Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland this week (July 6-12).
• Mr Stink, Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Castle Park, Bangor, Co Down. Enjoy an outdoor show packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message suitable for the whole family. Watch the fabulous characters from the celebrated novel by David Walliams come to life in Heartbreak Productions’ adaptation of Mr. Stink for the outdoor stage. Shows: 2pm & 6pm.
• Ulster Scots Festival, Reivers House, Newcastle Street, Kilkeel, Co Down, until July 11. Come along and experience our Ulster-Scots culture at first hand. The festival will highlight the best of Ulster-Scots traditional music and dance performances. This will include highland dancers, fifes, Lambeg drums and traditional fiddles. Children’s entertainment will also be available.
• Summer Concert at Downhill Demesne, Mussenden Temple, Seacoast Road, Downhill, Co Londonderry, July 11. The National Trust presents an evening of acoustical pleasure in the stunningly beautiful surroundings of Mussenden Temple. For timings follow on Facebook.
• Maiden of the Mournes Festival, Warrenpoint, Co Down, July 9-16. The Maiden of the Mournes International Festival continues to offer something for everyone from the free open air musical entertainment each evening, the children’s events, the fireworks display, sports events, the festival banquet, brass and accordion bands, through to the Selection and Crowning of the ‘Maiden of the Mournes’.
• Armagh City Walking Tours, departing from Armagh Visitor Information Centre, English Street, Armagh, Co Armagh, July 8 – August 29. For those who want to explore everything the Ecclesiastical capital has to offer, a guided walking tour is a must. You’ll walk through Armagh’s rich history as you hear stories and anecdotes about the area, learn about the City’s renowned Georgian architecture and stroll along the distinct cobbled streets as you unearth some of the City’s hidden gems along the way. Tour Times: Wed – Sat 11am and 12.30pm.
• Summer Extravaganza at Share, Shanaghy, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, until August 31. Enjoy an exciting and innovative activity programme at Share Extravaganza including archery, banana boating, canoeing, climbing, orienteering, circus skills, combat corps, sailing, windsurfing and mountain biking.
• Rogue Robots – A Lasertag Activity, W5 at Odyssey, Queen’s Quay, Belfast, until August 30. Have you got what it takes to be a member of RoboSquad? Rogue Robots is W5’s new lasertag activity for summer 2015 and is a fun challenge for all the family. So get yourself down to W5 and take part in a short, story driven challenge to deactivate as many robot targets as you can in the time available.
• Ballycastle Town Market, Ballycastle Sea Front, Ballycastle, Co Antrim, July 12 and 13. At the Ballycastle Town Markets there are some amazing local artisan producers, artists and crafters displaying and selling their goods. You can also meet the makers, try some local produce and learn more about the goods they produce and sell. Opening times: 11am-4pm.
• ‘The Holy, Holy Bus’, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, until July 10. Head down to the Lyric Theatre for a hilariously madcap adventure about love, hope, happiness and faith. ‘The Holy, Holy Bus’ will have you laughing, crying and even praying for some divine inspiration along the journey! Show times: Tues – Sat 7.45pm / Sat & Sun 2.30pm.
• Children’s Street Theatre, Station Square, Kerr Street, Portrush, Co Antrim, from July 10 – Aug 31. Come and join us for a fun filled afternoon with excitement and laughter at your local Street Theatre in the heart of Portrush. It is a free family entertainment event on a weekly basis as part of the Causeway Coast and Glens Council’s programme of summer entertainment. Suitable for all ages. From 1.30pm.
Please note some of the events require pre-booking. For more details on these and other events click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/events, visit your local tourist information centre or log onto www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland.