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.
The Rink (25 miles)
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!
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 work out.
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)
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 and Ireland’s first 90m zip lines!
Kinnego Marina (20 miles)
Visit the largest marina on Lough Neagh, offering a variety of water based fun, including boat trips. There is also man made pond that is full of wildlife to enjoy, including dragonflies and waterfowl.
Surfin Dirt Mountain Boarding (26 miles)
Surfin Dirt Mountain Boarding
Over 7s welcome to snowless snowboarding, whooshing down either the nursery slope for beginners or hitting the fun features on the main hill. Also has a cool 9 hole disc golf course on site too!
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 Ulster.
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. Try Arrive and Drive, Time Attack or group racing!
Speedway Indoor Karting (11 miles)
Speedway Indoor Karting
A friendly and supportive indoor racing track with 270cc Honda powered Karts and mini motos race experiences for racers over 4ft8in. Groups can access bonus activities like the supreme Grand Prix race!
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.
Raceview Karting (22 miles)
is a centre available for anyone from the age of 9 and upwards. Various races on indoor and outdoor go karting tracks. A private party room is also available in the “Monaco” room which overlooks the circuits. Cafe facilities.
Superdrive Karting (24 miles)
Home to some of the fastest, most exciting outdoor karting and rally tracks in NI, with 160cc and 270cc karts for kids over 13 years.
The Belfast Mystery Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
The Belfast Mystery Treasure Trail
There’s no better way for you and the kids to explore Belfast than with this mystery themed self guided Treasure Trail. Can you find the answers to the clues based around the Trail route to eliminate the suspects to solve whodunit?
Drumawhey Junction (16 miles)
Have fun taking a ride on this 71/4" gauge railway ride with electric, petrol and steam engines on offer! You'll whoosh over bridges and through a tunnel with interesting gradients elsewhere too. An inspiring example of community effort!
Victoria Park (2 miles)
Home to a range of photogenic water birds such as swans, geese, ducks and herons. Plus play park, soccer pitches, traditional bowling green, cycling and BMX track too!
Stormont Park (3 miles)
Pleasing public green space with adventure playground and varying length way marked nature trails, plus picnic spots and BBQ facilities. You can also visit the Parliament Buildings further up the estate!
Cave Hill Playground (3 miles)
Cave Hill Playground
Suitable for children aged 3 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 and a great children's playground with orienteering and eco trails too!
Wallace Park (7 miles)
Now boasting the region's flagship Adventure Playground as part of it's refurb, huge with loads of state of the art equipment; plus Soccer Pavilion and floodlit Tennis Courts!
Castle Espie Wildfowl Centre (11 miles)
Castle Espie Wildfowl Centre
With indoor and outdoor play areas as well as birds to visit, educational trails, outdoor climbing wall, bird observatory and visitor centre with pond dipping kits, this is a fantastically rounded park experience ideal for families.
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre (20 miles)
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
A good starting point for a family visit to Oxford Island Nature Reserve, with lots of information available from leaflefts and knowledgeable staff. Great views of the island and over Lough Neagh. Free to visit.
Oxford Island (20 miles)
A National Nature Reserve with a number of habitats to explore and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Trails to follow, plus a marina full of activities, and a museum to visit.
Carnfunnock Country Park (21 miles)
Carnfunnock Country Park
- colourful gardens and walking trails, a fun packed family fun zone, a large activity centre and golf activities to name a few.
The Peoples Park (24 miles)
The Peoples Park
A great park that is free to visit and has a well equipped play area, a bowling green, picnic areas and tennis courts. A number of events held during summer. Also has a Teddy Toddler Walk, ideal for young kids.
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 be found in the open bog areas.
Loughgall Country Park (30 miles)
Loughgall Country Park
Featuring children's playground and Junior Adventure Trail plus trim trails, EcoTrails, cycle routes, fishing, golf, tennis and basketball. Oh, and a park!
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 that looks just as it did when it opened in 1953 and tour the factory with an excitable guide to see candy being handmade!
Pickie Family Fun Park (11 miles)
Pickie Family Fun Park
Already a top family destination with adventure playground, go karts, railway and paddling pool, plus recent new and exciting additions include a splash pad, children’s electric cars and an 18 hole nautical themed mini golf course. Awesome!
Tayto Factory Tour (26 miles)
Tayto Factory Tour
Take a Tour round the Tayto Factory and see how your favourite snacks and treats are made, plus meet Mr Tayto the life sized mascot himself!
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.
Laser Zone (< 1 mile)
is a multi level space age labyrinth full of hidden corners and elevated attack areas for you to stalk your opponents through, armed with your trusty laser cannon!
Space Quest (30 miles)
Awesome laser tag venue with 4000 sq ft of play space including glow in the dark features, fog and sound effects plus a choice of battle scenarios to suit you! Plus indoor play zone and tenpin bowling!
Fun House Laser Tag (35 miles)
Fun House Laser Tag
A cool futuristic version of hide and seek played with laser firing weaponry in an atmospheric arena: what's not to love about that? Intense fun for over 7s.
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.
Junction Jacks Mini Golf (15 miles)
Junction Jacks Mini Golf
18 holes of pirate themed golf during which you'll learn all about Blackbeard the famous pirate! Fun features include waterfalls, bridges and even a walk through pirate ship, so this is one that everybody should say 'Yarr' to!
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.
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