Category Archives: Days Out

A visit to Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway

This summer we created a wish list of things to do. For the kids, a visit to Giant’s Causeway was a pretty high priority! I have told them the story of the giant Finn McCool, and the myth of how the Causeway once acted as a path between Scotland and Ireland. Yet to go and explore, and look for evidence of giant footprints, is a whole lot more exciting than just listening to the story.

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Circus Extreme Comes to Belfast

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The organisers at Circus extreme have been in touch to let me know about their upcoming show in Belfast – Botanic Gardens.

They have provided me a family ticket to give away to one lucky person! The tickets admits any combination of 4 people. (Under 2’s go free to all shows)

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A Trip to Portglenone Forest

Portglenone

Situated in the heart of County Antrim, Portglenone is not somewhere you are likely to be casually passing. However, taking time to travel to this beautiful forest is a worthwhile trip.

Portglenone

Particularly if you visit at the start of May, when a carpet of bluebells await. However, even without this spectacular sight, the forest offers up plenty to grab everyone’s attention.

We followed the red trail which was just over 2k, and passes by the banks of the river, where you may even catch sight of some keen water sport fans!

Parking is charged at £4, and there are bathroom facilities, which is always a factor when heading out with children.

The kids made wishes and let their imagination run wild.

Next time I’ll be sure to pack a picnic.

Have you been?

Mel x

A Day at the Ulster Folk Museum

Ulster folk museum

Situated on the outskirts of Belfast, the Ulster Folk Museum is a nod to days gone by. There is a town with a bank, post office, and printers, to name a few of the common businesses that once would have been important assets to any town. You might even be lucky enough to see some craftsmen and women demonstrating trades like basket weaving and carving.

Ulster folk museum

At once you head out of town, you will find a rural school, mills and farm yards.

We visited at Easter, so some special activities had been provided. The kids enjoyed trying their hand at egg rolling…

… and there were a few very socialable bunnies!

Mostly though, we just enjoyed roaming around, exploring whatever sights we came across.

There is also a fully up to date and functional tea shop in town, where I would recommend you try the flat bread pizza! The Ulster Folk Museum is definitely worth a visit, for kids and adults alike!

Sunflowers and Waterfalls

Hello! Only one week left of the summer holidays here in Northern Ireland. It’s always bittersweet for me. I look forward to the return to routine and grieve the loss of spontaneity. However, I have a couple of ideas for a cheap day out, if you are in need of some inspiration until then. Over the past couple of days we visited a Sunflower and Wildflower Field in Portglenone, and the Waterfall Walk at Glenariff Forest.

Sunflower Field Portglenone

Sunflower fields are becoming a very popular phenomena. Hordes of people have been making their way across the country to see these sunny fields.

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