Here are ten exciting things to do 20 – 26 February 2023
Treat yourself this February and indulge in dining out duringBelfast Restaurant Week. Hundreds of mouth-watering menus will cater for a variety of tastes and requirements, serving a diverse range of dishes to tickle your taste buds. Whether you’re seeking scrumptious steaks, vegan feasts and delicious dining experiences with Asian, Italian and Mediterranean influences, this is not a week to miss. Avail of lunch priced at £10 per person and dinner priced at £20 per person.
Belfast TradFest returns for a weekend jam-packed full of traditional music, song and dance, with some of the best traditional musicians, singers & dancers from across the island. You can expect weekend workshops and a full programme of concerts, talks, lectures, sessions, céilís andfestival club.
Join their expert tour guide and discover the remarkable history and stories behind one of Northern Ireland’s premier natural and industrial heritage sites.
Centred around an epic scale model of the solar system, Our Place in Space combines a 3D sculpture trail and an interactive AR app. The exhibition visited Derry~Londonderry, Belfast, Cambridge and Liverpool in 2022 and was experienced by over 300,000 people. It returns to Northern Ireland in February 2023. Free to visit and beginning in the grounds of the Ulster Transport Museum at Cultra, the trail will weave its way onto the North Down Coastal Path and stretch through Crawfordsburn Country Park before ending with Pluto at Bangor Pier.
The Walled City Brewery & Legenderry Food present Northern Ireland's first ever Stout & Oyster Festival. A weekend of music and activities supporting the wonderful Lough Foyle Native Oyster and our totally unique FoysterStout. Our award-winning chefs will be shucking fresh oysters, whilst also presenting other oyster delights -all accompanied by other local seafood dishes. Meanwhile our brewers have been brewing like crazy to present a diverse local stout collection from Tabasco Stout to Espresso Stout.
6. Marble Arch Caves, Florencecourt, County Fermanagh, Open daily, and guided tours are running from 10:30am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday and 10:00-4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday.
This natural environment of caves, rivers, mountains, ancient woodlands, waterfalls and gorges offer an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the incredible range of activities and experiences the Marble Arch Caves have to offer. Don’t forget to check out their new Cave Explore Virtual Reality experience. Book online.
Farmacaffley point-to-point is the perfect day out for all the family and where you will get to witness the future stars of horse racing make their introduction into competitive racing. Unlike most racecourses, spectators can stand beside one of the fences and feel the power of the horses as they jump a fence in full flight or get close to the winning post for a bird’s eye view of the thrilling action. The track is also the perfect location for a picnic from the boot of your car where you can enjoy the action whilst entertaining friends and family.
Reconnect with your inner creative in this fully immersive, fused glass experience at White Rock Glass Studio with professional visual artist Tracey Mc Verry. Surrounded by the wild and dramatic scenery of the Fews Mountains, once the haunt of robbers and highwaymen, Tracey welcomes visitors to her fifth-generation family home and glass studio, overlooking the National Trust’s ancient BallymoyerWoodland.
9. Todds Leap, Ballygawley, County Tyrone, see website for opening times.
Days at Todds Leap are all about getting outdoors, spending time with friends, doing something momentous and having more fun than you ever felt possible. That’s what makes Todds Leap Activity Centre a great option for families as well as friends looking for a fun day out or celebrating a special occasion.
Learn how to make sourdough at home with Ursa Minor Bakehouse. The class covers three different types of bread, using both sourdough culture and yeast. You will be guided through the process from scratch, learning tips and tricks along the way.
Booking is essential for most activities. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Subject to availability.
For more information on what’s on or to plan a short break in Northern Ireland, visit https://discovernorthernireland.com/