10 things to do in Northern Ireland

DiscoverNorthernIreland.com has stacks of fun things to do across NI, from family days out to gigs and cultural events. Here are 10 exciting things taking place this week (26 March – 1 April)


  1. Dockside Festival 2018, Belfast, 30 March – 2 April. To celebrate the opening of a brand new visitor centre at HMS Caroline March sees the launch of the Dockside Festival which brings together live entertainers, film screenings and arts and crafts events for a fun-filled family programme.
  2. Easter Egg-travaganza at SHARE, Enniskillen, 31 March – 1 April. Each day has two activity sessions including face painting, Easter crafts, egg hunt, balloon modelling and much more. Sessions start at 10.30 and 14.30 and pre-booking is essential, tickets available at ShareVillage.org/Whats-On/
  3. Jungle NI Family Fun Day, Magherafelt, 31 March. This family fun day offers a colourful carnival of exciting activities, arty happenings and tasty treats promising an unforgettable adventurous escape suitable for all ages and all abilities. Similar to a fun fair, the family fun day is an open-park day and offers a range of outdoor activities.
  4. Easter Celebrations at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Holywood, 1 – 3 April. Come and enjoy a range of Easter activities and see traditional crafts such as basket making, pole lathe turning and weaving and  traditional street games.
  5. The King Is Back, Derry~Londonderry, 29 March. Ben Portsmouth, Elvis tribute artist, a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter comes to the Millennium Forum. Fans from all over the world declare Ben as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. To book tickets call 028 7127 2775.
  6. Brendan Cole – All Night Long, Belfast, 28-28 March. Strictly Come Dancing’s charismatic Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. Joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers, captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14-piece band and singers, to whip up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic at the Waterfront Hall. To book visit WaterFront.co.uk
  7. Ulster Orchestra – Brahms’ Requiem at Easter, Belfast, 30 March. Join Ulster Orchestra at the Ulster Hall for another wonderful evening of music. Let this intimate concert bring peace and time for reflection amidst the joy of Easter. To book visit UlsterOrchestra.org.uk
  8. Easter at Downhill Demesne, Castlerock, 26 March – 8 April. Meeting at the Lion’s Gate for some Easter fun and Easter crafts at Downhill Demesne. Explore the natural play area and see new signs of spring in the meadows. For more information, call 028 7084 8728.
  9. The Three Little Pigs, Armagh, 31 March – 3 April. Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Visit the three little pigs in their houses made from straw, wood and stone. The Navan Centre & Fort celebrate Easter with a range of activities including piggy arts and crafts, dress-up and an Easter trail.
  10. Adrian Margey Solo Exhibition, Ballymena, 31 March – 3 April. Major exhibition by renowned artist Adrian Margey. More than forty original pieces depicting iconic Glens of Antrim & North Coast landmarks, landscapes and musical traditions will be on show at the Galgorm Resort and Spa.


For more information on these events or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland, visit  www.DiscoverNorthernIreland.com.