What's On: Run in Moneyglass, climb Cuilcagh for USPCA, visit Ballywalter House

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

Take a tour of Ballywalter House on the Ards Peninsula this Saturday
Jacqueline McGonigle


Moneyglass and District Runners present their inaugural annual run, MAD For the Road 5K/10K this Thursday. Entry fee includes a bespoke medal for all finishers and chip timing. Prizes for first, second and third in both races and superb post-race hospitality. On-the-night registration begins 5.30pm; 10K starts 6.45pm with 5K shortly after.


This Saturday Ahorey Presbyterian Church Hall, Portadown, will host an antiques, vintage and collectables fair showcasing lots of treasures from the past. Forty stalls including Victorian jewellery, silver, china, crystal, clocks, tools, militaria, kitchenaria, books, coins, medals, ceramics, art, clocks, vintage textiles and linens.


Crumlin Road Gaol #LiveAtTheCrum presents The 70s Sensational Superstars with tributes to The Bay City Rollers, Smokie, Donny Osmond and Alice Cooper this Saturday night. Make an evening of it with a tour-plus-dine-plus-show package. Discover over 150 years of history as you explore within the walls of Belfast's infamous prison, enjoy a two-course meal in the atmospheric setting of Cuffs Bar & Grill and finish the night with live entertainment


The Totally Wiped Out challenge is coming to Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt, on Saturday and is open to teams of 10. Take on the inflatable assault course, including the wipeout balls, last one standing, super slide and lots more. Teams will go head to head through a series of obstacles to eliminate the competition. Only one team will be crowned the ultimate Wiped Out winners.


Embrace the opportunity to visit Ballywalter House on Saturday September 28. Become a member of the gentry for the afternoon as Lord Dunleath guides you around his remarkable home and joins you for a chat over tea and light refreshments in the historic conservatory. Tour departs by coach from Ards Visitor Information Centre.


Climb the Stairway to Heaven on Sunday September 29 in aid of the USPCA Animal Welfare Charity. Gather your family and friends together for a fantastic day outdoors.


Look ‘hot on The Hill' this September as Mid Ulster District Council's popular fashion event, Heels on The Hill, returns for its eighth year. The Dungannon style extravaganza, organised by the council in partnership with Style Academy, will take place on Friday at the Hill of The O'Neill at 7.30pm.

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