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Botanic Gar­dens and Palm House

A walk in the park can hardly come any better than at the ex­ten­sive rose gar­den, long herba­ceous bor­ders and ex­otic tree species of Botanic Gar­dens (right). En­joy the splen­dour of the Charles Lanyon-de­signed Palm House too, both out­side and in, where trop­i­cal plants and birds of par­adise flour­ish.

Aunt San­dra’s Candy Fac­tory

Give your chil­dren their sugar hit with a trip to Aunt San­dra’s Candy Fac­tory (right) in east Belfast. Sam­ple some of the finest choco­late and hand-made fudge and let the young­sters cre­ate their own sweets. It’s not only in­ter­est­ing for chil­dren though, adults can go back to their child­hood and en­joy the tastes and

smells of old-time candy-mak­ing.

Lyric The­atre

Pre­mier­ing the works of play­wrights such as Ste­wart Parker, Martin Lynch, Marie Jones and Christina Reid, the Lyric (left) pro­duces high-qual­ity pro­fes­sional the­atre. Pre-book a be­hind-thescenes tour to find out what goes on back­stage.

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