Waterside Dragon Safari

With just over a week to go until the city’s favourite festival, a number of unusual residents will be setting up camp at St Columb’s Park, where they will be getting up to all kinds of magical mischief over Hallowe’en.

The dragons will be nesting at various locations throughout the park, which will inevitably mean a bit of disruption as the mythical creatures get set up in their new home.

A section of the lower path and the adventure play area will be closed to the public to accommodate the visitors from Monday October 29 until Thursday November 1. But regulars can avail of alternative routes which will be signposted, and users will still have free flow of movement around all other areas of the park. The children’s play area will also remain open – but children are advised to keep a watchful eye out for the mischievous newcomers.

Visitors to the Dragon Safari will be able to avail of the usual parking facilities at St Columb’s Park Leisure Centre throughout the event. The event will run from Monday 29 and Tuesday 30th October between 1 and 5pm (latest admission 4.30pm) and on Wednesday, 31 October, between 1 and 3pm (last admission at 2.30pm).

Tickets are currently available from Derry City Council Offices, the Tower Museum, Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau and St Columb’s Park Leisure Centre priced at £10 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) or £3 for a single ticket. Tickets will also be available on the day from the Gate at St Columb’s Park. For more information and a full programme of Halloween events please visit www.derrycity.gov.uk/halloween