Free, Cheap and Fun Things To Do on Halloween Night – 31st October 2018
Halloween is coming and that spells lots of fun events for all the family, all across Northern Ireland. So, don your best costume, carve out and light up your pumpkin and be prepared for some frighteningly good times ahead.
Our handy Halloween map of Free, Cheap and Fun Things To Do will keep you and your little monsters entertained while the clocks go back, the nights get darker, the kids are off school for Half Term holidays - and you’re all in search of some wicked times together.
For starters, there’s the biggest Halloween party in Europe up in Derry, the Monster Mash in Belfast, your chance to watch fireworks from inside Enniskillen Castle and much more!
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1. MONSTER MASH & FIREWORKS DISPLAY
31st October, 6pm – 8pm
Titanic Slipways, Belfast
This is one frighteningly fantastical family fun event.
Dress up and catch the shuttle bus to the Slipways for Belfast’s biggest Halloween party. With monster rides, wicked workshops and crafts, scary street performers, live music, spooktacular sweet treats and hauntingly good hot food.
This is what you call the spirit of Belfast.
2. JAIL OF HORROR & GHOST HUNT
12th – 31st October
Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast
£5 - over 12s only
This one is not for the faint hearted!
If you’re after a terrifying, scream inducing, electrifying Halloween experience, enter at your own risk. Walk through the off-limits dungeons of D Wing, follow the path with only one way out, and unlock the unseen in a paranormal ghost hunt.
This 5 star attraction will have you jumping out of your wits!
3. HALLOWEEN FAMILY FESTIVAL
31st October, 10am - 4pm
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra
Adults £11, Kids £6
Calling all curious kids and sorcerer’s apprentices.
The museum is the perfect setting for some wonderfully wicked happenings including a horror film in the old picture house, meet owls in the Rail Gallery, and spot the Witch. Plus there’ll be lots of magic, crafts, Scientific Sue and a fancy dress competition.
See you there, if you dare.
4. PUMPKIN PATCH
20th – 31st October
Streamvale Farm, Dundonald
Family Ticket £29.50 (6 people)
Pick your own perfect pumpkin from the patch.
Kids will love this as they get to pick their very own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, pop it in their wheelbarrow, create a design, scoop it out, have it carved and enjoy free barrel and tractor rides, spooky storytelling, a pumpkin hunt and feeding time with the animals.
It’s a perfect pick for little pumpkin pickers.
5. SPOOKED OUT AT V36
31st October, 6-8pm
Don your costume for something really Cool!
Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney will host fangtastic frolics for all the family including a Screams & Tricks funfair (£) bouncy castles, spooky characters and competitions with a great big Spooked Out Fireworks Display at 8pm.
Rally to the Valley for a real treat this Halloween.
6. HALLOWTIDES FESTIVAL
Take to the beach this Halloween!
Newcastle promenade is putting on its annual Hallowtides with a wonderfully wicked parade through the main street and down to the sea. A fabulous fireworks display will excite and delight all who join the fun.
Dress up and get down to County Down.
7. HALLOWEEN CRAFT & GAMES CLUB
31st October & 1st November, 10am
Palace Stables, Armagh
Unleash your little pumpkin’s creative potential.
Book the kids into a Halloween themed workshop where all sorts of spooky goings-on will occur. There’ll be party games and food and lots of arts and crafts to keep them entertained while off school.
Just pack a lunch for them and let them have a wicked time.
8. SPOOKY CASTLE LOOK-OUT & FIREWORKS
31st October, 5-9pm
Are you brave enough to look out over the lake on Halloween night?
Book your spot inside the creepy castle to view the almighty fireworks as they mirror on the water. While there, try out bat making, a scary screen show, taste some spooky soup, and enjoy storytelling of pirate ships and secret treasure chests.
It’s swashbuckling, bat making, storytelling fun worth looking out for.
9. HAUNTED HALLOWEEN & FIREWORKS
Oasis Plaza, Omagh
DJs, magicians, a vortex tunnel and gooey slime! Fun times!
By day, enjoy a Halloween Puppet Show and Little Vampire movie. By night, zombies and creepy characters will descend on Omagh Town Centre and make their way to a fireworks display from the Strule Arts Centre rooftop.
Beware! But be there!
10. TORCHLIGHT TOURS
29th - 31st October
Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh
Fancy a night at the museum?
Wander around this outdoor museum with only a torchlight to guide you. Beware of ghosts, ghouls and witches in old barns and creepy cornfields. Barnbrack, pumpkin and shoofly pie will be served to those who make it back.
So don’t stray off the beaten track!
11. FIREWORKS & CARNIVAL PARADE
26th October – 3rd November
Join a world famous Halloween celebration like no other.
This eerie 8-day spooktacular includes Awakening the Walls, Haunted Harvest Market, Museum of the Moon, Little Horrors Show, a Monster Fun Fair, costumed Carnival Parade, Fireworks Display, Talks & Tours.
On Halloween night get dressed up for the main event: Fireworks and Carnival Parade.
12. FUN AT THE ALLEY & FIREWORKS
25th – 31st October
The Alley Theatre, & throughout Strabane
FREE & £
There are super supernatural shenanigans in Strabane!
From Spooky Storytelling to Haunted Houses, Hay Sculptures to Halloween Markets, Zombie Nights and Apple Fairs, Witchery Workshops, a Hoolie on the Hill and live music all culminating with a fantastical fireworks display.
Make your way there, in full costume of course.
13. BALLYCASTLE HALLOWEEN
Prepare for a seafront spectacular!
Follow the fancy dress parade with Fire Poi and a host of floats through the town and down to the seafront. With prizes for the children, live music and a superb fireworks display to light up the sky in a kaleidoscope of colours.
For tricks and treats and togetherness, it’s not to be missed.
14. FRIGHTNIN’ FLOWERFIELD
Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
It’s magic – as this Arts Centre on the misty Causeway Coast is transformed into a haunted house!
Come inside and watch Hocus Pocus, join the Monster March fancy dress parade in the park, with wicked prizes up for grabs, catch a Spooky Workshop or Creepy Clay Workshop, ghost stories, and frightful face painting!
It’s all screamingly good fun!
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