7 Places To Take The Kids This Month

You know the feeling, the kids are back at school and after all that waiting for the summer holidays to end so you could have some freedom, you begin to miss them. Some quality time isn’t hard to find across Northern Ireland this month, indoors and out, for all the family.

Before the weather gets too bad, check out these 7 places to take the kids this month…

 1. W5

12 October
The Odyssey, Belfast
Aimed at children aged four and under, this 25 minutes session titled ‘Potions for Little Wizards’ will enlighten young ones in the discovery zone and keep them entertained. While you’re there, why not have a scientific adventure and explore?
For more information go to: http://www.w5online.co.uk/

2. Super Saturday

share15 October
Smith’s Strand, Fermanagh
Enjoy all of the usual great activities for lower prices at Share Village’s Super Saturday. Whether it’s climbing, archery, banana boating or Bush Craft, there’s something for all kids to get active and enjoy.
For more information go to: www.sharevillage.org/events/super-saturday/

3. Apple Day

apple15 October
The Ballance House, Antrim
This fun afternoon offers Jumping Clay, arts and crafts, face painting, live music and lots of yummy food and drink. With two friendly springer spaniels Skye and Jazz promoting their new book, this event offers creativity and some well earned relaxation.
For more information go to: www.theballancehouse.com

4. Autumn Nature Detectives

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Castle Caldwell Forrest, Fermanagh
This family scavenger hunt through the forest is a great way to get outside this autumn. Families can learn about the wildlife and explore the Lough Erne, seeing some beautiful sights along the way. Even better, it’s free for RSPB members!
Book is essential. For more information contact: amy.colvin@rspb.org.uk

5. Seapark Fireworks

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Holywood, Down
Check out a stunning firework display at the Seapark Recreation Grounds. Local band The Jukes will be taking to the stage and with a children’s funfair and plenty of food stalls, it’s set to be an exciting evening of entertainment.
For more information go to: www.visitardsandnorthdown.com

6. Carrowmena’s Halloween Howler

halloween-howler127 October – 6 November
100 Carrowclare Road, Londonderry
Go Halloween glamping with all the family where you can carve pumpkins and sit around a log fire. With activities like the zip line, archery, canoeing and climbing wall on offer, there’s no chance of getting bored.
For more information go to: carrowmena.co.uk/carrowmenas-halloween-howler/

7. Halloween Festival
28  – 31 October 
Ulster American Folk Park, Tyrone
Take a tour through the outdoor museum in the dark this halloween for kids a little older and looking for a thrill. With ghost stories and witches supposedly lurking around, there’ll be a fabulous horror thrill with traditional Halloween treats including pumpkin. Booking is essential.
For more information go to: www.nmni.com

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Jessikah Hope Stenson
A young, enthusiastic writer who appreciates a good scone.