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Play Parks and Great Outdoors near to Holywood
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Victoria Park (3 miles)
Belfast
Victoria Park 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)
Belfast
Stormont Park 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 (4 miles)
Belfast
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 (9 miles)
Belfast
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.
Castle Espie Wildfowl Centre (10 miles)
Comber
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.
Wallace Park (12 miles)
Lisburn
Wallace Park 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.
Carnfunnock Country Park (18 miles)
Larne
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.
Murlough National Nature Reserve (27 miles)
Dundrum
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 (33 miles)
Dungannon
Peatlands Park 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 (35 miles)
Armagh
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.
Agnew Park (37 miles)
Stranraer
Agnew Park Plenty to do here, from karting, putting and pedal boating to tiny cars and a miniature railway, plus play areas!
Drum Manor Forest Park (38 miles)
Tyrone
Drum Manor Forest Park Great for a family hike, picnic or ramble; take binoculars and camera, good views and some natural wildlife spotting opportunities.
Roe Valley Country Park (51 miles)
Londonderry
Roe Valley Country Park Offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering
Glen Maye (55 miles)
Peel
Glen Maye Waterfall, beach, cliffs and fern filled woodland plus cliffs alive with seabirds: adventure territory for sure!
Belfast Zoo (4 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.
Botanic Gardens and Palm House (5 miles)
Belfast
Botanic Gardens and Palm House Fun for kids and adults the Botanic Gardens 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!
Exploris (21 miles)
Portaferry
Exploris An award winning aquarium with daily touch tank sessions so you can get really close to our underwater friends and it hosts one of the largest open sea tanks in the UK. There are also changing marine exhibitions and other activities and displays.
Butterfly House and Seaforde Gardens (22 miles)
Downpatrick
Butterfly House and Seaforde Gardens A visit to the gardens and tropical butterfly house can be the perfect day out for all the family. 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.
Seaforde Tropical Butterfly House (26 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 (4 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 (7 miles)
Newtownards
Ark Open Farm Ark Open farm is home to about 200 different animals, many of whom are rare and endangered species of domestic animals. It also has play areas.
Clementsmount Fun Farm (14 miles)
Crumlin
Clementsmount Fun Farm Clementsmount Fun Farm is a real family day out combining animals and play park activities.
Ballywhiskin Open Farm (14 miles)
Newtownards
Ballywhiskin Open Farm At Ballywhiskin you'll get a chance to see many rare breeds as well as goats, sheep, geese, bronze turkeys, bantums, hens and birds in a natural environment.
Tannaghmore Animal Farm (24 miles)
Craigavon
Tannaghmore Animal Farm This attraction offers close encounters with many animals including rare breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry traditionally found on farms in Ulster 100 years ago.
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.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (2 miles)
Holywood
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum The outdoor Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. The Transport Museum displays Ireland's largest and most comprehensive transport collection.
W5 (4 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.
whowhatwherewhywhy (4 miles)
Belfast
whowhatwherewhywhy W5 is a world-class interactive discovery centre with over 160 amazing interactive exhibits housed in five action-packed exhibition areas. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in Ulster.
Ulster Museum at Botanic Gardens (6 miles)
Belfast
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, ancient relics to hands on activities, the museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast.
ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre (23 miles)
Ballymena
ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre The ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre shows visitors in a fun and dynamic way the major challenges facing our planet, how the problems are being tackled and what we can do about our effect on the environment.
Armagh Planetarium (38 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 (7 miles)
County Down
Bangor Aurora Leisure waters with flumes and sidewinder slide, plus standard swimming, diving and learner pools.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex (13 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.
Waves Leisure Complex (23 miles)
Craigavon
Waves Leisure Complex In addition to standard swim facilities, offers a learner pool with water features especially popular with small children.
Tropicana (30 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 (4 miles)
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 (4 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.
Playzone (4 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!
Lunarland Amusement Park (4 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.
Fun Works Play Centre (5 miles)
Glengormley
Fun Works Play Centre The huge play frame is crammed full of energetic activities from our four lane astra slide and crawl tubes to a mini football and basket ball area, plenty to keep the kids happy while you relax in our coffee shop or upper level viewing gallery and enjoy one of the cappuccinos
Captain Jacks (6 miles)
Newtownards
Captain Jacks offer purpose built facilities designed to ensure you and your Little Shipmates have great fun again and again! Pirate themed softplay with little cars and sports areas.
Snakes n Ladders (6 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.
Whacky Wizz Ards (6 miles)
Newtownards
Whacky Wizz Ards 2 storeys of adventure soft play with a Spiral Slide into a Ball Pool, Wobbly Mirror, Spiders Web and Stepping Stones; plus a paddling pool for summer. For under 7s or under 130cm tall.
The Play Cafe (6 miles)
Newtownards
The Play Cafe A specially designed interactive play facility with play frames which are packed full of exciting and energetic activities to keep kids happy.
Happy Town (7 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 SO MUCH MORE!
Dinos Den at Comber Leisure (7 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.
Jumping Jacks (12 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 (13 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 (16 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.

Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Holywood 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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