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Water Parks near to Portrush
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Waterworld (< 1 mile)
Portrush
Waterworld 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.
Shankill Leisure Centre (50 miles)
Belfast
Shankill Leisure Centre Swimming pool with wavemaker machine plus corkscrew slide and children's pool with mushroom umbrella and dolphin slide.
Waves Leisure Complex (53 miles)
Craigavon
Waves Leisure Complex In addition to standard swim facilities, offers a learner pool with water features especially popular with small children.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex (53 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.
Bangor Aurora (54 miles)
County Down
Bangor Aurora Leisure waters with flumes and sidewinder slide, plus standard swimming, diving and learner pools.
Riverwatch Aquarium (31 miles)
Derry
Riverwatch Aquarium 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)
Ballycastle
Watertop Farm 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)
Strabane
Barrontop Farm 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)
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.
Tower Museum (30 miles)
Derry
Tower Museum 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)
Derry
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.
Cheeky Chimps (5 miles)
Coleraine
Cheeky Chimps 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)
Coleraine
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)
Ballymoney
Treasure Island 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.
Fun Factory (29 miles)
Ballymena
Fun Factory Large and small adventure play frames with age appropriate thrills including ball blast, vortex slides and pedal tracks.
Adventure Island (36 miles)
Antrim
Adventure Island Indoor play within the enormous shopping centre to give the kids a chance to run some energy off, complete with all the classic soft play features to entertain and exhaust. Under 4ft9s welcome.
Caveman Capers at Antrim Forum (37 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.
Play Shack (39 miles)
Tyrone
Play Shack is a purpose built 3 storey interactive soft play area divided into three age groups, Under 2s, Age 2 to 4 and Over 4s. Tonnes of features!
Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre (5 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.
St Columbs Cathedral (31 miles)
Derry
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)
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.
Creggan Country Park (31 miles)
Derry
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)
Derry
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)
Londonderry
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)
Ballymena
Raceview Karting 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)
Doagh
Speedway Indoor Karting Speedway Indoor Karting has 270cc Honda-powered Karts and mini-motos.
Portrush Sea Tours (< 1 mile)
Antrim
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!
Drumaway Junction (11 miles)
Donaghadee
Drumaway Junction Have fun taking a ride on this miniature railway or hire it out for your kid's birthday party.
Roe Valley Country Park (17 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
The Peoples Park (27 miles)
Ballymena
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)
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.
Portrush Whiterocks Beach (< 1 mile)
Portrush
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)
Portstewart
Portstewart Strand 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)
Londonderry
Downhill Beach 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)
Ballycastle
Ballycastle Beach 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.
Laser Space (30 miles)
Londonderry
Laser Space 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)
Londonderry
Gravitee Golf 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)
Antrim
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 Water Parks 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

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