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Jolly January Outings In Northern Ireland

Banish the post-Christmas blues with these great days out


Posted: 4 January 2012
by Zoe Dickens

Experience the Aurora
January 2
Experience the thrill of the  Northern Lights at Armagh Planetarium this year with this fabulous new family show for 2012 – an out of this world day out!

Robots From TV And The Movies
Until January 12
Children with a taste for science and technology can get to know celebrity robots including R2D2 and Robocop during this temporary exhibition at the new Oriel Gallery in Antrim Castle.

Night At The Museum
January 13
Give  your children a night of unique excitement at Ulster Museum's Night At The Museum sleepover. Join in a torch-lit tour of the museum after hours and a host of other great activities before tucking into a delicious breakfast and creeping out before the first guest arrives.

Stagazing Live
January 18
Indulge your child’s cosmic curiosity with three days of events as part of BBC Stargazing Live at Armagh Planetarium. Activities will include meteorite displays and outdoor stargazing.

Butterfly Ballet
January 17
Allow yourself to be swept away by the beautiful music as your child blooms in the art of ballet under the tutelage of Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre at Strule Arts Centre. See your children create lovely routines from the new moves they have added to their ballet repertoire and help them gain a new passion for this most elegant of dances.

Shadow Puppets
January 21
Welcome the Chinese New Year on January 23 by making shadow puppets, a 2200 year old Chinese tradition, at W5 in Belfast. Celebrate the Year Of The Dragon by making your very own shadow puppet based on the year of your birth.


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