Family Fun in Belfast


Halloween at W5

Until 3 November, W5 at Odyssey

This Halloween discover some of the weird and wonderful ghouls, ghosts and monsters that stalk the shadowy corners of the land after dark! Creatures of the Night is part of W5’s new immersive AMAZE production which creates an experience like no other. Discover how the witches and wizards create their spell-binding potions at the frightfully fun Pumpkins and Potions Science Show!

Halloween at HMS Caroline

Halloween at HMS Caroline

26 October – 3 November, HMS Caroline

Step on board HMS Caroline this Halloween for some spooky sailor fun! Explore the ship on the Black Cat Trail and discover the creatures that live in the dark corners, but don’t forget to wear your scariest costume!

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Hocus Pocus Fancy Dress Screening

31 October, Ulster Museum

As part of the 30th Cinemagic Film Festival, the Ulster Museum is hosting a special spooky screening of the Halloween classic – Hocus Pocus. Put on your best witch’s costume, hop on your broom and fly down for a hauntingly good time!

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Spooky Events at the MAC Theatre

Throughout Halloween the MAC Theatre has plenty of spooky events on that are perfect for even the littlest of witches and wizards. For those brave enough, the Creepy Crawly Petting Zoo will be returning with plenty of bugs, spiders and centipedes to hold. If that’s not scary enough, Old Bard will be telling Terrifying Tales of witches and ghouls!

For the tiny tots, there’s the Baby Boo sensory event where they can explore spooky sounds and textures. For more MAC Theatre events, check out their profile.

Beyond Belfast

It's not just Belfast that's packed full of family fun this Halloween! Check out some of these terrifying events that are happening beyond Belfast.

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Spellbound Festival at Castle Espie Wetland Centre

29 – 31 October, Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetland Centre

A Halloween treat for all the family with broomstick flight training, magical potion making in the woodland and spooky storytelling! Will you be in for a trick or a treat?

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Spooky Halloween Fun at the Ark Open Farm

28 – 31 October, The Ark Open Farm

This half term, why not bring the kids to the Ark Open Farm for some spooky Halloween fun! Join Lena the wicked witch in her creepy den telling spooky ghost stories and experience lots of weird and wonderful creepy crawlies throughout the farm!

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Fire and Light Wild Raven Walk

31 October – 3 November, Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

Take the family on a magical sound and light walk through the gardens this Halloween and discover a spooky side to Hillsborough Castle. Experience the gardens like you never have before, with eerie light shows and ghostly characters.

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Hallowee’uns at Jungle NI

28 October – 1 November, Jungle NI

As the spooky and haunting time of year creeps in, Jungle NI would like to invite all of your little monsters along to experience a Halloween extravaganza, filled with wicked, weird and wonderful activities, including pumpkin picking and carving, a haunting Haycart Ride and of course spooky stories!

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Halloween Harvest Market

26 October, Dundonald

Fun for all the family at Dundonald’s first Halloween Harvest Market, featuring some of the best produce and artisan foods Northern Ireland has to offer. You can browse the delicious food stalls, marvel at local crafts, all the while enjoying some brilliant live music and entertaining street performances. A brilliant event for the whole family!

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Broomstick Belle

27 October, Whitehead Railway Museum

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

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Halloween at Cockle Row Cottages

27 October, Cockle Row Cottages

This Halloween event is perfect for kids! Not too scary with brilliant family entertainment including tales of the wild animal roadshow, Plant and Play garden workshop, Captain Jack’s Nautical Knots and a performance from Geordie’s Music Box!

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Discover some more ideas to keep the kids entertained over this half term break!

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