Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of family events happening across the North this weekend.


Join the RSPB for a night at the movies at Comber’s Tudor Cinema on Thursday 6th June.  Sit back and enjoy this special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1963 classic ‘The Birds’ and help support the RSPB’s work with people and wildlife across Northern Ireland.  Cinema snacks will be provided on entry.  Doors 7.15pm  for 7.45pm start.  This event is part of Love Nature, running until 8 June.  For all our County Down events click HERE.


The Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown is the venue for a charity comedy night on Friday 7th June.  With the fantastic combination of Sean Heagarty, Gary Lynch, Cormac Cookie O’Donnell / Igor Bolshoikirov, and the singing sensation that is Phil McEwan, this event guarantees laughing indulgence but without the guilt because it’s all for charity – two to be precise – The Alzheimer’s Society & The Garden of Hope, Kenya.  For all our County Tyrone listings click  HERE.


The Fermanagh County Fleadh Derrylin takes place this weekend.  Friday 7th: Dartry Ceili Band 8pm and supporting artists.  Saturday 8th: Fior Ceili with Martina Duggan / Gig Rig / Singing Session / Music Session with Kevin Rowsome (Renowned Uileann Piper) & friends.  Sunday 9th; Gig Rig Parade & Vintage Car Rally / Singing Session / Old Time Dance featuring Ceili TimePun and Street sessions throughout weekend / 50th Anniversary Photographic Display.  For all our County Fermanagh listings click  HERE.


Following hot on the heels of the Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes the GRUFFALO’S CHILD – with attitude!  Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her at the Millennium Forum 7th – 9th June.  The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood…  One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?  Tall Stories Theatre Company returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.  For all our County Derry/Londonderry listings click HERE.


The Armagh County Show is back this year in the beautiful setting of Gosford Park on Saturday 8th June. An annual one-day Agricultural Show and Country Festival which celebrates the best of local agriculture and the rural way of life held.  A great day out for all the family with something to interest everyone.  Come early to avoid the rush.  Gates open 9.00am.  For all our County Armagh listings click HERE.


Carrickfergus Sailing Club invites you to ‘Try a Boat’ on Saturday 8th June at Carrickfergus Harbour.  Get active and come sailing. Enjoy the benefits of this healthy activity: a family and social activity, building confidence and self reliance. Suitable for all ages, abilities and disabilities.  For all County Antrim listings click HERE.


Check out the Belfast Barge this weekend for sailing instruction with the Ocean Youth Trust at the Odyssey Arena. Then visit the Belfast Barge to explore the stories of the men and women who have worked and lived in Belfast through our interactive museum.  You will also have the opportunity to watch a documentary video about the early settlement of Belfast. There is also a free walking tour, free art class and music showcase.  For all our Belfast events listings click HERE.

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