Natural World

The Snail and the Whale (Screening & Interactive Seashore Adventure!)

Saturday 4 September, 11.00am & 12.30pm

Suitability: 3yrs – 7yrs (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

£4 per person. Price includes film and Seashore Adventure.

As the summer season draws to a close we welcome families to join us for a BIG Screen Adventure at Portrush Cinema as we follow a tiny snail on an amazing journey on the tail of a huge humpback whale. This film is based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. It is a joyous, empowering story about the natural wonders of the world and discovering that no matter how small you are, you can make a difference.

To coincide with this special screening NI Science Festival have organised an Interactive Seashore Adventure with Beach Schools NI which will take place a short walk from the cinema.  Your ticket will include access to this activity. Please follow the directions and guidelines below and dress appropriately for beach rambling.

Session One: Film 11am -11.30am, Seashore Adventure: 11.45am – 12.30pm

Session Two: Film 12.30pm – 1pm, Seashore Adventure: 1.15pm – 1.45pm


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic situation we have a few important requests for you, to ensure that the event is safe for everyone attending and facilitating.

If you or anyone in your household are suffering from a temperature, a persistent cough, or a loss of taste or smell - DO NOT ATTEND (unless you have prior permission from us after providing a negative COVID-19 test result). It is your responsibility to let the organiser know that you can no longer attend the event. Refunds can be facilitated and the space made available for another only if the participant contacts the organiser 48hrs ahead of the event.

Please follow all guidance within the cinema venue or when placed in groups outdoors.

Use your own personal hand sanitiser or hand sanitiser provided by the venue or event facilitator 

If inside at any point please wear a mask AT ALL TIMES.

Note on Facilitator

Beach Schools NI places an emphasis on outdoor learning and engagement for children of all ages.  The aim is to get children outdoors and to ignite the fun of exploration, discovery and learning within coastal environments.

Beach Schools NI is run by professionally trained beach schools practitioner Maggie Finlay who provides a range of interactive sessions and schools programmes throughout the year, for kids of all ages.

Special thanks to Film Hub who have helped fund this event.

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Portrush Playhouse Cinema
47 Main St
Portrush BT56 8BN


Film Hub