Things to do in Belfast over Halloween

Mid-term break is approaching but there is still plenty of time to organise a short break away with the kids. Why not book a short trip to Belfast using our Glasgow – Belfast Express Service and experience some of the exciting and spooky Halloween events Belfast has to offer this Halloween season.

We have highlighted some of the best days out that the whole family can enjoy this year.


Halloween at Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol

Crumlin Road Gaol have introduced a child friendly scary tour around the gaol with a Pumpkin Patch and Carving Station. There will also be a haunting Halloween Scare Attraction to suit both those seeking a heart pounding fear fest and a Cursed Combo of both the Scare Attraction and a Paranormal Event for those seeking a ghostly experience in a haunted prison which witnessed the execution of 17 men over its 150 year history. There is something to suit everyone at Crumlin Road Gaol.

Launching on Thursday 21st October and ending on Halloween Night, Crumlin Road Gaol is a great place to get your annual Halloween fright!

Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Tour

Time: 11am to 5pm
Online Cost: £12.50 per Child (includes pumpkin) £9 per Adult (excludes pumpkin)

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Scare Attraction

Time: 6-9pm
Age Rating: 12 Years +
Online Cost: £12.50 (No Concessions)

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Cursed Combo Jail of Horror & Paranormal

Time: 6-9pm
Age Rating: 15 Years +
Online Cost: £22.50 (No Concessions)

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SKYTREK by Starlight

Visit Colin Glen Forest Park for this year’s SKYTREK by Starlight’s Halloween Experience and dress to impress this spooky season by taking on the Ultimate Ropes course under the moonlight. Take a walk through the sky 50ft high at Ireland’s premier ropes activity centre, complete with fan descender free-fall, 90 metre zipline and 30 foot multi-level climbing wall!

Suitable for ages 10+

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Cinemagic Halloween at the Museum – Hocus Pocus

Celebrate Halloween with Cinemagic at the Ulster Museum and enjoy this fancy dress screening of the classic Halloween film, Hocus Pocus. The event takes place in the Lecture Theatre in the Ulster Museum. We all love a Halloween movie so why not make the most of it and get the kids dressed up in their best Halloween costumes. Children aged 2 and under do not require a paid for ticket.

Hocus Pocus

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Gruffalo Halloween Guided WalkGruffalo Guided Walk

Colin Glen Forest Park are also offering Ireland’s only official Gruffalo Trail; a Julia Donaldson-endorsed guided walk with a Halloween twist! Bring your little ones along and go right inside the glorious Gruffalo and Stickman stories – search for the famous characters in the woods and listen wide-eyed and wondered to the classic tales.

Children can pick their own pumpkin to design, carve and takeaway along with their own Julia Donaldson book and special Gruffalo certificate.

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  1. Our service is the ONLY direct through service between Glasgow and Belfast – our coach travels the whole way with you and does not just drop you at the ferry terminal.
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  3. The cost of the ferry is included, and we also check you on-board.
  4. Luxury coach the whole way with on-board toilet, Wi-Fi and reclining seats.
  5. The coach drops you off right in the heart of Belfast, City Centre.
  6. No luggage charges – bring up to 2 full size 23Kg suitcases per passenger.
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