What's On: Summer Market at North Down Museum, Quiet Hour at Belfast Zoo, watersports at Share and more

Visitors on the autism spectrum and those with sensory requirements can enjoy Belfast Zoo's Quiet Hour this Sunday
Jacqueline McGonigle


NORTH Down Museum will host their Summer Market this Saturday and Sunday. The galleries and courtyard of the museum will be filled with market stalls selling unique craft and handmade items by local craftspeople. You can also enjoy some live music or grab a coffee and a bite to eat in the museum café.


Experience the traditional art of basket weaving with the assistance of experienced craft tutor and basket maker Sabine Wolniczak from Beaghmore Baskets at the Market Place Theatre on Saturday July 27. Learn the techniques and skills involved in this ancient craft to complete your own traditional Irish skib using locally grown, harvested and seasoned willow.


Share's ever popular summer schemes are back Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm each day until July 30 for kids aged six to 16 offering multi-activity weeks and skill-specific weeks in canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing. Schedule available at


Enjoy 'An Evening At Down Royal' at the Mellon Country Inn this Friday July 26. Package includes BBQ Lunch, transport to and from the race course, entry into the races and live music on return. Contact the hotel for more information.


Enjoy the beautiful sounds of local musicians in Mussenden Temple any time between 12 noon and 2pm on Sunday July 28. What better way to compliment your Sunday afternoon stroll at Downhill? Normal admission applies. NT members free.


Take a walk in the country at one of Northern Ireland's best known regional one-day agricultural shows and its beautiful location on the shore of Lough Neagh. The Antrim Show takes place Saturday July 27 at Shanes Castle from 9am to 5pm. Admission £10 per adult, £5 for kids 12 to 17, under-12s and car parking are free. Admission is payable at the gate, and discounted adult tickets can be purchased online for £9 until Wednesday July 24. Further info at


Visitors on the autism spectrum and those with sensory requirements can enjoy the peace and quiet of Belfast Zoo during Quiet Hour this Sunday July 28. The zoo will open at 9am, an hour before normal opening times. Visitors can expect reduced crowds and lower levels of noise, helping to create a more relaxed atmosphere.

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