Talnotry Avian Care Trust Currently has around 350 animals in its long term care to visit and learn about.
Butterfly House and Seaforde Gardens Experience the beauty of free flying tropical butterflies or challenge your sense of direction in Ireland's oldest maze! Or simply relax and enjoy the fine collection of trees and plants in the gardens while the smaller ones enjoy!
Botanic Gardens and Palm House includes a children's playground, giant bird feeders, rockery, rose garden and sculptures. Make sure you visit the Palm House with its mini jungle of exotic plants and birds of paradise!
Belfast Zoo Have fun at the zoo where you'll see more than 1200 animals plus a play park and a kids' farm. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Northern Ireland.
Riverwatch Aquarium Discover the wildlife thar live in the surrounding local habits, with aquariums representing each one, including rockpools and freshwater environments. You will see eels, lobsters, rays, starfish and more! Free actitivity packs for kids and free to visit!
Dublin Falconry Both a sanctuary and educational visiting experience offering expert insight into birds of prey, with additional extras including Hawk Walk, plus Owl and Falconry Experiences. Please note limited opening.
Tannaghmore Animal Farm Rare and traditional breeds to visit, plus barn museum with craft demonstrations, nice nature walks and a playground. Plus it's free to visit so a great option for the little one's first farmyard foray to see if they like it!
Annaginny Farm Park Come and see their animals close up: llamas, alpacas, wallabies, black swans, doves, mice and aquariums. Have a BBQ inside or out and then a bounce on the bouncy castle.
Clementsmount Fun Farm With a children's farm full of domestic friendlies, miniature train and pony rides, pedal go karts, indoor adventure play, sand diggers, trampoline and a crazy golf course too!
Streamvale Farm A family run dairy farm situated on the edge of Belfast, with play area, extra animals and beautiful views over the city and its surrounding hills.
Armagh Planetarium Offers interactive displays and galleries, a state-of-the-art Digital Theatre and outdoor exhibits in the landscaped grounds. Great idea if you're looking for family days out in Ulster!
Waterside Museum Discover the historical heritage of the Craigvon area through a variety of interesting objects. You can also see a barge that was built in 1900! Set in a Natural Nature Reserve. Free to visit.
Ulster Museum at Botanic Gardens Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces, from Ireland to the South Pacific. The museum offers something for everyone, from the simply curious to the enthusiast. Free to visit.
whowhatwherewhenwhy has 25 interactive elements in 4 differing discovery zones with highlights including den building, build and race a little car, use a lie detector, see optical illusions and make your own film or weather report! Bonkers!
W5 With over 250 fun and amazing interactive science exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, W5 provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages and a special area for under 5s.
ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre shows visitors the major challenges facing our planet in a fun and dynamic way! Interactive displays teach how global problems are being tackled and what we can do to help. Plus play parks, ecosquiz, toy tractors and great nature trails!
Fermanagh County Museum Discover the history of Fermanagh and of Enniskillen Castle through displays full of interactives, movies, quizzes and more. Your ticket will get you into The Inniskillings Museum. Several free admission days held throughout the year.
The Inniskillings Museum Discover the story of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskillings Dragoon Guards through the displays full of interactives, movies, quizzes and more. Your ticket will get you into Fermanagh County Museum too!
Waves Leisure Complex In addition to standard swim facilities, offers a learner pool with water features especially popular with small children.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex The Leisure Pool has the longest, fastest and most definitely wettest water flumes around,
including: The Space Bowl; The Falling Rapids; Rubber Tyre Ride; Drag Racer; Master Blaster; Spa Pools; Sunken Pirate Galleon; Bubble Loungers; Dancing Water Fountain, and now featuring Aqualand interactive water play...
Tropicana Splash out at Tropicana, Newcastle's outdoor heated leisure pool with a giant flume water slide. There are paddling pools just for toddlers and an outdoor sea water rock pool too.
Shankill Leisure Centre Swimming pool with wavemaker machine plus corkscrew slide and children's pool with mushroom umbrella and dolphin slide.
Gullivers Soft Play The ultimate play experience in Armagh with 3 fantastic storeys of exciting Soft Play with lots of new features to entertain children up to primary school age.
Peter Pans Neverland Features include a separate adventure play frame for the older children, a 60sq metre sports court, a 4 metre freefall drop slide, king-size trampoline and Ireland's first automated disco room!
Scallywags is a new indoor 3 tier soft play area with a larger than normal toddler area and offers a range of party packages for all budgets. A healthy eating cafe, Johnsons coffee, free wifi and Mullins ice cream makes it perfect for adults too. Midweek offers available.
Fun House Let the kids loose in this well equipped indoor adventure play centre with something for toddlers through to your fun loving 12 year olds! Plus new laser tag on the same site!
Play Shack Purpose built 3 storey interactive soft play area divided into 3 areas for 3 different age groups, under 2s, age 2 to 4, and over 4s. Also on site are swimming pool, bowling alley and sports courts: handy!
Jumping Jacks features a toddler area with mini football court, kart track area and slides; and a large adventure frame for the older children including a drop slide, rope bridge, 4 lane Astra Slide and sports area.
Aladdins Kingdom Play Centre is a children’s adventure playground and party world which includes a spiral slide, swings, aerial gliders, rope bridges and a cool haunted house!
Grove Wellbeing Centre Friendly zoo themed soft play area offers fun for children aged one to 11. Full of clean, bright tunnels, slides, ball pit, climbing nets, rollers and a magic ball juggler! There is also a toddler’s splash pool. Birthday party package available.
Lunarland Amusement Park Space themed adventure soft play with ride ons and toddler area, plus arcade for middle kids and proper gaming equipment for big ones.
Fun Works Play Centre A massive 5 floors of adventure play structure each featuring even more crazy activities than the last! They've also got some epic slides, ball cannons and a great zone for the smaller kids with regular Funworks Toddler Club too. Yay!
Playzone Outer space themed multi storey play area with slides, flumes, a climbing wall and much, much more: you will have a funtastic time!
Indiana Land Become Indiana Jones for a day and go wild in this awesome jungle inspired indoor playground. Available to toddlers and children under 12 years old and 5ft in height, Indiana Land offers 3 levels of fun play equipment for the bravest explorer.
Mookie World Thrilling multi storey soft play challenges for juniors, smaller versions for toddlers and appropriate entertainment for babies, plus a quiet zone with touch screen puzzles, air hockey and more.
Fun Factory Large and small adventure play frames with age appropriate thrills including ball blast, vortex slides and pedal tracks.
Dinos Den at Comber Leisure Slides, ball juggler, roller squeeze, biffbash forest and log ramp. Suitable for toddlers to 10 year olds. Set within a leisure centre offering plenty of sporting opportunities.
Palace Stables Heritage Centre Explore the lovingly restored 18th Century Stables of the Palace Demesne; interrogate costumed tour guides, visit a Victorian schoolroom and walk in the Garden of the Senses. A lovely day out with youngsters!
The Argory Unchanged since 1900 the house is a charming visit with a quirky history and has kids' quiz and interactive elements. Outside you've got the adventure playground, blackberry picking, Ranger Adventure days and award winning tea rooms. Nice!
The Wildlife and Heritage Centre A re-habilitation facility educating people to care for their environment, providing rehabilitation and release for injured or stressed Wildlife. Plus farming exhibits and over 300 taxidermist mounted specimens. Booking required.
Ulster American Folk Park Immerse yourself in the emigrant trail: board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, meet an array of costumed characters and see vast collections of relevant antiques.
Titanic Belfast Extends over 9 galleries which include special effects, dark rides, life sized reconstructions, new Ocean Exploration zone and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story. Some elements may be distressing to young children.
Belfast Castle Visitors Centre Offering an award winning adventure playground for 3 to 14s with loads of fun features and structures, plus go looking for Napoleon's Nose in the surrounding Cave Hill Country Park. No actual castle access.
Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre Offering lessons and open sessions in dry slope skiing and snowboarding, with tubing also available for over 5s. Golf range and putting green also on site.
The Rink A super modern multi sports rink ideal for a non frosty ice skate! A variety of session types and additional padding hire are available, so everyone of every level is welcome and catered for!
Dundonald International Ice Rink offers loads of public sessions plus lessons for all and Ice Tots class for the smalls. Kids can also use Penguin Skate Aids and hit the DJ led sessions! Also on site: indoor play, bowling and seasonal events!
AWOL Adventure Activities A truly ENORMOUS range of options including wet and dry, indoor and outdoor, from the whimsical like treasure hunts and crazy golf, to the intently purposeful like archery, abseiling and laser tag!
East Coast Adventure Water activities from Banana Boating, Pier Jumping, Jet Ski Rides and Canoeing to Yacht Trips and Power Boat Trips. Official Bike Hire and Up Lift Service providers to the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails.
The Jungle Amazing selection: kids' high ropes, archery, Gruffalo Trail, Zorbing, Rocket Building (a real one!) (yes, really!), Segway and mountain biking! Well worth checking out the Kids' Adventure Packages!
Belfast Activity Centre Climbing, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, kayaking, vertical challenge, orienteering, team games and high ropes course including surprise features like a trapeze!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Armagh with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Ulster can enjoy the great day out as well.
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