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Fun-filled Family Breaks

Spooky, dazzling, jaw-dropping and brilliant… it must be Derry~Londonderry this Autumn – your perfect getaway for a mid-term break and some unforgettable family memories.

Get ready for the five-day Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival, one of Europe’s biggest and spookiest Hallowe’en carnivals. Marvel as the Walled City is transformed by Lumiere, a spectacular festival of light, transforming the city’s most iconic buildings - or simply wander through the city and discover the famous warm welcome for yourself! Kids will love the Tower Museum and  Riverwatch Aquarium.

It’s easy to get here and great value to stay so, get booking!

Not to be missed events:

Big Tickle Comedy Festival
6–26 Sept, Citywide

Cut the Transmission Festival
28 Sept, Ebrington

Children’s Literature Festival
1–5 Oct, Waterside Theatre & Arts Centre

Turner Prize 2013
23 Oct–5 Jan, Ebrington

City of Derry International Choral Festival
24-27 Oct, Citywide


Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival
29 Oct–2 Nov, Citywide

Teenage Kicks: A Punk Musical
1–9 Nov, Millennium Forum

Foyle Film Festival
20–24 Nov, Citywide

28 Nov–1 Dec, Citywide

Great Accommodation Offers


The Belfray Country Inn


Everglades Hotel


Da Vinci's Hotel


Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel


Waterfoot Hotel

£129 per family

City Hotel - 4*
1 Night Dinner, B&B for 2 adults
Up to 2 kids stay and eat free!


Beech Hill Country House Hotel

£178 per family

Tower Hotel
2 Nights B&B including Dinner
Up to 2 kids stay and eat free!

+ Price based on two people sharing. 1 night B&B


Places To Visit

Tower Museum, Londonderry/Derry

The Tower Museum houses two permanent exhibitions The Story of Derry and An Armada Shipwreck - La Trinidad Valencera as well as other temporary exhibitions. The top of the Museum provides an open air viewing facility in the heart of the city centre.

Riverwatch Visitor Centre & Aquarium, Londonderry/Derry

Riverwatch offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore and discover the wonderful natural resources of the Foyle and Carlingford Loughs through our freshwater and marine aquariums and exhibitions.

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