Here are ten exciting things to do 17 – 23 April
1. Scarva Summer Band Concerts, Scarva, County Down, 16 April - September.
Sunday Concerts in Scarva are taking place every Sunday this spring/summer. Visit the award-winning floral Scarva village and enjoy a varied programme of summer band concerts adjacent to the Victorian style band stand. Free admission, no booking required.
To celebrate its 10th birthday, the ‘Hit The North’ (HTN) Street Art Festival will welcome its most impressive roster yet with the internationally renowned R.O.A., Shok-1 and Studio Giftig confirmed as headliners. Over 60 artists from across the UK, Ireland and Europe are due to take part with the full line-up and events programme due to be revealed over the coming weeks.
3. Dusk Chorus, Belvoir Park, Belfast, 22 April.
Sorrel Lyall from the British Trust will lead a relaxed dusk chorus walk through the Lagan Valley Regional Park to enjoy the spring birdsong. Sorrel will be talking through identification of birds by sound in this beginner friendly event. You don't need to know anything about birds to come along. You will be provided with binoculars but please bring a torch, wear warm clothes and good footwear.
Step inside one of Northern Ireland’s oldest buildings and learn about the reality of 17th-century rural life. You will learn about developing your own ‘cottage garden’ including how to compost and manage gardens in our Northern Ireland environment. You will also learn how to make a sweet pea climber and take it home to watch them bloom over the summer. A tour of Hezlett House will also be included in the workshop.
Fermanagh Fun Farm is home to many rescued and adopted animals. All the animals are pets and will live at the farm for the rest of their life. The animals are very friendly as they are used to visitors. They welcome a little pet and some food from the basket of food you're given on arrival.
Walk in the steps of the ancestors on private guided tours to the ancient and sacred sites in Northern Ireland. For over six thousand years, the Neolithic people, the Celts, as well as those who followed them were actively involved in healing, divination, other world journeying and ceremony at these extraordinary places. These tours are interactive and filled with mystery so, immerse yourself and feel the energy.
Dermot Cavanagh's painting courses cater for all levels of artistic ability including absolute beginners. Join Dermot and let him teach you how to paint your own masterpieces as he passes on many of his tips and techniques about drawing, painting and colour mixing. This is a unique opportunity to learn new skills from a world-renowned artist and master tutor.
Say hello to unforgettable water and land-based adventure and ‘total wipeout’ style fun. Suitable for all ages andabilities, set within the stunning grounds of Craigavon City Park, you can enjoy an array of water sports such as banana boating, kayaking, sailing and much more whether you are in need of some team bonding or family fun.
For craft beer aficionados, anyone with a thirst for a fun experience, or essentially anyone who likes good beer, the beer masterclass at the Walled City Brewery is just the ticket! Your experience will start with a quick tour of this famous liquid’s history and then the fun starts as you get hands-on with the ingredients and make your own micro-beer.
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/