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100 brilliant ideas to keep kids happy this summer - Co Tyrone

Omagh's Ulster American Folk Park celebrates American Independence Day celebrations on Thursday, July 4.
Omagh's Ulster American Folk Park celebrates American Independence Day celebrations on Thursday, July 4.

Here's our pick of the most exciting things happening in Co Tyrone:

1. Casey’s Creatures

Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, Dungannon,

July 7

• £6 entry

Bring your youngsters to visit a range of animals including a meerkat, snake, skunk, hedgehog, owl, giant frog, armadillo and a raccoon dog! Pet and hold interesting and unusual animals while learning all about them at this interactive show. Visit

2. Junior Summer Golf Camp PGA Tuition


July 24-26 

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• Admission: £41.20

Tee-off this summer at Tobermore Golf Club where kids can enjoy the environment of learning and playing with others. From the novice to elite juniors, anyone over the age of seven is welcome. Enrol via Tobermore Golf Centre on 028 7939 7939

3. Summer Coding Workshop

Burnavon Arts & Visitor Centre,

• Admission: £10 for kids aged 10-12, £20 for those aged 13-15

Delve further inside the world of coding and explore how to make coding fun using a variety of different platforms including iPads, Microbit and Minecraft. Find out more at

4. Tots and Teddy’s SingAlong

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

July 6

• Child £5

Join the children’s favourite singer Tom Sweeney for a fun-filled hour of singing, action songs, rhymes and dancing. This will be a very special time for the whole family don’t forget to bring your teddy bear! Visit

5. Annaginny Park Farm


Open every day

• Admission: Adult £4, child £2

Annaginny Farm Park is a family business, home to an exciting range of animals, including giant emus, wallabies, goats, fish and much more.  Let your little ones go wild on the bouncy castle while you fire up a delicious BBQ. You could even go sit back and relax around one of the 5 fishing lakes, casting a line if you feel lucky. Visit

6. Todds Leap

Tayto Thrills with Launch of ‘The Big Yella’ Ride


July & August

• Activities from £15

Ireland’s biggest activity centre is a place where friends and family can come along and have a muddy good time taking in part in activities including zorbing, paintball, off-road driving and it’s newest attraction, The Big Yella, a 180ft long four-person slide.

For bookings visit

7. American Independence Day

Ulster American Folk Park

July 4

• Admission £9

Party like it’s 1799 celebrate American Independence Day with a festival for all the family. American revolutionary soldiers will be preparing for battle in their encampments, fur trappers and traders will ply their wares. Get up and dance to live bluegrass and American folk music or watch the antics of Punch and Judy. An incredible day when the past comes to life. For more information visit

8. Summer School of Rock

Alley Theatre, Strabane

July 22-26

• £70

Unleash your inner rock star in this five day masterclass. Be truly immersed into the world of music with guitar and drum lessons, singing/songwriting training and music reading. This summer school is designed to nurture confidence, bring out the best in young people on and off stage and encourage creativity, effective communication, planning and teamwork skills but most of all, have a great week of fun! For more visit

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