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Halloween for kids – 7 Top Tips for a spooky family adventure in Northern Ireland

Posted on October 19, 2011 @ 4:42 PM in Adventure

You've found our 2011 Halloween Blog but don't worry there's plenty happening this year too. Check out 'Halloween Haunts & Frightening Fun 2016'

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? of course!  Get ready to embrace the freaky goings on this Halloween with some outdoor family adventure.  

Check out our favourite family outdoor activity ideas for this Halloween!


Halloween Paddle – 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st October

Four Elements Adventure – Lough Erne, Kesh, Co. Fermanagh

Descend into the murky waters and let the moonlight guide your way as you paddle the haunted Lough Erne by canoe.

18:00 - 22:00

Cost – £35 per adult, U 16s £10, discounts for groups and families – Includes all safety equipment, food and drinks.

Halloween Activity Shindig – 29th October

Action Outdoors – Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh, Co. Down

 For those afraid of the dark, enjoy the Halloween fun during the day at Delamont Country Park.  Choose between 5 different activities including canoeing, kayaking, climbing wall, grass sledging and archery.

 13:00 - 14:30

Cost - £3 per activity

Halloween Howler – 29th October

Share Holiday Village – Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh

With pumpkin carving, ghost stories, face painting and ghoulish treats this really is the ultimate Halloween party.

For those looking for more chills and thrills climb aboard the ghost ship and watch as fireworks light up the sky. If this doesn’t scare you then the thrilling speed boat rides and spooktacular night paddles will.

RampRage, Ireland's No1 Extreme Sports Road Show will be rolling in with a triple punch BMX, Skate & Blade demo as part of the celebrations.

Don’t forget your fancy dress for the ‘Tramps Ball’ and BBQ – the only disco where you’ll have to dress to un-impress.

12:00 - 22:00

Cost - £6 per child, £7 per adult, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £20 ( 2 Adults, 2 Children) Under 2's go Free

Spook Night 2 – 30th October

Todds Leap - Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone

 Dare to go where no man (or family) has gone before….on the Todds Leap terror trails.  Watch out for spooks and surprises as you weave through eerie woodland, down hollow glens and past bubbling swamps to an uncertain finale.  At the end of the night watch an epic fireworks display…If you survive the trail that is!   

6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

Cost - £5 children, £8 adults, family tickets available on request

Halloween Crazy Carry On – 29th & 31st

Carrowmena Activity Centre – Limavady, Co. Londonderry

 Brave All Hallows’ Eve together as you scale the climbing wall, drop to the depths below on the zipline, and learn to defend yourself against ‘things that go bump in the night’ with an archery session. Take on as many of the challenges as you dare.  

 10:00 to 16:30

Cost – from £8

Halloween Camp – 28th – 30th October

East Coast Adventure – Rostrevor, Co. Down

 Let your little terrors get into the Halloween spirit at East Coast Adventure’s Halloween camp.  Now in its 10th year, this adventure packed fright weekend is sure to get the kids screaming with excitement.

Cost  - Day Activities £35, 1 Night Residential £55 or Full Weekend £99 (Fully Catered) 

One HELL Of A Halloween Party! – 28th October

Bike Dock Belles - Blessingbourne Estate, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone

Take to the trails at night for a spooky cycle.  For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground there’ll be plenty of other Halloween activities happening under the moonlight.  This is sure to be one HELL of a Halloween party for all the family.

Cost - £5 (in support of the Ulster Cancer Foundation)


Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson  Marketing Officer

Sarah joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in 2011. A firm believer in giving anything a go at least once (unless it involves jumping out of a plane at 6,000ft!) she is always looking for new adventures in the outdoors and can often be found wandering the Mournes or Glens of Antrim attempting not to get lost!

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