What's On: Plan your wedding, meet Debbie Dolitte's animals, have some laser tag fun

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

Laser tag fun for the over-eights in Fermanagh and Derry
Jacqueline McGonigle


The wedding team at Larchfield Estate invites you to visit their exclusive countryside haven on Saturday February 16 from 11am to 3pm. The Barn, Courtyards, Gardens and Cottages will be open for couples who are keen to explore the venue, providing the opportunity to meet the specialist team and recommended catering, décor and florist companies.


Debbie Dolittle is set to return to the Navan Centre on Sunday for a free drop-in Ecology Sunday as this local wildlife expert presents some of her rescued creatures, including a tame fox. Over the last 30 years, hundreds of orphaned creatures have come through Debbie's doors – you are sure to be impressed by her amazing knowledge and passion for rehabilitating animals into their natural environment.


Try out the new laser guns in the forest arena at Share Discovery Village who are running a series of two-hour-30-minute sessions over the weekend. A session will include an activity briefing, dressing in camouflage gear and then playing a range of games in the Forest Arena. This activity is suitable for groups of individuals aged eight-plus. Wear footwear that can get dirty or wet and you can run in.


Frank Carson : A Rebel Without A Pause, Strule Arts Centre, Thursday February 14. Written and performed by Dan Gordon. Belfast funny man Frank Carson blazed a comedy trail for over 50 years. His quickfire gags and infectious laugh delighted audiences in variety shows, on telly and in clubs.


Fortnite-themed laster tag, The Jungle Moneymore, Sunday February 17. This is a real-life Fortnite-themed battle simulation. Open to all participants aged eight and above. Parents and adults can play along with kids, if they can keep up! Each session will be limited to 44 players and will last approximately two hours.


Silver jewellery-making workshop, Arches House, Randalstown, Saturday February 16. Let your creative side run free and learn a new skill while working with silver to create a piece of jewellery which you can then bring home to keep and show everyone. Booking essential, concessions available. To book call 028 9447 8471 or email


TQ Giant Explorers Trail, Saturday. A family friendly trail where you will be provided with a treasure map and clues as you explore Titanic Quarter searching for industrial giants. Prizes to be won. The Wee Tram will ferry everyone around the area, accompanied by a guide and TQ heritage helpers. Meeting point: Titanic Sign, next to Titanic Belfast, 10.30am.

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