Easter Fun for All the Family at Belfast’s New Pop-Up Park.

 

Belfast’s new pop up park at Castle Place will be springing to life this Easter with a fabulous selection of events for all the family to enjoy.

The park, which was officially launched last month by the Lord Mayor has been created as part of a series of measures aimed at making Belfast City Centre a more colourful and vibrant place for everyone to visit and spend time. The mini park is located directly in front of the Primark site and features a replica of the Bank Building’s iconic clock as well as a soft play area for kids and a selection of seating where adults can relax, grab a coffee and enjoy the sun (if we ever get any!)

With the Easter holidays coming up the pop-up park is the perfect location for some outdoor family fun and Belfast City Council along with the Cathedral Quarter Trust have created a spectacular programme of kids’ entertainment in and around the park. The amazing line-up of events includes magic from FizzWizzPop, jaw-dropping circus performances from Mr H, Sideshow Ramone and Babcock and Bobbins and a fabulous puppet show entitled The Lost Princess from award-winning theatre company C21 (see timetable below).

There’ll also be lots to do indoors (more details below) as Cando Academy will be offering their “Monsters in the City” animation workshop at Easons on Donegall Street, the team from Sentinus will be asking kids to help them build a “Superstructure” inside Castle Court and C21 will be performing another incredible show “The Awongalema Tree” at Costa Coffee on Castle Place.

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Deirdre Hargey added: “The pop-up park has been a big hit since it opened at the end of March, and it’s great to be working with Cathedral Quarter Trust to fund this programme of Easter activity in the city centre as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting Belfast retailers.

“Our local arts and cultural sector has been key to reinvigorating our city centre spaces over this last number of months, and I’d encourage people to come in and enjoy these free family-friendly activities over the Easter break.”

The best part is that all this entertainment won’t cost you a single penny. The entire programme of events is free. So, if you are trying to think of ways to keep the kids occupied this Easter then you will find plenty to do in Belfast City Centre. The Easter Programme of events will run from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th.

The Easter Animation Programme is funded by the Belfast City Council.

For more information contact Kerry Rooney on 07720773225 or kerry@culturenightbelfast.com

 

Creative Cafes – Easter!

Following the huge success of the mid-term Creative Cafés event, this fantastic pop-up festival is back for the Easter holidays with a brand new line up of fabulous, fun-filled workshops and performances for all the family. The event will take place from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th April – participation is free but some events do require advanced booking.

The Awongalema Tree

Join our four animal friends – Monkey, Lion, Cheetah and Tortoise as they go in search of the mythical Awongalema Tree. This traditional African folk tale is brought to life by award winning theatre company C21.
Venue: Costa Coffee, Castle Place.
Dates: Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th April
Show Times: 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm (Running time 30minutes approx.)

Book tickets here

 

‘Martians In Belfast!’ Claymation Workshop

In this drop-in workshop children can bring their vivid imagination to life using colourful clays and iPads! All equipment provided. Presented by Can Do Academy.
Venue: Easons, Donegall Place.
Dates: Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th April
Times: 10am-4pm daily (drop in anytime!)

 

Animal Madness – Fun with Photoshop

Using stock images of animals, objects and backgrounds of Belfast, participants learn
how to assemble these to comic effect. All equipment provided. Presented by Can Do Academy.
Venue: Easons, Donegall Place.
Dates: Friday 26th – Saturday 27th April
Times: 10am-4pm daily (drop in anytime!)

 

Superstructures

In this exciting, hands-on activity children will have the opportunity to build a colourful 2m high geodesic dome. Presented by Sentinus
Venue: Castle Court, Royal Avenue
Dates: Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th April
Times: 10am-4pm daily (drop in anytime!)

 

Land Yachts

In this fun and challenging workshop kids work together to assemble a land yacht using K’Nex, then test it out! Presented by Sentinus.
Venue: Castle Court, Royal Avenue
Dates: Friday 26th – Saturday 27th April
Times: 10am-4pm daily (drop in anytime!)

 

Science Starz

Grab a lab coat, some goggles and get creative with a range of incredible Easter-themed science experiments!
Venue: Castle Court, Royal Avenue
Dates: Friday 26th – Saturday 27th April
Times: 12pm-3pm daily (drop in anytime!)

 

The Lost Princess

Our intrepid heroes Muck and Hedges need your help to find the Princess who has gotten lost somewhere deep in the forest. This wonderful puppet show is presented by the award winning theatre company C21.
Venue: Castle Place Pop Up Park
Dates: Friday 26rd – Saturday 27th April
Show Times: 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm
(In the event of bad weather this event will take place inside Costa Coffee Castle Place.)

 

Castle Place Park Timetable

Tuesday 23rd April

Castle Place Pop-Up Park

  • 12pm-2pm: The Bubble Collective
  • 2pm-2:30pm: The Mac Factor
  • 3pm-3:30pm: Sideshow Ramone

CastleCourt Park

  • 1pm-1:30pm: The Mac Factor
  • 2pm-2:30pm: Sideshow Ramone

 

Wednesday 24th April

Castle Place Pop-Up Park

  • 12pm-3pm: Wiggle it
  • 3pm-3:30pm: Mr H

CastleCourt Park

  • 2pm-2:30pm: MrH

 

Thursday 25th April

Castle Place Pop-Up Park

  • 12:45pm-1:15pm: FizzWizzPop Magic Show
  • 1:45pm-2:15pm: FizzWizzPop Magic Show
  • 2:45pm-3:15pm: FizzWizzPop Magic Show

 

Friday 26th April

CastleCourt Park

  • 2pm-2:30pm: Grant Goldie

Castle Place Pop-Up Park

  • 3:15pm-3:45pm: Grant Goldie

 

Saturday 27th April

CastleCourt Park

  • 2pm-2:30pm: Babcock & Bobbins

Castle Place Pop-Up Park

  • 3:15pm-3:45pm: Babcock & Bobbins

 

‘All Creative Cafe events have been funded by the Belfast City Council’

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