Best Halloween Events in Ireland for Families

Halloween in Ireland is becoming a bigger event, year on year, with special events, pumpkin patches, and more. If you are looking for some Halloween spookiness and fun this October, then check out the best Halloween events in Ireland for families and start planning some spooky fun for the family.

If you are based in Ireland or will be visiting in October and have been wondering “are there any family Halloween events near me?”, then this is the post for you. With ideas for the best Halloween events Ireland has to offer families, you’ll soon be enjoying some Halloween fun with the kids this October.

Note: You must check the latest prices, tickets, and availability before arriving at any venue. Many events are ticketed and with limited numbers this year. To avoid disappointment, contact the venue early to secure your tickets.

Best Halloween Events in Ireland for Families

My list of the best Halloween events in Ireland this year is split into two categories, one for Northern Ireland and one for the Republic of Ireland for easy navigation. Just click on the sub-category in the table to go to your preferred area.

Best Halloweens Events in Ireland (Republic)

Whether you are looking to celebrate Halloween in Dublin or further afield, this category is dedicated to Halloween events for children and their families in Southern Ireland.

Clonfert Pet Farm, Kildare

One of the best Halloween events for children taking place near Dublin will be at Clonfert Pet Farm. Clonfert are holding a week-long Halloween event that includes a Haunted House (not suitable for very young children), a cool Kids Carnival, Pumpkin Patch, Kids Disco, and Arts and Crafts.

Pre-booking tickets is essential. Visitor facilities include a café, toilets, and parking. More information can be found on their website or Facebook page.

Address: Clonfert, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 PY05

A picture of some pumpkins for Halloween with the biggest one carved

Luggwoods, Dublin

If you are looking for the best Halloween events Dublin has on offer for families, then you might want to head for Luggwoods in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. The Hooky Spooky Halloween Experience at Luggwoods runs for nine days leading up to Halloween itself.

Experience crazy Halloween fun and frolics in the forest trail as you search for the ingredients for a special witches’ brew, helped by the Hooky Spooky Luggwoods characters. Once you’ve found the ingredients you can then pick your own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch and take it home to carve, ready for Halloween night. Dress up for extra fun and don’t forget the camera.

Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, and a coffee van. This is a ticketed event and numbers are limited so book early. You can find more information and book your tickets via the Luggwoods website. You can also stay up to date via their Facebook page.

Address: Crooksling, Co. Dublin

Tayto Park, Meath

If you are looking for great Halloween celebrations in Ireland, then head for Tayto Park. One of Ireland’s biggest family Halloween events takes place at the theme park in County Meath this October.

The Tricky Trail is a

Spooktacular treasure hunt… bringing families on a spooky adventure through Tayto Park.

Tayto Park

Storytelling, potions, spell casting, and magical performances await families who are lucky enough to visit.

The treasure hunt brings you through a haunted house, hay bales maze, a freaky forest, witches’ lair, and more. This week-long event takes place in the week leading to Halloween and every child will receive a free trick or treat bag.

If you have been wondering where to go for Halloween in Ireland, Tayto Park might be right up your street. For more information visit the website and click here to book your tickets now. Tayto Park also has all the usual visitor facilities including parking, toilets, and refreshments.

Address: Tayto Park, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, A84 EA02

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park, Kildare

Halloween Happenings is the Halloween event taking place at Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park this year over nine days. Ghastly ghoul and terrifying treats await those who visit. There will be a terror train ride, a terrifying treasure hunt, and more. The venue has advised that the terror train may not be suitable for younger children.

Visitor facilities include free parking, toilets, play areas, café, and picnic areas. Pre-booking is essential and fancy dress is optional.

For more information, visit the website or click here to book your tickets now. There are both morning and afternoon slots.

Address: Lullymore East, Lullymore, Co. Kildare, R51 E036

Navan Adventure Centre, Meath

The Navan Adventure Centre in County Meath is holding a Halloween event where families can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, carve it at the centre, and make slimy witches snot before enjoying some of the activities at the centre.

This is a hugely popular event is almost sold out. More information and booking details can be found on the website.

Address: Proudstown Road, Navan, Co. Meath

Land of Light, Wells House, Wexford

A non-scary event to bring the kids to this Halloween is the Land of Light spectacular at Wells House & Gardens near Gorey in County Wexford. This year, the event starts the weekend before Halloween and runs all the way to the 18th of December on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.

Set in the grounds of a beautiful Victorian mansion, the Land of Light event brings visitors through a forest trail where the trees, night sky, and buildings are lit up by a spectacular light show. With trolls, fairies, and more, this event is ideal for the whole family and a great alternative to any scary events you might not want to bring the kids to.

Wells House and Gardens are also holding a spooky Halloween woodland walk, a Nutty Scientist Workshop, and a Halloween Spooky Glow Show.

Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, and on-site catering. For more information and to book your tickets for the Land of Light, click here to visit the website. For more information and to book your tickets to the other Halloween events, click here.

Address: Wells House & Gardens, Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Y25 CF96

Cavan Burren Park, Cavan

Spooky Science Workshops are taking place at the Cavan Burren Park this Halloween weekend. Suitable for kids between 6 and 12 years of age, these hour-long workshops will be jam-packed as they try to make glow-in-the-dark slime and enjoy other Halloween-themed activities.

There are three workshops during the day and places must be pre-booked. Wear outdoor clothing and costumes. For more information and to book your places, click here.

Address: Burren, Blacklion, Co. Cavan

A picture of two scarecrows in a corn field

Brigit’s Garden, Galway

Brigit’s Garden are holding a nine-day Halloween event that kids will love in the form of a spooky treasure hunt. This additional activity for families is a fun way to explore the Celtic Gardens and woodland. Kids are encouraged to collect the clues to help

get rid of the spell cast on the Gardens by the nasty Púca!

Brigit’s Garden

No pre-booking is required but arrive early to avoid disappointment as entry numbers will be limited. Brigit’s Garden has parking, toilets, and a cafe. Find out more about the spooky treasure hunt by clicking here.

Address: Pollagh, Rosscahill, Co. Galway

Arranmore Ferry, Donegal

The Arranmore Ferry company are holding a special Halloween event via two sailings on Saturday 30th October, and this is almost completely sold out. There is not much information being given away but they say it is

A great family event not to be missed

Arranmore Ferry

and to expect a few surprises. Fancy dress is optional. To see if there are any tickets left, click here.

Address: Blue Ferry Office, Burtonport Pier, Co. Donegal, F94 C449

Andean Alpacas, Westmeath

This year, Andean Alpacas are offering a pumpkin carving experience that is family-friendly. Wander through the Halloween trail, pick and carve your own pumpkins, receive a treat bag, and meet the alpacas.

Visitor facilities include parking, toilets and a café. This event is running for nine days up to Halloween, and it is advised you book your visit ahead of your arrival to avoid disappointment as places are limited. For more information and to book your visit, click here.

Address: Culleen Beg, Cullionbeg, Co. Westmeath, N91 T8X9

Rathwood, Carlow

Rathwood are holding a Spooktacular Pumpkin Train Adventure in the form of a Halloween Pantomime. Hop on board the Rathwood Express train and travel through a forest filled with spooky encounters and characters. There is a musical show, hot chocolate for every child and you also get to pick your own pumpkin from the patch after the shows.

Rathwood has advised that shows after 2.30pm get scarier so advise that families with young children attend early shows. For more information and to book your tickets, click here.

Address: Rathwood Rath, Rath East, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Clissmann Horse Caravans & Glamping, Wicklow

When it comes to Halloween events children will love in Wicklow, Clissmann Horse Caravans have one the whole family will love. They have a pumpkin patch which you can visit with one of their friendly donkeys or wheelbarrows, choose your pumpkin, and use the donkey or wheelbarrow to bring it back to the yard.

There is a spooky farm trail with witches’ wagons, a fairy forest, and more. In the barn, you will find ghostly games and goodies to enjoy after you have picked your pumpkin.

Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, and a coffee dock. This ticketed event will be popular so book your tickets soon. Click here to book and for more information.

Address: Cronybyrne, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Nore Valley Park, Kilkenny

Nore Valley Park in Kilkenny is holding a pumpkin patch for day visitors to the farm and visitors must book their visit online.

They are also holding evening events for campers and members of the public in the week leading to Halloween. Evening events include torchlight treasure hunts, a bonfire, scare maze, and marshmallow toasting. Adult campers get free entry to the evening Halloween events.

The usual visitor facilities can be found at Nore Valley. Prebooking for these events is essential and can be done via the website where you can also find more information.

Address: Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny, R95 RXR4

Long Acre Alpaca, Louth

Long Acre Alpacas in County Louth are holding a Halloween event on Halloween weekend which includes picking and carving your own pumpkin. Monsters will help you carve your pumpkin and there will be other activities including face painting, and a chance to meet the alpacas as well as goodies bags.

Visit the Long Acre Facebook Page for more details, where you will also find details on how to book your visit.

Address: Glack, Ardee, Co. Louth, A92 P984

Halloween Playfest, Wicklow

If you are based in County Wicklow, then head to Rathdrum over Halloween weekend for a fun event being run by Wicklow County Council.

Halloween Playfest, a spooktacularly-playful weekend of workshops, demonstrations, puppet shows, dance events, discos, concerts, games and more!

There is a great list of events taking place during Halloween Playfest and while all the activities and events are free, some require pre-booking. Click here to find out more about the event, and click here to book tickets for those events requiring pre-booking.

Address: Memorial Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

A little girl in a witches hat and with a wand in her hand peering into a carved pumpkin

Hidden Valley, Wicklow

One of the best glamping sites in County Wicklow is holding a Monster Mash this Halloween. This event is open to those camping at Hidden Valley during the weekend before and the weekend of Halloween. Fancy dress is nearly mandatory and activities that will be held throughout the weekend include Halloween games, a bonfire, Halloween Dance, and Trick or Treating.

Families are also encouraged to bring Halloween decorations to decorate their pitch. There will be prizes for best costume, best-decorated pitch/lodge, best pet costume, and more.

Hidden Valley is a camping site, and these events are open to those staying at the site. No booking is necessary for these events. If you fancy a fun Halloween weekend away with the family, head to Hidden Valley. More information can be found on the website.

Address: Lower Main St, Glasnarget North, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Ballycross Apple Farm, Wexford

Ballycross Apple Farm is holding a Halloween event this year. Families are invited to bring their little ghosts and witches to the farm for some spooky fun. There is a pumpkin patch and a witches’ village. Guests can meet the resident witch, pick their own pumpkin and take the tractor ride back to the farm.

Visitor facilities at Ballycross Apple Farm include parking, toilets, a café, and food stalls. Pre-booking is not necessary, and more information can be found by clicking here.

Address: Apple Farm, Ballycross, Bridgetown, Co. Wexford

Carlingford Adventure Centre, Louth

Carlingford Adventure Centre is holding a Halloween event called Skypark After Dark.

This fun family event will run in the evenings and features 11 of their most popular activities, including the new Wooden Maze, laser combat, archery, monster croquet and Halloween Train. This is a great event for all ages and abilities. It’s the perfect safe outdoor adventure to welcome Halloween with a bang, fun adventures for the whole family with a few Halloween surprises thrown in.

Parking is free and there are facilities onsite including a café for refreshments, toilets and a large marquee. Pre-booking is required. You can see more details and book here.

Address: Tholsel St, Liberties of Carlingford, Carlingford, Co. Louth

Causey Farm, Meath

One of the best Halloween attractions Ireland has to offer families is the Pooka Spooka at Causey Farm in County Meath.

On offer at this Halloween event are traditional games and crafts for the Halloween season, a mirror maze, hayride, broomstick ride, storytelling, and more.

Visitor facilities include parking, toilets and a café. Numbers will be limited so it is advisable to pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment. Click here for more information and to make a booking.

Address: Girley, Fordstown, Co. Meath, C15 P83R

Leahy’s Open Farm, Cork

If you are based in Cork and looking for Halloween events for children, then head to Leahy’s Open Farm. Their Halloween event takes place for the nine days leading up to Halloween.

Families can take a trip on the haunted hayride through the forest, find the witches’ lair, pick and carve their own pumpkin, and even make a spooky sticky lollipop. Fancy dress is advised.

Visitor facilities at the farm include parking, toilets, and a café. Pre-booking is required and you can find out more information on the website.

Address: Leahys Open Farm Ltd Dungourney, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 KW14

Red Mountain Open Farm, Meath

Red Mountain Open Farm are holding a Halloween event in the nine days leading to Halloween itself. Families can play in the Halloween barn, get their photo taken in the witches’ den, take a spin on the ghost carriage, and other great activities.

Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, and refreshments. Pre-booking is essential, and you can do this and find more information on the website.

Address: Corballis, Donore, Co. Meath, A92 TN59

Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, Westmeath

The Belvedere House Halloween Treasure Trails takes place over Halloween weekend. Encounter witches, zombies, and ghouls of all kinds as you make your way through the trail. Expect frights, scares and treats.

Pre-booking is essential and you can book your tickets for this Halloween event by clicking here.

Address: Belvidere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 EF80

Lough Gur, Limerick

Lough Gur is holding a family-friendly Halloween spooktacular this year which will include storytelling, lantern walks, and prizes for best costume. There is also a Halloween workshop for 5 to 12-year-olds.

Lough Gur visitor facilities include parking, toilets, coffee dock, and visitor centre. Booking is essential and details on how to book your tickets can be found here.

Address: Lough Gur, Bruff, Co. Limerick, VD35ED96

A picture of a block calendar showing October 31st

Slane Castle, Meath

Families with young children can enjoy a Spookfest at Slane Castle on Halloween weekend. This family-friendly, non-scary event takes place in the barn at Rock Farm and each child will receive a goodie bag. For information about this event (and to book your tickets), click here.

Slane Castle is hosting part of the Puca Festival this year which is suitable for older children and adults. Parts of the grounds will be transformed into a playground for Halloween spirits such as the Puca, Morrigan, and Fear Dearg. Information about this event can be found here.

Address: Slane, Co. Meath, C15 XP83

Sandy Feet Farm, Kerry

Sandy Feet Farm in Tralee, County Kerry are holding a Halloween Hoe Down fright-free event. All ghosts, mummies (and daddies), and ghouls are invited.

Visit the website for more information and to book your tickets, which is advisable to avoid disappointment.

Address: Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 AXY6

Castleview Open Farm, Laois

Castleview Open Farm is holding a pumpkin picking and carving event for 7 days this year leading up to Halloween weekend. Over Halloween weekend they are also having a fancy dress event. Entry tickets include a small bag of carrots for feeding the animals and mini-golf.

Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, a café, indoor and outdoor play areas, go-karts, mini-golf, a maze, and over 100 animals too. Details of the event can be found on the Facebook page including how to book your tickets.

Address: Barrackquarter, Cullohill, Co. Laois, R32 E932

Macnas Halloween Parade

The annual Macnas Halloween Parade is expected to take place on Sunday 24th October this year, beginning at 5.30 pm. Expect giant sculptures and creations, spooky floats, bespoke costumes, and more. This is a huge event but will be run in line with current pandemic guidelines.

This is a free Halloween event in Ireland and more information can be found by clicking here.

Address: Galway City

Birr Castle, Offaly

There is a family-friendly Halloween event taking place for nine days leading up to October 31st at Birr Castle in County Offalry. Activities include a family quest, gallery challenge and a pumpkin trail. Visitors are encouraged to come in fancy dress.

Guest facilities include parking, toilets, and the Courtyard Cafe and children’s playground will be open during these events. For more information, click here.

Address: Townparks, Birr, Co. Offaly

Scarecrow Festival, Cork

The Leap Scarecrow Festival is back for 2021. Scarecrows line the streets of the village with scarecrows

from the creative and comical to the bizarre!

Leap Scarecrow Festival

If you are based in Cork and looking for a fun Halloween event running from the 17th of October to Halloween night, then head to Leap to see the scarecrows. More information can be found on the Facebook page.

Address: Leap Village, Co. Cork

Slieve Aughty Centre, Galway

A Howl-a-Ween Festival is taking place at the Slieve Aughty Centre in Loughrea, County Galway this Halloween from the 23rd to the 31st of October. This family-friendly event has activities including Enchanted Forest Walk, Bloody Mary’s Haunted House, Arts and Crafts, face painting, and more. Children are encouraged to come in fancy dress.

Facilities include parking, toilets and a cafe. Advanced booking is recommended and you can find more information on the website.

Address: Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway

A Trick or Treat Sign on a blackboard surrounded by Halloween decorations

Spirits of Meath Festival, Meath

The Spirits of Meath Festival is taking place in County Meath this year with events in various locations across the county. Events include family-friendly and adult-only Halloween events such as

  • Pumpkin & Family Fun Halloween at the Navan Adventure Centre (see above)
  • Tricky Trail at Tayto Park (see above)
  • Pooka Spooka at Cause Farm (see above)
  • And lots more.

For a full list of the Spirits of Meath events and their locations, click here.

Address: Various locations throughout the county

Halloween walking tours

There are a few walking tours taking place that are either Halloween-themed or lend themselves to the spooky season. Many of these will not be suitable for younger children, and nervous teenagers. Here are a few walking tours taking place in the Republic of Ireland.

Other venues for Halloween pumpkin picking in Ireland

  • Galway Pumpkin Patch – Castletaylor South, Ardrahan, Co. Galway, H91 V2P5. More information.
  • The Farm Grenagh – Ballymorisheen, Co. Cork. More information.
  • Michael’s Pumpkin Patch – Bunatober, Corrandulla, Co. Galway, H91 P288. More information.
  • Ladyrath Pumpkin Patch – Wilkinstown, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y018. More information.
  • Killarney Pumpkin Patch – Pumpkin Farm, Carran, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 HXF6. More information.
  • Alright Pumpkin – Girley, Navan, Co. Meath. More information.
  • Mollies Family Farm, Offaly – National School, Clonaghadoo, Geashill, Co. Offaly, R35 W427. More information.
  • Stewart Family Farm – Ballinamore, Co. Longford, N39 C6V6. More information.
  • The Farm Grenagh – Ballymorisheen, Co. Cork. More information.
  • Joe’s Farm – Drishane More, Ballycurraginny, Co. Cork. More information.

Best Halloween Events in Northern Ireland

If you are based in Northern Ireland, this section is for you with some ideas for Halloween events across the country.

Derry Halloween

If you are looking for one of the best Halloween events for families in Northern Ireland, then you must head for Derry/Londonderry. The city is famous for its Halloween celebrations and this year is no exception.

Taking place over 3 days, both the city and nearby Strabane have some amazing events taking place as part of the Derry Halloween event. Think spooky decorations, music, storytelling, and more, with the event culminating in a fireworks display. There will be a fun and spooky Halloween Hay Trail in Strabane and more, so make sure to check it out if you live or are near Derry or Strabane.

For more information visit the Derry Halloween website or their Facebook page.

Address: Various locations in the City of Derry and Strabane.

A picture of some carved Halloween lanterns on stairs

Best Halloween events Belfast has to offer

Belfast usually holds a variety of family-friendly Halloween events across the city. See the following links for more information about various events across the city this year.

  • Visit Belfast – Information on family-friendly Halloween events and ghost walks being held in and around the city.
  • Let’s Go Hydro – Family-friendly water sports venue which will have inflatable pumpkins, ghosts and more, a pumpkin patch, Halloween movies, floating bonfire, and a fireworks extravaganza.
  • Crumlin Road Gaol – A child-friendly scary tour of the gaol with pumpkin patch and carving station.

These events are ticketed events and pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Click the highlighted name of each location to find out more information about availability, prices, and how to book your tickets.

Address: Various locations

Grimm Hotel, Beflast, Antrim

For something a bit different this year, head to the Cityside Retail & Leisure Park in Belfast where you will find the Grimm Hotel. Join your Grimm Hotel bellhop and decide which of the 210 rooms you would like to step inside.

This walk-through theatre experience is inspired by the Grimm fairy tales and each door is no ordinary hotel room. You will find yourself

swept into a fairytale world, at the heart of a story, with live performances and music, never-before-seen technology and lots of Cahoots NI’s trademark magic and illusion. 

Cahoots Grimm Hotel

This event is only suitable for those over 8 years of age and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Find more information and book your tickets by clicking here.

Address: Cityside Retail & Leisure Park, 100-150 York St, Belfast BT15 1WA, Co. Antrim (UK)

Pickie Funpark, Down

If you are looking for a great family-friendly Halloween event in Northern Ireland, then Pickie Funpark might be right up your street. As well as their usual family-friendly attractions including flumes, disco ducks, and more, this year they are holding a pumpkin picking event for Halloween.

Families are invited to visit the pumpkin patch where they can choose their own pumpkins. There are carving stations available for you to carve your pumpkin before heading off to enjoy the other attractions.

Visitor facilities include toilets, a children’s playground, snack kiosks, and a café. There is no on-site parking but there is a public car park just a short walk from the park.

Pre-booking for this Halloween event is essential and must be done through the website. You can find more information here or on their Facebook page.

Address: Marine Gardens, Bangor BT20 5AG, Co. Down (NI)


The Jungle, Derry

If you are looking for one of the best Halloween events Northern Ireland has for families, head for the Jungle. Hallowee’uns is the amazing family-friendly Halloween event taking place at the Jungle in Magherafelt in County Down.

This children’s Halloween event includes pumpkin picking and carving, a haunted haycart ride, a spooky maize maze trail, and more for some brilliant spooky family fun. There will also be marshmallow toasting, face painting, and other activities on offer during this week-long Halloween event.

So, if you are based in County Derry and have been wondering “are there any Halloween events around me”, then wonder no more. Prebook your tickets early via the website to avoid disappointment. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates too. Usual visitor facilities are available.

Address: 60 Desertmartin Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, BT45 7RB, Co. Derry (NI)

Ulster Folk Museum, Down

Hallowe’en Celebration returns to the Ulster Folk Museum this year with plenty of spooky trick and treats for the whole family. There will be storytelling with spooky tales of times gone by, turnip carving (yes, you read that right), music, and more.

Pre-booking is essential as ticket numbers are limited. Find more information, ticket prices, and how to book by clicking here for the website. All the usual visitor facilities can be found at the museum.

Address: 153 Bangor Rd, Holywood BT18 0EU, Co. Down (NI)

Ulster American Folk Park, Tyrone

The Hallowe’en Jack O’Lantern Festival takes place at the Ulster American Folk Park for the week leading up to Halloween Night. Enjoy ghoulish tales, have your fortune told, and discover Halloween traditions that travelled from the Old World to the New World.

Visitor facilities include parking, toilets, café, and gift shop. This event is suitable for all ages and pre-booking is essential. Click here for information and to book your tickets.

Address: 2 Mellon Rd, Omagh BT78 5QU, Co. Tyrone (NI)

Fermanagh Fun Farm Halloween Festival,

The Fermanagh Fun Farm in Enniskillen is holding a Halloween Festival which is very family-friendly. Pick and carve your pumpkin, ride the decorated ghost train, enjoy a Halloween-themed treasure hunt around the farm, and other activities.

Pre-booking is advised and there are morning or afternoon sessions for the two weekends prior to Halloween as well as Halloween weekend itself.

Visitor facilities include parking, a café, picnic area, toilets, and play areas. For more information and to book your tickets, click here.

Address: 4 Slate Quarry Ln, Lisbellaw, Enniskillen BT94 5BB, Co. Fermanagh (NI)

A picture of a girl dressed as a witch at a Halloween decorated party table

Churchill Pumpkin Patch and Trail, Tyrone

New for 2021 is the Churchill Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in Cookstown, County Tyrone. This venue is raising money for the Northern Ireland hospice and visitors are invited to don their wellies and head to the farm for some Halloween fun.

Visitors can pick their own pumpkin for a donation (additional will be available to buy), get lost in the Maize Maze, and maybe even bump into a witch or two. Other activities to enjoy include feeding the farm animals, face painting, and more. There will be goodies bags for children.

Booking in advance is necessary and you can book your tickets or find out more information via the website or Facebook page.

Address: 112 Ballinderry Bridge Rd, Cookstown BT80 0AX, Co. Tyrone (UK)

Hillsborough Castle, Down

There are two events taking place at Hillsborough Castle this year.

The first is a Halloween Wild Raven Walk. These walks through illuminates parts of the gardens take place in the evenings and allow you to discover some of the spookier side to Hillsborough Castle. Find information about this event and book it here.

The second event is suitable for over 14’s and is a Friday Fright Night taking place for one night only before Halloween. Find more information and book this event here.

There are also other autumn family activities taking place in the castle grounds throughout October including a scarecrow parade, straw craft workshops, and more. Click here to find out more information.

Address: The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6GT, Co. Down (UK)

Colin Glen Forest Park, Antrim

During nine days leading up to the 31st October, you can enjoy the Halloween Spooktacular at the Colin Glen Forest Park. Activities taking place include a Halloween guided Gruffalo walk, a pumpkin patch, and the Skytrek by starlight course in the evenings. All the normal activities at the forest park will also be available.

Visitor facilities include parkng, toilets, picnic tables, and a visitor centre. Pre-booking is necessary and can be done via the website. To do this and for more information, click here.

Address: 163 Stewartstown Rd, Dunmurry, Belfast BT17 0HW, Co. Antrim (UK)

Halloween Walking Tours

There are several Halloween walking tours taking place in Northern Ireland this season. These terrifying walking tours uncover tales of ghosts and spooky goings-on and will be both scary and fun.

Other venues for pumpkin picking in Northern Ireland

  • Fulton’s Pumpkin Patch – 121 Berryhill Rd, Donemana, Strabane BT82 0JS, Co. Tyrone (UK). More information.
  • The Ark Open Farm – 296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, BT23 7PH, Co. Down (UK). More information.
  • Streamvale Farm – 38 Ballyhanwood Rd, Belfast BT5 7SN, Co. Armagh (UK). More information.
  • Maxwell’s Pumpkin Patch – 22 Folliard Rd, Castlederg BT81 7JW, Co. Tyrone (UK). More information.
  • Woodview Garden Centre – 3 Cloughan Road, BT61 8RF, Co. Armagh (UK). More information.

When it comes to Halloween, Ireland (the birthplace of it) has plenty on offer for families across the country. From pumpkin picking to scary mazes and more, families will have lots of scary and not-so-scary fun this Halloween at any of these events across the Emerald Isle.

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