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Halloween is coming to Carnfunnock

Fire breathing monsters will be brought to life while kings and knights of old fight to rule Carnfunnock, Larne this Halloween on Saturday 26 October.

Dare to go north of the walled garden on a quest for the throne and enter the Maze of Enchantment, enjoy a magical circus show, listen to spooky stories or create your own piece of Halloween art.

The event will run from 2pm-6pm and finishes with the dramatic lighting of a spectacular fire sculpture, created and produced by outdoor arts company Walk the Plank.

Visitors are encouraged to use the free park and ride bus service sponsored by Translink and Caterpillar which will run regularly from Caterpillar, Old Glenarm Road, Larne, between 1.30pm and 7pm.

Buses will also pick up from Ballygally, taking you straight into Carnfunnock Country Park. All buses are wheelchair and pram friendly.

Once there you can wander the bewitching pathways of the park to find all sorts of of weird and wonderful creatures!

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Maureen Morrow, said: “One of the highlights of our Halloween celebrations will be the free event at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne. It is sure to draw the crowds and promise a magical and memorable celebration for the whole family.

“We are encouraging as many people as possible to use the free park and ride service provided and we are grateful to both Translink and Caterpillar for their kind sponsorship of this event. Tickets to park directly in Carnfunnock for this spooky event are still available but going fast.

“Whether you live in Mid and East Antrim or are travelling from further afield, we look forward to welcoming visitors to our legendary event at Carnfunnock and hope to see spectators getting into the spirit of Halloween.”

Speaking about the partnership John Morgan, said: “We are pleased to be working with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council again to provide shuttle buses for the Halloween event at Carnfunnock Country Park and enable people to enjoy this magical and charming event without the worry of finding suitable parking.”

You will need a special ticket if you want to park in Carnfunnock Country Park for this event. Vehicles will not be able to access to the park without this ticket. Tickets are £5 limited to 1 per household. To get your ticket visit Car parking tickets for Halloween at Carnfunnock will be available from Larne Smiley Buildings, Victoria Road Larne. Please contact 0300 124 5000 and select option two.

A number of free blue badge holder tickets are available Please remember to bring your Blue Badge with you when claiming your ticket. You can email a copy of your Blue Badge and we can post one out to you. Email

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