👻 Halloween Hijinks at the Library

Halloween Hijinks

Join us for a fang-tastic time and a day of delightful thrills. Come and haunt the library this weekend for a range of fun activities.

All day Saturday and Sunday

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Big games / Carnival games
  • Colouring in

Available 12:30 to 3:30pm Saturday and Sunday

  • Haunted room walk-through
  • Halloween photo booth
  • Mask making
  • VR for teens (ages 12+ only)

2pm Saturday and Sunday

Special spooktacular storytime

🎃 Transform your look for Halloween

Want to add a terrifying finishing touch to your Halloween outfit this year? Come to a special live demonstration by industry professional Kerry Penisula-Spain, with a practical session to hone your new skills. All materials are provided – just bring your imagination.

  • Participants must be 16 years or older.
  • $20 for library members, $40 for non-members

Spaces are limited so make sure you register here.
Payment is essential to secure your spot. We will be in touch within 48 hours to confirm your registration.

Wednesday, 25 October

🎃 Spooktacular fun for everyone this Halloween!

😱 Get your lanterns carved and your masks on!


🎃 Saturday

🏙️ City Centre 11am-2pm

Explore the city with treat-or-treating between 11am and 2pm at participating retailers. 

🦇 Eureka
🦇 Kaos HQ
🦇 Vodafone
🦇 He Waka Tuia
🦇 Les Sheikh Hair Design
🦇 H&J Smith Kidsworld
🦇 McKnight & Brown
🦇 Yaks n Yetis
🦇 Global Byte
🦇 Pagani
🦇 Solve it and Escape
🦇 Stewart’s Pharmacy
🦇 Whitcoulls
🦇 Shoe Clinic
🦇 Skelts Jewellers
🦇 Invercargill Public Library
🦇 ICL Service desk
🦇 Southern Adventure


🎃 Sunday

🏙️ The Library 12pm-3.30pm

From 12pm to 3.30pm drop into the library for a range of fun activities. 

🥪 Storytime & Picnic (starts at 12pm)
👹 Family dress up
📸 Halloween Photobooth
🗺️ Scavenger Hunt
🎪 Big games/carnival games
🖍️ Giant colouring in
🧳 Creepy craft kit to take and make
🐻Five Nights at Freddy's VR (ages 12+)

Take the kids on a spooky adventure in the city this Halloween! 🎃

Get your lanterns carved and your masks on, it’s time to trick-or-treat!

The next time you’re in the Library pick up a Spooky Saturday booklet for your guide to all the fun activities happening in the city this Halloween!

10:00am - 1:00pm

City Centre

Start your Spooky Saturday in the CBD from 10:00am with trick-or-treating at participating retailers. Pick up your Spooky Saturday booklet and see how many activities on the Play Trail you can complete! 

🍫 Trick-or-Treating
🗺️ Play Trail
🍔 Food Trucks on Esk Street

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Invercargill Public Library

From 1:00pm – 4:00pm drop into the Library for a range of fun and exciting activities! 

🏰 Bouncy Castle
📸 Halloween Photobooth
🍬 Treats
🫕 Bubbling Cauldrons
👺 Mask Making
🤯 Virtual Reality (ages 12+)
🗺️ Scavenger Hunt
😱 Spooky Storytime

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Splash Palace

From 3:00pm – 5:00pm come down to Splash Palace for a Halloween Pool Party! 

🏆 Costume Competition
🐬 Diving Boards
💃🏽 Music
🚣‍♀️ Inflatables
💎 Treasure Hunt
🧁 Spooky Treats at Liquid Cafe