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Belfast Spring Fair and Flower Show: Everything you need to know

It may seem like the longest winter in history but Spring is finally here and Belfast is ready to celebrate with its annual fair.

From activities on offer to parking info - here's everything you need to know about the upcoming event.

When will the Spring Fair take place?

Belfast City Council’s annual Spring Fair and Flower Show will take place at Malone House and Barnett Demesne over the weekend of April 21-22.

Will there be family friendly activities on offer?

Of course - from colourful spring plant and craft stalls, a scarecrow field and miniature spring gardens to music, dance and children’s entertainment including a petting farm and magical storytelling. Prizes will also be up for grabs in the children’s competitions.

For a chance to win, little ones can enter any of the categories below and create any of the following little pieces:

  • Miniature spring garden in a shoe box.
  • Daffodil made from modelling clay.
  • Springtime chick or duckling made on a paper plate.
  • Springtime animal or bird mask.
  • Miniature Scarecrow: maximum height 30centimetres (12 inches).
  • Scarecrow: to be displayed outdoors. Not to exceed 1.83 metres (6 feet).
  • Short poem about spring on A4 carded paper – to be decorated with a springtime theme.
  • Butterfly or moth made from foliage and flowers on A4 carded paper.

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What's the flower show all about then?

The flower show will be showcasing blooms from absolute beginners to flower experts, with stunning exhibits of daffodils, orchids, tulips, bonsai trees, shrubs and pot plants.

Can I take part in the flower show?

You certainly can - for more information on how to register visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/springfair.

Will there be parking available?

Parking at the site will be limited so visitors are encouraged to use public transport to the event with a bus service operating from Donegall Square East in the city centre.

A park and ride service will also operate from Mary Peters Track to Barnett Demesne between 1pm and 5.45pm on both days.

How much does it cost to visit the Spring Fair?

It's all completely free.

Will we get the weather for it?

After the winter we've had, it's safe to say all bets are off but we can all hope for a miracle to get a bit of decent sunshine!

For more information, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/springfair.

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