What to do this Halloween with a baby under one

Annie will only be four and a half months this Halloween so being realistic she won’t really know what is going on. Beyond smiling and giggling at Peppa Pig and her daddy, or getting excited at Baby Sensory and Waterbabies, Annie doesn’t show much emotion but then she really doesn’t understand what is going on yet so what on earth can we get up to in N.Ireland this Halloween?

Luckily for me, and much to Carl’s disappointment (he says it is a stupid holiday), there is loads on this Hallowe’en for little ones of all ages.

Twilight Night by Fairy Light

This event, ran by Lisburn and Castlereigh City Council, in Wallace Park on Friday 27th October 7-9pm, is unfortunately ticket only but is set to be a fantastic night out! With dress up a must and a firework display it is set to be a great night out for little ones. You can find more details here.

Halloween Pumpkin Patch at Victoria Square

Victoria Square are hosting their annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch from 28th October – 31st October  in association with ASDA. Kids can pick their perfect ASDA pumpkin and decorate it to take home! There is no set cost but a suggested donation of £5 per pumpkin in aid of NSPCC & Children in Need. Find more details here.

Baby Sensory Halloween Class

Our local Baby Sensory class is hosting a Halloween themed party on Sunday 29th October which we can’t wait to attend. The event is ticketed but you can book at http://www.babysensory.com. We love our weekly Baby Sensory class so I can’t wait for Carl to be able to see Annie in action and for her to dress up!

Malone Lodge Hotel Halloween Fun Day Charity Event

The The Malone Lodge Hotel are hosting a Halloween Fun Day Charity Event on Saturday 28th October from 1-4pm which proceeds going to Cancer Focus NI. You can find more details here. There is set to be lots of family fun for everyone with a bouncy castle, soft play area, Nerf shootout, face painting, DJ and more as well as  Q Radio broadcasting live on the day. There will also be a prize for the best fancy dress!

Witches Walk

The Dark Hedges Estate are hosting a Witches Walk for children 12 and under to join the Good Witches of Gracehill as they make their way along a trail around the enchanted Fairy Forest. Pick up clues along the way to claim your gift at the end of your stay. You can find more details here.

Freaky Friday

Dundonald International Ice Bowl are hosting a host of frightful family fun with their usual ice skating, tenpin bowling and the Indiana Land playworld as some fun characters popping in along the way.
In additional there is:

  • Free face painting from 5.30-7.30pm
  • Halloween Music
  • Everyone welcome in costume
  • Games & prizes

You can find more details here.


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