Colin Neighbourhood Partnership's annual community festival is back again this August! There is something for all the family. Events include:
Wednesday 1st August - Historical Trip to Dublin.
Meet at Dairy Farm Centre at 9:00am, returning for 7:00pm.
Intergenerational tour of the centenary sites of Dublin including Glasnevin cemetery, the GPO and Dublin Castle. Tour will be led by a professional historian. Open to all ages. £3 per person, includes transport. Booking required, book HERE.
Thursday 2nd August – Bake & BBQ Masterclass.
10:30am – 12:30pm OR 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre, 30 Colin Glen Road, Belfast.
Learn how to make a deliciously healthy BBQ feast in this fun cookery class delivered by a professional chef. Learn how to cook BBQ rub ribs, Provençal chicken, and grilled vegetables. Also features a bread making demo. All ingredients provided. 2 workshops available: 10:30am & 2:30pm. £3 per adult (over 16s).
Bake and BBQ Masterclass
Friday 3rd August - Family Camping & Crafts Night
7:00pm Friday – 11:00am Saturday, Colin Glen Allotment site, 30 Colin Glen Road, Belfast
Join us for an overnight family camp-out in the beautiful surroundings of the Colin Allotments. Learn the art of bushcraft survival skills, hear about the history of the surrounding hills and woodlands, gather around the campfire for storytelling, take part in stargazing, make your own pizza and bake in a cob oven.
Please bring your own sleeping bag and tent. Free event, booking required, book HERE.
Sunday 5th August - Sally Gardens Féile Soccer Tournament.
10:00am – 3:00pm, Sally Gardens Community Centre, Poleglass.
Sally Gardens will be hosting teams from around Belfast for a fantastic day of sport. If your team is interested in participating contact Martin on 028 9062 7250.
Monday 6th August - Seniors Seaside Daytrip
Bus departs Dairy Farm Shopping Centre 11:00am, returns 6:00pm.
Trip to the Antrim coast for older people.
£3 per person, includes transport. Booking required, contact Isabel at Good Morning Colin on 028 90627 863.
Tuesday 7th August – Local Food and Craft Market, 11am - 3:00pm
Colin Allotments, 30 Colin Glen Road, Belfast. (Opposite Colin Glen Fuels)
Food and Craft Market at Colin Allotments
Tuesday 7th August - Men’s Health Fair
4:30pm – 7:30pm, Cloona House, 31 Colin Road, Poleglass.
Free 20 minute health checks and complementary therapies especially for men. Find out your cholesterol and glucose levels, blood pressure and pulse rate, and body composition analysis. In association with Action Cancer. Health check appointments are suitable for those aged 16 and over.
To book your place contact Scap at CNP on 028 9062 3813.
Wednesday 8th August - Family Trip to Slieve Gullion Forest Park
Bus departs Dairy Farm Shopping Centre at 10:00am, returns for 5:00pm.
Join us on a family trip to Slieve Gullion Forest Park in Armagh. Visit the Giant’s Lair, a must-see magical living storybook. Take the kids on a journey of magic and imagination featuring dragons, giants, witches and fairies!
Transport provided, £5 per family (2 adults, 2 kids). Please bring a packed lunch.
Booking required, call John Paul at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership on 02890623813.
Family Trip to Slieve Gullion
Thursday 9th August - Colin Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day, 12.45pm – 4:00pm.
Enjoy a great family day out at Colin’s colourful Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day! The Parade will leave St Luke’s Church in Twinbrook at 12.45pm and make its way up the Stewartstown Road to Laurel Glen Shops (beside the Dairy Farm Centre). Here there will be fun and games, Colin’s Got Talent competition, live music, carnival rides, face painters, and much more!
The Colin Carnival Parade makes its way along the Stewartstown Road
Friday 10th August - Family Treasure Hunt
Colin Glen Forest Park, 12 noon – 2:30pm
New and improved treasure hunt! Find clues and answer questions to get to the next marker, put your wits against others to be crowned champions of the forest! Free event. Booking required, book HERE.
Family Treasure Hunt at Colin Glen Forest Park
Saturday 10th August - Star Gazing & Film Night
7:30pm – 10:30pm at Colin Allotments
Gather the family and come along to the Colin Allotments and learn about our solar system, the stars and planets! Bring along some tasty treats and enjoy a spacethemed outdoor movie. Free event. Booking required, book HERE.