Jacqueline shares her pick of what’s on this Father’s Day weekend in NI


Family Day out at Bullsbrook Farm, part of the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend. Taking place across 15th and 16th June, the initiative is hoping to attract upwards of 16,000 visitors from rural and urban towns and cities. 21 participating farms will also have fun activities throughout the weekend such as petting farms, pony rides, competitions, live music and demonstrations.  


Discover the ancient Chinese practice of Qi Gong with Fiona Jennings this Sunday  at the Elmfield Institute, Gilford. Find out how to give your body, breath and mind a full workout, at your own pace and level. This class is suitable for all. 


The USPCA is recruiting participants to climb the stunning ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Cuilcagh Boardwalk on Sunday the 16th of June.  Cuilcagh is 665 metres high and is located on the border between Fermanagh and Cavan. It is the highest point in both counties. The starting point for the Cuilcagh boardwalk is at the Marble Arch Caves at 11.30am.


A charity Tractor and Truck Run will leave Kinturk Cultural Centre on Sunday 15th June 2019 at 5.00pm in Aid of Macmillan Nurses.  This will be followed by a barbecue and dance in Kinturk Cultural Centre at 8.00pm with music by Tiny Lions.  Admission is £10.


Join the Everglades Hotel on Sunday 16th June from 12.30pm – 3pm for a Father’s Day Medieval Banquet Sunday Lunch, with a selection of live performers including a Court Jester! Adults £28 | Children £16, with a gift for every dad!


This Saturday 15th June, join RSPB NI Rathlin warden Liam McFaul on board a specially chartered boat to enjoy a tour of Rathlin Island from the water. Setting off from Rathlin Harbour, look out for gannets, gulls and guillemots. Keep your eyes peeled for seals and eider ducks too – they can often be seen lazing around the harbour. In summer, seabirds including puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and fulmars gather in their thousands to jostle for space. Please book ferry to and from Rathlin prior to booking.


Belcycle is back!  Belfast’s family-friendly festival dedicated to all things cycling will take place on Saturday 15th June at CS Lewis Square in East Belfast. Be inspired to get on your bike – whatever your age or ability and join in the FREE festival.