Jacqueline shares her pick of what’s on this weekend across NI


This Sunday 31st March at Castle Ward Estate, 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 session (50 mins) and 6 years+ for a private session (1 hour).  Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Booking is essential. 


Wee Wonders Sessions this Saturday 30th March is the perfect workshop to spend some quality time with your little ones to celebrate Mother’s Day! Join puppets Wendy & Will Wonder for a session jam packed with singing, signing, games, stories, activities as well as craft for you to take home.   Parents will enjoy participating with, and observing your wee wonder as they enter our exciting world of imaginative play and discovery. Your children will love spending creative time with you as they explore a range of fun hands on activities.


This Mother’s Day treat your mum to a cruise on stunning Upper Lough Erne on SHARE’S Inishcruiser, whilst feasting on a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea. 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Sunday 31st March.


The Ward Sisters are a phenomenal three part harmony vocal group with an amazing country tone that is set to take the Country Music industry by storm!  Since entering the music scene the girls have stunned crowds all over Ireland with their incredible live performances and ability to give each song a unique and individual tone and twist.  The Ward Sisters have performed across the water many times and are now working hard on their second album which will be a compilation of original material. See them perform live at The Square Box, Ranfurly House Dungannon, Saturday 30th March.


Enjoy unique adventure activities at budget prices this Mother’s Day at the Jungle NI. Similar to a fun-fair, The Jungle’s Family Fun Day  is an open-park day and offers a range of outdoor activities by token. Simply buy as many tokens you wish, exchange your tokens for the activity, or activities, of your preference and enjoy a fun family experience day unlike any other!  Suitable for all ages and abilities – book online today!


Mum & Me Afternoon Tea, Marine Hotel Ballycastle, Saturday 30th March 12.00pm to 4.00pm.  Celebrate your beautiful Mums/ Grannies/ Aunties/ Godmothers with a delicious Afternoon Tea by the sea. Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to mark an important occasion with your nearest and dearest.  Enjoy a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, home baked scones with jam and cream and a delicious range of mini sweet treats and desserts, washed down with your choice of Twinning’s Tea. For a little something extra special add a glass of Prosecco.


This Saturday evening, Cappella Caeciliana is delighted to return to the historic St Malachy’s Church in Belfast for a spring musical evening, featuring the premiere of More than Gold by Belfast composer Anselm McDonnell.  Tickets cost £12, with students and under 25s being admitted free of charge (no ticket required).  Proceeds are in aid of the St Malachy’s Church Restoration Fund.Tickets can be purchased online, and from Matchetts 50 Wellington Place, Belfast.  

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Jacqueline McGonigle