Spooky Storytelling for children at Athlone Castle

Athlone Castle will host its perennially popular annual Halloween ‘Spooky Storytelling’ event on Saturday, October 26.

Children and adults are invited to join storyteller and singer Helena Byrne for this special Halloween themed occasion at Athlone Castle in the unique atmosphere of a creepy castle, steeped in history. These interactive storytelling sessions will transport children’s imaginations into the magical festival of Samhain, with spooky tales of ghosts, ghouls and fairies.

Four storytelling sessions will take place in the Upper Keep of Athlone Castle at 12pm, 2pm, 3.15pm and 4.30pm. The first and second sessions at 12pm and 2pm are suitable for children from 3 to 6 years of age and will include fun nursery rhymes and activities suitable for that age group.

The last two sessions at 3.15pm and 4.30pm are suitable for children of 7 to 11 years of age and include fun exercises for children to create their own characters and stories. Every child is a storyteller in the making!

All children attending the event are encouraged to get in the mood for Halloween by wearing their costumes to the storytelling sessions! Each storytelling session will be followed by a Ghoul’s Parade around the Castle Keep (weather permitting ).

Admission to the event for children aged 3 to 11 years is €9, with €5 for accompanying adults. Family tickets are €25 (2 adults with 2 children ) and €40 (2 adults with 4 children ).

Goodie bags with a selection of treats and admission to the Castle Visitor Centre is included in the price. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The event is not suitable for children under 3 years. Places are limited therefore booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment. Places for the storytelling sessions can be booked online at www.athlonecastle.ie or for further information telephone 090 6442130.

Athlone Castle looks forward to welcoming lots of little monsters to a unique Halloween experience!

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