Halloween in Belfast


A bewitching Halloween awaits in Belfast and beyond with scarily good events for all the family including firework displays, ghost trails and creepy crafts.

The main Halloween celebrations in Belfast, Halloween Monster Mash, will take place on Sunday 29 October with the city's largest fireworks display!


31 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017

What's On

Fright Night 2017

Are you ready for the return of Fright Night? The Jungle's award-winning Fright Night experience is back with a vengeance and returns from 6 October to 4 November. It's going to be bigger, scarier and full of delightfully devilish twists!

Awarded the Best Unique Outdoor Experience by... Read More ›

Jail Of Horror

This Halloween, Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast will be once again pulling out all the stops for its eagerly anticipated and sell-out Halloween Programme, this time on an even larger scale with both the 'Jail of Horror' and the 'Paranormal Ghost Hunt' taking place.

Bringing back Belfast's... Read More ›

Ghost Hunt

Sightings, noises and unexplained happenings... are you brave enough to go ghost hunting?

Launching on Friday 13 October until Halloween Night, Crumlin Road Gaol invites you to explore within the walls that have seen 17 men executed over its 150 year history. This special edition 60... Read More ›

Ladies Night Goes to the Movies - Halloween

Join in at Fratelli Belfast for the latest in a series of Movie Nights in conjunction with the Tuesday Ladies Night promotion!

Get together with your girlfriends for an evening of delicious Italian cuisine followed by a private screening of 'Halloween'.

Taking place on Tuesday 24... Read More ›

Half-Term Halloween Fest

Look no further for things to do this October half-term - carve out a pumpkin, explore the halloween trail and try some ghoulish treats in the café at The Argory.

Prices: Child £2.50, Adult £6, Family £14.50, members go free.

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Join BanterFlix at the Beanbag Cinema and enjoy Bruce McDonald’s wonderfully bizarre, pseudo-zombie movie Pontypool.

Radio shock-jock Grant Mazzy has just started hosting the morning show at a radio station in the small, remote town of Pontypool, Ontario.

What starts as just... Read More ›

Baby Boo

There's nothing your baby loves more than to copy your facial expressions and listen to the sound of your voice.

Peek-a-boo with baby in this fun multi-sensory workshop, exploring a range of textures, sights and sounds, as your little one gets to know the sometimes strange but always... Read More ›

Pirate Ghost Ship Party at Exploris Aquarium

The sunken Pirate Ship has risen from its watery depths this Halloween and the Pirate ghosts are running wild at Exploris Aquarium.

Don't be scared - come dressed in your scariest costume to chase these pesky ghoulish pirates back onto their ship, while you take part in the Trick or... Read More ›

The Nightmare Before Christmas

It's all treats and no tricks as The Nightmare Before Christmas brings spellbinding Halloween movie magic to the Waterfront's big, big screen. Arrive early for ghoulish goodies and spooky surprises.

Halloweentown's Pumpkin King has become bored with frightening people in the real world.... Read More ›

Spinetingling Stories

Stories of ghosts, pookas, witches and things that go bump in the night will leave no spine untingled this Halloween weekend at the MAC.

Listen open-mouthed as the old bard tells spooky tales from Ireland and the dark forests of Germany. Hear stories of The Ghost of Earl Tyrone, the... Read More ›

Boo at the Zoo

Dust the cobwebs off your favourite costume and jump on your broomstick to Belfast Zoo for a fang-tastic day of fiendish fun!

Your little witches and wizards can enjoy eerie activities including:

• a hallzooween tour
• creepy crafts
• freaky face painting
• Mr... Read More ›

Broomstick Belle Spooky Special

All aboard the Broomstick Belle as she steams along to Whitehead Station!

Dress up in your spooky Halloween best for a spooktacular day out. Depart from Belfast Central Station and journey to Whitehead on the Broomstick Belle in a frightfully good steam train trip for all the... Read More ›

Belfast Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display

Belfast's biggest and best Halloween event and fireworks display takes place on Sunday 29 October from 4pm - 7pm at The Slipways, Titanic Belfast.

Dust off your broomstick for an evening of carnival capers, spooky street theatre, macabre music, wicked workshops and fearsome fire... Read More ›

Ghosts of Monster Manor (21-22 Oct)

Monster Manor is back, and it's even spookier than ever before! The singing pumpkins, dancing skeletons, floating ghosts, witches and monsters have been joined by some new phantom friends this year.

New rooms have been uncovered in the mansion where new scares await. It may be really... Read More ›

Ghosts of Monster Manor (28 Oct - 5 Nov)

Monster Manor is back, and it's even spookier than ever before! The singing pumpkins, dancing skeletons, floating ghosts, witches and monsters have been joined by some new phantom friends this year.

New rooms have been uncovered in the mansion where new scares await. It may be really... Read More ›

Creepy Crawlers

Little Monsters are on Parade at the MAC this Halloween. As your little one learns to roll, crawl and move around, they'll inevitably bump into new and exciting things along the way.

In this workshop, your Creepy Crawler will be encouraged to move, dance, sing and interact with a whole... Read More ›

Frightful Fables

Join in the spooky fun and be spellbound as you listen to Madame Noir tell some frightful fables.

Make your way to the Whisper Room on the 3rd floor for more than just a silent spook this Halloween at the MAC. Expect tales of wilful witches, mischievous monsters and all things that go... Read More ›

Purple Turnip Festival

Lisburn City Centre hosts its annual Purple Turnip Festival in October with a family fun weekend.

On Saturday 28 October from 11am – 3pm, dance on the interactive light floor in Market Square with DJ 'Amazing Aldo' in Market Square and enjoy free craft activities with workshops to make... Read More ›

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum Halloween Family Festival

Join Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in celebrating the ancient festival of Halloween with a range of traditional activities. Come dressed to scare as you embark on a mysterious adventure through the museum's misty rural dwellings and dark train carriages.

Visitors... Read More ›

Harry Potter Movie Experience

Come and watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets amongst the Beautiful Rail Gallery at the Transport Museum in partnership with Pop Up Film Club - it's as if you are actually on the Hogwarts Express!

The second installment in the Harry Potter series finds young wizard Harry Potter... Read More ›

The Dark Side of Ballycultra Tour

Take a tour of Ballycultra village at night to discover the stories of strange happenings that aren't normally told to visitors!

Not for the faint hearted, experience this stroll through buildings where strange and sometimes ghostly happenings occur. Children 12 years and above are... Read More ›

Halloween Afternoon Tea at Stormont Hotel

Get into the ghostly spirit with Stormont Hotel's specially themed Halloween Afternoon Tea. Available every afternoon from 2pm – 5pm, this spookily scrumptious afternoon tea features an array of Halloween-themed delights and ghoulish treats to sink your teeth into, for just £10 for children... Read More ›

Halloween at The MAC

Visit The MAC this halloween for a frightfully good selection of spooky storytelling, creepy crafts and fearsome fun for all the family.

Multi-sensory workshops are taking place for little ones from baby to toddler, while older little monsters will enjoy making weird and wonderful... Read More ›

Seapark Fireworks

See the skies come alive with the annual Seapark fireworks display this Halloween season in an evening of food, fireworks and fun.

Keep the winter cold at bay with delicious refreshments and watch as the spectacular fireworks display lights up the autumn sky at approximately 7.45pm. The... Read More ›

Ghouls and Gruffalos Welly Walk

Join Colin Glen Forest Park on Friday 27 October – Wednesday 1 November for a story telling session of the best selling children's book before meandering through the forest on a guided forest walk from their energetic staff while you try to find the ghosts and ghouls en route. On return to the... Read More ›

Halloween Fun Onboard HMS Caroline

Something spooky is happening at HMS Caroline this half term as you jump onboard and discover creepy craft activities and the black cat trail. Take your little monsters on an interactive adventure as you delve into the depths of the ship. Search for mystery objects from yesteryear and learn... Read More ›

Halloween Half Term at IKEA

IKEA is celebrating 30 years in the UK this year - that's 30 years of learning how we all live at home, 30 years of home furnishing inspiration, and 30 years of changing how we all live and work together. Join IKEA Belfast for lots of fun activities this Halloween half term.... Read More ›

Halloween Fun at Cockle Row Cottages

Join Cockle Row Cottages this Halloween for free family entertainment, including spectacularly spooky glitter tattoos, the 'Tales of the Wild' Animal Road Show, a plant and play Witch's Garden, an abundance of creepy crafts and much more.

The Cottages open from 11am - 5pm, with... Read More ›

Howling Halloween Pool Party

Enjoy a spooktacular splash for all the family at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, featuring Captain Jack Sparrow and Ariel, the Little Mermaid.

Experience a spine tingling splash in the depths of the Leisure Pool, enjoy the thrills and spills of the water rides and frightful flumes or float... Read More ›

Freaky Friday

Enjoy a whole host of frightful family fun at Dundonald Ice Bowl this Halloween with ice skating, tenpin bowling and the Indiana Land playworld all under one roof. Plus, meet Raphael the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Optimus Prime!

Bring your little witches and wizards in fancy dress... Read More ›

Witches Walk

The Dark Hedges Estate are inviting children 12 and under to join the Good Witches of Gracehill as they make their way along a trail around the enchanted Fairy Forest. Pick up clues along the way to claim your gift at the end of your stay.

Every participant will receive a food and drink... Read More ›