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Tele Recommends: Northern Ireland's best summer activities for kids

We've consulted the experts to bring you the best Northern Ireland has to offer - the places, the food, the music, the craic.

Shauna Park is the director of Over The Moon, a children's entertainment company specialising in organising corporate events and private parties.

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Asked to name Northern Ireland's five best summer activities for kids, she recommends...

Stena Line Fun Cruise

July 3, 17 and 24

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Fun Cruise will see the Stena Line ferry sail to Scotland and back with onboard family-friendly fun including games, face painting, balloons and a treasure hunt.

Children's Summer Fun at Cockle Row Cottages

Every weekend until September 7

Cockle Row Cottages in Groomsport will have a range of activities for the whole family. Expect fun from the World of Owls, archery, balloon modelling, face painting and much more. For a full programme of events visit

Woodland Craft Skills Day, Downhill Demesne

Saturday, July 5, 11am-2pm

As part of the National Trust's 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 campaign, the County Londonderry property will host a day of fun and learning. Mini rangers will learn how to build a campfire, forage for survival tools and much more. Booking essential on 028207 33419

Belfast Zoo Summer School

July 28 to August 1

A fun-filled, action-packed and ‘ZOO-nique' summer school for children aged 7-9. Sessions will run from 9.30am-3.30pm each day and sessions can be booked for £100 for the week. To book, call 028 9077 6277 extension 228 or 204 or email|.uk

Great Balloon Race at Armagh Planetarium

Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3

Join Armagh Planetarium as hundreds of helium-filled balloons will take to the skies over Armagh. Prizes will be awarded to the launcher and the person who finds the balloon that has travelled the greatest distance. How far will your balloon travel on the day?

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