There are no tricks, but plenty of treats in store when Cookstown hosts its major Halloween event later this month, with plenty of fireworks, food and fun on offer.
Mid Ulster Sports Arena will host the fun on Saturday 27 October from 5.30pm when hundreds of people are expected to gather to enjoy some scary antics at Mid Ulster Sports Arena Cookstown, before the grand finale fireworks extravaganza at 8pm that will brighten up the dark skies into a fantastic fanfare of colour and lights.
Children can get ghoulishly creative at the Halloween themed arts and crafts station, listen to storytelling, be amazed by the fire performers, have a spin in the Vortex Tunnel and get to meet our spooktastic Halloween characters throughout the evening. Children will also be able to burn off some wicked energy at the climbing wall, krazy karts and caterpillar train. There will also be music, face painting and lots more to help keep your little monsters entertained. If you get hungry, there’ll be a wide range of food stalls offering sweet and savoury tempting treats.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sean McPeake is looking forward to an action-packed week of Halloween activities in Mid Ulster. “Mid Ulster certainly has something for everyone this Halloween. Whether it’s spectacular fireworks you’re after, spooky arts and crafts or free fun fairs, there’s plenty of activities taking place at each of our sites throughout the week to ensure you and your little ones have a truly haunting and hair-raising Halloween!”
Those attending the fireworks are advised to arrive early for parking and viewing. On the night please be aware of the traffic system in place. People attending the event will gain access only from Mid Ulster Sports Arena so don’t forget to wrap up warm! Car parking is available at Loughry College, where will be a small shuttle bus to and from the event arena.
The event is being organised by Mid Ulster District Council and admission is free. For more information on the event contact the Mid Ulster Sports Arena on 028 8676 7135.
To find out what other Halloween events are taking place throughout Mid Ulster including firework displays in Coalisland, Dungannon and Maghera visit www.midulstercouncil.org/halloween
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sean McPeake and his spooky friends are looking forward to an action-packed week of Halloween activities in Mid Ulster.