The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (March 25 – 31).

  • Giant Easter Bunny Hunt, Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre, Comber, Co. Down, March 22 – April 7.  Get on a roll this Easter with lots of events and activities including a search for large coloured bunnies hidden around the site.  A map and clues will be provided with prizes for all children upon completion.
  • Baby Animal Festival, Streamvale Open Farm, Dundonald, Co. Antrim, March 23 – April 30.  Come and meet the new additions at Streamvale – cuddle the chicks, feed the lambs and see the baby piglets.  Have fun on a tractor or take a pony ride before enjoying a coffee or some home-made ice-cream.
  • Classics at Clonard, Clonard Monastery, Belfast, March 26.  The atmospheric splendour of Clonard Monastery’s Church of the Most Holy Redeemer lends a special magic to this concert directed by Tamás Kocsis, who is also the soloist in Boccherini’s delightful concerto.
  • Easter Craft Workshop, Down County Museum, Downpatrick, Co. Down, March 28.  Come along to the museum and have fun making a great selection of Easter themed crafts to take home.  Suitable for all ages.
  • Royal Ballet, Millennium Forum, Co. Londonderry, March 30 – 31.  Royal Ballet dancers, Yuhui Choe, Dromore born Melissa Hamilton, Ryoichi Hirano and Dawid Trzensimiech will appear in selected highlights from the company’s repertory conducted by Derry born, Paul Murphy.   In addition to the pas de deux from Acts II and III of Swan Lake, the dancers will perform Frederick Ashton’s Meditation from Thais to music from Massenet’s opera of the same name and the pas de deux from the Second Movement of Kenneth Macmillan’s Concerto with music by Dmitry Shostakovich.
  • Easter Storytelling and Crafts, Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, March 30.  Celebrate Easter in Limavady by coming along to the Easter storytelling and crafts session.  The event is suitable for children aged 5 – 9 and admission is free.  Booking advisable.
  • Easter Celebrations, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, March 30 – April 1.  Hop along to the museum this Easter for some traditional fun.  Roll up your sleeves and help feed the baby chicks or try your hand at churning butter.  Chat to frontier trappers and traders from the 1700s or have a go at basket weaving, spinning and rope making.
  • The Three Little Pigs, Navan Centre and Fort, Co. Armagh, March 30.  Walk through ‘piggy village’ and visit the three little pigs in their houses made from straw, wood and stone.  What will happen when the big bad wolf comes calling and which house will survive his huff and puff?
  • Easter Sunday Treasure Trail, Florence Court, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, March 31.  Enjoy a great day out as you follow the trail around the ground to find the chocolate treasure.  Taking place from 11am – 5pm.
  • Archery, Corralea Activity Centre, Belcoo, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, March 31.  Come along and take a test of skill and precision on Corralea Activity Centre’s large lawn which overlooks a lake and is surrounded by natural forest.  Archery is ideal for most people including the young and elderly and all equipment will be provided.