Activities for Families in Ulster This Mid-Term Break

When it comes to the mid-term break, you're no doubt on the lookout for fun local activities to entertain your family. So with this in mind, we’ve put together some fun activities in Ulster to make things a little easier for you this October.

Donegal:  Glenveagh National Park

If you’re looking for a lovely day out in stunning lakeside surroundings, then be sure to visit Glenveagh National Park. The grounds boast a 19th century castle that sits on the edge of Lough Veagh. If you’re looking to walk off the picnic, you can head to the walled gardens. The park will also have a Halloween programme of events this October.

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Cavan:  Cavan Burren Park

Cavan Burren Park bills itself as a unique and prehistoric landscape of monuments, megalithic tombs and spectacular geology. Located just outside Blacklion in West Cavan, visitors can follow walking trails, check out the visitor’s centre and learn more about one of Ireland’s most famous geological features.

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Monaghan: Ulster Canal Greenway

The Ulster Canal Greenway is a fantastic new asset to Monaghan Town. It is a 4.2 km path that skirts the town along the old Ulster canal. It is graded as an ‘easy’ route, suitable for the moderately fit, and is accessible to wheelchair users. The Greenway is available to all non-motorized forms of traffic including; cyclists, joggers, strollers and casual walkers. It’s great for walking with buggies or a family cycle.

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Fermanagh: Marble Arch Caves

Now here’s something you don’t get to do every day! Located near the bottom of Cuilcagh Mountain, the Marble Arch Caves can be explored in a guided tour that gives a 75-minute journey through a fascinating underground structure, allowing you to discover millions of years’ worth of natural formation.

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Tyrone: Omagh’s Halloween Festivities

The new OASIS Plaza in Omagh will host a programme of “fang-tastic” entertainment, including street entertainment, fire jugglers and creepy characters from 6pm on Saturday October 30th. There will also be a fireworks display launched from Strule Arts Centre roof top at 7.30pm.

You can find out more here.

Derry: Banks of the Foyle Halloween Festival

Banks of the Foyle Halloween Festival, takes place between 27th – 31st October, taking the form of a street carnival parade on the event’s 30th anniversary year. The Halloween parade is the biggest in Europe, making Derry the ideal destination for Halloween enthusiasts. With fun guaranteed for all ages, it’s not to be missed.

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Antrim: Monster Manor at W5 Belfast

W5 the interactive discovery centre in Belfast will host Monster Manor, a spooky experience of singing pumpkins, dancing skeletons, floating ghosts, witches and monsters that promises to be bundles of fun. W5 is part of the Odyssey Belfast, Located at Queen’s Quay.

You can learn more here.

Down: Hallowtides Festival Newcastle  

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has announced an action packed, family friendly, spooktacular programme of Halloween events taking place in Newcastle and Newry known as the ‘Hallowtides’. The event runs from Friday 28th to Monday 31st  October. This year the theme is ‘MourneQuest’.

You can learn more here.