Check out what’s on in Belfast this Easter for families. From egg rolling at W5, arts & crafts at the Titanic to music at Oh Yeah Centre – there’s lots on

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Saturday 23 March 2013 – 07 April 2013 2 – 4pm

Roll up for an egg racing egg-stravaganza and bounce into the Easter Holidays with some harebrained jurassegg rolling mayhem!

Collect a bouncing bonkers egg to be fed into the volcano and watch it shoot out and down the track thumping obstacles as it hurtles home. Can your egg survive the dino traps and arrive first to poach victory from your scrambled opponents?

Everyone gets to take home their own bouncing bonkers egg but the winners of each race will receive a special prehistoric prize!

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ULSTER FOLK AND TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Time/Date – 10:00 – 17:00, Sunday 31 March 2013 – Tuesday 2 April 2013

If you’re looking for a place where the whole family can work off those chocolate Easter eggs, then our range of traditional Easter activities is just the ticket.

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Bring your own decorated egg and take part in great egg-rolling experience down Bleach Green Hill. Have a go at the Great Egg Trail in the Folk Museum and the Eggstreme Egg Hunt in the Transport Museum. If you are lucky you might find a Golden Egg to win a prize! Watch the magician perform his tricks, visit the Easter chicks, lambs and rabbits and enjoy many other special activities.

Belfast 400 Easter Festival

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Why not bring the family along to Belfast City Hall and enjoy a free, four-day Easter extravaganza? You’ll be spoilt for choice with Belfast 400’s packed programme of free activities, from exhibitions and tours, films and talks, to drama, music, fashion, puppetry, face painting and much more.

2013 marks the 400th anniversary of the 1613 charter which granted Belfast town status.

Venue: Belfast City Hall, 11am – 5pm each day

For further information contact Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609 or seewww.belfastcity.gov.uk/easterfestival

Easter at Titanic Belfast

Family Day Out At Titanic Belfast

There’s a packed programme of great events lined up this spring at Titanic Belfast, including their first birthday and Easter celebrations. Throughout the Easter break, from the Thursday 28th March through to Sunday 7th April, Titanic Belfast will be offering ‘Get the Message’ workshop for families – a great opportunity to spend quality time together while having fun learning about traditional communication methods.

On Saturday, March 30, Titanic Belfast will kick-start the Easter and 1st Birthday celebrations with dance displays and singing performances in the afternoon. Each day between Saturday 30 March and Friday 5 April, professional face painters will be here, and children will be able to take part in Easter-themed arts and crafts.

Titanic Belfast will celebrate its first birthday on Sunday 31 March, reflecting on a momentous opening year in which the World’s Largest Titanic Visitor Experience welcomed more than 700,000 visitors from over 128 countries.

Titanic Belfast will be hosting a programme of extra special events on March 31, with activities including street performers, talents from the T13 Skate Park, and the dazzling Silk Aerial Acrobats, who will be suspended 70ft above the giant Atrium.

The ‘Get the Message’ workshops, can be booked on 028 9076 6399 or email welcome@titanicbelfast.com These workshops are ideal for children aged 7 and over. Workshops cost £6.50 per person or £20 for a family of 4 (must include one adult).

You can also enjoy a special Easter buffet lunch in the stunning Titanic Suite, on Sunday 31 March featuring the iconic Grand Staircase, with activities for the children.

For more information, contact Titanic Belfast – www.titanicbelfast.com

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From the company that brought you the award-winning productions Beauty & the Beast, The Pirates of Penzance and West Side Story, New Lyric celebrates 65 years of quality musical theatre with the exhilarating Calamity Jane.

Set in the Black Hills of Dakota, infamous frontiers Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock help out their friend Henry Miller when he hires a beautiful actress who isn’t who she seems.

To save Millie’s floundering reputation and neck from the angry miners of Deadwood City, Calamity Jane makes her way to Chicago to find their favourite heart throb, Adelaide Adams, but not everything goes to plan for Calamity when she returns back home with the wrong leading lady!

Will Calamity save Millie from Deadwood’s unhappy theatre patrons? Will she convince the town to give the new arrival a chance? All will be revealed in this witty and charismatic Hollywood hit.

Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee 2.30pm

Easter Eggspress Steam Train

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Don’t miss out on the Easter Week fun! Hop aboard the Easter Eggspress for a steam train adventure to Whitehead. Fun for all the family, plus Easter eggs for the children.

Two trains each day:
Belfast Central 12.00
Belfast Central 14.20

Tickets are available from Belfast Welcome Centre, 028 9024 6609

National Trust East Egg Hunt

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Enjoy Cadbury Easter Egg Trails at a special place near you

For the sixth year running, we’re teaming up with Cadbury to help families celebrate Easter weekend together by offering fun Easter Egg Trails at eleven of our special places throughout Northern Ireland.

Taking place in some of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful outdoor spaces, the Cadbury and National Trust Easter Egg Trails add an element of joy to the traditional egg hunt, with plenty to see, do and learn. Whether you’re a child or simply young at heart, adventure is sure to lie ahead… follow cryptic clues around the picturesque gardens and open spaces, complete fun-filled challenges and explore the beauty of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular places to hunt down a delicious Cadbury prize.

Each trail is totally unique to its location and offers a wide range of activities for all the family to enjoy such as Design Your Own Egg Head – children can enter the competition for the chance to see their own design come to life on a real Cadbury Easter Egg Head; sack races – leap ahead and bring out your competitive streak; face painting – a sure fire winner with people of all ages, and many other traditional Easter activities.

Brand new this year, on Easter Monday (1 April) at Castle Ward, Mount Stewart, Downhill Demesne, The Argory and Springhill, families can take part in a traditional Easter favourite – the egg and spoon race! Cadbury and the National Trust are calling all racers, young and old, to join in with the fun and come armed with their lucky spoon to kick off the race of the season, it’s a great way to end the Easter weekend.

To join in with the Easter fun, simply visit www.eastereggtrail.com where you can find your nearest Cadbury and National Trust Easter Egg Trail and Egg and Spoon race, along with tips on how to make the most of the Easter weekend at home. For those who want to continue the experience afterwards, there is also a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Pack, the perfect kit for exciting egg trails at home.

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