5 family fun activities to finish off the summer ahead of back to school
Team Stroll23rd August 2023
As the summer draws to a close, if you can even call it summer this year, the frantic back to school madness has begun.
But before we get back into a routine next week, we’ve scoured the web to find some last minute days out to cram in some final summer memories.
1. Flavour First Sunflower Field, Donaghadee
A firm favourite for us, Flavour first has again opened their beautiful Sunflower field and is raising money for Cancer Fund for Children. You’ll have the opportunity to pick you own sunflowers (£1 per stem) and afterwards pick your own strawberries, beans, rhubarb and peas while also admiring the Highland Cows and the busy bees collecting all their pollen.
The multi-cultural Mela festival kicked off last weekend and the annual celebration comes to a close this weekend. It’s always a great family day out especially when the sun’s out which it will be this weekend. You can expect lots of yummy food, great music, amazing dancing and lots of performances. Definitely not to be missed!
3. Jurassic at the park, Delamont Country Park (Saturday 2nd September)
Watch out! There’s raptors about! Have kids that are dino mad? Make sure to visit Delamont Country club and join the dino rangers for a fun and fact filled day! Keep your eyes peeled for the purple flag and make sure to bring your best dino adventure gear. You never know what you might find just around the corner, is it a T-Rex? Maybe it’s a Stegosaurus!
Calling all Belfast Giants fans, ice hockey fans, or maybe like Elsa the cold never bothers you! Get your skates on and have fun skating at the home of the Belfast Giants. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before, this activity is for all ages and all skill levels. Time slots may vary so make sure to book online now! Not too sure about getting on the ice but the rest of the family have already donned their gloves and hats? No worries if you are accompanying someone you can spectate from one of the many arena seats.
(£9.50 per person or £30 for a family of four. Includes skate hire)
An old favourite in NI’s summer calendar, and actually the oldest fair in Ireland - the Ould Lammas returns to Ballycastle this Bank holiday weekend. It’s a true celebration of culture, heritage, music and agriculture with a fantastic fireworks display on Sunday night at 9pm. You’ll stumble across lots of quirky crafters and traders in the artisan market down at the seafront as well as beautiful local produce so if you’re up the North Coast, or planning to head that direction the fair is a must.