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What's on in Co Antrim this Halloween - from Jail of Horror to Monster Mash

Here's our pick of some of the spookiest things happening across Belfast over the Halloween holidays.

Jail of Horror

  • October 11 - 31


The one-of-a-kind Jail of Horror tour through Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast's oldest prison, will offer a terrifying experience and is guaranteed to scare even the bravest of visitors.

Monster Mash

  • October 27

Halloween Monster Mash returns to Titanic Slipways promising all a ‘ghoulishly’ good time.

Witches, wizards, ghouls and vampires are all invited to come along dressed in their most imaginative costumes. Of course, there will be prizes for the most terrifying outfits.

The firework display will take place at 6.45pm. Tasty treats and terrifying toys will be available to purchase on site along with some hair-raising fun fair attractions, operating until the start of the fireworks display.

HMS Caroline by torchlight

  • October 28-29

Lousie Carville (middle) with Erin McClarty (blue coat) and friend Ella McLoughlin deep inside HMS Caroline in Belfast.

Are you brave enough to explore HMS Caroline with only a torch to light the way?

This Halloween, bring a torch and head onboard a spooky 100 year old warship for an exclusive guided tour.

Step back in time to 1916 and discover ghostly historic spaces in the dark from the creepy captain’s quarters to the eerie engine rooms in the lower decks.

Learn about sailor superstitions, bloody battles and surprising stories about the crew.

Boo at the Zoo

  • October 26

Activities include fiendish face painting, a terrifying touch table, the opportunity to meet some scary animals and more.

Children in fancy dress go free but they must be in full fancy dress to avail of the offer. A mask, face paint or headband in isolation will not be accepted as fancy dress and normal admission will apply.

North Belfast Lantern Parade

  • October 29-30

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The 10th North Belfast Lantern Parade celebrations take place with a range of activities being laid on for the local community and beyond.

Lead by Ashton and delivered by New Lodge Arts, all are welcome to the two packed days of family-friendly workshops, activities and events at Alexandra Park.

This of course all culminates with the hotly-anticipated Lantern Parade at 5pm on October 30, which makes its way from Girdwood Community Hub to Alexandra Park for the epic grand finale.

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