Enjoy a Rustic Halloween Experience!
Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, in association with CELT, Centre for Environmental Living & Training (national environmental charity) are hosting a Family Halloween Festival from Saturday 25th October to Sunday 2nd November.
There will be lots of spooky (and not so spooky!) things to do, including walks and pony rides along nature trails and into the Enchanted Forest, family games, Halloween arts and crafts, visit the small-animal farm, Best Costume competition, picnics, pizzas and more. Entry to the whole festival is just €5.
The Centre, set amongst woodlands in the scenic Slieve Aughty hills, has a range of quality accommodation including eco-lodges and en-suite rooms in The Three Towers Eco House & Organic Kitchen – ideal for a few days break!
On Sunday 26th October there is free entry and, as a fundraiser, CELT will run traditional skills workshops for kids making witches brooms, spooky skeleton faces and nightmare-catchers! (€2.50 per workshop / 3 workshops for €5). There will also be an exhibition of traditional crafts and a Rustic Raffle.
On Monday 27th from 1pm there is a charity horse and pony ride (in aid of CELT educational programme) suitable for all ages and experience including a lead-rein group, a walk-trot group, and a walk-canter group with the chance to jump cross-country. €10/pony, €20/horse. Registration starts at 1pm.
On Wednesday 29th October there is spooky Halloween crafts with Loughrea Craft Club and a walk and picnic in the Enchanted Forest. €25 per child, 5-10yrs. Booking is essential.
On Friday 31st October, 6pm – 10pm there will be spooky stories around the campfire, the Best Costume Competition (win an entry to the Christmas Festival), Halloween pony ride and outdoor clay-oven self-made pizzas! €10 per person.
On Saturday 1st November in the craft-room there is miniature-critter making using natural materials from the forest. This is included in your festival entry. Also, take an introductory lesson on a pony for just €10 per person!
See www.slieveaughtycentre.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 090-9745246/087-6871769 for booking or more information.