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What's On: Puddle jumping at Castle Espie, make a Lego film in Ballyclare

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

Create your own animated Lego mini-film at the Lego Animation Workshop in Ballyclare

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Put on your wellies, get out into nature and have a splashing time at the Puddle Jumping Championships this Saturday at WWT Castle Espie. Come rain or shine, this is the perfect activity for a fun-filled family day out. Daily competitions with splashtastic prizes to be won. February 15-20.

ANTRIM

Create your own animated Lego mini-film with Can Do Academy at the Lego Animation Workshop in Ballyclare Town Hall this Saturday. Learn the basics of film-making, how to storyboard and different animation techniques. Create your own storyline and learn the do's and don'ts of effective animation which you can apply at home. ?

ARMAGH

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don't know why she swallowed a fly... But The People's Theatre Company do. And now you can too at the Market Place Theatre this Sunday, as they bring one of the world's best-loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams's best-selling book.

DERRY

Across the Threshold – A Taste of Heaney, Saturday, 5pm and 8pm at the Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart. An exclusive evening of entertainment, theatre and a tasting menu inspired by the poetry of Seamus Heaney and hosted by Big Telly Theatre Company alongside chef Paula McIntyre.

FERMANAGH

Surprise your better half this Valentine's Day with a romantic cruise on Upper Lough Erne. This unique event takes place on Saturday at 2.30pm, on board The Inishcruiser at Share Discovery Village. Includes afternoon tea, glass of wine or prosecco, chocolates and a guided tour of the lough.

TYRONE

This Valentine's weekend enjoy a delicious menu crafted by the award-winning team at the Mellon Country Inn, Omagh.Live music on Friday with Paddy McDermott and on Saturday with The Whistlin' Donkeys.

BELFAST

This Sunday at the Waterfront Hall join Quirky Weddings for another day of the best wedding inspo from some of the north's top wedding vendors. Meet 120 companies who can create, customise and present you with everything you need to make your big day exactly what you want it to be.

:: For further details on these events and to add your events free go to whatsonni.com. Follow us on twitter @whatsonNI and on facebook at fb.com/www.whatsonni for news, competitions and what's on near you.

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