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Fairy Fest 2022

Fairy Fest Galgorm Poster

Join us for our annual summer fairy festival for a fun-filled family day out!

Saturday 30th July Only

11-5pm

Fairy Trail – 2km Enchanted and musical filled woods with live characters. Using an interactive map, solve the clues to find the missing unicorn shoe! Meet and greet our family-friendly characters along the way!

Jonny Willox launches his new book ‘The Hairy Fairy’, with live readings in the woods.

LIVE MUSIC at Toadstool Cottage

RELAX KIDS sessions – creating calm, confident kids!

Inflatable fun

Meet a flurry of fairies who will teach you how to sing, dance & fly like a fairy!

Tickets

General Admission £7 (Adults & Children)
Infant – FREE (under 12 months)


Duration

Allow 3 Hours to complete the trail & enjoy time at the attractions.


A Fun Sensory Experience for ALL Ages!

  • Enjoy outdoor leisure with your family this summer & explore the enchanting galgorm fairies homes.
  • Drinks, snacks and gifts will be available from Toadstool Cottage.
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Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2022

Paul and Stacey Receiving awards

The winners of The Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2022 have been announced following the ceremony that took place on Tuesday, May 31, at The Europa Hotel Belfast.

The Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2022 is an exclusive celebration of the people and businesses that make the country a great place to visit or call home; from restaurants, bars and hotels to shopping complexes, festivals and cultural venues that enhance the country’s cultural landscape.

The elegant event was hosted by Rebecca McKinney. She presented 33 awards to the deserving winners, acknowledging them for their hard work and determination to making Northern Ireland the incredible place we all appreciate.

The winners have been voted for by the public and are a true reflection of the success, professionalism and ethos; three qualities that set them apart from the others.

In addition, the awards celebrated those who contribute to making Northern Ireland a top destination. They provided a platform to thank those who constantly deliver memorable experiences to visitors and residents alike and make the country known worldwide for its warm hospitality.

A Spokesperson for The Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2022, said: “The Awards have acknowledged some incredible individuals who make a positive difference to the hospitality industry.

“It was great to meet with inspiring people that work hard and go above and beyond the call of duty to meet their guests’ needs and improve the country’s cultural scene.

“We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their amazing achievements.”

The winners of The Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2022 are:

Family Venue of the Year: Lisburn Bowl (Lisburn)

Best Day Out: Limitless Adventure Centre (Limavady)

Outdoor Venue of the Year: Annaginny Farm Park (Dungannon) 

 Children’s Play Centre of the Year: Happy Dayz (Ballygawley)

Best Entertaining Team: The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail (Ballymena)

Sports Venue of the Year: Inver Park (Larne)

Entertainment/Shopping Complex of the Year: Victoria Square Shopping Centre (Belfast)

Live Entertainment Venue of the Year: Number 7 Duke Street (Warrenpoint)

Best Bar: Courthouse Bar and Restaurant (Lurgan)

Boutique Hotel of the Year: Me and Mrs Jones Hotel (Portstewart)

City Hotel of the Year: Clayton Hotel (Belfast)

City Budget Hotel of the Year: Beechlawn Hotel (Belfast)

Romantic Hotel of the Year : Shelleven House (Bangor)

Hotel of the Year: Leighinmohr house hotel (Ballymena)

Best Hotel General Manager: Joao Gomes (Me and Mrs Jones Hotel, Portstewart) 

Bed & Breakfast of the Year: Garron View Bed and Breakfast (Ballymena)

Restaurant of the Year: Boathouse Antrim (Antrim)

Best Family Dining Restaurant: Safari Banbridge (Banbridge)

Best Restaurant Team: Parkland restaurant (Armagh)                                                                 

Best Dining Experience: Number 7 Duke Street (Newry)

Best Caravan Site: Bush Caravan Park (Bushmills)

Best Holiday Park: Causeway Coast Holiday Park (Ballycastle)

Best Golf Club: Lisburn Golf Club (Lisburn)

Best Social Club: The 3 C’s Social Club (Belfast)

Tourist Attraction of the Year: Titanic Belfast (Belfast)

Best Festival in Northern Ireland: Belfast International Arts Festival (Belfast)

Best Cinema Experience: The Odyssey Cinema (Belfast)

Theatre of the Year: Accidental Theatre (Belfast)

Best Sports Bar: The Phoenix Bar (Newry)

Resort Hotel of the Year: Kintala Resort and Spa (Dungiven)

Spa Hotel of the Year: Galgorm (Ballymena)

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year County Fermanagh: The Firehouse (Enniskillen)

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year County Tyrone: Quinns Corner Restaurant (Dungannon)

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year County Derry/Londonderry: Hidden City Café (Derry/ Londonderry)

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year County Antrim & Belfast: Jake’s Cocktail Bar and Grill (Antrim)

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year County Down: Cloud9 (Newtownards)

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year County Armagh: Sally McNally’s (Portadown)

Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Sally McNally’s (Portadown)

Pub of the Year County Fermanagh: Linnet Inn (Enniskillen)

Pub of the Year County Tyrone: The Whistlers Inn (Omagh)

Pub of the Year County Derry/Londonderry: Badgers Bar and Restaurant (Derry/ Londonderry)

Pub of the Year County Antrim & Belfast: Millies Public House and Kitchen (Belfast)

Pub of the Year County Down: The Oaks Bar & Restaurant (Saintfield)

Pub of the Year County Armagh: Toby Jug (Armagh)

Pub of the Year Overall Winner: Toby Jug (Armagh)