Jacqueline shares her pick of what’s on this weekend across NI


Visit North Down Museum on Saturday 28th October from 2.00pm to 4.00pm for the Not So Scary Halloween event! This year there will be magic shows with the brilliant magician Trevor Price and not so scary Halloween stories with the master storyteller, Willie Drennan.  Meet owls and creepy crawlies, make Halloween crafts and have your face painted.  For more information visit: www.northdownmuseum.com.


Little Spooks at Navan Fort  28th to 31st October is perfect for some Halloween fun for all the family!  This is for boys and girls who aren’t afraid of enjoying some spooky fun!  ‘Vera Courage’ world famous Vampire hunter needs your help!  She is looking for Dracula and thinks she has found the location of his Haunted Castle!  Will you help her in her quest by joining in the adventure and be brave as we come face to face with Dracula during our Halloween show.


One last request, five women, what can possibly go wrong…?  Sparks fly as five strong-willed women must work together when the cunning final request of their late husband, son, father and boss is revealed.  The comedy follows the ladies attempts to make the most of a very tricky situation to fulfil the wishes and in turn help shape each of their own futures with some very surprising outcomes.  Bill’s Will is a comedy for all ages at the Ardhowen Theatre this Saturday 28th October.


The Halloween Torchlight Tours return to the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh for another year of thrills and spills from Saturday 28th – Tuesday 3st  October. Take a stroll, if you dare, through the outdoor museum as darkness falls, with only the light of a torch to guide you. Ghosts, ghouls and witches will lurk in the shadows as you sample traditional foods such as barnbrack, pumpkin and shoofly pie. Not for the faint hearted, booking for the evening tours is essential. Tour times available at 4.30 pm & 9.30 pm.


A welcome like no other awaits you, as the division between this world and the otherworld’s is at its thinnest, as supernatural beings and the souls of the dead flood into the City of Derry from 28th to 31st October. Let your imagination run wild under the Samhain Moon. Join in on a 4-day celebration like no other, filled with ghoulish events and frightful fun for all the family. See derryhalloween.com for full programme of events.


Join Ballymoney for their Halloween Extravaganza which promises to be frighteningly fun for all the family on Friday 27th October starting at 18:30 at the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre.  Dust off your broomstick and dress up your little monsters for the fancy dress competition. They will love the mini fun fair, creepy characters and be mesmerized by the spinning fire dancers in the Fire Poi show, fireworks display and much more!


Enjoy a ride in a restored steam train from Belfast Central, along the shores of Belfast Lough to Whitehead and return this Sunday 29th October.  Ghosts and ghouls of all ages are invited to come along in seasonal costume to sample the unique steamy Halloween atmosphere. All children holding a ticket will receive a spooky goody bag from the wicked witch.  Trains depart Belfast Central at 11.05 am  and 1.05 pm.

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