Tricks and treats for all the family this Halloween at Birr Castle Demesne

Birr Castle Demesne will host a wide programme of exciting activities over the Halloween break, from October 29 to November 5.

The mid-term line up includes a special Halloween pumpkin trail, the Wild Connections Bird Watching Nature Trail, the Red Tree Trail with its 65 trees in their autumnal colours, the Gallery Challenge, and the Solar Trail, offering plenty of reasons to get wrapped up and visit. All activities are included in the general admission tickets, which are available online. Daily activities will be allocated on a first come basis. See for full details.

Birr Castle Demesne's Wild Connections’ Halloween camp is also running during the mid-term break from Tuesday November 1 to Thursday November 3 from 10am to 2pm each day. The camp is suitable for ages five to 12 years. The Wild Connections camp will let children connect with nature in the great outdoors under the guidance of an experienced team. Activities include pond dipping, bird watching, nature crafts, and a wellness walk. Cost is €45 per child.

Birr Castle Demesne is open daily from 9am to 4.30pm throughout the Halloween mid-term break. As well as a host of Halloween activities, families can explore the Science Centre and the Treehouse Adventure Playground, spend time enjoying the stunning autumnal colours of the gardens and parkland, and marvel at the Great Telescope, once the biggest in the world.

The castle is situated in the heritage town of Birr, known for its Georgian architecture, and easily accessible from all over Ireland.

Spend the day and visit 120 acres of award-winning gardens with rare trees and plants, an abundance of wildlife, and scenic walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. You can also try forest bathing or explore the Red Tree Trail.

Check out the tallest treehouse in Ireland with its adventure playground, journey back in time to an era of great discoveries in the Science Centre, and browse through the gift shop, now stocking a variety of beautiful Irish designed gifts.

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