This weekend is a busy one; but whether you're out celebrating St. Patrick's Day, keeping the kids entertained or trying to escape the madness we have lots on offer!
Where better to celebrate the St Patrick's Day weekend than a brewery? Hilden Brewery features a tour of the crafting facilities and, more importantly, tasting sessions. Furthermore, it also houses a restaurant - The Tap Room. Set within the historic location of Hilden House, discover the art of brewing, learn more about the ancient craft. In addition, for St. Patrick's, try Lisburn's own answer to The Black Stuff, Hilden Irish Stout.
For those with more Royal tastes, Hillsborough Castle offers self-guided garden tours ideal for children and grownups alike. Take a wander through 96 acres of beautiful gardens which offer a contrast of ornamental grounds, peaceful woodland, meandering waterways, and trimmed lawns. Most noteworthy features are Lady Alice's Temple, The Ice House and hidden Causeway stones. So walk in the footsteps of royalty and historical figures in the ideal location nestled in Hillsborough Village and take in the sites of the castle, the courthouse and the fort.
Lagan Valley Leisureplex offers entertainment for all the family and enjoy a fun filled day. Therefore, book a place at the St Patrick's Day opening and have a fun filled day or stop by for a leisurely swim. Most noteworthy is Aqualand, an excellent indoor kids pool with slides and other exciting activities. There is also a competition and diving pool for those with exercise on the mind. In addition, you can relax in the Sinnamon Coffee cafe which is located on site. So why not stop by for a well rounded, highly enjoyable weekend?
Situated only 6 miles from Belfast City Centre, The Ivanhoe Hotel in the suburban and residential area of Carryduff, began its existence back in the 1800s as a Spirit Grocers, known as The Halfway House - a well-known stopping-off point for travellers on their way from Belfast to Saintfield. Featuring recently refurbished fixtures and fittings and catering for all the family, The Ivanhoe is an ideal weekend visit.