What’s on Ards and North Down

Friday 27 – Thursday 9 November


Friday 27 October, Friday Night Live – Eilidh Patterson Band

Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards

8pm |  £7 [BYOB – no spirits]

One of Northern Ireland’s best loved songwriters who seamlessly blends folk and bluegrass, with her crystalline voice remaining the focus throughout.

028 9181 0803,  ardsarts.com


Saturday 28 October, Not So Scary Halloween
North Down Museum, Bangor 

2pm-4pm | Free [magic show £1]

Come along and meet owls and creepy crawlies, enjoy a magic show, make Halloween crafts and have your face painted as your favourite Halloween inspiration.

028 9127 1200, northdownmuseum.com


Saturday 28 October, The Haunted Hub
Project 24, Queen’s Parade, Bangor

6pm-8pm | Free
Don’t be scared! Brave The Haunted Hub, with eerie sounds, freaky fun, bubbling brews and so much more!

0300 013 3333, project24ni.com

Saturday 28 – Tuesday 31 October, Spooky Sea Serpents and Scarium Secrets
Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry

Open 10am-5pm | Normal Admission
The Craken pirate ship has risen from its watery depths this Halloween and the pirate ghosts are having a spookily good time on their Exploris adventure. So come and enjoy the fun for all the family.
028 4272 8062, explorisni.com


Sunday 29 October, Halloween Fun at Cockle Row Cottages
Groomsport Harbour

1pm-4pm | Free
Come along to Cockle Row Cottages for glitter tattoos, ‘Tales of the Wild’ animal roadshow, Plant and Play wildlife workshop and creepy crafts.
028 9127 0069, visitardsandnorthdown.com


Saturday 4 November, Seapark Fireworks

Seapark Recreation Grounds, Holywood

4pm-9pm | Free

Keep the winter cold at bay with delicious refreshments and enjoy a lively family funfair and music by local favourites ‘The Jukes’. Then watch as the skies come alive with fireworks at approximately 8pm.

028 9127 0069, visitardsandnorthdown.com


Wednesday 1 November, Lives in Translation

Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards

8pm | £8

Kabosh Theatre’s hard-hitting, powerful new production based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers and their support workers

028 9181 0803,  ardsarts.com