am always looking for new experiences for my boys, days out always keeps them
busy and if they are busy they fight less… My two are like a bomb and a fuse
bring them together and your asking for trouble, even though individually both
are a joy. We have been to zoos,
castles, farms and theme parks but never to a festival celebrating theatre,
dance and music. I am always open for
us trying something different and this Ulster Bank Festival in Belfast sounds worthy of a
some of you could possibly be thinking it might be a little dry, what would a
seven and five year old benefit from such a trip! I am thinking it might develop them as more rounded individuals
and they may well develop an interest in visual arts, comedy or poetry.
a massive festival spanning over 17 days (starting on the 16th of October and lasting until the 1st of November) so they have squeezed in some elements
especially for children. The Hannavas
African Savannah show looks fabulous, huge mechanical creatures to get
close too and be entranced by! My boys
love nature so this would capture their interest, alongside seeing the
“animals” you can also enjoy various craft activities and a real animal encounter. This is scheduled for the 25th of
October and is completely free!
I live so far from Belfast I would naturally cram in some other activities if I
managed to get there. I have never been
to Ireland and would like to change that.
So I would book us a central hotel with Hotel Direct, it would be simple enough to find a suitable hotel through them as
I can search by distance from the centre or on room price depending on how
flush or poor I am feeling at the time!!!
Visit Belfast has whetted my appetite for
planning a holiday here. Belfast is
rich in culture and for me one of the biggest highlights is the fact its home to
Titanic Studio’s where Game of Thrones was filmed; hubbie and I are BIG
fans! You can go on a tour of the
filming locations or if you’re feeling ambitious head to Clearsky for the Game of
Thrones Winterfell Archery Range Experience.
Belfast also has a very
popular visitor attraction based around the Titanic, the building it is all
housed in is quite spectacular and it’s a very interactive tour of the history
of the Titanic. This might be worth a
visit as it would be quite educational for the boys after the excitement of the
you I think the boys would have only one attraction in mind and that is Aunt
Sandra’s Candy Factory, my two are crazy about sweets! They would love a tour that lets them sample
treats on the way round and enjoy the smells of candy making! I would have to save this for our last day,
as I am sure they would never want to leave to go anywhere else.
After all the sugar, adventure and culture I think we will be pretty
exhausted and ready to head home, but just imagine the memories we would take away. What an ideal place to visit for the whole family, if we do not make it this year, I will be planning it for the near future I am sure.