Family & Parenting

Things to do across the north from September 19 - 25

19 September, 2016 10:16

AS the nights grow longer, it's more important than ever to get out and enjoy some of the great events on offer across the north this week.

Whether you're into theatre, music, technology or just a good feed, there's bound to be something to interest you right on your doorstep.


Co Antrim


What We’re Made Of

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Until Friday September 23


Tinderbox Theatre Company present three, new one-act plays that question who we think we are, challenge what we think we know and celebrate what it means to be alive.

Three performances in one evening featuring an incredible ensemble of players; What We're Made Of promises to be visceral, powerful and unforgettable theatre.


Peppa Pig’s Surprise

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Friday September 23 – Sunday September 25


Peppa Pig, George and their friends are back in a brand new live stage show.


Kids will experience fun, loads of songs and of course, surprises in this charming, colourful new show. 


Co Armagh


Magical Music Moments

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre

Friday September 23


This tantalising tribute to musical theatre will have you up on your feet dancing and singing along.

 Enjoy Magical Music Moments at The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre

With tunes from musicals such as ‘Wicked’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘The Sound Of Music’, ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ and many more, there will be something for everyone to enjoy as the evening showcases some of musical theatres timeless classics.


Co Derry


Culture Tech

Various locations, Derry City

Until Tuesday September 20


Join the biggest technology and creative industries event in the north. A week-long festival of tech, media, music and games for the whole family.

 Join the biggest technology and creative industries event in the north in Derry

The programme is designed to engage and inspire; reaching out to communities that most tech events never meet and creating a unique urban festival event with an inclusive and family-friendly vibe.


Co Down


Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival

Killyleagh Castle

Saturday September 24 – Sunday September 25


Do you love chocolate? Thousands of chocoholics and enthusiastic foodies from the north and beyond are set to descend on this chocolatey event. 

This year’s festival will be the largest one yet, with over 15 chocolatiers and nearly 40 local artisan food producers featured.


Hedge Fun


Saturday September 24


Bring the family for a foraging morning on the outskirts of the city led by a member of the Belfast ranger team.

 Enjoy a foraging morning at Minnowburn

Bring a basket or plastic container to gather some delicious autumn fruits.


Ballynahinch Harvest and Country Living Festival

Montalto Estate

Saturday September 24 – Sunday September 25


The north's rich rural traditions and scenic autumn splendours will be cause for celebration at the festival.

 The north's rich rural traditions will be celebrated at the Ballynahinch Harvest and Country Living Festival


Highlights of the festival include a magnificent re-enactment of the famous Battle of Ballynahinch and country-themed events reminiscent of traditional Harvest, Pig and Potato Fairs.


Co Fermanagh


Fermanagh Restaurant Week

Various locations

Until Sunday September 25


Don’t miss Fermanagh’s first ever restaurant week! Join in the celebrations and discover all that Fermanagh has to offer, from locally sourced produce and delicacies to wonderful restaurants and eateries.

Highlights include pop-up restaurants at visitor attractions and craft beer events.


Festival Lough Erne

Enniskillen Castle Museum

Saturday September 24 – Sunday September 25


Celebrate the NI Year of Food and Drink at the recently refurbished Enniskillen Castle as Festival Lough Erne honours the food and waterways of Fermanagh.

Highlights of the festival include an artisan food market, face painters and family street entertainment.


Co Tyrone


The Bjorn Identity

Alley Theatre Arts & Culture Centre

Saturday September 24


Audiences of all ages can discover and re-live the magic of the Swedish group, Abba.

With stunning handmade replica costumes, this show has all the glitz of the 70’s era and is the best party night out in a theatre you will remember! 

19 September, 2016 10:16 Family & Parenting