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Family Meal at Fratelli

Kids Pizza Making at Fratellis

‘Little boars’ can build their own pizza at Fratelli’s Bar + Ristorante, with the help of the ‘big good chef’ who will supply them with a hat, apron, base and toppings to make their own tasty creations! Once they’ve finished the chef will pop them in the oven until they’re ready to be gobbled up.

Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory

Chocolate Workshops at Aunt Sandra’s

Aunt Sandra’s has been inviting visitors into a magical world of sweet things since 1953. Make your own chocolate pizzas, lollipops or any kind of treat you can imagine during a chocolate workshop or show. Or simply pop in to see how the chocolate, sweets and fudge are made through the viewing window that overlooks the quaint factory.

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Make a New Friend

As the name suggests, Build-a-Bear in Victoria Square offers an exclusive chance for kids to make their own teddy bear! They start by choosing a type of stuffed animal to call their own, then add the stuffing and select accessories, sounds or smells to make their new buddy come to life.

Cookery School at James Street South

Cookery School at James St

Make your own culinary masterpiece at the Cookery School at James St restaurant. Learn from the restaurant’s chefs in practical sessions suitable for up to 10 people. You can choose from bread making to Italian cooking and many more types of classes; all suitable for beginners and experienced cooks.

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Granny Annie’s Pull Your Own Pint

Pull your own pint of Guinness at Granny Annies, Monday to Thursdays from 3pm to 6pm. There’s a skill to getting the perfect pour of the black stuff, so see if you can master it and get your own ‘Pull Your Pint’ t-shirt to take home. Granny Annies is a quirky pub and restaurant serving locally sourced food and delicious cocktails.


Gin Making at Belfast Gin and Spirits School

Blend your very own gin recipe and make a miniature bottle to take home with you at Belfast Gin and Spirit School! You’ll hear all about the production of Belfast 1912 gin by head distiller Ian, before he guides you in blending your own. Plus, enjoy three decadent prohibition style cocktails while you learn.

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Game of Thrones Workshop at The National

28 July, The National

This event is a must for Game of Thrones fans. Decorate your own Dothraki jewellery, arm yourself a dragon-glass dagger or make your own ceramic goblet. You can also tuck into a feast from Davos’ kitchen and make the most of the opportunity to talk to featured extras from the show.

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Become a Cocktail Pro at Havana Bank Square

Get a group together and head to Havana Bank Square for a cocktail-making class! You’ll enjoy a champagne cocktail on arrival, then get to make and drink three of your own cocktails. Learn how to balance flavours, layer colours and finish off your masterpieces with a flair.

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Golden Thread Workshops in CastleCourt

Find the Golden Thread gallery space on the second floor in CastleCourt and, once a month join in creative workshops suitable for all ages. Classes cover a range of arts and crafts projects, from card making to collages and more.

Beyond Belfast

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Make Your Own Jewellery with NI Silver

Make your own piece of silver jewellery with NI Silver in Holywood, just a 10-minute drive or train journey from Belfast city centre. The studio features gardens and a relaxing area at the workshop, overlooking the beautiful Belfast Lough where Titanic made her maiden voyage.


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