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Prepare for a scare in CarrickFEARgus this Halloween!

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Prepare for a scare in CarrickFEARgus this Halloween!

Have a fun-filled, hair-raising experience – full of chills and thrills this Halloween - at Shaftesbury Park’s fang-tastic spooktacular trail on Monday 31 October!

The park will turn into an illuminated trail for a monster mash of ghostly goings-on for all your little pumpkins aged 4-12 years! Taking place from 5pm – 9pm, each session will last around 40mins and promises to be ghastly, ghostly and lots of fun!

With spine-tingling performances, characters and spooky attractions along this self-guided trail, there's something for everyone to enjoy as darkness falls this Halloween!

There will also be a relaxed session available for children with additional sensory needs and their carers to enjoy the event in a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere with fewer crowds and noise levels kept to a minimum.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Noel Williams, said: “We are delighted to announce this fang-tastic family event in Carrickfergus this Halloween. The unique, immersive trail offers something for all your little ones to enjoy!

“Don’t forget your spooky costume and make sure to wrap up warm and wear your wellies as you adventure through the creepy park and see all the weird and wonderful characters! Demand is sure to be high for this event so don’t miss out on securing your ticket!”

This FREE event is ticket-only. Tickets can be reserved online:

NO tickets will be available at the gates on the night.

To help with a safe set-up of the site, Shaftesbury Park will be closed to all members of the public on Monday 31 October until the event begins at 5pm.

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