Are you in need of some family Halloween inspiration? Carlingford Lough Ferry has compiled a list of family friendly events happening either side of the lough this Hallowtide! From spooktacular LIVE Halloween shows, fireworks displays, fancy dress competitions, pumpkin carving and much more. The only trouble you’ll have, is deciding which event to go to!

“Hallowtides.” Newcastle Halloween Celebrations

– Date: Thursday 31st October
– Price: FREE

Visit Newcastle, County Down this Halloween for the annual Hallowtides Festival on Tuesday 31 October from 5pm onwards for their Fancy Dress Competition, Arts and Crafts Workshops, Street Theatre and Walkabouts, Live Music on the Promenade, Children’s Halloween Party in the Newcastle Centre (2pm-4pm) and the family favourite, their Fireworks spectacular (from 8pm!) For more information contact: Newcastle Visitor Information Centre T: 028 4372 2222

Fitzpatrick’s Scare Fest, Carlingford

– Date: Friday 4th – Thursday 31st October
– Price: FREE (*Donations welcome on the door for local Children’s Hospice)

An experience you will never forget! Fitzpatrick’s Scare Fest is back and it’s BIGGER and BETTER than ever before! Themed inside and out the Bar and Restaurant hosts a week long LIVE Halloween Show and includes ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night! You can even try your hand at some pumpkin carving to be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes! A real family night out, there is something to capture the interest of everyone

To find out more about the Scare Fest, visit Fitzpatrick’s on Facebook or call: (0044) 429376 352.

Halloween Camp, Kilbroney Park. Rostrevor

– Date: Saturday 26th October
– Price: £25 per child

Cloughmore Extreme’s extremely popular Halloween camp is back with a bang with a range of different activities on offer including, climbing wall, bushcraft, shelter building, zip line, archery, mountain biking and canoeing (weather dependent). Fancy dress is optional.
For more information and to book your place contact: 07706875394 or email

The Magic Pumpkin Family Halloween Festival, Navan

– Date: Saturday 19th – Monday 28th October
– Price: €16.87 – €17.93

Make magical memories this Halloween at The Magic Pumpkin Family Halloween Festival. You will enjoy a hilariously spooky and spectacular professional magic show along with a huge number of fun activities! Kids get to choose their favourite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to take home, there will be indoor pumpkin carving, inflatable obstacle courses, go karting and much much more! Running from Saturday 19th October to Monday 28th October.. You can find out more here

‘Spooky Trails’ – Fodder NI, Finnebrogue, Downpatrick.

– Date: Saturday 26th – Sunday 3rd November
– Price: FREE (*for café customers)


Fodder NI have all your family Halloween needs covered… with Spooky trails, pumpkin carving, prizes for fancy dress and more.

The ‘Spooky trails’ are free for cafe customers and will open between Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November.

Find out more info on the Fodder NI Facebook page: Fodder NI Facebook

Forest of Fear, Halloween Adventure. Carlingford Adventure Centre, Carlingford

– Date: Friday 25th – Thursday 31st October
– Price: €10pp for family fun, €20pp for the scary events.

Forest of Fear is a Halloween adventure for a variety of ages (under 16’s require a guardian). Including a frightening forest walk, shoot the zombies laser combat, ‘scaerial’ adventure, night-time zipline across a quarry, axe throwing and bonfire madness with toasted smores! Pre-booking is required for all events as group numbers are limited.
Find out more here

Fitzpatrick’s Fireworks Display, Carlingford

– Date: Wednesday 30th October
– Price: FREE

One of our favourite nights of the Halloween festivities, the annual fireworks display returns for another year! Pencil this one in the diaries and get ready for Halloween like you’ve never seen it before. The fireworks display will commence at 7pm on Wednesday 30th October. If you’d like to dine with Fitzpatrick’s over the Halloween period, we firmly recommend booking in advance. Call Fitzpatrick’s on: (0044) 429376 352.