Lisburn set for spooky fun at Purple Turnip

Courtney Henning, Megan Dickson, Samara Glasgow and  Robyn Tucker from LT Dance Studio with Alderman Alan Ewart. INUS turnip.
Courtney Henning, Megan Dickson, Samara Glasgow and Robyn Tucker from LT Dance Studio with Alderman Alan Ewart. INUS turnip.

Lisburn’s Market Square will be transformed into a spooky extravaganza of fun on Saturday 31st October from 12-4pm when the annual Purple Turnip event takes place.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is hosting this free event, which will have something to offer the whole family, with fun filled activities and workshops to suit all ages.

From 12 noon there will be a range of activities available which will include a team of face painters. There will be a sand art workshop for those who fancy trying their hand at something a little scarier than a classic sand castle. Of course, no turnip event would be complete without a turnip hunt, where participants will have the chance to win some spooky prizes by putting their investigative skills to the test and trying to find some of the cleverly hidden turnips around the City Centre.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has recently invested in and completed the installation of an interactive light floor within the public realm space in Market Square. The state of the art glass floor is lit with LED lights to make it a truly magical experience for aspiring performers of all ages. Throughout the afternoon those in attendance can participate in dance classes hosted by local community dance groups on the new floor.

Mantella mobile zoo will also be in attendance and guests will have the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite creatures, with a few spooky additions to keep us in the Halloween spirit.

This is a unique experience to learn more about the animals as well as the opportunity to hold them…if you dare!

Speaking about the event, Chairman of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Economic Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart, said: “Lisburn is the city for life and this event presents a perfect opportunity to build community spirit, with a host of fun filled activities for everyone to enjoy.

“The new interactive floor is a great addition to the City Centre and in fact, the new public realm space has been designed to enable us to have more of these events throughout the year. We invite everyone to come along and visit the local shops to see what’s on offer. Also with it being the first day of Restaurant Week then why not stop in for a bite to eat in one of our excellent coffee shops or restaurants before calling by and joining in the fun.”