Family Fun in Belfast
Belfast Monster Mash
27 October, Titanic Quarter
The Belfast Monster Mash is a must see for all families this Halloween. So witches dust off your broomsticks, vampires sharpen your fangs and head on down to the most monstrous event of them all! With terrifying toy stalls, hauntingly good live music, fangtastic food and spooktacular fireworks, the Monster Mash is a Halloween event not to be missed.
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!
Boo at the Zoo
26 – 27 October, Belfast Zoological Gardens
Belfast Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo event is back! This award-winning event is a perfect family day out, with terrifying touch tables, fiendish face painting, scary animals and free entry for those children dressed in spooky costumes!
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!
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!
Halloween Game Night with Belfast Giants
25 October, SSE Arena
Looking for something different to do this Halloween? Have a ghoulishly good night out with the Stena Line Belfast Giants! Bring the kids along for some frightfully good fun, including the ultimate fancy-dress competition with BIG prizes, tasty food and drink offers, and much more!
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.
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.
26 – 27 October, Exploris Aquarium
Dust off your broomsticks and fly down to Exploris Aquarium for their Halloween event Spooky A-scare-ium! Follow the trick or treat trail but watch out for those pesky pirates who have captured all the treasure.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
More Half Term Family Fun
Discover some more ideas to keep the kids entertained over this half term break!
Family Days Out
Belfast has something for all the family. Plan a shopping spree, enjoy an activity and stay for dinner. For days you don’t want to end, make it Belfast.
Family Friendly Restaurants in Belfast
With special menus, toys, colouring and experiences for little ones, have a look at some of our suggestions for the top child-friendly restaurants in Belfast.
Top Family Fun Attractions in Belfast
There are plenty of entertaining attractions for the young (and the young at heart) around Belfast including W5, Ulster Museum and Belfast Zoo.