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From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Unique Things to Do In Laois: Beauty and the Beast Experience

2nd September @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Looking for unique things to do in Laois? Check out the fun-filled outdoor adventure that is the Beauty and the Beast Experience!

Get ready for a twisted take on a classic tale, as this brand new Beauty and the Beast experience hits the streets of Portlaoise on Saturday, 2nd September, 2023.

Based on the original 18th-century fairy tale, this magical outdoor adventure is a must for lovers of escape rooms and scavenger hunts.

Unique Things to Do In Laois: Beauty and the Beast Experience

Explore the streets of Portlaoise like never before with the Beauty and the Beast Experience. This unique outdoor adventure invites you to hunt for clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges as your team races against the clock to help Beauty reverse the curse.

Form a team of 2 to 6 adults (kids play as extra for free!) and book your place. Remember, just one ticket is required per team!

The experience can be completed anytime between 9am and 2pm but it’s worth noting that the average game duration is 2 to 3 hours. There are also prizes to be won for five categories, including best dressed and fastest team.

Looking for more unique things to do in Laois? You’ll find them in our What’s On Guide. 


2nd September
9:00 am - 5:00 pm