Activities for Families in Connacht This Mid-Term Break

When it comes to the mid-term break, you're no doubt on the lookout for fun local activities to entertain your family. So with this in mind, we’ve put together some fun activities in Connacht to make things a little easier for you this October.

Mayo: Westport House Halloween Fest

The picturesque setting of Westport House Co. Mayo locks away its pirate ships and adventure for the winter as everything turns a bit spooky this mid-term break for the annual Halloween Fright Fest. On October 29th, 30th and 31st, you and your family can enjoy fun and games, workshops and activities inside the house in a wickedly wonderful Halloween setting from 10am to 6pm daily.

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Sligo: A Scare in the Park at Sligo Folk Park

Sligo Folk Park in Riverstown will once again be home to the Scare in the Park Halloween Event on, Friday 28th and Sunday 30th October from 6pm to 8pm. Visitors are invited to come in Fancy Dress and enjoy activities such as trick or treat, arts and crafts, games and prizes, music and dance, pumpkin carving and the Haunted Millview House.

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Leitrim: Glencar Waterfall

Walking routes, a breath-taking waterfall and an ideal area for picnics, Glencar Waterfall is a great place to visit with the family over the mid-term break. The spot is located 11 kilometres west of Manorhamilton in County Leitrim.

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Galway: Galway Atlantaquaria

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do as a family this mid-term break, then be sure to check out the National Aquarium of Ireland. Located in Salthill, just a short drive outside Galway City, the Galway Atlantaquaria, displays a diverse variety of underwater specimens in an exhibition that’s suitable for all ages.

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Roscommon: Glendeer Pet Farm, Athlone

Glendeer Pet Farm is a six-acre open farm with another six acres of a nature walk. The farm houses such animals as goats, sheep, emus, donkeys, cows, rabbits, kittens, cows, tortoises and more. Some of the animals can be fed and some can even be petted.

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