Cheeky Chimps (5 miles)
Clean, modern, spacious multi level adventure soft play packed with classic fun features to entertain and exhaust, in full sight of the parents' area.
Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre (6 miles)
Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre
One of largest Indoor Play/Party Centres: three level 5+ frame: corkscrew slide, mega-super slide, lookout tower, cargo bridge and more. Two level under 5’s frame: boggle-ball, ball-shower, carwash and more. Private birthday party alleys. Sit back and watch the children have fun and exercise. Cafe,...
Treasure Island (12 miles)
Exciting pirated themed indoor 3 level play area for kids up to 12 years. Includes ball pool and ball cannon, spiral slide, soft play area, and a treasure hunt. Yar! They do parties too.
Kidz Ahoy at Roe Valley LC (16 miles)
Fun Factory (29 miles)
Large and small adventure play frames with age appropriate thrills including ball blast, vortex slides and pedal tracks.
Caveman Capers at Antrim Forum (37 miles)
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.
Play Shack (39 miles)
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!
Fun Works Play Centre (46 miles)
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 (46 miles)
Outer space themed multi storey play area with slides, flumes, a climbing wall and much, much more: you will have a funtastic time!
Mr Tumbles Fun House (48 miles)
Mr Tumbles Fun House
Featuring spiral slides, twinlane wavy board, ball volcano, baby and toddler areas and plenty more to entertain and exhaust the kids.
Aladdins Kingdom Play Centre (49 miles)
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 (49 miles)
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.
Scallywags (53 miles)
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.
Lunarland Amusement Park (53 miles)
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.
Charlies Den (53 miles)
Under 11s will love the imaginative 'Woodland' themed multi storey play zones, with football court, dedicated toddler area, cafe and more.
Indiana Land (54 miles)
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.
Jumping Jacks (54 miles)
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.
Snakes n Ladders (54 miles)
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.
Mookie World (54 miles)
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.
Peter Pans Neverland (54 miles)
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!
Happy Town (57 miles)
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!
Dinos Den at Comber Leisure (57 miles)
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.
Gullivers Soft Play (59 miles)
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.
Riverwatch Aquarium (31 miles)
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!
Watertop Farm (16 miles)
is a family farm in the Glens of Antrim. Family activities include Pony Trekking, Boating, Pedal Karts, Quad Train, Paddi wagon. We also have a campsite and caravan site with full facilities. Sheep racing, shearing demos, Assault Course, Tea Room and Scenic walks are also available.
Barrontop Farm (37 miles)
A friendly and family focussed farm with a good variety of animals to meet, such at pigs, sheeps, lambs, cattle, alpacas, rabbits and more! Indoor bouncy castle and play frame. The do parties too. Under 2s visit free.
ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre (28 miles)
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!
Tower Museum (30 miles)
Discover the fascinating history of one of the oldest inhabited settlements in Ireland, from monastic times to present day. All exhibitons use displays and interactive techniques to present the story of Derry. See a shipwrecked Armada ship too!
Foyle Valley Railway Museum (31 miles)
Foyle Valley Railway Museum
A free museum dedicated to telling the rich history of the railway in Derry and the surrounding countryside. Includes recreated platform, plus information about different railway companies. Open during weekdays only.
Waterworld (< 1 mile)
Splash around at this indoor leisure centre with water playground, 6 slides, two 80m waterslides, water cannons and two spa pools. Plus tenpin bowling when you want to dry off.
Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre (5 miles)
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.
St Columbs Cathedral (31 miles)
St Columbs Cathedral
Visit one of Londonderry’s most historic buildings, full of information about famous people, plus a number of interesting artefacts. Recently renovated, and stunning to look at. Small museum inside. Open daily and free to visit.
Glenarm Castle (32 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.
Creggan Country Park (31 miles)
Creggan Country Park
A centre providing angling, outdoor pursuits, and watersports, with something for all ages. Activiites include Canoe Fun Sessions, canoe and kayak lessons for under 16s , plus the Aqua Station!
Brunswick Movie Bowl (30 miles)
Brunswick Movie Bowl
Your kids can't fail to find something to do at this entertainment complex: cinema, bowling, pool tables, video games and indoor play park!
Campsie Karting Centre (25 miles)
Campsie Karting Centre
Indoor karting in professional adult and kiddie karts. Their exciting circuit has been professionally designed to incorporate a number of fast straights, technical corners, and a chicane that if you get it right can save you up to 2 seconds per lap!
Raceview Karting (28 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.
Speedway Indoor Karting (39 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!
Portrush Sea Tours (< 1 mile)
Portrush Sea Tours
Is a popular attraction offering sightseeing experiences by RIB. You will have the opportunity to see the local wildlife: birds, seals, porpoise and, if you're very lucky, dolphins and whales. This will most definitely be a trip to remember and an added bonus: children under 5 go free!
Roe Valley Country Park (17 miles)
Roe Valley Country Park
Offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering
The Peoples Park (27 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.
Carnfunnock Country Park (38 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.
Portrush Whiterocks Beach (< 1 mile)
Portrush Whiterocks Beach
2013 Blue Flag Awarded sandy beach with summer lifeguard cover. Take a boat trip into the amazingly structured caves visible from the beach, or visit nearby Dunluce Castle.
Portstewart Strand (4 miles)
Blue Flag award winning 2 mile sandy stretch is great for sand castling and activities such as surfing, swimming and scenic walks. Plus the dunes are a haven for wild flowers and butterflies.
Downhill Beach (4 miles)
Blue Flag Awarded sandy beach, plus wildlife nature walks against the backdrop of cascading waterfalls, towering sand dunes, and the prominent Mussenden Temple.
Ballycastle Beach (18 miles)
Sandy beach with spectacular views, good for sandcastles, shallow swimming and taking boat trips for bird watching and diving down to the shipwrecks around the island.
Barrys Amusements (< 1 mile)
6 rides for younger kids and another 8 for older types, including splash ending roller coaster, ghost train, mini and maxi dodgems and the frankly terrifying Looping Star roller coaster!
Laser Space (30 miles)
A futuristic man hunt with harmless laser guns, with a cool atmospheric play arena and special effects! Great for over 7s, plus black light mini golf on site too!
Gravitee Golf (30 miles)
Ireland's first Black Light Mini Golf course puts your putting to the test in semi darkness with super glowing neon features! Great for brave kids, plus laser tag on site too!
Junction Jacks Mini Golf (36 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 Indoor Play Areas near Portrush 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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