The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (October 21 – 27).

  • Night at the Museum, Ulster Museum, Belfast, October 25.   Have you ever wondered what happens when the visitors leave the Ulster Museum for the night? Does the Edmontosaurus rise and roar over Takabuti the mummy and does Peter the Polar Bear plod up to take a sneaky peek at the pottery and paintings? Now you can experience a night-time adventure with a torch-lit tour before bedding down for the night.
  • Halloween at Carrickfergus Castle, Co. Antrim, October 26.  Do you dare visit Carrickfergus Castle on this scariest of days? The castle has seen battles and sieges and is reputed to have ghosts from many different periods who haunt its rooms and battlements. Will you see any of them?
  • Jack O’Lanterns Workshop, Market Place Theatre, Co. Armagh, October 26.  Come along for an arts and crafts fun-filled morning of creating your very own Jack O’Lantern, perfect for all trick or treating.
  • Peter Corry’s Master of the Musicals, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, October 25.  Peter Corry makes a long awaited return with an evening of music dedicated to the great musicals of our time.  A native of Belfast who now travels the world with his unique voice, Peter returns to his first love, the musicals.

  • Spooky Goings on at the Caves, Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Co. Fermanagh, October 26.   Put on your scariest fancy dress costume and journey underground on a nail biting, spine tingling guided tour of these fantastic caves.
  • Haunted Hazlett, Hezlett House, Castlerock, Co. Londonderry, October 26 – 29.  Back with all new ghoulish live action performances and other eerie delights, this is a night you’ll not forget.  Immerse yourself in the action if you dare.  Fancy dress encouraged.
  • Little Spooks, Navan Centre and Fort, Co. Armagh, October 26 – November 1.  Take the family along for a fun interactive Halloween experience.  Meet Suzie and Steve Scarecrow and help them prepare for Halloween, learn the skills required to be a scarecrow and experience the Scarecrow House.
  • Basketry Workshops, An Creagan, Co. Tyrone, October 21 & 26.  Acclaimed craft artist Louise McLean will offer two days of workshops in basket making.  An enjoyable introduction to this remarkable skill, and is a perfect class for beginners.  Participants will each have their own lovely willow basket to take home.

  • Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival, Co. Londonderry, October 26 – November 3.  The famous Halloween celebrations will be even bigger and better in 2013 as Derry~Londonderry celebrates the magnificent City of Culture year in style with spooky fun for all the family, a parade and spectacular fireworks.
  • Halloween Ghost Trains, Downpatrick & County Down Railway, Co. Down, October 27 – 28.  There is something strange happening this Halloween, with ghosts on the platforms and ghouls on the train, it can only be the return of the Halloween Ghost Trains when you can travel on a vintage train, visit the great wizard in his haunted grotto train and tour a Viking graveyard.