Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland next week (October 26 – November 1).
· Halloween Howler 3 for 2 Activities, Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, October 26. Gather up a few friends or family members and experience some of the best activities Northern Ireland has to offer. You can take part in Zip Lining, Archery, Orienteering, Kayaking and much more. Various packages available.
· Twilight Night by Fairy Light, Wallace Park, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, October 30. Dress up and enjoy an evening of magical enchantment with a host of theatrical attractions all culminating in a superb fireworks display. From 7- 9pm.
· Creepy Elements of Horror: Halloween Family Day, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, October 30. Join in for a Halloween extravaganza inspired by some of the sinister, dangerous and deadly elements lurking in the periodic table. There will be scary science experiments. Do you dare create a poisonous stench with ammonium sulphide or an eerie noise with a creepy element? Remember to get your face painted on arrival and to take the Halloween trail if you want to make a very special witch’s brew. From 11am to 4pm.
· Halloween Arts and Crafts Club at Palace Stables, Palace Demesne, Armagh, Co. Armagh, October 29-30. Under the guidance of staff children can experience some hair-raising fun with arts and crafts workshops. Children will work with a variety of art materials to create their own Halloween craft and of course there will be action packed games to keep them entertained. Event is suitable for 5-12 year olds. Open 10am – 4pm.
· Halloween Howler, Share Discovery Village, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, October 29. Join in for a spookily spectacular Halloween which promises to be frighteningly fun and packed with hair-raising activities. You can take an eerie walk in the fearsome forest which is full of gruesome surprises, try pumpkin carving and enjoy the fireworks display along with much more.
· Lisburn & Castlereagh Restaurant Week, various locations, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, October 31-November 7. Enjoy a week-long celebration of the variety and quality of the local produce in the area. Local restaurants in the Lisburn and Castlereagh area will be opening their doors for a mix of speciality themed evenings with great discounts and offers.
· The Forbidden Forest Wail, Tanderagee Road, Pomeroy, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, October 28-31. Set in the atmospheric, eerie forest of Pomeroy on the edges of the local village it is the perfect location for a proper Halloween experience. It is not for the faint-hearted but a fantastic experience for all. Book now for guaranteed thrills. Children aged 12-16 should be accompanied by an adult. Performance times from 6pm -10pm.
· Spellbound Festival, Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre, Ballydrain Road, Co. Down, until October 31. Feeling brave? Bring your little monsters along for a whole host of Hallowe’en events including storytelling, arts and crafts, face painting, spooky spell trail, monster mash dance party, reptiles and creepy crawlies, fancy dress and much, much more.
· The Dark Side of Ballycultra, Folk Museum, Cultra, Belfast, October 28-29. Take a tour of the village at night and hear the stories of strange happenings. A rare opportunity to visit the Museum at night and hear the stories that visitors do not usually hear. Not for the faint hearted! Children over 12 years and above are welcome if not easily scared. Begins at 6.30pm and 8.00pm.
· Belfast City’fright’seeing presents: The Ghost Boat, Belfast City Sightseeing Tour, Belfast, October 24-31. Join in on Belfast’s most haunted boat as the Captain of the ship invites you to meet his ghost crew and experience the frights of the sea. They might also tell you tales of the ghosts that haunt the sea and even Belfast city. It will be a frighteningly fun filled evening of activities, storytelling, and shocking delights.
Please note some of the events require pre-booking. For more details on these and other events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland.