Carrickfergus Castle (9 miles)
Carrickfergus Castle is one of Ireland's finest Medieval castles and stands impressive on the shore of Belfast Lough.
Castle Ward (21 miles)
Your children can immerse themselves in the Victorian Past at Castle Ward. There's also a farmyard to visit and an adventure play area.
Glenarm Castle (25 miles)
Features one of Ireland’s oldest walled gardens and a wealth of immaculately landscaped themed counterparts including water features, herb garden, yew circle and much more. Very limited castle opening.
Palace Stables Heritage Centre (34 miles)
Palace Stables Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre is situation with the lovingly restored 18th Century Stables of the Palace Demesne. Costumed tour guides take you around the estate allowing you to relive life here in the late 18th Century.
Dundonald International Ice Rink (5 miles)
Dundonald International Ice Rink
A centre for all the family to enjoy, Dundonald International Ice Bowl has skating, bowling, an indoor adventure area for children as well as a new adventure golf course. Great idea if you're after things to do with kids...
The Wigwam Roller Rink (10 miles)
The Wigwam Roller Rink
Get your skates on at The Wigwam Roller Rink, the only roller skating rink in Northern Ireland. Roller skating is suitable for all ages and abilities which makes it a great family activity.
Belfast Activity Centre (3 miles)
Belfast Activity Centre
Climbing, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, kayaking, vertical challenge, orienteering, team games and high ropes course including surprise features like a trapeze!
Clip n Climb Dundonald (5 miles)
Clip n Climb Dundonald
is a uniquely themed indoor climbing arena with twenty-four different attractions. It is suitable for all abilities from beginners to professional climbers and is designed to challenge the mind as well as provide a healthy...
East Coast Adventure (37 miles)
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 Ozone and Indoor Tennis Centre (< 1 mile)
Activities Ireland (4 miles)
Why not learn the basics skills of Canoeing or Kayaking, Climbing, Hill Walking, Archery, Coasteering or Bouldering, Orienteering or Mountain Biking?
SkyTrek (4 miles)
is a high ropes activity centre based in the heart of the Belfast Hills. SKYTrek caters for everyone from 5 years and up with a high and low ropes course, 30ft multi-level rockface climbing wall, ultimate power fan descender...
Surfin Dirt Mountain Boarding (26 miles)
Surfin Dirt Mountain Boarding
Mountain boarding is basically riding down a dirt slope on a huge wheeled skateboard you can steer. Huge fun! They also do disc golf.
Odyssey Bowl (< 1 mile)
Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and bowling ramps to give the kids a chance. Also do glow bowling for an extra edge!
Dundonald International Bowling (5 miles)
Dundonald International Bowling
A centre for all the family to enjoy, Dundonald International Ice Bowl has skating, bowling, an indoor adventure area for children as well as a new adventure golf course. Great idea if you're after things to do with kids in...
Glengormley Sports Bowl (5 miles)
Glengormley Sports Bowl
16 lanes of top class Tenpin bowling provided by Brunswick, the Rolls Royce of bowling equipment. Kids' bowling balls and ramps are available on request. Also on site kids' quads, karts and an indoor play area!
Nutts Corner Circuit (8 miles)
Nutts Corner Circuit
Enjoy Speeds of up to 50mph on Northern Ireland's only European Standard Kart Racing Circuit. There is no age limit, only a height restriction of 150cm.
Speedway Indoor Karting (11 miles)
Eddie Irvine Sports (11 miles)
Eddie Irvine Sports
Karting School for 8 years plus, and laser combat for the same (but for groups). Indoor circuit 300m long.
Superdrive Karting (24 miles)
Home to some of the fastest, most exciting outdoor karting and rally tracks in Northern Ireland - from around 13 years.
Belfast Treasure Hunt (< 1 mile)
Belfast Treasure Hunt
A great way for your family or friends to have a day out to explore Belfast. We have six great Treasure Hunts for you to choose from. Don’t forget when you complete the Treasure Hunt; you have a chance to win...
Victoria Park (2 miles)
Home to a range of water birds such as swans, geese, ducks, herons and migrant waders. Play park for under 7s and plenty of open space too.
Stormont Park (3 miles)
3 separate age grouped areas with thrilling features like huge slides, zip lines, climbing frames, tunnels, swings, rockers and more plus picnic areas and some great views.
Cave Hill Playground (3 miles)
Cave Hill Playground
Suitable for children aged three to 14 and includes cradle swings, slides, spring rockers, sand play unit and a bicycle roundabout. For older children, there's a spectacular space net and aerial runway.
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park (5 miles)
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
Featuring international camellia trials, a walled garden, a Japanese-style garden with water features for quiet contemplation, children's playground and orienteering and eco trails.
Wallace Park (7 miles)
Ideal for families, with a good children's play area and lots of gentle walks for buggies and space to play for bigger kids. Also has a nice duckpond.
Castle Espie Wildfowl Centre (11 miles)
Castle Espie Wildfowl Centre
You'll have a wonderful day out at Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre, situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, watching and learning about exciting wildlife.
Carnfunnock Country Park (21 miles)
Carnfunnock Country Park
There's something for everyone at Carnfunnock Country Park: colourful gardens and walking trails, a fun-packed family fun zone, a large activity centre and miniature golf course to name a few.
Murlough National Nature Reserve (24 miles)
Murlough National Nature Reserve
At the edge of a popular beach the dunes are splendid for exploring and wildlife spotting. Self guided trails available, activity pack etc downloadable in advance.
Peatlands Park (28 miles)
The park is rich in insects, particularly butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies and many woodland and wetland birds and various species of nest here. Badgers and hares are also present, while lizards and newts can...
Loughgall Country Park (30 miles)
Loughgall Country Park
boasts an extensive children's play area includes swings, slides etc. as well as an Adventure Trail assault course for older children.
Drum Manor Forest Park (34 miles)
Drum Manor Forest Park
Great for a family hike, picnic or ramble; take binoculars and camera, good views and some natural wildlife spotting opportunities.
Tyrella Beach (25 miles)
The award winning beach offers a car free zone, off beach parking, safe bathing, dog free area, amenities, walks and tourist information. RNLI Lifeguards patrol the beach daily during July and August.
Aunt Sandras Candy Factory (1 miles)
Aunt Sandras Candy Factory
Take a visit to this candy shop - re-done to look as it did when it opened in 1953 - and a tour of the factory to see candy being handmade to Aunt Sandra's traditional recipes.
Pirates Adventure Golf (5 miles)
Pirates Adventure Golf
Two dastardly pirate golf courses played in the shadow of their ghostly fully rigged pirate schooner complete with firing cannons! Great effects.
Pickie Family Fun Park (11 miles)
Pickie Family Fun Park
A fun park that's a top venue for kids of all ages. Adventure playground, paddling pools, sandpit, mini go-karts and entertainers.
Tayto Factory Tour (26 miles)
Newcastle Centre (27 miles)
features Pedalo Swans, Go-Karts, Bowls, Tennis Courts, Pitch and Putt plus Crazy Golf! There are also an indoor baby sensory room and outdoor adventure play park available.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing near Belfast 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.
Swimming Pools in Belfast
Zoos near Belfast
Theme Parks near Belfast
Indoor play areas in Belfast
Museums in Belfast
Things to do in Belfast
Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing in Ulster
Dry Ski Slopes and Indoor Skiing in Belfast
| Derry Ski centres
Ski centres in Leinster
Family things to do in Ulster
Places to visit in London
Things to do in Derry
Skiing near Craigavon
Ski centres in Ballymena
Skiing near Newtownards