All manner of spooks and ghouls will be prowling the towns and villages of the Province tonight, seeking out the most bewitching entertainment for all the family.
In the north west, a free ‘Halloween Happening’ event is taking place at the Rugby Avenue playing fields in Coleraine from 7pm – with a fun fair operating at the same venue from 2pm-10pm.
Live entertainment includes The James Peake Experience, as well as fire-jugglers, street theatre and prizes for best fancy dress. A fireworks display begins at 8.30pm.
Full details on the event are available from Coleraine Borough Council on 028 7034 4723 or at www.northcoastni.com/whats-on.
Londonderry’s Guildhall promises magic and mayhem for over-18s at the Shapeshifters Ball from 9pm. There will also be fun for all ages with a spectacular display of illuminated sculptures, fiery mechanical sculptures and dance – featuring a variety of street performers – under the city’s Peace Bridge.
A family ‘Halloween Extravaganza’ gets under way at the Castle Museums in Enniskillen at 2pm with a packed programme of events. The fun includes fire eaters, birds of prey demonstrations, live music and, for the younger visitors who want a less chilling experience, Halloween craft workshops and bouncy castles. For tickets (priced £3.50 or £15 for five) ring Enniskillen Castle Museums on 02866325000. The afternoon event is followed by a fireworks display at the Lakeland Forum from 8pm.
In Belfast, Oktoberfest is taking on a Halloween theme for its evening of German food, beer and music at the King’s Hall. The over-18s event is being hosted by Cool FM’s Stephen Clements and Pete Snodden.
Meanwhile, brave-hearted souls have faced their fears at a favourite of local ghost hunters – Hezlett House near Castlerock. For four nights this week, the National Trust property hosted Halloween-themed entertainment evenings.