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ANBC announce spooktacular events for Halloween in Antrim and Newtownabbey

Halloween is coming and Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough have lots of spooktacular events organised this year to keep your little terrors entertained.

Dust off your broomsticks and join us if you dare for the Screams and Tricks Funfair!

Returning once again to V36, we have plenty of amusements that will give you a thrill from Friday 28 October to Saturday 5 November. An inclusive session is also available on Sunday 30 October from 2-4pm.


Saturday 29 October promises to give you a fright as Spooked Out at V36 returns for another year. Grab your best fancy dress and pop along from 6pm-8pm for all of the tricks and treats there are in store. The night will come to close with our fangtastic fireworks* finale at 8pm. Please note this is a ticketed event.

Tickets cost £1.25 with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s Charities.

Antrim Castle Gardens will have some spooky goings on with ‘Fright Fest’ from Saturday 29 – Monday 31 October. Take a Devilish Dander, Witchy Wander or Spooky Saunter through the Ghostly Gardens, enjoying the Heart-Pounding Hocus Pocus at the Antrim Festival Group's Fright Fest!

Sessions will run 4-6pm and 7-9.30pm with the earlier sessions on Saturday and Sunday being inclusive sessions. Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets cost £2 with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s Charities.

The Junction Retail and Leisure Park in Antrim will be calling all ghosts and ghouls from Friday 28 to Tuesday 2 November with live entertainment, twilight markets, pumpkin decorating, fire eaters, baby rave, a hay maze, workshops and much more. Make sure you check out the Council website for what all is planned!

There’s a great day out for your little gremlins in Glengormley, with pumpkin decorating workshops available at the former Police Station Site. Sessions are available on Friday 28 October - please note, this is a ticketed event.


At the start of November, Halloween may be over, but the Half Term Holidays still continue at Castle Mall, with lots of workshops available to keep the kids busy from Thursday 3 November to Saturday 5 November. From Lego & Clay, Sensory Messy Play and Graffiti & Urban Art, there is something for everyone.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross commented:

“It is great to see a full programme of events lined up for this year’s Halloween holidays. With the kids being off school, it is a great chance to join in on the fun and get some quality family time.”


For more information on our full programme of Halloween events or session times and ticket information visit:


*Please note the firework display at V36 is subject to weather conditions.


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