Ashford Castle Offers Harry Potter Halloween

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This looks like a wonderful family getaway to Ireland: Ashford Castle will offer a "Harry Potter"-themed experience at the historic hotel over Halloween week.
 
Guests can explore secret rooms, high ceilings, and eight centuries of history. They can participate in a treasure hunt, tap into their inner artist with an afternoon in the "chamber of arts," and channel their inner house elf by going to cookery school. (Dobby would be proud.) Grownups, meanwhile, will appreciate the romantic dinner escape.
 
Two "Hogwarts Halloween" packages are offered from October 26 through November 3:
 
October 26, 28, 30; November 1, 3
Noon: "Forbidden Forest" treasure hunt for the whole family
3pm: Visit to the hiding place of Dingle, Ashford Castle's resident owl (supervised)
4pm: Afternoon "Chamber of Art" painting class (supervised)
5pm - 6:30pm: Kids' dinner in the Ardilaun Suite (supervised)
6:30pm - 9pm: Harry Potter movie evening (supervised)
From 7pm: George V Table d'Hote dinner for Mom and Dad
 
October 27, 29, 31; November 2
Noon: "Hidden Garden" treasure hunt for entire family
3pm: "House Elves" little helpers cookery school (supervised)
4pm - 5pm: Afternoon "Chamber of Witchcraft & Wizardry" (supervised)
5pm - 6pm: Kids' dinner in the Ardilaun Suite (supervised)
6:30pm - 9pm: Harry Potter movie evening (supervised)
From 7pm: George V Table d'Hote dinner for Mom and Dad
 
For more information, visit www.ashford.ie.

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