As always at Riverwatch we have put together a cracking Halloween programme for 2016.
Some events must be booked in advance using Eventbrite – see links below.
Shark Night at Riverwatch Aquarium – SOLD OUT
Thursday 27th October: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Riverwatch are kicking off the Halloween festivities with a night dedicated to an animal often included in nightmares and horror movies; the world’s most terrifying and infamous predator – the shark! But what do you really know about these amazing animals? Discover shark myths and shark facts (Do you know sharks have a sixth sense and that great whites can smell a drop of blood in 100 litres of water?), learn first-hand from shark experts including the Inishowen Basking Shark Group, take part in an Egg(case) hunt and shark games, and see a real shark (dogfish) up close in our Riverwatch touch tank! Fun for all the family!
Book your slot now through the Eventbrite website.
Friday 28th October – Monday 31st October – Riverwatch Visitor Centre
The Riverwatch Aquarium and Visitor Centre in Prehen would like to invite all the ghouls and buoys to come along for its spook-tacular weekend of fun from Friday 28th – Monday 31st of October. Come dressed for the occasion and join the pirate treasure hunt, spooky trails, wicked wildlife and lots more FREE fearful fun for all the family this Halloween.
What Lurks Beneath! – 11:30 and 13:30 each day (28th – 31st)
Meet some of our local marine creatures during a live touch tank experience in the Riverwatch Aquarium.
Feeding time! – 15:00 each day (28th – 31st)
Join us at feeding time at the aquarium!
No booking required but for further information contact Rosemary McCloskey at the Loughs Agency 02871 342100.
Friday 28th October – W5 Science Magic Show – SOLD OUT
An entertaining and very interactive 50-minute show which looks at the forces and chemical reactions behind magic tricks, including Newton’s Laws of Motion, acid-base reactions, and gyroscopic force. With a little scientific role play we’ll also discover (with the help of a chicken!) why the moon stays in the sky and then throw in some rocket science to boot!
- Show 1 – 10.30 – 11.20
- Show 2 – 11.30 – 12.20
- Show 3 – 12.30 – 1.20
- Show 4 – 2.30 – 3.20
Limited availability! Book your slot now through the Eventbrite Website
Saturday 29th October – Mon 31st of October – Fishing Taster Sessions
Try a spot of fishing on the Loughs Agency Practice Ponds and see if you can catch your very own monster of a fish! Suitable for 8+ accompanied by an adult.
Available slots on the 29th, 30th and 31st of October are:
- 11.00 – 11:30
- 11:45 – 12:15
- 12:45 – 13:15
- 13:30 – 14:00
- 14:15 – 14:45
Limited availability! Book your slot now through the Eventbrite website
Saturday 29th October – Barn Owl Prowl – SOLD OUT
Discover the rare Barn Owl and other birds of prey with Martin Maloney. Martin will be bringing a live Barn Owl so you can see one of these endangered species up close and how you can ‘be there for Barn Owl’s’ (Limited availability and booking essential). Suitable for 6+ year olds.
- Show 1 – 10.00 – 10.45
- Show 2 – 11.00 – 11.45
- Show 3 – 12.00 – 12.45
- Show 4 – 1.30 – 14.15
Book your slot now through the Eventbrite website
Sunday 30th October – Gone Batty! 14.00 – 15:30pm – SOLD OUT
Discover and learn about bats with the Northern Ireland Bat Group and Creggan Country Park. Hear from a local bat expert, take part in a batty treasure hunt, make a batty disguise and if you are lucky meet a rescued bat!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Book now through Eventbrite or for further information contact Rosemary McCloskey at the Loughs Agency 02871 342100.
Book your slot now through the Eventbrite website
Brown long-eared in tree knot (© Hugh Clark / Bat Conservation Trust)
Sunday 30th October – Spooky Halloween Bushcraft – SOLD OUT
Join us at the Riverwatch Aquarium on Halloween Eve to try some Halloween Bushcraft in our woodland area. Survive in the wilds by learning the basics of creating fire and shelter, cook up a Halloween treat and Leave No Trace!
- Show 1 – 10:30
- Show 2 – 12:00
- Show 3 – 14:00
- Show 4 – 15.00
Limited Availability! Book your slot now through the Eventbrite website
Monday 31st October – Halloween Scream! – SOLD OUT
Join us on Halloween day at Riverwatch dressed for the occasion! We’ll have lots of FREE activities including story-telling in our witches cabin to get you spooked out, arts and crafts and face painting so you can disguise yourself before the spooks come out! As well as all the fishy-fun in the aquarium with our touch tank (11.30 and 13.30) and feeding time (15.00) as well as a treasure hunt, spooky trails and wicked wildlife!
Spooky Storytelling in the witch’s cabin (Suitable for 6+ year olds). Slots available at 11.00am, 12.00pm and 13.00pm.
Book your slot now through the Eventbrite website or for further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02871 342100.
Arts and Crafts (Suitable for 3+ year olds). 11.00am – 15.00pm. First come first served, limited availability.
Face painting (Suitable for 3+ year olds). 10.00 – 11.30am. First come first served, limited availability.