Offers of the week to help you enjoy the perfect staycation

Discover Northern Ireland helping to save your holiday break

August 17: Northern Ireland’s hotels and restaurants are excited to be giving a warm welcome to visitors after reopening, meaning local people won’t need to take an epic trek to enjoy epic fun this summer and into autumn.

Now you can embrace Northern Ireland’s giant spirit with a staycation at one of the many B&B’s, luxurious spa hotels and great value self-catering properties on offer.

Discover Northern Ireland has selected the best offers of the week because, this year, it’s not about how far, it’s about how fun.


One-night B&B, The Merchant Hotel (5*) from £219 per room per night based on 2 people

The Merchant Hotel provides 5-star luxury accommodation in the heart of Belfast’s historic Cathedral Quarter, along with a stunning restaurant and cocktail bar, jazz bar, spa and rooftop gym. The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. Due to its prime location, the Merchant Hotel is a short distance from a host of restaurants and attractions including Victoria Square Shopping Centre, the Ulster Museum, City Hall and the Titanic Quarter. To book call +44 (0) 28 9023 4888. Offer available until 16 October. Subject to availability.

County Antrim

One-night B&B, Bushmills Inn Hotel (4*) from £160 per room per night based on 2 people

Situated in an enviable location, The Bushmills Inn is a stone’s throw from The Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Royal Portrush and many of the Game of Thrones® filming locations. It is a perfect gateway for exploring the world-famous Causeway Coast. Originally a Coaching Inn in the 1600s for saddle sore travellers, the Hotel is steeped in history with a myriad of places to explore. From inglenook turf fires to hayloft snugs, there’s something to find behind every door. B&B per room per night based on 2 persons. To book call +44 (0) 28 2073 3000. Offer available until 16 October. Subject to availability.

County Armagh

One-night B&B, Seagoe Hotel (4*) from £99 per room per night based on 2 people, Friday – Sunday

Seagoe Hotel is a stylish and contemporary 4-star hotel right in the heart of County Armagh. You’ll find great activities for the whole family right on their doorstep – from a Blossom to Bottle tour with the Armagh Cider Company, water sports at Craigavon Lakes or enjoying the natural beauty of Oxford Island and Lough Neagh. Also, don’t miss the Armagh Food and Cider weekend taking place from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th September 2020. Seagoe Hotel in Portadown also offers casual dining in beautiful, comfortable surroundings. You’ll find a range of locally sourced and freshly prepared dishes to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat at lunch, afternoon tea with friends or a delicious four course dinner. To book call +44 (0) 28 3833 3076. Offer available until December. Subject to availability.

Antrim and Newtownabbey is Back in Business!

Are you back in business? Then let us know! Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is encouraging businesses to get involved in a ‘Back in Business’ campaign, aimed at helping local retailers and town centres bounce back from Covid-19.

Funded by the Department for Communities (DfC) and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAREA) through their Town Centre Recovery Revitalisation Programme, a considerable proportion of an initial £255k allocation will be used to help retail and town centres recover from Covid-19. 

Businesses registering as part of the scheme will be able to participate in various initiatives to promote the Borough and encourage people to shop local. To take part, local businesses need to register online. All registered businesses will receive a supply of merchandise as well as the opportunity to get involved in case studies and editorials to give them an extra publicity boost. There will also be a range of Back in Business ‘Roadshows’ across the Borough later in the year which registered businesses can get involved in.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery said, “The ‘Back in Business’ campaign focuses on promoting our local businesses by driving footfall to our town centres. The Council will be carrying out a range of marketing activity in the coming months to promote town centres via social media, outdoor media as well as radio campaigns. All activity will focus on directing the public to our website, so it is important for businesses to register to ensure they are listed. Whether you are a butchers, florists, hair dressers or corner shop, I would encourage all local businesses to get involved and help the local economy get back on track.”  

For more information or to register your business visit  

Unearth Hidden Gems with Armagh Guided Walking Tours

The ancient Cathedral City of Armagh is undoubtedly one of the most visually stunning and historically intriguing locations on the island of Ireland.

From pre-historic landscapes to an unmatched Georgian architecture, modern day Armagh is built against a rich backdrop of antiquity, clearly visible through its iconic buildings and beautiful open spaces.

One of the best ways to discover the delights of the city, and become immersed in its culture, past and present, is through an official guided walking tour.

Under the guidance of experienced tour guide, Donna Fox you will walk through Armagh’s vibrant and varied history as you hear stories and anecdotes about the area, learn about the city’s renowned Georgian architecture and take a leisurely stroll along the distinct cobbled streets as you uncover some of the city’s hidden gems along the way

Guided walking tours operate Thursday – Sunday at 2pm until 13 September. The meeting point is the Celtic Cross on Market Street adjacent to the Marketplace Theatre. Each tour will last approx. 75 minutes, with the tour all outdoors.

Sensible footwear and clothing is recommended and please note some uneven or narrow streets will be part of the tour. 

Armagh Guided Walking Tours cost £5.00 per person, with under 10’s free. Tickets must be booked online. For more information or to book your tour, visit:


WITH the third series of ‘Derry Girls’ hitting our TV screens later than originally planned, fans can still get a piece of the action with special experiences from the Everglades Hotel.

There’s the chance to dine like a Derry Girl with an Afternoon Tea complete with themed goodies including the famous cream horn and enjoy a Derry Girls summer staycation with a guided tour giving you the chance to walk in the footsteps of a true Derry Girl around the city’s walls and Bogside and visit some of the filming locations. Guests will also have the chance to get a photo taken with the Everglades famous resident, Michelle the Derry Girls duck!

Neil Devlin, General Manager of the Everglades Hotel said: “Michelle, Erin, Clare and Orla have won the hearts of people around the world and we are delighted to celebrate the success of Derry Girls with our hugely popular themed Afternoon Tea and staycation experience – it’s a must for all fans!”

DERRY GIRLS AFTERNOON TEA – £30pp. Inspired by the show, the menu features the cream horn shared by Grand Joe and his floosy, a cone of chips in homage to the Chippy fiasco, the famous Derry sausage roll baps, a classic Tayto Cheese & Onion sarnie and a host of local tray bakes that would make Ma Mary proud.

BE A DERRY GIRL from only £80pps. With luxurious overnight accommodation and breakfast the following morning, themed Derry Girls Afternoon Tea with cocktail and your very own Michelle, the Derry Girls duck to take home with you. 

DERRY GIRLS TOUR PACKAGE from only £95pps. Enjoy luxurious overnight accommodation and breakfast the following morning, guided Derry Girls Walking Tour, themed Derry Girls Afternoon Tea with cocktail and your very own Michelle, the Derry Girls duck to take home with you. This package is available on Fridays and Saturdays only and the tour takes place at 3pm every Saturday with Martin McCrossan City Tours.

“The walls are nothing short of spectacular” says Erin in Season 1 – well go and see for yourself with the Derry Girls Tour. Get your photo taken at Free Derry Corner and Dennis’ wee shop whilst hearing about life in the Bogside during the troubles from an expert local guide. See the Guildhall, where President Clinton was welcomed to in the early 90s as portrayed in season two and walls. You’ll also have the chance to take a selfie at the famous Derry Girls Mural.

For further information go to call 028 7132 1066.

What Is Sensory Clothing & How It Can Improve Your Child’s Quality Of Life

Most people think about clothes in terms of style and design, but few really think about the actual fabrics that they wear and how it feels against the skin.

That, sadly, is not the case for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and autism, however. 

Meta Auden, founder of Spectra Sensory Clothing explained: “While some children will appreciate the tactile stimulation that some clothing will offer them, others will find that their clothing creates an unpleasant tactile sensation.

“Many children will appreciate a sensory-preoccupying layer of clothing that acts as protection against the outside world, other children with SPD and autism will find clothing stiff, itchy and, at times, almost unbearable.

“It’s not just about the materials used in their clothing, either, children can also be affected by the way in which an item of clothing fits their body.”

According to Meta, who is currently working with her customers to provide a range of sensory clothing for school uniforms, an unpleasant, tactile sensation can also be made even worse by accessories attached to the clothing, such as metal attachments and seams, which can cause a child to itch and scratch. 

She added: “The situation can be made even worse if a child is not very communicative and is unable to articulate their discomfort, so it goes without saying that finding the right type of sensory-friendly clothing can be an absolute lifesaver for a child.”

Sensory clothing

Sensory friendly clothing is clothing that is specifically designed for children with sensory issues. In general, it tends to be tagless, seamless and has accessories or fastenings that are much more pleasant against a child’s skin. A child, for example, who doesn’t like to feel the seam of their socks against their ankles will enjoy the benefits that seamless socks can provide. 

Meta said: “The ‘bottom layer’ of clothing is obviously the most important aspect of sensory clothing since it is the layer that is in direct contact with the skin. The right underwear, for example, can make the difference between a day of fun and a day of discomfort and irritation for a child.

“When it comes to the ‘middle layer’ – items such as shirts and trousers – it’s vitally important for a child to avoid materials that will irritate their skin. If the weather is fine, then loose, baggy shorts are a great idea, while loose-necked T-shirts are preferable to buttoned-up or ‘tight-necked’ items, such as polo neck jumpers or fitted shirts.

“Lightweight compression materials such as cotton are the best option for these items, with stretchy cotton a particularly good choice, since it enables easy, irritation-free movement.

“The’ top layer’ is the one which can feature heavier compression materials since these can be easily put on and taken off as required, and providing easy access for a child.”

How it can improve your child’s quality of life

Meta, whose daughter Kirsty is Autistic said: “Parents of a child with SPD and autism, will be only too aware of the problems that their child may be experiencing with their clothing. From refusing to wear certain items of clothing, to being visibly and audibly distressed while wearing others, the wrong type of clothing can be upsetting for both parent and child.

“Sensory clothing is one vitally important way in which you can help to alleviate your child’s distress and discomfort. Research has shown that sensory-friendly clothing can decrease a child’s stress levels, primarily since it greatly reduces – or removes completely – the irritation that ‘ordinary’ clothing can cause to their skin.”

Meta added that compression clothing can act as a type of weighted blanket for your child since it helps to make them grounded and to reconnect with the world around them.

“Children with SPD and autism have enough to deal with on a daily basis without having to cope with the discomfort and distress caused by their clothing. By opting for sensory clothing, you can help to remove the aggravation caused by your child’s clothing and enable them to feel comfortable both in their clothing – and in their own skin” said Meta.

Find out more about Spectra Sensory’s general clothing and uniform options at

7 Top Tips For Using Twitter For Small Businesses

In recent years Twitter has got a bit of a bad reputation for being a ‘dying’ platform.

Not according to Lana Richardson, Digital Marketing Manager for PropertyPal. PropertyPal were early adopters of social media, and today boast over 200,000 followers across their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter profiles. 

With over 10 million visitors to their website in 2019, the business has seen 6% growth month on month in their social following.

Lana shared her top tips on how to maximise Twitter at a Lunchtime Learning session facilitated by the Cathedral Quarter BID (Business Improvement District).

She said: “Facebook and Instagram are image-heavy platforms. Twitter encourages conversation and discussion, as well as debate and disagreement. It has a different purpose for each person who uses it – some are there for current events, some for sports news, and some to follow celebrities. The character limit forces creativity and Twitter is often where viral moments start.”

You might wonder if your business has any place on Twitter, but according to Lana, the statistics speak for themselves:

  • The average Twitter user follows five businesses.
  • 77% of Twitter users feel more positive about a brand when their tweet is replied to. 
  • 80% of Twitter users have mentioned a brand in a tweet. 
  • Companies using Twitter for customer service see a 19% lift in customer satisfaction. 

As the third most popular social media platform in Northern Ireland, Lana says all business owners should consider if Twitter could add value to your business. 

Here are Lana’s top 7 tips:

1. Establish a clear brand and a clear brand voice 

Lana said: “Your brand voice will dictate what you post, how you post it, and when you post. It helps to make your business memorable and creates trust through consistency.”

2. Find some inspiration

Research other company profiles and see what kind of content you enjoy looking at, how can you make this work for your business? 

Lana explained: “Check out other businesses in the same industry as you. Many brands treat Twitter entirely differently so see what others are doing and figure out what works for you.” 

3. What do you post?

Lana advises: “Optimise your bio – it’s the first thing people see on your profile so it should give a brief explanation of who you are and give followers an idea of what to expect. An average tweet has a lifespan of just 18 minutes, so you need to focus on quality over quantity and post engaging content that will grab the attention of your audience.” 

4. Engage in conversation with trending topics

Twitter gives you an indication of what topics are popular within the trending feed. According to Lana you can use this to your advantage if it fits with your business and your target audience. Don’t try to shoehorn your brand into a trend when it doesn’t fit, but you can be creative.

5. When do you post?

There really is no hard and fast rule of when to post to Twitter. 

Lana said: “Don’t post just for the sake of it – your tweets should have purpose or being engaging in trending topics. Only post when you have something to say. If a tweet doesn’t do well within the first hour, I’ll delete it from our feed and repost it at another time.”

6. Make use of tools to help you

Twitter Analytics and Twitter Advanced Search are free and easy-to-use tools that can give you an insight into how your profile is performing and highlight areas where you could make tweaks and improvements. 

TweetDeck is another free tool that is great for scheduling content. 

“Twitter is much more fast-paced than other social media platforms, so you will want to post some content ‘live’” said Lana, adding: “And make sure you always have quick and easy access to TweetDeck to stop any scheduled posts if they are no longer suitable. For example, if news is released about a celebrity death and you have scheduled a meme that features them, that probably isn’t the best time to post that content.”

7. Have posting guidelines for what your brand does and does not do

With Twitter, you really need to cut the red tape. 

Lana explained: “Things that land and perform well on Twitter are usually more off-the-cuff and timelier in nature, so if you have to wait three days for your boss to approve a post, it just won’t land the same. Having guidelines can help with this as you can work out what you do and do not post, for example is profanity OK? The use of slang? Whatever you do just remember that Twitter is there to increase awareness of your brand, not to generate direct sales. No one likes being sold to on Twitter.”

Check out Lana’s full Lunchtime Learning on the Cathedral Quarter website: 

To see more Lunchtime Learning sessions go to: 


Northern Ireland’s biggest celebration of cultural diversity, the Belfast Mela goes virtual for 2020 with a week-long series of more than 50 free events planned from Monday 24th August to Sunday 30th August at

Get ready for Mela at Home Ð A free week-long virtual celebration of culture and diversity from Monday 24 August to Sunday 30 August. Nisha Tandon, OBE, founder of Belfast Mela is pictured with the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Frank McCoubrey to launch this yearÕs Virtual Belfast Mela in Botanic Gardens with chinese dancers Weihong and Michelle and mexican

Highlights of this year’s Mela at Home, sponsored by Sensata Technologies, include a wonderful line up of music, dance, food, art, theatre, discussion and wellbeing from around the world presented by local artists and performers living in Northern Ireland. An engaging and interactive Mela at Home festival map transports visitors to a virtual Botanic Gardens with a range of new exciting events on offer each day including spectacular performances on the World Stage, a variety of cookery demonstrations in the Palm House, relaxation workshops in the World of Wellbeing, plus interactive theatre, animation, storytelling and much more for children.

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Frank McCoubrey announced this year’s Mela at Home Festival saying: “The award winning Belfast Mela, launched by the one of the city’s leading cultural groups – ArtsEkta, is now the biggest celebration of cultural diversity in Northern Ireland. I am delighted that ArtsEkta have shown resilience and adapted with a very exciting virtual edition of the festival – Mela at Home.

“It has never been more important that we find strength in our diversity and be proud of all communities who make up the unique fabric of Belfast. Belfast City Council is delighted to have recently supported Mela as one of the city’s four signature events through its ‘Imagine’ funding scheme. With significant investment over the next four years, festivals and events are a cornerstone of our new 10 year cultural strategy – A City Imagining. This funding will be used to help support the growth and development of the Mela in the long term and we look forward to seeing how ArtsEkta continues to create innovative opportunities for cultural engagement in our city.”

Nisha Tandon, OBE, Founder of Belfast Mela and Director of ArtsEkta said: “We really hope our virtual festival brings people some joy, positivity and hope in these very strange times. Recent events have also created momentum in communities in every corner of the globe with equality and rights firmly under the spotlight. Our vision is a society that respects different cultures and communities in Northern Ireland. We will continue to play our part in challenging racism and prejudice by using arts and creativity to help us all embrace our differences and celebrate our similarities.

“We encourage you to log onto our new website to pick your favourite events, many of which are interactive and created with every member of the family in mind. And of course, we’d love you to support the festival by purchasing a limited edition Mela Culture Box to create your very own pop up Mini Mela at home.”

Martin McDonald , Chair of Community Relations Council (CRC) says: “The Belfast Mela is one of the brightest and best festivals the city enjoys and offers a glimpse of the forward-looking intercultural and diverse place Belfast is becoming. CRC is proud to have funded this event over the years through our CR/CD Small Grants Scheme and supported it to develop into one of the largest celebrations of cultural diversity on the island of Ireland.”

Roisin McDonough, CEO, Arts Council NI says: “As one of ArtsEkta’s long-term principal funders, through our National Lottery and Exchequer funds, the Arts Council welcomes the creative approach that the festival team has taken to this year’s Mela. We hope this year’s virtual Belfast Mela leaves you feeling uplifted, enriched, inspired and entertained in those very special ways only the arts can do.”

Adriana Morvaiova of Sensata Technologies, principal sponsor of Mela at Home says: “We are delighted to be part of this amazing cultural celebration and strengthen our partnership with ArtsEkta. At the virtual Mela, we will have a great range of STEM activities to encourage children to explore and foster passion about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

Mela at Home starts on Monday 24th August at and runs until Sunday 30th August with a variety of events lined up each day. All events are free of charge. Follow all the fun on ArtsEkta’s social media: Facebook – and  Instagram and Twitter @artsekta

The full Belfast Mela at Home programme is available to view online via this link:

Mela at Home is supported by the following organisations: Funders: The Executive Office; Belfast City Council; Arts Council for NI; Community Relations Council. Title Sponsor: Sensata Technologies. Media Partners: UTV and U105. Digital Partner: Flint Studios. Friends: Department of Finance, Department of Justice, NICS HR, Equality Commission Encirc and Phoenix Gas.

Sail your way to a family Summer holiday with Stena Line

Ferry travel to Britain with car and accommodation from £565 per family of four

If you thought holidays this year were cancelled think again as leading Ferry Company Stena Line is offering families across Northern Ireland a memorable car-cation to Britain this Summer.

Holidaymakers are invited to experience the best of Britain’s landscapes, history and heritage when they travel via Cairnryan or Liverpool by car from Belfast. Check out Stena Line’s holiday deals here.

  • Alton Towers / Theme Park Break from £565 per family of 4 (+ entry tickets)

    Enjoy all the fun of the fair at the largest theme park in the UK, Alton Towers spans 910 acres of

    central Staffordshire with a great selection of attractions for all the family.

    Price includes return ferry travel with car and 2 nights 4* hotel bed and breakfast at the Hilton St Georges Park, Burton-upon-Trent.  This modern hotel features an indoor pool and spa and is 35 mins drive from Alton Towers, 30 mins from Drayton Manor Theme Park, 45 mins from Bear Grylls Adventure & 1 hour from Cadbury World.
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor / Theme Park break from £580 per family of 4 (+ entry tickets)

    Take in the 55 rides and attractions where children can fly through the treetops to escape fearsome

    dragons or ride the thrilling rapids. LEGOLAND® Windsor is ideal for children between the ages of 3 to 12.

    Price includes return ferry travel with car, 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation and breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gerrards Cross.  The hotel is 30 mins drive from LEGOLAND® Windsor, 25 mins from Warner Brothers Studio Tour London, 40 mins from Whipsnade Zoo and 30 mins by train to Central London.
  • Scottish Borders family break in Peebles from £595 per family of 4

    This modern hotel is located near Glentress Forest for mountain biking and hiking and Go Ape Treetop Adventure. Walk along the Tweed Valley railway path or just enjoy this beautiful part of Scotland.

    Price includes return ferry travel with car, 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation at the MacDonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa Hotel with breakfast. The hotel is 15 mins drive from Glentress Forest, 5 mins from Go Ape and 1 hour to Edinburgh.
  • Ayrshire self-catering apartments from £709 per family of 4

    Relax in these apartments in the small seaside village of Turnberry, just 45 minutes’ drive from

    Cairnryan. Enjoy the sandy beach nearby and historic Culzean Castle a short drive away.

    Price includes return ferry travel with car, 2 nights 4* self-catering accommodation in a 2-bedroom apartment at the fully equipped Turnberry Apartments.
  • English Seaside break in Blackpool from £735 per family of 4

    All the fun of a traditional seaside holiday in Blackpool with great beaches, three fabulous piers,

    theme park rides and one of the longest promenades in the UK to walk along.

    Price includes return ferry travel with car, 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation at the Big Blue Hotel, including breakfast. The hotel is located on South Shore right beside the Pleasure Beach.
  • Scottish Highlands half-board break in Aviemore from £869 per family of 4
    Enjoy the great outdoors in Aviemore with the Cairngorm National Park and Cairngorm Mountain or enjoy numerous activities at nearby Rothiemurchus Estate.

    Price includes return ferry travel with car, 2 nights 4* hotel accommodation at the MacDonald Aviemore Hotel plus full Scottish breakfast and dinner for 2 adults and 2 children under 10.  Children 11+ pay for dinner as taken.

    All breaks are based on 2 adults + 2 children (under 16) including return ferry travel with your car from Belfast to Liverpool or Cairnryan and sharing a family room (or 2 bedroom apartment), subject to availability. You can extend your ferry ticket for free (when confirmed at the time of booking and subject to any difference in fare) and breaks of any duration are possible.

    Stena Line is the Irish Sea’s leading ferry company with an unrivalled choice of routes and sailings. Stena Line offer great onboard facilities such as free movies, free wifi, amazing value onboard shopping, luxury Stena Plus lounge, ensuite cabins, children’s play areas, and a choice of places to dine.

    If you’re thinking of a break to Britain this summer or over the October half-term break, book now and bag yourself a real bargain at

Update on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Art Centres and Museums

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Art Centres and Museums will remain closed until January 2021.

The decision was taken at a Council meeting on Tuesday 4th August 2020.

The affected facilities are Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart, Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady (incorporating Limavady Museum), Ballymoney Museum (in Ballymoney Town Hall), Coleraine Museum (temporary exhibition space in Coleraine Town Hall) along with Ballycastle Museum and Green Lane Museum in Roe Valley Country Park which normally open seasonally.

They were initially closed back in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and since then staff have focussed their efforts on providing arts and museum services online.

This successful switch, which saw them deliver a broad range of activities and resources including virtual exhibitions, distance based learning, live streamed music events, access to collections and heritage trails, will now continue for the remainder of the year.

You can still connect with the Art’s Centres online programmes including exhibitions, their Northern Lights virtual music, readings and spoken word programme along with limited workshops. The team is also planning a new range of outdoor creative events including plein air painting and drawing sessions for adults as well as parent and child photography workshops at some of our most scenic locations.

Staff are grateful to everyone who has supported their online activities over the past number of months, especially all participants and contributors, and they look forward to warmly welcoming everyone back when they re-open again.

The Arts Centres would also like to thank their many loyal venue hire clients and ask for their continued patience and understanding at this time.

For now, you can keep up to date with the latest news and announcements from the Arts team by going to and and following their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. You can also email or

Museum Services will continue with its online archive project, ‘Dear Diary Life in the Age of COVID-19’, and the team is thankful to those people who have already donated their photographs, videos, poems and drawings which will tell the story of this time in years to come.

For more information on the Museums Service’s digital programmes visit where you will discover an abundance of virtual trails, resources, exhibitions and significant collection objects and submissions to its ‘Dear Diary’ project so far.

For those who don’t have digital access, Museum Services are continuing to make their History Book Bags available, which are full of fascinating local heritage publications and activities. You can also catch the latest photos from our archives in the Coleraine Chronicle’s ‘Down Memory Lane’ section. 

For more information or to make a contribution to ‘Dear Diary’ please email or follow the Museums Facebook pages.

Maverick, the Moon and Me

What would you do if the moon fell from the night sky…?

Maverick is the most loveable doggie. He’s cute, cuddly and super smart. Maverick and the Boy love to play. One day, they even get to play with the Moon!

Come and join the adventure and help Maverick and the Boy use their Magic to get the Moon back into the sky!

Maverick, The Moon and Me is a visual, interactive story for young children and their families with Magic and beautiful live music.