3 things to do in Dublin and Belfast this Halloween weekend
Whether you’re relatively new to the city or call yourself a local there are plenty of things happening in Dublin and Belfast to keep you busy this weekend.
This weekend is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind away from the office.
Here at Glandore we’ve put together our list of the top three things to do in each city this weekend.
Escape rooms have grown in popularity in recent years and are a perfect activity for friends, family or even as a team building exercise for a group of employees.
An escape room is a physical adventure game where players are locked into a room and have to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to escape. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms.
Escape Rooms Belfast is located in Church Lane in the city centre. They cost between £35 and £75 depending on the number of players. Players can choose between two different rooms, “The Time Machine” and “Major Plott’s Revenge Room” with only an hour to complete each.
Adventure Rooms Dublin has two locations in Dublin’s city centre and can accommodate up to 50 people. Prices depend on the amount of people in a group and average out between €18 and €20 per person. Players can choose between three different games between the two different locations, “The Original Swiss”, “The Black Queen” and “World Trip”.
Make the most of the outdoors
Winter is fast approaching; the nights are beginning to close in and the weather will soon turn colder. Now is the perfect opportunity to make the most of the great outdoors and take in the beautiful landscapes that surround Belfast and Dublin.
There are a number of scenic walks a short distance away from Belfast. Divis and the Black Mountain, a short 20 minute car journey from the city centre, is one of our favourites. Both trails, the summit trail and the ridge trail, offer unbeatable views of the city below and take on average three hours to complete.
If you’re looking to head further afield the Giants Causeway is only an hour away from Belfast city centre. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the perfect day trip this bank holiday weekend. The Causeway’s visitors centre is open from 9am to 6pm and costs £10.50 per adult and £5.25 per child.
Dublin also has a number of scenic walks a short distance from its city centre. While technically not in Dublin our favourite is the Bray cliff walk. This walk from Bray to Greystones takes between two and four hours to complete. Along the route you are accompanied by stunning coastal views looking out onto the Irish Sea and the Wicklow Mountains. The route is easily accessible by car and DART.
If you’re looking to journey further outside Dublin, Glendalough is only an hour away. The park offers a total of nine different walking routes ranging from easy to difficult. The park also has limited facilities and has been left mostly untouched and natural meaning the views are spectacular.
Join the festivities
With Halloween falling on a Tuesday this year, getting into the festive mood can be difficult. Thankfully there are a lot of festive events happening in both Belfast and Dublin over the weekend to get you in the mood.
Belfast Halloween Monster Mash takes place on Sunday 29 October from 4pm to 7pm at The Slipways, Titanic Belfast. This is perfect for a family day out. The event will have a host of spooky Halloween themed events including carnival, street theatre and workshops. A fireworks display will finish off the evening starting at 6.45pm. Best of all, admission is free.
If you’re looking for a real scare this Halloween then The Nightmare Realm in Dublin is the place for you. They pride themselves as being Ireland’s most extreme scare attraction where guests are invited into their own personal horror story. This interactive event promises to push people outside their comfort zone and challenge