Land of Legends

1 July to 1 September, W5

According to our ancestors, Northern Ireland has been home to many weird and wonderful mythical creatures throughout the centuries. If they are to be believed, this is a land of giants, roamed by dragons and stalked by creatures of the night! Come along to W5 and immerse yourself in the ‘Land of Legends’, an experience you’ll never forget.

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MAC Sensory Garden

14 to 18 August, MAC

Chill out in the Sensory Garden to discover the smells, sounds and textures of summer. The buzz of bees, the splashing of water, the grass beneath your feet – little ones with love this sensory journey of discovery!

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Pirate Takeover at HMS Caroline

1 July to 31 August, HMS Caroline

Shiver me timbers, HMS Caroline has been taken over by pirates! Step on board HMS Caroline this summer – where your pirate adventures begin! Join the crew and find out if you’re a pirate or a sailor! Navigate the high seas with the Pirate Adventure Trail, but watch out – you might have to walk the plank! A brilliant family event running all summer.

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BBQ Summer Fun Day

17 August, Malone Lodge Hotel

Enjoy a family fun day and sizzling summer BBQ at Malone Lodge Hotel with a DJ, bouncy castle, children’s entertainers, competitions and great raffle prizes to be won! Raffle proceeds go to Cancer Focus and the kids’ entertainment free.

The Treehouse

Summer Princess Afternoon Tea

18 & 25 August, The Treehouse at AMPM

Princesses of lands near and far are requested at The Treehouse to attend an afternoon tea fit for royalty! Kids can come in their best gown and enjoy a tasty selection of homemade sandwiches, scones, cakes and treats, followed by face painting, glitter tattoos, singing with the Treehouse princesses and princess themed movies!

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Shh! We Have a Plan

14 to 18 August, MAC

This enchanting theatre production for young audiences is delivered by the multi-award-winning, Cahoots NI. Packed full of magic, music and puppetry, your little adventurer will be enchanted and amazed as they follow three madcap explorers on a quest to catch the most beautiful bird in the forest.

Beyond Belfast

Family Fun Days at Jungle NI

28 July, 4, 25 and 26 August, 15 September, Jungle NI

For an action-packed day, visit Northern Ireland’s leading outdoor activity provider – Jungle NI. Throughout summer they will be holding Family Fun Days offering a range of outdoor activities including: Piantball, archery, laser tag and much more! A perfect way to entertain your little monkeys this summer!

Jungle NI

Groomsport Music and Fireworks

17 August, Groomsport Harbour

Head down to Groomsport for a great day out, including fireworks, food stalls and much more! With music from Bootleg Blondie and the 19th Street Band, this event is set be a brilliant one for the whole family.

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Kids Nature Trail

14 August, North Down Museum

Get the kids involved in nature this summer! Join this fascinating interactive nature trail led by Patrick Cregg from the Woodland Trust and bird expert Dot Blakely. They’ll teach you all about the natural habitat of the birds and animals who live in the picturesque grounds of Castle Park.

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Kids Sea Creatures Nature Trail

23 August, Ards Visitor Information Centre

Get the kids out of the house and turn them into little explorers with this fascinating Sea Creatures Nature Trail. Join local naturalist ‘Woody’ on a beach combing adventure to uncover the numerous types of sea creatures who live on the shores.

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