Family Fun And Frolics For Hats Off To The Forthill

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It will be ‘Hats off to the Forthill’ on Friday 27 July 2018 when the historic Forthill Park in Enniskillen hosts an afternoon of free family fun and entertainment from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

This popular annual event, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council with support from The Executive Office, will feature a range of free family activities including face painting, balloon modelling and rope-making. Cathy McGovern will provide musical entertainment from the bandstand while Music Box will provide music and movement for toddlers throughout the afternoon. There will also be an opportunity to “have a go” at various sports.

Everyone attending the event is encouraged to pack a picnic basket, wear their favourite hat and spend the afternoon in one of the Council’s most popular public parks.

Hats Off to the Forthill

Visitors to Forthill Park will also have the opportunity to explore Coles Monument which will be open to the public especially for the day.

There will also be a range of free family activities such as slime making, balloon modelling and face painting taking place in the Diamond between 12 noon and 4.00 pm on the day to complement the Hats off to Forthill event. There will be cartoon walkabout characters in attendance also.

Speaking about the day’s activities, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said:

“We are very fortunate to have at our disposal such a wonderful shared space as Forthill Park in which to host this excellent summer event. I am confident that as in previous years, a large crowd will turn out to enjoy a fabulous fun, free, family day. I would encourage everyone to make a day of it and visit the town centre also to experience the atmosphere and the free activities taking place there. With its wide array of shops, cafes and places of interest, Enniskillen has so much to offer.

We look forward one again to welcoming locals and visitors alike to “Hats off to the Forthill. This event is a great way for people to come together and enjoy a day of fun and entertainment for all the family in this beautiful and historic setting.”

Admission to the event and its associated activities is free.

Find Out More

For further information about ‘Hats off to the Forthill’, please contact Catherine Scott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Museums Service, on 028 6632 5000 or email

“Hats Off to the Forthill” is funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Good Relations Programme assisted by The Executive Office.