Belfast Children's Festival is an annual international festival for children aged 0 - 18 years and their accompanying adults. Events take place both in and out of school time for schools, groups and families to attend.


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What's On at the Festival

  • Sat 11 Mar 2017 to Mon 13 Mar 2017


    Young at Art
  • Sun 12 Mar 2017 to Mon 13 Mar 2017

    Young Critics Programme

    In partnership with Lyn Gardner and Theatre NI
  • Sun 12 Mar 2017


    Young at Art in association with Theatre NI

    With Supper Club ...

  • Sat 11 Mar 2017

    Acoustic Picnic

    Oh Yeah Music Centre

    A family friendly afternoon of live music, crafts, games and activities for children.

  • Sat 11 Mar 2017

    Black Star Beat Conductors

    Bounce Culture

    Kwame Daniels and Thomas Tettey Annang is a meeting of rhythm and bass, not to be missed.

  • Fri 10 Mar 2017 to Sun 12 Mar 2017


    Dan Leith/ Replay Theatre Company

    A show for all the family about Dan Leith and his dog with lots of silly songs.

  • Fri 10 Mar 2017 to Wed 15 Mar 2017

    Nivelli's War

    Cahoots NI

    The dramatic story of Ernst, a six year old boy evacuated to the countryside from Frankfurt in World War II. 

  • Sat 11 Mar 2017

    Creative Workshop - Virtual Reality Cityscapes & Lego City workshop

    Bricks 4 Kidz
  • Sat 11 Mar 2017

    Pom Poko (1994)

    Studio Ghibli

    Japanese animation with introduction

  • Sun 12 Mar 2017

    Book Clinic

    Children's Books Ireland

    Book Doctors on hand to offer a dose of magical story-telling.

  • Sun 12 Mar 2017

    Meta Perceptual Helmets

    Cleary Connolly

    How do you fancy looking through the eyes of an animal?

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