Speaking from experience, visiting the Titanic Quarter in Belfast can really bring out the happy child in you!
Terry and I were perhaps hard-sell customers, because neither of us is ‘into’ the history of the Titanic, nor did we like the movie– but we loved Belfast’s Titanic Museum! From the stunning iceberg-like building itself, to the top class, totally absorbing and interactive way that the history was made to come alive inside, we were hooked! Add in the yummy Afternoon Tea, and having the craic on the Segway tour of the Titanic Quarter, and a visit here is firmly on my Recommended list! Be sure to check out the video of our September Titanic visit at the bottom of this article 🙂
December is a super time to go! Titanic Belfast has fab events on for Christmas and New Year, starting with:
Titanic’s Christmas Experience
Fun times! Make decorations, play timeless street games, enjoy classic stories, write your Father Christmas letter and visit him in his Old Curiosity Shop where he will check your name off the ‘Naughty or Nice List’
Children’s under 13 ticket includes:
Gingerbread Man Cookie
Arts & Crafts
Traditional Games (such as quoits)
Father Christmas Letter Writing
‘Naughty or Nice’ list stop, before entering the Old Curiosity Shop
Individual photo with Father Christmas (and print)
Father Christmas Gift and Candy Cane
Exclusive Titanic Belfast Activity Book
Adults, you can enjoy a mug of mulled wine, or tea, or coffee, and a mince pie.
Ticket Prices: Children £15 / Adults £4
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 22nd Nov – 14th December.
Open daily from Monday 15th December – Tuesday 23rd December.
Festive holiday season Sunday afternoon tea in Titanic’s Ballroom
The joy of a leisurely Afternoon Tea is something Terry and I’ve gotten charmed by over the past couple of years. And Sunday is a perfect day for Afternoon Tea; it’s a day that just lends itself to gentle relaxing, chatting, and enjoying nibbles & sips.
Terry is unbeaten for being able to eat lots of mini sandwiches and still have room for a desert or three, but the Afternoon Tea we had at Titanic Belfast defeated even him– it was so full of filling goodies! There was a plate of little sambos in addition to the 3 tiers of the goodies stan– check out the video and our full happy faces 😀 We had some great laughs with the friendly staff there– in fact the friendly people of Belfast are one of the things that make visiting so special. (See more on the fab folk of Belfast here.)
Afternoon Tea is offered at the Titanic every Sunday (do book) and they have a special Christmas Afternoon Tea menu on for the holidays:
Mrs Beaton’s Sherry Trifle
Thick Sliced Irish Cheddar and Fruity Tomato Chutney
Baked Irish Ham & Wholegrain Mustard
Irish Smoked Salmon with Lemon Pepper Butter
Topside of Beef with Horseradish Cream & Diced Spring Onion
Free Range Egg, Tomato, Mayonnaise & Baby Mustard Cress
Freshly Baked Raisin and Plain Scones with Chestnut Cream and Strawberry Preserve
Titanic Christmas Cake
Treacle Ginger Bread
The Titanic’s Christmas afternoon tea will be on Sunday 14th Dec, Sunday 21st Dec, AND Thursday 1st January 2015
See New Year’s in with style at Titanic Belfast’s White Star ball!
Why not treat yourself and/or a loved one to New Year’s Eve at the Titanic’s Ball? This would be a spectacular gift for someone who is a Titanic history and/or movie fan! The Ball starts at 7.30pm with a welcome drink, and there will be a live band, 5 course meal, piper at midnight, and then a DJ. Dress up and boogie down– with no threat of capsizing! Check out the menu:
Roast celeriac & pear soup with grilled stilton crostini
Smoked duck & squab terrine, spiced plum compote, apple and hazelnut salad, toasted sourdough
Maurice Kettyle dry aged pointend steak, truffle watercress tartlet, chard onion cauliflower and potato gratin, tarragon jus
Gâteau St Honoré with pistachio pastry cream, raspberry caramel
For complete information on visiting Titanic Belfast, do explore their website, and don’t miss their special combo tickets and discount times.
See why so many Belfast-folk say Culture Night (in September) is the best night of the year in Belfast.
We were kindly hosted by the Northern Ireland Tourist board during our re-visit to Belfast in September for Culture Night weekend. We experienced lots of fab events, places such as the Titanic museum, and activities like the segway tour. Over the 2 weekends Terry & I have spent in Belfast we have become huge fans of this vibrant & friendly city– of which we were at first wary due to the news reports of the past… Now it is one of our favorite places to have a city break, and we both recommend it to our family, friends, and you! 😀
To see just of some of what’s coming up in Northern Ireland in March 2015, have a look here.