As society plans some tentative steps back towards life as we knew it pre-Covid, the Council Festival and Events Team have been working on the best way to deliver Derry Halloween in a way that complies with restrictions like social distancing without compromising the spectacle that has come to be expected as standard, for this international event.
Each Halloween, this ancient walled city is the destination of choice for ghostly beings from the otherworld, as the veil lifts for this annual pilgrimage to Derry Halloween, the Awakening begins… 



Derry Halloween  

Access and Inclusion  

Type of Provision 



Accessible Drop Off / Pick Up Zone  


29th October – 31st October 

Shipquay Place (beside the Guilldhall), Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6AT 


Quiet Space  

And /or 

Sensory Space Provision  



Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Derry-Londonderry,  

BT48 6DQ   
Telephone: 02871 376 510                                                              

*Open Daily from 12.00 -10.00pm  

Safety Bands  







JAM cards (Just A Minute) 

Available at Information Point, Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry 

Safety Wrist Bands allows parents/guardians/carers to put contact number on Wristband should Child/ Vulnerable person be lost or found. 


JAM (Just a Minute) Cardsis for individuals who require extra time to complete task and/or communicate effectively. It is a discreet tool available as a card  or as an app that can be downloaded at Cards are available at Information Point. 


Accessible Toilets  




  • Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6DQ  


Foyle Street Car park, Foyle Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6AT 


Strand Road, Car Park Queen's Quay 

Derry-Londonderry, BT48 7AS 


St Columbs Road Car Park, Derry-Londonderry, BT47 6JY 


*Open During Event Zone Times  


Changing Place  






















Changing Places facilities are fully accessible toilets, designed to provide sufficient space and equipment for people who find it difficult to use the toilet independently. They must be an extra facility, in addition to the accessible toilets for independent use.   




Foyle Side Shopping Centre, Orchard Street, L’Derry BT48 6 XY, Level 3 *Check Opening Times Telephone: 02871 377 575 

Foyle Arena, 2 Limavady Place, Derry-Londonderry BT47 6 JY 

*Check Opening Times Telephone: 02871 376 555 


North West Transport Hub, Waterside Link, Londonderry BT47 6AH 

*Check Opening Times Telephone 028 90 66 66 30 




Toilet service with adult hoist and changing bench  



AccessoLoo, Foyle Street Carpark, 3 Shipquay Place Londonderry-Derry,  

BT48 6DL 


*Festival Opening Times from 12.00noon -10.00pm Daily 


Carpark Closures 

Existing City Centre Car Parks - It is advised due to road closures that you get parked before 4.00pm. 

*Queens Quay Car Park Closed All Day 


*Society Street Car Park Closed All Day 


*Foyle Street Car Park Closed All Day 


Accessible Car Park   

29th October – 31st October  

5.00pm – 10.00pm  

Fireworks View 31st October Time 9.45pm 

Strand Road Car Park, Strand Road, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 7AL 


Fully allocated to blue badge holders. It is advised, due to road closures that you are parked before 4.00pm 



   Contact Information 

For further information, please contact Derry City and Strabane District Councils Access and Inclusion Officer: 

Caitriona Doherty 

Tel: 028 71253 253  

Mobile: 07739092409 


This information is available upon request in a number of formats including large print, Braille, PDF, audio formats (CD, MPS, and DAISY) and other minority languages. 

For further information on alternative formats please contact: 

Tel: 02871 253 253  

Text Phone: 02871 376 646 


For further information on Derry Halloween Event  


Tel: 077 01 377 492