Activity ideas during Covid

Arts & Entertainment

  • Cinema

    Who doesn’t love a night at the cinema? Why not try the VIP seats at Movie House Cinemas available Cityside (Yorkgate), Glengormley and Maghera. VIP seats are super comfy electric reclining seats and they don’t cost any extra.

    You could also support independent cinemas like the Strand Arts Cinema and QFT for a range of alternative films.

  • Theatre

    Some small theatres will give free or discounted tickets when they hear you are involved with macs. You can also get cheap tickets if you book early.

    The Lyric
    The MAC
    Theatre at the Mill
    Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts

  • Stranded

    A Friday show in the Strand Arts Centre that might be a gig or a comedy show or a play or something similar.

  • Late Night Art

    When all the art galleries in the city are open from 6-9pm on the first Thursday of the month.

  • Free

    Midweek Magic

    A magic evening every month in the Black box (run by Seedhead Arts).

  • Free


    A monthly storytelling event held in the Black Box, Belfast.

  • Street Art Walking Tour

    Every Sunday at 12pm in the Cathedral Quarter (run by Seedhead Arts).

  • Free

    Real Sketchy

    A drawing event in the Black Box (run by Seedhead Arts) on the first Thursday of the month.

  • Graffiti workshop

    Run by Ace Spray Works.

  • Crescent arts Centre

    Discover art, events, courses and more.

  • Mourne Creative

    A unique opportunity to learn a new skill in the Mournes and take home your own product.

Get Active / Days Out

We live in such beautiful country, so why not get outdoors and enjoy it.

  • Free

    Walking & Hiking

    • Divis & Black Mountain
    • Helens bay/Crawfordsburn walk
    • Island hill walk
    • Strangford Lough – an excellent view point for bird watching
    • Silent Valley
  • Sports

    Gym – private gyms usually allow a ‘visitor’ for free occasionally or give a one day free trial
    Swim – public leisure centres are happy to encourage folk with free passes.
    Go Karting
    Play Pool

    Google for your nearest venues.

  • Free

    Streamvale Farm

    Northern Ireland’s only open dairy farm with family-friendly demonstrations. Season pass available to borrow from our main office for free entry.

  • We are Vertigo

    Inflatable park or ninja course.

  • Let’s Go Hydro

    Inflatable water park, paddle boarding, kayaking and more.

  • Free


    A prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometres west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne.

  • Derry Walls Walk

    Ask for a carer’s pass, It cost £4 for the volunteer and young person.

Food & Drink

  • Free


    Have a picnic in a park or at a beach and enjoy the fresh air.

  • Free

    Dock Café

    A donation based café in Titanic Quarter, Belfast. The amount you pay is up to you. You can even bring your own food.

MACS Activities

  • Free

    Muddy Paws

    Volunteer at Muddy Paws for the afternoon with young person. Contact Trevor for more information.

  • Free

    MACS Events

    Keep an eye out on this website for events that are opened to young people and volunteers.

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Send us your ideas for mentoring activities and we will add to the list.

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