Kids’ Crafts and Activities
Easter Wonderland Performing Arts Workshops
By Island Arts Centre
This Easter, Island Arts Centre has a fantastic programme of performing arts workshops available for free and on demand! Learn how to stretch like the Cheshire cat, sing along with the Mad Hatter or take a drama lesson from the Queen of Hearts with this series of ‘Wonderland’ themed videos not to be missed. Suitable for children of all ages and for the whole family.
Easter Workshops and Storytelling
By the MAC
Join the MAC for cracking Easter activities from 3 to 9 April, perfect for entertaining the kids while they’re at home! Their egg-cellent workshops are all about playtime and imagination for ages three to eight, whilst their storytelling sessions celebrate diversity through stories suitable for four to 11-year-olds. Visit their website to find out more.
Make a Mini Garden
By Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum
Welcome spring with Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum’s mascot, Flaxie, who will show you how to create your own miniature garden using a tutorial and templates. The website also has free downloadable spring activity sheet for you to print off and colour in.
Delicious Dining at Home
It’s a long weekend – so treat yourself! Belfast’s restaurants have the perfect takeaway just waiting to be picked up or dropped at your doorstep. With everything from Asian and fusion, to Italian and traditional pub grub and Sunday roasts, there’s something for everyone.
Special Easter Menus
Looking for something special to mark Easter weekend? Coco has a delicious menu featuring braised lamb and roast pork racks with mains from just £14 – view the menu on Facebook and order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy a three-course Easter Sunday roast from Morning Star for £20 – view the menu here and call 028 9023 5986 to order for collection.
Lamppost Café Afternoon Tea
Brighten up the weekend with a delectable afternoon tea from the Lamppost Café. Order in advance for collection on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 April to enjoy freshly prepared sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and rhubarb compote, hot cross buns, a selection of Easter desserts and a bottle of prosecco from home, all for just £40 for two people! Call 028 9058 0059 or email email@example.com to order.
Get your fill of Easter goodies with luxury hampers from Sawers packed with biscuits, cheese, wine chutneys, chocolates and much more. Visit their website for details on how to order. There are three to choose from – perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself. Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory has kids’ hampers available from their online store stuff with chocolate eggs, sweets, lollies, popcorn and an Easter activity pack!
Toast to better days ahead with pre-made cocktails from Granny Annie’s – they’re selling bottles of their most popular cocktails available for collection or delivery at the weekends. Visit their Facebook page for more information. You can also buy cocktail mixes from Margot to Go, or treat yourself to some Shortcross gin from Rademon Estate Distillery and have a go at making their cocktail recipes, perfect for spring!
Virtual Events and Attractions
Virtual Wellness Wander around Castle Espie
Experience the wonders of water with an online tour of Castle Espie’s wetlands. From the hidden swamp to the birds and wildlife that inhabit the area, discover the benefits of ‘blue spaces’ for your mental health and wellbeing. Then when the time is right you can visit Castle Espie and experience it in person.
Street View: Matthew Finn
Walk by Belfast Exposed in the Cathedral Quarter and see their outdoor exhibition designed to increase the visibility of photography on the streets of Belfast. This month, the exhibition features four projects – Mother, Uncle, Wife and Son by artist Matthew Finn.
Creative Undoing: An Online Exhibition by Carol Graham RUA
ArtisAnn Gallery is hosting an exhibition by renowned Irish painter Carol Graham, a well-established and critically acclaimed artist whose work is held in many important collections. The exhibition is available online at artisann.org until the gallery is able to reopen.