Fright Fest on the Cards for Wexford


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If you have yet to make plans for Halloween and the midterm break then look no further than Wexford. There are so many different events and activities happening here over the Halloween break. From creepy tours to Halloween Balls, we’ve got all bases covered here in Wexford.

Ireland’s most haunted house, Loftus Hall, is launching a brand new interactive tour just in time for Halloween. Visitors can choose to take an adult only tour, which promises to take terror to the next level. The new Halloween Quest Tour is also open for all family members with a caveat ‘You may enter of your own free will but only the Hall will decide if you’re allowed to leave.”

The nine-bay mansion house on the Hook Peninsula in Wexford near Hook Lighthouse, boasts an intricate tale of haunted happenings and a life of strife and dereliction dating back to around 1350.

Haunting happenings are on offer right across county Wexford with paranormal Tours on offer at Enniscorthy Castle, the 300 year-old Wells House will host ghoulish guides telling tales of the resident spirits, Tales of the Enchanted Forest and The Park After will offer a fright at the Irish National Heritage Park, the spirit of Halloween is alive and well in Wexford.

The Irish National Heritage Park are celebrating Halloween with Tales of the Enchanted Forest kids tour for children aged 5-10. For the brave out there, The Park After Dark 2013 takes place at the Heritage Park from October 25 up to November 2. This attraction is super scary and kids must be over 8 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Kia Ora Mini Farm becomes a very spooky place to visit this Halloween with decorations and skeletons dotted around the farm, Halloween discos from October 27 to 31 from 1pm to 5pm, face painting and a pumpkin carving competition.

The Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle host a family ‘Fright at the Museum’ from October 27 to October 28 where visitors can enjoy a ‘Spooktacular’ day of fun and meet a host of gruesome characters around the museum courtyard.

Following their hugely popular sell-out Halloween shows last year, the Haunted Halloween Tour returns to Wells House this year. From September 21 to November 1 take a journey into the darkest heart of Halloween with the return of ‘The Horror of the Witches’ Bride.

Enniscorthy Castle’s School of Witches and Wizards is calling all apprentice witches and wizards for an hour and a half magical mystery as they try to solve “The Halberdier’s Curse”.

For lots of family fun ‘Gorey Halloween’ in Gorey of course is on offer during the mid-term break, with fun for all the family including a Halloween Masquerade Ball, themed bars and restaurants – why not try the delicious ‘Bloody Gorey Soup’ or the hot ‘Gorey Úll’ and more.

Secret Valley have a special event for the very first time, join the crew for ‘Boo at the Zoo’ from October 26 to November 3. Enjoy Arts and Crafts, Competitions, Bat Quiz, Haunted House Adventure Hunt, Creepy Crawly Animal Handling (not for the faint-hearted!) and much, much more!. On Sunday, 27th of October and Thursday, 31st of October, Secret Valley will be holding thier Annual Murder Mystery with a Family Yearly Membership at stake!

For full details of ‘Halloween in Wexford’ see visitwexford.ie

About visitwexford

Tourist information for county Wexford in the Sunny Southeast of Ireland - for further details see www.visitwexford.ie
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