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Stormont Family Fun Day to raise cash for BBC Children in Need

Political debate is to be replaced with family fun later this month when Stormont hosts a day of festivities.

The Stormont Estate will be opened on bank holiday Monday, May 27, to host a day out in support of BBC Children in Need.

There are a wide range of activities including live entertainment with a Lady Gaga tribute act, amusements, motorcycle displays and sports day activities. There will be trampolines, bouncy castles and even an opportunity to enter your non-pedigree dog in 'Scruffts'.

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson launched the event for the second year running.

"I would encourage families to come along and check out what the day has to offer," he said.

"The Family Fun Day really does cater for all ages. There are bouncy castles, egg and spoon races, puppet shows and live entertainment from Hugo Duncan, who will be broadcasting his show from the Estate.

"The list of activities is endless and apart from the funfair-type attractions, the vast majority of the attractions can be enjoyed free of charge, so it really does provide a value for money day out."

Last year's family fun day raised £22,000. The full programme of events is available at www.nidirect.gov.uk/ familyfunday.

Vehicle entrance to the Stormont Estate will only be via Stoney Road and a shuttle bus will provide transportation to Carson's statue. All donations for car parking within Stormont Estate will be given to Children in Need.

Belfast Telegraph