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Winter Wonderland at Westport
Winter Wonderland At Westport
  24/11 to 23/12
Make extra special memories in the lead up to this Christmas with a magical visit to the stunning and festive historic house of Westport House. Kids get to meet Santa in his 18th century grotto, discuss their wish list and get a gift while parents enjoy a seasonal glass of mulled wine. Enjoy a host of activities for a whole days fun!
Times: 10:00 - 18:30 Admission: €12
Westport House, Mayo
Roolaboola Children's Festival
Roolaboola Children's Festival
  27/10 to 29/10
094 9023733
RoolaBoola is the Linenhall Art Centre's funky and fantastic arts festival for young people, with a packed programme of quality shows, events and worshops, for ages 2-16 years and their families.
Linenhall Art Centre, Castlebar, Mayo
Christmas at Glendeer
Christmas At Glendeer
  01/12 to 23/12
090 6437147
Christmas time is a special time at Glendeer Pet Farm. The team at Glendeer transform the whole place into Ireland’s Lapland. Children will get a little bag of food to feed the animals as they make their way over to visit Santa, have a chat with him & receive a gift, but don’t forget to wrap up warm as it might even snow!!!
Times: Adults €8, Children €16
Glendeer Pet Farm, Drum, Athlone Roscommon
Free on first Wednesdays
Free On First Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few. Visit website linke below for details of participating locations. (Note - not applicable at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre). Admission: FREE
Various Locations
  15/10 to 21/10
091 569777
Babaró is an International Arts Festival for Children.All children in Ireland should enjoy equal access to quality cultural and creative arts experiences. Our commitment to children is paramount at Baboró. We believe that every child should have access to excellent arts and cultural experiences both as audience and participants.
Galway City,
Halloween Fest Westport House
Halloween Fest Westport House
  20/10 to 31/10
Have a howl of a Halloween at Westport House’s annual Halloween Fest . 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 18th century historic house will be transformed into a (not too) scary haunted house - suitable for little ones - tons of workshops and a selection of rides available.
Times: 11am - 5pm Admission: €60 for a Family Pass
Westport House Mayo
Galway Pumpkin Patch
  21/10 to 28/10
Galway Pumpkin Patch is Galway's newest Halloween event for kids. Following on from the US tradition of picking your own pumpkin, enjoy a lovely few hours with the kids when you go along to the Whelan family farm in Ardrahan in South Galway and do just that! All details are available on Galway Pumpkin Patch'S Facebook and Instagram pages.
Times: 10am and 1pm Pumpkin Admission: 10e per family
Castletaylor, Ardrahan Galway
Halloween  at Turoe Pet Farm
Halloween At Turoe Pet Farm
  28/10 to 31/10
091 841580
All Weather Facilities Face Painting & Balloon Modelling Lots to do from the “Inflatable City” & Jungle Town To “Disco“ with D.J. Corky and “Special Mascots” (Fancy Dress Optional). Afternoon Full of fun & Entertainment, Hot Food & Refreshments available.
Times: 1:00pm Admission: Adults €6 Child €12
Bullaun, Loughrea Co. Galway