What's On: Belvoir Players in Newcastle, Teddy bears' picnic in Limavady...

Jacqueline McGonigle shares her pick of family friendly events taking place across Northern Ireland this week

There's a Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday at Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady


This weekend, July 6 and 7, at the Newcastle Community Cinema, Belvoir Players present Sink or Slim, a classic Sam Cree comedy set in the 1960s in a Health Farm run by Mrs Babbington, a formidable lady who rules with a rod of iron and who feeds her pet poodle better than her paying guests. We meet the Major, Millie the dippy maid, Willie the handyman and a Swedish masseuse called Hildie. Crazy craic and lots of laughs.


Enjoy a lovely lazy summer Sunday this weekend at the Argory in Moy with laid-back tunes and relaxation. Chill in the Courtyard while the kids are entertained and feast on the summer barbecue. From 1pm- 4pm, every Sunday in July. Normal admission, members free.


Make your way to Castle Coole this Sunday for Music in the Park. Join the National Trust as they bring you a summer of music after the success of BBC Proms in the Park 2017 at the castle. Sit back and relax as the Magee Family Band play in the beautiful Drying Green. Pick up some tasty treats and lunches from the Tallow-House Tearoom.


The Ulster American Folk Park presents A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance. The collection of Irish dance costumes, programmes, photographs and medals provides a fascinating overview of a performance art which has grown over the last 125 years from dancing at village crossroads to a global phenomenon. The exhibition runs until May next year. Normal admission costs.


Teddy Bears' Picnic, Sunday July 8, Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady. Enjoy an action packed adventure from 11am-4pm. Bring your Teddy and get them checked at the Teddy hospital.


Every Saturday in July and August you can experience the steam train which will be operating at Whitehead Excursion Station. Visitors will be able to see how this magnificent machine works up close. You will be able to talk to the driver and fireman and see the footplate. There is an additional option to enjoy a visit to the Whitehead Railway Museum and Edwardian Tea Room.


JCC is Ireland's only indoor JDM exhibition, showcasing the best JDM cars the country has to offer. JCC brings together everything from rare retro Japanese classics to insane horse power highly tuned monsters all under one roof at the Eikon Centre this Sunday.

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