WITH Halloween creeping up and the goblins and ghouls coming out to play, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is encouraging everyone to have a bewitching time this year with lots of frightful fun in store for the all the family.
From spooky candy making to a haunted castle and from fancy dress competitions to spectacular fireworks displays, Northern Ireland is the place to be.
“Every corner of Northern Ireland will be celebrating Halloween this year with so much to do for the whole family,” said NITB’s Destination PR Officer, Pauline Gormley.
“Make sure you get along to one of the spooktacular events and enjoy the midterm break with your family,” she said.
To help you have a thrilling time this Halloween, NITB has compiled a list of ghoulish goings-on taking place right across Northern Ireland.
Today we are featuring a few of the spookily ghoulish activities happening in Belfast, with more Belfast ghoulish goings on and also the rest of NI in the next few days.
For the first time ever, the hair-raising Monster Mash event will be taking place at The Slipways at Titanic Belfast and everyone is invited along for a thrilling time on October 27. Beginning at 2.30pm, there will be all sorts of creepy goings on including entertainers, street theatre, face painters, live music and a breathtaking fireworks show.
Join the Belfast Zoo for its Boo at the Zoo fun-filled day of eerie activities on October 27. Take part in a Halloween trail, spooky storytelling, animal feeding times, reptile displays, creepy crafts, bat talks, a best carved pumpkin competition and a fancy dress competition.
Watch scary lollies being made, make your own chocolate apples and take part in the missing finger quiz at the Spooky Candy and Chocolate Apple Show in Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory on October 31 or feel the fear this Halloween at Escape in Belfast’s W5. Running until November 3, participants will enter a secure facility to witness a new scientific breakthrough only to be plunged into a chaotic scramble for survival.
For more information on Halloween events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com, or visit your local tourist information centre.