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There are plenty of spooky goings on in Antrim and Newtownabbey this year to keep your little ghosts and goblins entertained!

Click here for our fangtastic Halloween programme! All details also below: -


Come be guided through one of our historical buildings and hear about the ghostly goings on of yester year. A sensory experience will entertain and enthral as your guide reveals the dark side of our heritage with mirth, wit and a feast of unknown facts! Only for those who dare step back in time during the spookiest time of year!

Age: 14yrs+

Please wear appropriate footwear and dress appropriately for all weather conditions. Please be at meeting point 10 mins before your tour start time.

Antrim Castle Gardens
Thurs 25 Oct 6pm & 8pm
Thurs 1 Nov 6pm & 8pm

Meeting Point: Clotworthy House Reception

Mossley Mill
Sat 27 Oct 6pm
Sun 28 Oct 6pm
Fri 2 Nov 6pm
Sun 4 Nov 6pm & 8pm

Meeting Point: Inside Museum at The Mill

Sentry Hill
Tues 30 Oct 6pm & 8pm

Meeting Point: Reception Desk at Sentry Hill

£5 per person to include a hot drink

Tickets available via www.theatreatthemill.com or T. 028 9034 0202

Halloween Spooktacular
Thursday 25 October
The Junction, Antrim
Dust off your broomsticks and join us if you dare for our annual Halloween Spooktacular, in partnership with The Junction. This year’s theme is Day of the Dead and your little ghosts, goblins and ghouls are invited to come along in
their scariest costumes. Join Stephen, Cate and the Q Radio roadshow to see who picks up the bag full of tricks and
treats for the best dressed. We will also have fire jugglers, face painting, arts & crafts and spooky characters to keep
everyone entertained.

The celebrations reach a crescendo around 8pm, with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza.*

Car parking, including accessible parking for blue badge holders, is available at The Junction. For adults and children with specific needs at the Spooktacular, there will be a Mobiloo, sign language provision, quiet space and an accessible viewing point in front of stage.

Additional car parking is available at Antrim Civic Centre, Dunsilly Park & Ride and Antrim Town Centre.  A free shuttle bus will operate from Market Square & Dunsilly Park & Ride only, at regular intervals and after the fireworks.  Access to the event is by Ballymena Road Entrance only. 

*Please note the fireworks displays at both locations are subject to weather conditions

Screams & Tricks at V36 - Halloween Fun Fair

Join us for Screams and Tricks at V36 with all the fun of the fair this Halloween. With plenty of attractions for the whole family to enjoy over the Halloween holidays.

Fri 26 October 6:00pm-9:30pm
Sat 27 October 2:00pm-9:30pm
Sun 28 October
(Sensory Sunday)*
Sun 28 October 4:00pm-9:30pm
Mon 29 October 4:00pm-9:30pm
(Cut Price Night)
Tues 30 October 4:00pm-9:30pm
Wed 31 October 6:00pm-9:30pm


Prices (per person):

Rides (each) £2.50
Stalls (each) £2.00
Ferris Wheel


Cut Price Night

50p off rides

Ferris Wheel £3.00

Sensory Sunday see below


*Sensory Sunday

This is suitable for children and young adults with specific needs who require a more relaxed environment. During this time the funfair music will be turned off, lights will be static and the speed of the rides will be slowed down. Access to this session will be by wristband to ensure the funfair remains relaxed. Wristbands cost £10 and can be prepaid in advance at the Ferris Wheel booth (see opening times above) and collected from the prepaid entrance at the Sensory Sunday session. They can also be purchased at the funfair on the day. Carers will be permitted complimentary access.

Sensory Sunday Information and pictures of attractions

Harvest Themed Portrait Heads
Saturday 27 October
Ballyclare Town Hall
£5 per child
In this hands-on workshop, children can make their very own Harvest themed collage to take home (inspired by master artist Arcimboldo's 'Autumn'). With the help of tutor Kim Montgomery, young creative
minds can create their own masterpiece by drawing, cutting and sticking to make a harvest inspired portrait head collage!
Book online at www.theatreatthemill.com or T. 028 9034 0202

Spooked Out at V36
Wednesday 31 October
V36 at the Valley
Dust the cobwebs off your favourite fancy dress outfit and join us and Cool FM’s Rebecca McKinney for spooky fun
and frolics for all the family. Join in the Halloween games and enter the fancy dress competition to win prizes galore.
We will also have face painting, bouncy castles and spooky characters to keep everyone entertained. Spooked Out will
come to an end with a fangtastic fireworks display* at 8pm.

Access to V36 on foot will be by the main entrance opposite KFC on Church Road or from Valley Leisure Centre’s car park along the footpath by the duck pond.

Car Parking:
Valley Leisure Centre car park will be open for public car parking. Blue Badge holders will be able to park at V36 Car Park (entrance opposite KFC).

*Please note the fireworks displays at both locations are subject to weather conditions

Halloween Sports Camps

Enjoy lots of sporting tricks and treats at the Halloween Sports Camps, featuring superb activities including Gymnastics, Football, Athletics and more!

10am - 2pm

30 & 31 Oct - Antrim Forum

31 Oct - Valley Leisure Centre

£10 per day

For more information and to book T. 028 9446 4131 (Antrim Forum) or T. 028 9086 1211 (Valley Leisure Centre)