Belfast city parks host Summer fun days

Belfast City Council?s popular Spring Fest ? a weekend of free family fun, live music, entertainment and spring flower show exhibitions at Malone House and Barnett Demesne. Picture John Murphy Aurora PA

Summer fun days are taking place in a number of council parks in Belfast on Thursdays this month and next.

These afternoon events will feature a range of free activities for children aged from five to 12 years-old.

There will be face-painting, balloon-modelling, arts and crafts, lawn games including egg and spoon and sack races. There will also be large inflatables with bouncy castles and slides as well as walkabout entertainers.

The first Summer fun day is taking place in Woodvale Park in north Belfast this Thursday (July 20) from 2pm to 4.30pm.

The other dates and venues are:

• July 27:  Falls Park

• August 3: Alexandra Park

• August 10: Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

• August 17: Orangefield Park

Councillor Micky Murray, chair of Belfast City Council’s People and Communities Committee, said: “We’re delighted to host our Summer fun days’ events at a number of our parks across the city on Thursday afternoons this month and in August.

“Our parks and open spaces are to be enjoyed throughout the year but having special events like these during the summer months, we hope to attract local residents and visitors too from near and far.”

At the council’s parks over the summer, the Music in the Parks programme is also continuing on Fridays and Sundays.

The Belfast Busking Band will be performing in Botanic Gardens this Friday (July 21) from 1pm to 3pm. 

For further details on other performances and locations, visit the council website at

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