Sea serpent set to stun crowds at Carnfunnock this Halloween

24 September 18, Mandatory Credit ©Press Eye/Darren Kidd
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Lindsay Millar with Lexi May Morrow, Alfie Mulvenna, Karen Wallace, Marketing Communications Manager P&O Ferries and Paul Macatarsney.

Myths and monsters will be brought to life at Carnfunnock Country Park this Halloween.

The family-friendly afternoon of free entertainment will run from 2-6pm on Saturday 27 October.

Dare to enter the Maze of Enchantment, enjoy a magical circus show, listen to spooky stories or create your own piece of Halloween art. There will also be the chance to explore the park and meet some strange characters in a guided walking trail.

The rich sea-faring history of Larne will be explored as the breath-taking event finale sees the resurgence of a fire breathing sea monster. The spectacular sculpture has been created and produced by award winning outdoor arts experts, Walk the Plank.

As if those scales weren’t enough, there will also be reptiles on display, owls for the Harry Potter fans amongst you, arts, crafts and lots of live music to get your mini monsters mashing.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Lindsay Millar, 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 promises a magical and memorable celebration for the whole family.

“There really is something for everyone, and I can assure the finale is really something to behold, so make sure you or your family don’t miss out. We are always so appreciative of our event sponsors and would like to thank P&O Ferries for supporting this year’s event.”

Kim Swan, Head of Irish Sea Freight for P&O Ferries, said: “It is a pleasure to support our local community and Council by transporting the Halloween entertainers and equipment that annually provide the show-stopping finale at this event.

“Whether its people, equipment or commercial cargo, we’re used to transporting a wide range of precious items on a daily basis on the shortest, fastest and most frequent crossing between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“It’s an added bonus that this year the performance has a nautical theme. We are all thoroughly looking forward to enjoying the programme of entertainment that’s been planned for Halloween at Carnfunnock.”

Spooky visitors of all ages 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.

Tickets to park directly in Carnfunnock for this mythical event are still available but going fast. Visitors will not be able to park without a ticket.

Parking tickets can be purchased from Larne Visitor Information Centre or call 028 2826 2495. Tickets cost £5 and are limited to one per household. Visitors will need to collect tickets in advance. Council also has a number of free blue badge holder tickets available. Please remember to bring your blue badge when claiming your ticket.



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