10 Things to do this October in Derry~Londonderry!

With Summer (what little we had of it) finally over, it is difficult to find a way to spend your evenings instead of being wrapped up with a warm cup of tea in front of the TV, but fear not as there are plenty of fun activities to keep you occupied around Derry~Londonderry this October!

1 Explore the history of the MacDonnells of Antrim

Dalriada Kingdom Tours travels to America this month to launch a new tour which takes you on a journey through the history of the MacDonnells of Antrim as you explore their burial grounds, castles and battlefields all the way from Carrickfergus to Derry~Londonderry. Travelling from Derry into Donegal allows guests to enjoy the Wild Atlantic Way. Experience a truly authentic tour with official backing from the MacDonnell family as they join in with you and welcome guests into their home.



2 Come face to face with your fears at Jungle NI

One of the scariest live experiences returns to Jungle NI in as Fright Night is back and more terrifying than before as they test the nerves of even the bravest in true Halloween spirit.


3 Treat Yourself to a Short Break

Take a load off and allow yourself to be pampered and catered to at the luxurious Drenagh House Estate. With facilities available for all types of events including, parties, weddings, conferences, family getaways or simply a relaxing break you can be assured that Drenagh House will exceed your expectations as the Georgian style home becomes “privately yours” for the duration of your stay. Read more about the facilities here

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4 Enter the Field of Screams

Come along to Carrowmena Activity Centre if you dare this Halloween as you try to make it through the spooky maize maze, this one is not for the faint hearted!


5 Join the Iron Borns

Game of Thrones fan? Now is your chance to travel across the Iron Islands as an Iron Born as you embark on a Legenderry Tour, taking you across several filming locations such as The Burning of the Seven, Renly’s Camp, the Dark Hedges.


6 Spooktacular Family Fun at the Richmond Centre

Bring the kids along to the Richmond Centre for fun Halloween themed events which are sure to entertain. Get their faces painted as their favourite spooky characters and join in the fun with the fantastic ZooLab before the kids meet some our amazing mascot pups, Trolls and Minions!


7 Dinner and a Show at the Waterfoot Hotel

Enjoy a delicious five course Sunday carvery at the Waterfoot Hotel on the 29 October along with some great family fun in the form of life size characters, face painting, Halloween games, treats and a Halloween movie!


8 Taste the Continent with Browns Bonds Hill

Sample some of the best food in Europe as Browns Bonds Hill hosts a Spain and Portugal cuisine night. Hosted by general manager and sommelier Chris Thompson, diners will be transported on a delicious journey across Spain & Portugal with each tantalising course accompanied by the finest of wines. You can also join Browns on a luxurious Belfast shopping trip, preceded by a delicious breakfast at the restaurant and ending the day with a three course meal on the 18 and 25 November for the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done!

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9 Boo…tiful Halloween Break at the Everglades

The Everglades Hotel host another amazing programme of spooky Halloween fun with events including, Spooky Stayover, Ghoulish Good Cocktail, Scarily Scrumptious Breakfast and not forgetting, complimentary Wi-Fi and parking to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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10 Halloween Ball Big Band Night

Revellers come along to a night of music and dancing in the Corinthian Ballroom with the fantastic Mindbenders followed by a DJ. Spot prizes are up for grabs for best costumes also, what a great way to spend your Halloween!

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