Family fun and frolics at ‘Hats off to the Forthill’

Forthill Park

Published: 11th July 2016

It will be ‘Hats off to the Forthill’ on Friday 22 July 2016 when the historic Forthill Park in Enniskillen hosts an afternoon of free family fun and entertainment from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

The popular event, which has been organised by the Council’s Museums Service with support from The Executive Office, will have a range of family activities on offer including face painting, balloon shaping and animal handling. Cathy McGovern will provide musical entertainment from the Bandstand while Jo-Jingles will provide children’s music, singing and movement for little ones throughout the afternoon.  Free lemonade will be available too!

Butterfly Conversation NI will be on hand with butterfly nets and will help event goers discover the various types of moths and butterflies that live in Forthill Park. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Biodiversity Officer will also be at the event and will demonstrate how to plant your garden to encourage insect pollinators such as bumble and honey bees.  A selection of prepared planters with beautiful flowers that were created by local schools as part of the Adopt a Bee Bed campaign will also be on display.

Everyone attending the event is encouraged to pack a picnic basket, wear their favourite hat and to make an afternoon of it.

Speaking about the ‘Hats off to the Forthill’ event, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said:

“Hats off to the Forthill is always a popular event and we look forward to welcoming locals and visitors alike to this summer event. The afternoon is a great way for people to get together and enjoy some family fun and entertainment in the beautiful and historic setting of Forthill Park.”

Admission to the event and its associated activities is free of charge. For further information about the ‘Hats off to the Forthill’ event, please contact Catherine Scott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Museums Service, on 028 6632 5000 or email catherine.scott@fermanaghomagh.com.

 

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