The five-star Ashford Castle in Western Ireland invites parents and children to attend wizard school this Halloween and Thanksgiving season. The 2-night Wizard School package includes kid-friendly activities such as a painting class in the “Chamber of Art”; a cooking class for “house elves”; and a “Forbidden Forest” treasure hunt on the estate’s 350 acres of winding passageways, hidden alcoves and secret gardens. Kids also have the opportunity to meet Dingle, Ashford Castle’s resident owl. On both evenings, kids munch on candy and popcorn as they watch a “Harry Potter” film in the castle’s new cinema, while parents enjoy a 5-course table d’hote dinner in the George V dining room. The Wizard School package starts at $1,349 for two adults and two children (under 12) and includes accommodations in a Deluxe Family Room, plus breakfast and dinner. The package is available Oct. 23-24, Oct. 25-26, Oct. 30-31, and Nov. 25-26. Room rates start at $473 per night. For more information, visit ashfordcastle.com.