Family fun day returns to Stormont Estate

BANK Holiday Monday, May 27 is a date for your diary if families want to experience a great day out while having fun and enjoying the festivities that this year’s Family Fun Day has to offer.

The Family Fun Day is in support of BBC Children in Need and the event will run from 10am to 6pm at Stormont Estate with the guarantee to give both children and parents a very enjoyable day out.

There are a wide range of activities including live entertainment with a Lady Gaga tribute act, amusements, motorcycle displays and sports day activities.

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There will be numerous trampolines, bouncy castles and even an opportunity to enter your non-pedigree dog in our Scruffts heat.

Maybe your dog could follow in the footsteps of crossbreed Becky from Bangor. Becky qualified at last year’s Fun Day and went on to make history as the first ever Scruffts winner at Crufts.

Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson is lending his support and is more than happy to help launch the Fun Day for the second year running.

Speaking about this year’s event this is what he said: “I would encourage families to come along and check out what The Family Fun Day has to offer. Not only is there going to be a huge amount of fun and various activities to enjoy but it is also set in impressive surroundings in Stormont Estate.

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“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 event’s 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 and we will be doing all we can to maintain this level of support to a great cause in BBC Children in Need. I hope with your help we can make this year’s event even bigger and better and hope you all can come along and enjoy everything the Fun Day has to offer.”

Ronnie McAleese, the Event Director, added: “I am delighted with the way in which this event has grown since the first one was held in 2008. It really is aimed at the whole family and with all the new attractions this year it should be bigger and better than ever.”

You can view the full programme of events taking place at the Family Fun Day by visiting the nidirect website

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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 BBC Children in Need.