Ghosts And Gourds Weekend
Hallowe'en is coming early to Rowallane Garden in Saintfield where inquisitive young ghost-hunters can follow a special trail, carve a pumpkin, hear terrifying tales and transform themselves with fearsome face-painting.
Ghostly Sea Shanty Ship
Dare you set sail on the Sea Shanty Ship at Donegall Quay where ghosts and ghouls roam the decks and macabre musical fun awaits all those aboard? Join in with live musical merriment and spooky storytelling aboard this nautical family frightfest.
Boo At The Zoo
The focus is firmly on creepy creatures at Belfast Zoo this Hallowe’en with a special reptile display, bat talks, a spooky trail and face painting on offer. Under 18s wearing fancy dress will get in for free.
Banks of the Foyle Halloween carnival,
Since 1986, the Banks of the Foyle Carnival in Londonderry has played host to a week long calendar of spooky events and now attracts up to 40,000 revellers each year. The agenda includes music, magic, storytelling and crafts, concluding with a spectacular firework display and musical parade around the walled city. As one of the largest Hallowe'en celebrations in the world the atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric; look out for the scarily superb samba band and guided ghostbustours of the city’s creepy underbelly.
Halloween Enchanted Garden
Never before opened after dark, what surprises lurk in the shadows of the mysterious and opulent gardens at Mount Stewart? Discover the splendour of the celebrated grounds with a twilight tour, spooky storytelling and an invitation into the mansion itself. An intriguing evening awaits all those who enter.
Metro Monster Mash
Families should put on their most frightening finery and celebrate Hallowe’en in style at the Metro Monster Mash. This free festival of frights will feature music and dance performances, face-painting, spooky workshops, a dazzling fireworks display and much more.
Cockle Row Cottages
Take a brisk autumnal stroll along the quaint seafront at Groomsport and join in with some traditional spooky fun including pony and trap rides, crafts, a creepy creatures display and local music.
For more fun family days out, see our pick of the best autumn activities in Northern Ireland