Spring Fair

20130415-080237.jpgBelfast’s annual Spring Fair and Flower Show, which attracts thousands of people to Barnett Demesne for a weekend of free family fun and entertainment is getting ready to roll again.

It is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 20-21 April from 1.30pm-5.30pm.

Hosts of golden daffodils and the chance to see and touch rare animals add to the atmosphere, while children’s entertainment, plant and craft stalls are on offer, and a stilt-walking samba band will be encouraging everyone to get up and dance.

The adventurous can try tree climbing, or pretend to be Robin Hood by having a go at archery, the more artistic can enjoy sand sculpture while others can shop, picking up knitwear, confectionery, jewellery or homemade jams.

Councillor Gerard McCabe, Chairman of the Parks and Leisure Committee, who helped launch the event with children from St Kieran’s Primary School said: “This is one of the best free events on offer, there is something for all ages so families can enjoy it together.

“Young children can learn about the environment through a range of activities, older children can challenge themselves, and adults can join in or just enjoy the atmosphere,” he added.

Children from St Kieran’s will be among those hoping to win prizes at the annual flower show.

Limited parking will be available at Belfast Indoor Bowls Club, Milltown Road with free shuttle buses starting from 1pm. The last return bus will leave Barnett Demesne at 5.45pm. Otherwise visitors are encouraged to use public transport, walk or cycle to the event.

Belfast Activity Centre, a registered charity, will be offering the chance of a 40-minute activity session with Belfast Alp, a chance to try an outdoor adventure. A £5.00 donation is asked for to help the charity continue its work with children and young people.

More information on the event is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parks

Post Author: Belfast Times

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