Sails and Tales - Stories by the sea

Saturday 31 March 1pm-6pm I Sunday 1 April 1pm-6pm I Monday 2 April 12noon-5pm 


Monday 2 April 2018 is International Children’s Book Day and in recognition Bangor is celebrating Easter storybook style...

Saturday 31 March

Bangor seafront;

dotMaze of comedy and wonder

Enter the dotMaze where the green-hedged walls hold the secrets of the labyrinth.  Once you’re in, can you find your way out? Can you unravel the mysteries of the maze? Imagine Alice in Wonderland crossed with a Greek myth! £2 per person.

Town Centre;

competitions and giveaways - all day!

High Street;

fairy tale puppet show in Focus Menswear (shows at 1pm and 3pm).

Boat tours leaving from Pickie Pontoon, Bangor seafront;

Now sold out.

Sunday 1 April

Bangor seafront;

dotMaze of comedy and wonder- £2 per person

The Big event...

Monday 2 April

Bangor town centre;

The BIG Bangor bunny hunt in conjunction with Main Street My Street and Bangor Chamber of Commerce. Children’s storytelling by Colin McCullough in Eason on Main Street. Cool FM roadshow I competitions I giveaways I and more!

North Down Museum;

11am-1pm Scavenger hunt I Easter crafts I and more family fun! Follow the trail through the museum galleries and solve the clues to reveal the name of a popular book to win an egg! £1 per entry.

Ward Park;

12noon, 2pm and 4pm (meet at the Bandstand). Tiny Trail nature treasure hunt. Wear your wellies…it might be wet!

Project 24;

From 1pm-5pm. The Wonka Experience; chocolate and crafts | Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas | music and more.

Bangor seafront;

dotMaze of comedy and wonder;  £2 per person.

Celebrate Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday, join Peter Rabbit and friends… storytelling I sing-a-longs I plant your own radish I dress up I crafts I pop-up library I and much more family fun!

Bangor Bus and Rail Station;

Fans will be delighted to find Thomas and The Fat Controller waiting to meet them at intervals throughout the day. 

Open House Festival children’s’ and adult book clubs;

Strolling storytellers and minstrels. Find out more at

Boat tours leaving from Pickie Pontoon, Bangor seafront;

Now sold out.

Come dressed as your favourite Story Book Character!


Download the full programme here.

*There is a small charge for some activities 
31 March 2018 - 2 April 2018
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