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Rare Breeds Show, Ulster American Folk Park, Co. Tyrone

Animal and Nature Events

Northern Ireland has a huge variety of animal, wildlife and nature events taking place throughout the year.  Below are just a few ideas.

Belfast Spring Fair, Barnett's Demesne, Belfast (April)
The fair features a wide range of activities for all the family, including a spring flower show, environmental activities, entertainment, wildlife displays and plant and craft stalls.
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9027 0467
www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parks

Balmoral Show, Balmoral Park, Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn (May)
Ireland’s largest agricultural show, and one of the most popular events in the Northern Ireland calendar, with activities and entertainment for all the family.
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9066 5225
www.balmoralshow.co.uk

Rare Breeds Show, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone (May)
A show of rare and minority breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry at this unique, open-air museum.  Bring the kids and a camera!
Tel: +44 (0) 28 8224 3292
www.nmni.com

Irish Game Fair and Country LifestyleFestival, Shane’s Castle, Antrim (June)
Premier countrysports and lifestyle event, featuring the best of clay pigeon, gundog, falconry and fishing displays and competitions, a well as other attractions including a medieval village.
Tel: +44 (0) 28 4483 9167
www.irishgamefair.com

A Magical Christmas at Belfast Zoo, Belfast (December)
Visit Santa as he and his elves drop in from the North Pole to deliver Christmas presents, and then watch the animals prepare to celebrate Christmas.  Children can wrap their own presents for the chimpanzees and gorillas before watching them tear into their Christmas treats!
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9077 6277
www.belfastzoo.co.uk

For more ideas, please visit Events in Northern Ireland.

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