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For The Kids

Here's our list of family events for you to plan a great day out with the kids

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Design Den - Saturday Art Club

The Playhouse

Sat Weekly

Sseries of art workshops exploring different art themes, art history and teach budding artists an array of unique, creative art skills. Ten week starting Saturday 24 September 2016. Ages 7-11 year. Contact: Siuan O Doherty 028 71 268027 /siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk

11am-1pm
£60 for 10 weeks

SCOIL RINCE CATHAIR NA MBALLAI: THE WALLED CITY SCHOOL OF DANCE

The Playhouse

Tue Weekly

Contact 028 7135 1895 / 07749 967 841 or email michaela1@hotmail.com

5.30pm – 7.30pm

CLASS ACT SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA

The Playhouse

Fri Weekly

For ages 4-16 years. Contact: Loretta 0791 999 2662 / Brenda 0775 326 7982

4.30 - 6pm

Kids: MARY HILL SCHOOL OF BALLET

The Playhouse

Fri, Sat Weekly

Contact 028 7132 9005 or email victoria@maryhillschoolofballet.co.uk

Fri 3pm–8pm / Sat 9am–1pm

Parent & Toddlers Course

Echo Echo Studios

Sat Weekly

Parent and Toddler class is for preschool aged kids with a parent or guardian and is a lovely way to spend creative time with your child, with expert leadership of Steve Batts and Tonya Sheina.

2.30pm-3.30pm
£30/course or £6/class

Wing Tsjun Kung Fu (Kids)

Echo Echo Studios

Mon Weekly

Wing Tsjun movement practice for kids led by Karen Cassidy. Ages 5-11

4-5pm
£4

HORRORienteering

Creggan Countrypark

8th Oct - 4th Nov

Gather your ghosts and ghouls and compete against each other in our self-led Hallowe'en themed orienteering course! To BOOk call 028 71363 133

from 10am
£5pp

Fright Night

The Jungle, Moneymore

13th Oct - 3rd Nov

With freaky sets, a haunting story to send shivers up your spine. Check booking link for all dates. Age: 12 years+ / U16s accompanied by an adult.

from 7pm
from £10

Fancy Dressed Dog Walk

City Walls

24th Oct

Rainbow Rehoming Centre Sponsored Fancy Dress Dog Walk. Email rainbowrehomingfundraising@gmail.com

7 - 8:30pm
£10 deposit

House of Horrors

Longtower Youth Centre

25th Oct - 29th Oct

Paranormal activity will be off the scale with ghosts and ghouls who hide in the eerie depths of the foundations of the Walls. Be there if you dare!

6-10pm
Adults £4, Under 14s £3

Why. Gigs Halloween Spectacular

Nerve Centre

26th Oct

Sheerbuzz & Charity Shop Vinyl (co-headline) + Happy Out & No Collusion

7.30pm
£7

Halloween Origins Tour

Departs from the Tourist Office

26th Oct - 1st Nov

Minibus/walking tour that visits a number of fascinating pre-historic sites that can be linked with some of the ancient rituals and traditions

9.30am-4.30pm
£36

Ghost Bus Tours

Visit Derry Office

26th Oct - 30th Oct

Tickets available from Visit Derry.

from 6.30pm
Adult £8, Child £5.

Monster Fun Fair

Ebrington Square

26th Oct - 4th Nov

Lots of thrills and family attractions with rides for all ages

2-10pm
free

Baby’s 1st Halloween Eglinton

Eglinton Community Hall

27th Oct

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from 11am

Echo Echo Halloween Kids Disco

Echo Echo Studios

27th Oct

ages 4-6 years: 10.30am-11.30am / ages 7-11 years: 10.30am-12pm

from 10.30am
£6

Little Legends Club

Easons Foyleside

27th Oct

...

11am
Free

Sbooky Festival

Foyleside Shopping Centre

27th Oct - 29th Oct

Come join our witches for Reading Rooms and magical spells, dancing zombies, treasure hunts for all and more.

11am-4pm
Free

Haunted Harvest Market

Guildhall Sq & Waterloo Place

27th Oct - 3rd Nov

Live Music Stages and Street Entertainment

free

Pirates of the Creggan Lake

Creggan Country Park,

27th Oct

Suitable for ages 3-10 years. Advanced booking essential.

10am–11am/ 11:30am–12:30pm
£2/£5

Foyle Hospice Kids Spooktacular Disco

27th Oct

Come boogie on down with our wonderful wacky witch at this year’s Spooky Hallowe’en fancy dress disco.

2-4pm

Temple of Terror

Springtown Industrial Estate,

27th Oct - 30th Oct

Are you brave enough to face your fears and enter the temple of terror? Strictly 12years+

6-9pm
£3pp

The Tower of Terror

Tower Museum

27th Oct - 3rd Nov

Face your fears at the Tower of Terror with plenty of frights and surprises lurking at every corner. Strictly aged 12+, booking essential

1-2pm
£3pp

The Haunted Pencil Art Exhibition

Garden Of Reflection Gallery,

27th Oct - 30th Oct

A haunting exhibition of pencil drawings by local artist Shaun McIntyre from Frankenstein to Freddy Kreuger

6-8.30pm
free

Derry City Junior 2K parkrun

Foyle Arena

27th Oct

For kids aged 4- 14yrs. Register online

from 9.30am
free

Pirates of the Creggan Country Park

Creggan Countrypark

27th Oct - 4th Nov

Suitable for ages 4-10 years. Suitable for wheelchair users. Includes boat based treasure hunt, Halloween treat and colouring in activity.

10-11am
£5 per child £2 per adult:

Verbal's Ancient Haunted Castle

Verbal Arts Centre

27th Oct

Meet old faces from the past as you walk through the hall of living portraits to the graveyard of bones, Suitable for all ages.

6-8.30pm
free

ComicCity 2018

The Guildhall

27th Oct

ComicCity is a not-for-profit festival which celebrates and supports comics, illustration and the wider creative arts.

10.30-5pm
free

ComicCity

The Guildhall

27th Oct

Top Comic Guests, live sketching, cosplay, workshops, panels & more.

10.30am-5pm
free

Ghosts & Legends of the Coven

Echo Echo Dance

27th Oct - 28th Oct

Ghosts is a storytelling performance spanning childhood fears to adulthood, woven together with myths and ghostly tales. Over 14s

6/8.30pm
£10 (£8 Concession)

Museum of the Moon

The Guildhall,

28th Oct - 2nd Nov

Suitable for all ages. * Quiet Session 10am - 12noon daily. Mon 29th & Tues 30th 10am - 7pm, Wed 31st & Thurs 1st 10am - 9pm, Friday 2nd 10am - 2pm

from 10am
free

Irish Video Game Orchestra

The Guildhall

28th Oct

An immersive new concert comes to Derry/Londonderry for the first time!

2-3.30pm

Wicked Windows

In Your Space, 44a Waterloo St

28th Oct - 30th Oct

In Your Space Circus’s unique and innovative ‘Wicked Windows’ will return with an exciting installation with a spooktacular surprise

6-9pm
free

Foyle Halloween Cyclocross Races

St Columbs Park,

28th Oct

From U6 races right the way up to senior racing and from a fun fancy dress race to the main event - round 6 of the “Elite Ulster Cyclocross league”

10am-3pm
free

Luminéoles

City Walls

28th Oct

...

6-8.30pm
free

Spark!

Waterloo Place

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Sunday 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm. Mon 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm. Tues 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm. Wed 5pm

Varied
free

Awakening the Walls

The Walls

28th Oct - 30th Oct

For three evenings before Samhain, we party to banish the dark with a supernatural illumination trail on and around the City Walls.

6-8.30pm
free

Tours of Derry City Cemetery

Derry City Cemetery Top Gate

28th Oct - 31st Oct

Dress for the weather, quite a brisk hill walk. Price: £5pp (Under 11s free)

1pm
£5

Haunted Windows

The Playhouse

28th Oct - 30th Oct

Did you witness the wicked nun of Artillery Street last Halloween? She’s back and she’s brought some friends!

6-9pm
free

Little Horrors Arts & Crafts

The Guildhall

29th Oct

Get crafty and design your own spooky mask to impress or scare if you dare! Booking is essential.

1-3pm
£3

Hillcrest House of Horrors

Hillcrest House

29th Oct - 30th Oct

Enjoy an entertaining whistle stop tour lasting 10 minutes at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

from 6.30pm
£2

Hallowee'uns

The Jungle, Moneymore

29th Oct - 2nd Nov

...

11am-2pm
£4/£15

Monsters of the Deep

Riverwatch Aquarium

30th Oct

Visit the ‘Monsters of the Deep’, life size and life like whales, sharks and other mammoth marine creatures at Riverwatch.

10am-4pm

Zombie Run 5k / Children's Run 2k

Sainsbury's Cafe

30th Oct

The Zombie 5k Family Fun Run is back this year in aid of the Foyle Hospice. Dress up essential! Price: Adults £8, Child £2

7:15pm - 8:00pm
£2/£8

Little Horrors Arts & Crafts

The Guildhall,

30th Oct - 2nd Nov

Get crafty and design your own spooky mask to impress or scare if you dare! Drop In session

Noon-4pm
free

Creepy Costumes at the Fashion & Textile Design Centre

The Fashion and Textile Design Centre

30th Oct

...

2-4pm
£5

Gothic Organ Performance

The Guildhall

31st Oct

Come along to this free spooktacular organ performance at this iconic Derry/Londonderry landmark.

9-10.30pm
free

Halloween Street Carnival Parade

Strand Road

31st Oct

The finest carnival arts, circus and street performers from around the world descend on the city for an out of this world illuminated spectacle.

7pm
free

Jack O’Lantern Festival

Guildhall Sq & Waterloo Place

31st Oct

Ghostly tales, myths and fables, Celtic history, pumpkin/turnip carving workshops, cookery demonstrations, arts and crafts, music sessions and much more.

Noon-11pm
free

Haunted Happenings at Brooke Park

Brooke Park

31st Oct

Lots of Spooky goings on at Brooke Park this Halloween with Pumpkin Carving, Broomstick Making, Storytelling and more

3-8.30pm
free

Walled City Market

Guildhall Square

3rd Nov

with fresh produce and Street Food, Organic Meats, Artisan Breads & Cakes, Craft Coffee and much more

9-4pm
free

NI PREM: Institute v Coleraine

Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium

3rd Nov

...

3pm
Kids U12 Free/ others from £5

MADAGASCAR

Millennium Forum

6th Nov - 10th Oct

...

varied
from £16

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