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Halloween for kids – 8 Top Tips for a spooky family adventure in Northern Ireland

Posted on October 19, 2012 @ 3:59 PM in Adventure

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With events happening all over Northern Ireland you can run, but you can’t hide - there’s no escaping the ghosts and ghouls so gather up the kids and get ready to face the fear together. Whether you decide to take on the mysterious figures in the woods or the creatures of the deep this family outing is sure to be no trick and all treat.  You’ll soon discover there is so much more to Halloween than bobbing for apples…

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

Halloween Scream Park, Belfast Activity Centre, Belfast 25th-27th October

Enjoy all the chills and thrills with a host of terror-ific Halloween themed activities and character performances.  Experience hair raising story telling, spooky sound effects, flashing lights and a liberal covering of spider’s webs and creeping fog in this truly haunting experience at Barnett’s Demesne.  Don’t forget to come dressed to thrill!  Booking essential. 

Pirates Surf Day Out, Long Line Surf School, Co. Londonderry, Sat 27th October

For those afraid of the dark, enjoy the Halloween fun during the day. The kids will have a chance to become a pirate for the day as they search for the lost Treasure of the Tuns. They’ll hit the waves for a surf lesson before enjoying beach games and a  treasure hunt through the ghost dunes as the light falls…

Halloween Howler, Share Discovery Village, Co. Fermanagh, Sat 27th October

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 head down the haunted forest trail, take part in the pumpkin paddle or climb aboard the ghost ship and watch as fireworks light up the sky. 

Halloween Spooky Scheme, Mobile Team Adventure, Belfast, 29th Oct – 2nd Nov

Let your little terrors get into the Halloween spirit with some multi-activity madness.  Drop them off for a day (or week!) of fun adventure activities including abseiling, canoeing, archery, team challenges and much more….

Fright Night Extreme, Jungle NI, Co. Londonderry, 20th, 26th-31st October

It’s time to face your fears…fright nights at the Jungle are back and they are bigger, better and even more frightening than before!  Many special effects will help set the mood on this terrifying tour through the haunted woods with only a lantern to guide the way.  Suitable for adults and children aged 12 years plus.

Maize Maze, Carrowmena Activity Centre, Co. Londonderry, 31st October

Carrowmena Activity Centre welcome you to their ‘field of screams!’ Try not to get lost in the darkness as you navigate your way around the errie maize maze - once you’ve entered there’s no turning back…There will be ‘trick or treat’ prizes, music and a campfire waiting for those who make it back alive! 

Halloween Special Strangford Sea Safari, Strangford Sea Safari, Co. Down, 28th October

Don’t miss the last opportunity this year to experience the exhilarating whirlpools on board Strangford Sea Safari's high speed boat!  As well as visitng all the usual sights including the Angus Rocks Lighthouse, Sea Gen and some of the many seals at Cloughy Rocks this spooky edition will feature some scary history about the lough and Halloween treats for the kids!

Whatever you decide to do make it a scary one - Happy Halloween! 


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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