Aunt Sandras Candy Factory
Telephone: 028 9073 2868
In 1953 the now legendary Aunt Sandra began making and selling candy in this very spot in Castlereagh Road...and it's still going today! The whole shop has been refurbished to original 1950s style and you can book a family tour round the factory and watch candy being handmade in traditional ways by rather colourful characters.
They put a nice amount of showmanship into things that younger kids particularly will find delightful, plus there's an opportunity to get hands on and dip either marshmallows or candy floss into chocolate to eat! It doesn't come with a broom to scrape them off the ceiling once the sugar hits though, so you may want to ration that!
There are awesome Candy Workshops and Birthday Parties available for groups and gatherings too, and although they're only open to the public at the weekends you can book a group visit Monday through Friday too by calling ahead.
All in all it's a well rounded trip, with lots to see, smell and sample, but you're certainly going to want them to bring their pocket money for the shop afterwards!
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It may be worth checking out Aunt Sandras Candy Factory's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Aunt Sandras Candy Factory before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
Saturday: 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm
Sunday: 1pm and 3.30pm
Prices & Admission
From £5 per person.
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