Terrifying Tours

This Halloween, take a terrifying tour of some of Belfast's spookiest places. You'll definitely be left frightened after wondering around the creepy jails and scary graveyards!

Jail of Horror Web

Crumlin Road Gaol

11 – 31 October, Crumlin Road Gaol

This 19th century jail, located on the Crumlin Road, is full of hauntingly eerie tales of executed prisoners, and has witnessed plenty of riots, hunger strikes and even prisoner escapes. Open to the public all year round, Crumlin Road Gaol hosts some of the best Halloween events in Belfast, including their Paranormal Investigation, Halloween Ghost Trail and of course their Jail of Horror. These tours will be sure to give you the Halloween fright that you’ve been looking for – but only if you dare!

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Death, Tragedy and Betrayal Clifton Graveyard Tour

28 – 31 October, Clifton House Belfast

Clifton Street Cemetery is over 200 years old, and over this period, has accumulated some dark and terrifying tales of hangings, body snatchings and gruesome murders. This Halloween, let the experienced tour guide take you on a terrifying journey through the history of the Clifton Street Cemetery.

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HMS Caroline by Torchlight

28 – 29 October, HMS Caroline

Are you brave enough to tour the First World War battle ship by torchlight? Allow yourself to be transported back in time, over 100 years ago to 1916, where you can discover historic tales and learn about the sailor’s superstitions, as you delve deeper into the depths of this naval vessel.

Frightening Film Events

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a classic scary horror film?

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A Nightmare on Elm Street – Movie Screening at HMS Caroline

Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 8:30pm

For those who love a thrill, head to HMS Caroline for the hair-rising and horrifying ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 8:30pm

Get your fishnets and stockings ready! BanterFlix has teamed up with the Belfast Film Festival to screen the campest cult classic of them all.

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The Perch Halloween Cinema

Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 7:00pm

Join The Perch every Thursday this October for spooky screenings of your horror movie favourites!

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The Haunted Mansion – Movie Screening at HMS Caroline

Wed, 30 Oct 2019, 6:00pm

Join HMS Caroline for a family movie night where they will be screening Disney's 'The Haunted Mansion' a timeless family favourite, full of fun and thrills.

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Children's Events

Hocus Pocus Fancy Dress Screening

Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 1:00pm

Join the Ulster Museum for a spooky screening of the Halloween classic 'Hocus Pocus' as part of the 30th Cinemagic Film Festival.

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Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 6:30pm

Join the Ulster Museum this Halloween for a spooky screening of 'Beetlejuice' as part of the 30th Cinemagic Film Festival.

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Halloween Monster Mash

27 October, Titanic Slipways

Come along for a spooktactular evening of fangtastic family fun as the Halloween Monster Mash returns to Belfast! With hauntingly good live music, creepy street theatre, wicked workshops and much more, this eerily good event is perfect for the whole family!

Creepy Activities

Get more involved in the Halloween festivities with some hauntingly good activities!

Game of Thrones Workshop at the National

White Walker Halloween Workshop

20 October, The National

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Well then this Halloween event is perfect for you! Tuck in to a Game of Thrones style feast before preparing for battle with blades-smith, Niall McGinley and costume designer, Emma Andrews. This unique immersive experience is definitely a Halloween event you won’t forget! with Check out this brilliant offer for 10% off your tickets.

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Murder Mystery Night

26 October, Belfast Castle

There’s been a murder at Belfast Castle – but who did it? Become detectives for the night and solve the mystery of the Belfast Castle murder. Interview the suspects and enjoy a delicious three course meal, all in the surroundings of the creepy crime scene.

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W5 Late

19 October, W5 at the Odyssey

Come along to this adults only night at W5 this Halloween! Explore all the interactive exhibits and workshops with no kids around – you can even witness a gruesome lung dissection! Grab a drink from one of the licensed bars and enjoy some hauntingly good live music. Fancy dress is optional but definitely encouraged!

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Jungle NI

Selected dates throughout October, Jungle NI

Jungle NI has some ghoulishly good events on this Halloween. Their Fright Night makes a terrifying return along with  plenty of haunting attractions, including their Woodland Trail of Terror. It’s sure to leave you terrified, with an immersive twisted story and an eerie journey through the woods, you’ll definitely need to grip your friends tight! If you want a real adrenaline fueled scare, you’ll love the Zombie Run.

Halloween Competition

Looking for a spine-tingling experience this Halloween? We’re giving away two tickets to Crumlin Road Gaol’s scare events, Jail of Horror and Halloween Ghost Trail on Thursday 31 October; as well as a £30 voucher to spend in Cuffs Bar & Grill.

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History And Heritage

Halloween Steam Train – Broomstick Belle

Sun, 27 Oct 2019, 11:30am

All aboard the Broomstick Belle to Whitehead Station! Dress up in your spooky best Halloween costume for a spooktacular day out on this brilliant steam train!

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Children's Events

Fireworks Extravaganza at Let’s Go Hydro

Thu, 31 Oct 2019, 6:00pm

Let's Go Hydro are super excited to announce their 1st Annual Halloween Night Fireworks Extravaganza!

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Children's Events

Fire and Light Wild Raven Walk

Sun, 03 Nov 2019, 5:00pm

Take the family on a magical 'sound and light' walk through the gardens this Halloween and discover a spooky side to Hillsborough Castle.

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Children's Events

Let’s Go Hydro’s first Annual Halloween Festival

Sat, 02 Nov 2019, 10:00am

Enjoy this week-long Halloween Extravaganza at Let's Go Hydro, but enter if you dare!

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Children's Events

Seapark Fireworks 2019

Sat, 26 Oct 2019, 4:00pm

Halloween just isn't complete without a spooktacular fireworks display!

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