Jacqueline from whatsonni.com shares her pick of What’s On this May Bank Holiday Weekend across the NI


This Saturday step into Winterfell and take aim where young Bran was taught archery by Jon Snow. Have a go at archery in the very place where the BAFTA award winning TV show was filmed – in  the courtyard aka ‘Winterfell’.  Stand in the recreated Game of Thrones archery film set tipi, dress in a Game Of Thrones like costume to look the part and get ready to take aim. Suitable for 8 years+ for an open Bran session (50 mins) and 4 years+ for a private Ned session (1hr).  (Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult).


Crunch your way around Armagh as Ireland’s Orchard County marks its first three-day apple blossom festival in 2016.  If you love apples, apple juice, cider, and tarts, with a generous helping of fun and entertainment, the good news is that Armagh’s Apple Blossom Festival is now three days long and not far away.  Celebrating its Orchard County status, Armagh will mark the start of this year’s growing season over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May against the breath-taking pink backdrop of 4,000 flower-filled acres of land.


This May Bank Holiday (30th April to May 2nd), try out all Share Village’s extravaganza activities for an amazing price of £5 for 1 hour sessions and £10 for 2 hour sessions if pre-paid, (£8 for 1 hour sessions and £13 for two hour sessions pay on the day).  For every two activities you get a free swim.  Mad May offers not to be missed!


The biggest country weekend of 2016 is fast approaching and tickets are selling fast. This May Bank holiday Weekend will see the return of the number one country music event in Northern Ireland, Jamboree in the Park. Over this one weekend country music fans are set to come together to form a weekend that is an unforgettable experience for all.  Showcasing all of Irelands top country acts at the one venue in the one weekend!


Whether you want a relaxing, fun-filled or adrenaline-pumping May Bank Holiday, they have it all at Foylehov Activity Centre, Limavady, with lots of activities that everyone can enjoy including Hovercrafts, Powerturn Buggies, Laser Combat, Archery, Laser Clay Shooting, Football and Golf.  Prices start from £5 per person with a wide range of fun activities and packages available for all ages.


Cushendun’s Big Arts Weekend is a four day festival of music, drama, poetry, art, walks, workshops and family fun in one of the most beautiful villages in the Glens of Antrim.  The programme has something for everyone and many of the events are free. 29th April to 2nd May.


Belfast’s largest free festival, The Festival of Fools, returns over May Day Bank Holiday Weekend for its 13th edition.  From 29th April to 2nd May, daredevil acrobatics; chaotic clowning; heart-stopping Hip Hop and madcap musicians will be putting smiles on the faces of strangers and sending the sounds of laughter around Belfast City Centre.

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