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Easter fun for all the family at Belfast’s new pop-up park

15 Apr 2019
Belfast's new pop up park at Castle Place will be springing to life this Easter with a fabulous selection of free 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 sunshine.

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 kid’s entertainment in and around the park for Easter week.

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.

There’ll also be lots to do indoors 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.

The best part is that all this entertainment won’t cost you a single penny. The entire programme of events is free.

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 Easter Programme of events will run from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 April. All the details are available from the Cathedral Quarter Trust website www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com/easter-events

The Easter Animation Programme is funded by Belfast City Council. For more information visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/yourbelfast
Muck the puppet Cando Academy