What's On: Mournes walk in aid of Nexus, Apple Sunday in Ardress House

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

Are you up for the Gems of the Mournes trek on Saturday October 13 in aid of Nexus?
Jacqueline McGonigle


Take steps to help Nexus break the silence on sexual violence by taking part in Gems of the Mournes trek on Saturday October 13. Distance: 8-10 miles. This is graded as a moderate walk – suitable for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots are essential. Not recommended for those under 18 years but children aged 16-17 years and accompanied by an adult may take part.


Apple Sundays at Ardress, every Sunday in October. Have a go at using the traditional apple press to make your own apple juice and ‘pick your own' fruit from the orchard at Ardress House. Local fruit farmer Dermot Morgan will also be on hand to give information on the Armagh Bramley Apple.


See Lough Erne with Erne Water Taxi's chauffeur-driven boats. Travel in the comfort of a covered eight-seater boat, complete with cab, without having to worry about the driving. Your tour guide will help you explore the history of Lough Erne. Leaving from Enniskillen at the side of Fermanagh Lakeland Forum Leisure Centre, pick up and drop off can also be arranged from any accessible jetty on Lough Erne. Prices: £60 per hour for the hire of the boat and driver / tour guide (1-8 persons).


This Sunday at the Alley Theatre, Strabane, using mime, puppetry and songs, Eddy the Teddy's going off on holiday to the seaside with his best friend Sammy and is hoping to have a nice relaxing time, but with Eddy the Teddy, adventure is never far away. Tickets £4, family of four £12.


The Jungle's award-winning Fright Night returns in 2018 bigger, scarier and full of delightfully devilish twists. From 12th October to 3rd November.


Celebrate our rich potato history this weekend at the Randox Northern Ireland Potato Festival on Saturday, Giant's Causeway. Artisan foods, children's activities, cookery demonstrations, celebrity chefs, helicopter flights, and more. Free Shuttle Bus from Bushmills. Causeway Coast Foodie Tour on Friday October 12.


Take a Belfast Singing and Walking Tour this Sunday with Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden. Tickets are free but booking is required.

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