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Halloween family festival coming to Birr Castle.
Credit: Birr Castle Demesne

Open from 9 am to 4:30 pm throughout the Halloween mid-term break, this is the perfect day out for all the family.

Costumes are encouraged. So whether you’re a witch, a wizard, a skeleton, or a pumpkin, make sure you dress for the occasion.

So, are you looking for something fun and festive for all the family this Halloween? If so, you need to add the Halloween family festival at Birr Castle Demesne to your bucket list.

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