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Historical and Educational Attractions near to Dundonald
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Titanic Belfast (3 miles)
Belfast
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 (5 miles)
Belfast
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.
Carrickfergus Castle (8 miles)
Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus Castle one of Ireland's finest and most impressive Medieval castles with a rich history of military actions, sited on the shore of Belfast Lough. Audio visual exhibitions and other displays await you full of fascinating facts!
Cockle Row Cottages (10 miles)
Groomsport
Cockle Row Cottages Historic site with atmospheric buildings offering tours and insights into the life of ye olde fisherman, with the added bonus of some free family entertainment laid on every weekend from April to August from craft workshops to live music and shows!
Castle Ward (19 miles)
Strangford
Castle Ward The kids can immerse themselves in the Victorian Past with period dress up and toys! There's also a farmyard to visit and 2 adventure play areas with toy tractors in the barn!
Glenarm Castle (26 miles)
Glenarm
Glenarm Castle 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.
Logan Botanic Garden (36 miles)
Stranraer
Logan Botanic Garden Scotland's Most Exotic Garden. Because of the influence of the Gulf Stream, a remarkable collection of bizarre and beautiful plants flourishes outside, making this Garden a plantsman's paradise.
Palace Stables Heritage Centre (38 miles)
Armagh
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 Wildlife and Heritage Centre (47 miles)
Monaghan
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.
Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre (52 miles)
Bushmills
Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre A World Heritage site and National Nature Reserve maintained by the National Trust. The Visitors' Centre is a good starting point where you can learn about the origins of the Causeway: the mythology, the science and the nature.
Peel Castle (53 miles)
Peel
Peel Castle Overlooking picturesque Peel harbour is the ancient castle and island fortress of Peel Castle set on St Patrick's Isle, where you can unwrap the layers of Manx history within the castle's magnificent walls.
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity (57 miles)
Wigtownshire
Whithorn Cradle of Christianity The ongoing archaeological excavation is partially open to visitors. In the museum itself is a significant collection of early Christian stones. Founded by St. Ninian in the 5th century this is the site of the first Christian church in Scotland, later becoming the cathedral church of Galloway.
Rushen Abbey (59 miles)
Ballasalla
Rushen Abbey The remains of a medieval abbey, plus gardens and a 14th century bridge to explore. Learn what life what like her with activities for visitors of all ages, hands on fun and interactive exhibits.
Castle Rushen (60 miles)
Castletown
Castle Rushen Situated in the heart of Castletown, the Island’s ancient capital, Castle Rushen is one of Europe’s most finely preserved medieval castles and fortress of the Kings and Lords of Mann.
Old House of Keys (60 miles)
Castletown
Old House of Keys Manx National Heritage has restored the Old House of Keys to provide visitors with an insight into the political life and times of the Island.
Botanic Gardens and Palm House (4 miles)
Belfast
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 (6 miles)
Belfast
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.
Butterfly House and Seaforde Gardens (19 miles)
Downpatrick
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!
Seaforde Tropical Butterfly House (24 miles)
Seaforde
Seaforde Tropical Butterfly House The Tropical Butterfly House contains hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies, as well as parrots, reptiles and other creatures. Children's playground available.
Streamvale Farm (1 miles)
Belfast
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.
Ark Open Farm (6 miles)
Newtownards
Ark Open Farm is home to over 200 different animals,including some rare and endangered species, plus indoor and outdoor play areas, scenic farm walks and an awesome new Creepy Crawly Loft feature!
Clementsmount Fun Farm (14 miles)
Crumlin
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!
Tannaghmore Animal Farm (24 miles)
Craigavon
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 (38 miles)
Dungannon
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.
W5 (3 miles)
Belfast
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.
whowhatwherewhenwhy (3 miles)
Belfast
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!
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (4 miles)
Holywood
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum The outdoor Folk Museum and indoor galleries tell the story of life in early 20th century Ulster; plus The Transport Museum displays Ireland's largest and most comprehensive transport collection! An all day-er!
Waterside Museum (23 miles)
Craigavon
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.
ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre (25 miles)
Ballymena
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!
Armagh Planetarium (37 miles)
Armagh
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!
Shankill Leisure Centre (5 miles)
Belfast
Shankill Leisure Centre Swimming pool with wavemaker machine plus corkscrew slide and children's pool with mushroom umbrella and dolphin slide.
Bangor Aurora (8 miles)
County Down
Bangor Aurora Flagsip aquatic and leisure complex in the heart of Bangor, with 3 swimming pools, and leisure waters with flumes, inflatable fun, and Northern Ireland’s only ‘Sidewinder’ slide! Extensive gym facilities, plus loads of different sports to take part in.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex (11 miles)
Lisburn
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...
Waves Leisure Complex (22 miles)
Craigavon
Waves Leisure Complex In addition to standard swim facilities, offers a learner pool with water features especially popular with small children.
Tropicana (27 miles)
Newcastle
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.
Indiana Land (< 1 mile)
Castlereagh
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 (1 miles)
Belfast
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.
Lunarland Amusement Park (2 miles)
Belfast
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.
Grove Wellbeing Centre (4 miles)
Belfast
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.
Dinos Den at Comber Leisure (5 miles)
Comber
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.
Happy Town (6 miles)
Newtownards
Happy Town A fully themed play centre featuring huge play frames, the UK's first roller slide, Kids' Gym, Niteclub and Role Play areas like the Happy Town shop, Library, Fire Station and loads more!
Playzone (6 miles)
Newtonabbey
Playzone Outer space themed multi storey play area with slides, flumes, a climbing wall and much, much more: you will have a funtastic time!
Snakes n Ladders (7 miles)
Bangor
Snakes n Ladders boasts the largest play frame in Northern Ireland, mini 6 a side football pitch and mini go karts. Suitable activities for babies up to 11 years old in a secure monitored area.
Fun Works Play Centre (7 miles)
Glengormley
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!
Jumping Jacks (10 miles)
Lisburn
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.
Charlies Den (11 miles)
Lisburn
Charlies Den Under 11s will love the imaginative 'Woodland' themed multi storey play zones, with football court, dedicated toddler area, cafe and more.
Caveman Capers at Antrim Forum (18 miles)
Antrim
Caveman Capers at Antrim Forum is a soft play adventure land for children under eleven, where they can travel back in time to a land of cavemen and dinosaurs. It provides a safe indoor environment for children to run, jump, climb and have fun.
Scallywags (23 miles)
Lurgan
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 Factory (24 miles)
Ballymena
Fun Factory Large and small adventure play frames with age appropriate thrills including ball blast, vortex slides and pedal tracks.
Peter Pans Neverland (27 miles)
Portadown
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!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Historical and Educational Attractions near Dundonald 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.

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