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NI’s Top 5 Staycation Events

Published date: 10 Jun 2019 10:04

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It’s time to get out and live your look this summer, and these staycation events are the inspo we need to get out and show off our style while the weather picks up (a little bit anyway, it’s not like we can be picky😜). Why save all your excitement for going away when we have so much to look forward to right on our doorstep. Grab the girls and get yourself out to our top 5 staycation events this summer.

1. The Open – Portrush – 14th – 21st July

By far the biggest event of the summer, (and the talking point of the country since it was announced) the 148th Open is returning to Northern Ireland after 70 years. Whether you are a golf fanatic or not, this is the event of the year and is guaranteed to cater to more than just the die-hard sports fans.

Why not show off a bit of Northern Irish pride by flaunting one of our very best local brands? This Zohara bag is part of their latest Down Collection and is the perfect size for a day out while drawing eyes with a pop on colour that is so on-season

2. Dalriada Festival – Glenarm Castle – 13th – 14th July

Dalriada Festival has become a summer staple with family events, local stalls and food through the day, and music and live entertainment later in the evening. This year’s headline acts are Fleur East & Peter Andre, and with free parking and free entry for the kids, you’ll want to make the most of the whole day!

This stunning necklace and earring pairing are the perfect set to take you from day to night with festival vibes that will look right at home on your staycation day.

3. The Jungle Family Fun Days – The Jungle, Moneymore – See Dates >

The Jungle pride themselves in “offering an exciting escape from the drudgery of daily life”..ehh, yes please! 😍 With a huuuge range of adventure activities for adults and kids, this is the perfect spot to get everyone out of the house and trying something new and exciting.

You’ll need a bag that can handle everything you and the family need for the day and the Camden is made for mums with a spacious interior and multiple zip pockets. And why not show off your love for nature with these adorable earrings!

4. Belsonic – Ormeau Park, Belfast – 12th – 28th June


No matter what music you’re into, Belfast has got a gig for that this summer. This year’s Belsonic line up has seen sold out nights for The Killers, but you can still get your hands on tickets for George Ezra, Slash and more.

Make your splash with staple summer colours that stand out in the crowd. These earrings from Ivy Violet are everything you need for your festival look with bold colours that add a touch of fun to your outfit.


5. Hillsborough Castle Gardens Food Festival – Hillsborough Castle – 5th – 7th July


Hillsborough Castle and Gardens have been thriving since they opened to the public earlier this year. This is the Royal’s home-from-home in Northern Ireland and the house and gardens are a perfect fit for the regal residents. Think Downtown Abbey meets The Crown. The food festival is the perfect opportunity for a snoop around while indulging in the very best of NI grub and learning from professionals in live expos.

These charms are almost as charming as the gardens themselves, and the perfect accessory for a garden party! Show your off your foody passion and appreciation for the gorgeous gardens with these dainty additions. 



We love to see you out and about with your Bella Mia pieces, so make sure to share your style over on our Facebook or Instagram. Happy Holidaying!





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