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Clandeblog Things to do this Halloween 2023 in Northern Ireland

From family-friendly pumpkin patches to spine-chilling events, get ready for a ghoulishly good time as we unveil the top things to do this Halloween 2023 in Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Mark your calendars as Halloween this year is on Tuesday 31st October 2023! You’re spoilt for choice for things to do this Halloween in Northern Ireland - choose from a range of events and activities.

1. Pumpkin patches

Pumpkin patch in Northern Ireland
Family-friendly pumpkin patch

Get into the Halloween spirit with a visit to one of the many pumpkin patches scattered across Northern Ireland. Tickets sell out fast for these type of events so it’s best to book early! Streamvale Open Farm, Ark Open Farm and Pickie Fun Park are just a few of the places with family-friendly pumpkin-picking experiences!

2. Crumlin Road Gaol

Family enjoying a Halloween event in Northern Ireland
Family at Crumlin Road Gaol

Belfast's Home of Halloween, Crumlin Road Gaol, is offering four amazing experiences for thrill-seekers. Families can enjoy the Pumpkin Patch Extravaganza with a Spooktacular Jail Tour, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Farm, and Live Interactive Halloween Musicals. Daredevils can try the intense 'Jail of Horror' tour, while the daring can take part in the Paranormal Tour and 2-hour Investigation, searching for ghosts in one of Belfast's most haunted buildings.

3. Autumn waking routes

Autumn forest walk during Halloween in Northern Ireland
Clandeboye forest

Embrace the enchanting transformation of Autumn over the Halloween half term on a forest walk. From conker collecting to squirrel spotting, discover tranquility in nature's seasonal beauty. Some of our favourites include Clandeboye forest, Killynether Woods and Crawfordsburn Country Park.

4. Halloween movie screening

Hocus Pocus movie screening Halloween event in Northern Ireland
Hocus Pocus movie

Mark your calendar for Tuesday 24th October for the Hocus Pocus movie night at Cabaret Supperclub in Belfast. This event offers a special screening of the beloved cult classic, complimented by a delicious food and drinks menu. To add to the devilish delights, the evening will feature a special appearance from local drag artist Onya Becks, promising an unforgettable night of ghoulish entertainment.

5. Todds Leap Horror Night

Todds Leap Horror Night Halloween event in Northern Ireland
Todds Leap Horror Night

Dare to step into a nightmarish world at Todds Leap Horror Night with their Hellish Scare Maze & Haunted House Attraction. Traverse eerie walkways, sinister scare zones, and narrow alleyways as you attempt to escape the clutches of the unknown. Brace yourself for an unforgettable night of thrills and scares that will leave you breathless and longing for safety.

6. Ulster Folk Museum

Children dressed for Halloween at an event in Northern Ireland
Ulster Folk Museum, courtesy of National Museums Northern Ireland

Travel back in time at the Ulster Folk Museum and unravel Halloween traditions of the past. Discover the origins, traditions and customs of the spookiest time of year, a celebration derived from the Celtic festival of Samhain, and experience a traditional Hallowe'en at the Folk Museum from Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st October.

7. Fright Night - The Jungle

Fright Night at The Jungle NI Halloween event in Northern Ireland
Fright Night at The Jungle NI

Unleash your inner thrill-seeker at Fright Night - The Jungle. With 11 nights of horror and entertainment, including a new Woodland Trail and 6 Scare Attractions, get ready for adrenaline-pumping encounters and surprises that lurk around every corner. Are you brave enough to conquer the unknown?

8. Halloween Scream show

Halloween Scream show event in Northern Ireland
Halloween Scream show

Join Centre Stage Theatre Company at The Portico of Ards in Portaferry for a panto-style Halloween Scream show. While children are welcome, be prepared for a twist that might rattle even the bravest of souls! This thrilling event is taking place on Halloween evening, so don't miss out – secure your tickets in advance.

9. Halloween at Clandeboye Lodge

A couple walking through an autumnal archway over Halloween in Northern Ireland
Autumn at Clandeboye Lodge

Halloween half term is the perfect excuse to enjoy an Autumn getaway. There’s no better place than nestled deep into rich oak woodlands at Clandeboye Lodge. We're close to lots of the attractions mentioned above so why not extend your day out into a memorable night stay?

A restaurant in Bangor Northern Ireland
The Coq & Bull brasserie

Our stylish rooms provide a cosy haven, while the Coq & Bull brasserie offers a range of local and seasonal dishes. From comforting soups to hearty meat and veggie options, complimented by a selection of wines and cocktails, we invite you to savour the season!

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