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Footsteps in the Forest

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, 89 Drumintee Road, Killeavy, County Armagh, BT35 8SW
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Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween event this year at Slieve Gullion Forest Park! This is the perfect opportunity to experience the park's hauntingly beautiful landscape while enjoying some festive Halloween fun.

The event is set to take place from Wednesday 25 to Monday 30 October 2023, and we can't wait to scare up some fun with you!

Tickets for Footsteps in the Forest go live on Monday 9 October 2023 at 11am. 

Slieve Gullion Forest Park is known for its natural beauty, but during Samhain, it takes on a whole new dimension. The park's landscape transforms into a mysterious and eerie wonderland, perfect for a Halloween celebration. The park's lush forests, lakes, and mountains create the perfect backdrop for some Halloween fun.

Visitors will go along a self-guided, illuminated trail that will take them on the journey from the origins of Samhain to modern day Halloween.  To bring a mystical quality to the experience, the event will be held in the evening enthralling and capturing the imaginations of all ages.

The event will start each evening at 5pm with nine self-guided trails that will run every half hour until the last show at 9pm. An accessible tour will take place at 5pm and 5.30pm each day with a brighter setting and lower music. An Irish language session will take place on Thursday 26 October at 6pm and 6.30pm.

When will tickets be available for Footsteps in the Forest?

Footsteps in the Forest is a free event, but booking is essential. Tickets will go live on Monday 9 October 2023 at 11am here on our website. Please follow the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion social media pages for reminders and updates.

In addition to the Footsteps in the Forest festival, there will be an exciting programme of Halloween events that will also celebrate the district’s culture and heritage. These events will add to the fantastic offering already in place for both locals and visitors enjoying their autumn in the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. 

The Halloween event is designed to be fun for all ages, with something for everyone.  The event will be held in the evening, enthralling and capturing the imaginations of all ages.

Overall, this Halloween event at Slieve Gullion Forest Park is not to be missed. It's a unique and memorable way to celebrate the holiday, surrounded by the park's stunning natural beauty. So grab your costumes, your sense of adventure, and join us for a Halloween celebration you won't forget!

During the six-day festival, Slieve Gullion Forest Park will be transformed into the 'otherworld' for a fun and spooky immersive experience.

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  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities - 15 disabled parking spaces are available. Blue Badge holders only
  • Guide dogs permitted - No other dogs are permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors - Disabled toilets are available at the Park and Ride and also at Slieve Gullion Forest Park (main building)

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities - Avilable at Slieve Gullion Forest Park (main building)

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  • Booking Required - Event is fully booked

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