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6 things happening in Co Down this Halloween

The Boulevard in Banbridge
The Boulevard in Banbridge

Half-term is fast approaching, which means the countdown to Halloween has officially begun. Here's our top pick of the spookiest things happening across Co Down this month.

Halloween Walking Tour of Newtownards

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  • Newtownards, October 25

Take a terrifying walking tour to uncover ghostly goings-on in the run up to All Hallows Eve. Discover, if you dare, dreadful things lurking in this historic town. It is a terrific tour for all the family and fancy dress is encouraged. Booking is essential. The tour departs on foot from Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square.

Halloween Fun at Cockle Row Cottages

  • Bangor, October 30

Join Cockle Row Cottages this Halloween for free family entertainment, including music from Geordies Music Box, the Tales of the Wild Animal Road Show, a Plant and Play Witch's Garden, an abundance of creepy crafts and much more.



  • Newtownards, 20 October

In this darkly comical and deeply moving new play an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness. Quinntessence Theatre uses their innovative physical ensemble storytelling techniques mingled with multimedia platforms of film to show the struggle individuals with mental illness face on a daily basis at the Web Theatre.

'Dark Side of Ballycultra' Tours

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  • Ballycultra, October 25 – 27

Not for the faint hearted, experience this stroll around the lamp-lit streets of Ballycultra town where strange and sometimes ghostly happenings occur. Come and discover the stories that they don't normally tell the visitors.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

  • Bangor, October 27

The pandemic has begun and the zombie herd is heading towards Bangor. Your skills will be tested in North Down Museum with archery and traditional craft challenges. Can you complete the tests before the Zombies attack? Don’t worry – there will be live music, ‘thriller’ dance moves, and a fully-stocked bar to help get you through the night.

Halloween Spooktacular

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The Boulevard in Banbridge

  • Banbridge, October 26 – November 4

The Boulevard will host of ghoulish events, creepy competitions and monster offers lined-up, there are lots of must-do family activities throughout the Halloween holidays. Friday night's event will feature freaky fairground rides, spooky circus acts, a colouring competition in Toytown and Halloween goodies. Guests are also invited to come dressed in their scariest costume and take part in a fancy-dress competition, with Q Radio Breakfast Show’s Stephen and Cate picking their favourite on the night.

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