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.
Shankill Leisure Centre (49 miles)
Shankill Leisure Centre
Swimming pool with wavemaker machine and corkscrew slide and children's pool with mushroom umbrella and dolphin slide.
Waves Leisure Complex (53 miles)
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)
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)
Leisure waters with flumes and sidewinder slide, plus standard swimming, diving and learner pools.
Ryan Leisure Centre (67 miles)
Ryan Leisure Centre
As well as the leisure pool there is a 60 metre flume, poolside spa bath, water features and inflatables in specific sessions.
Tropicana (75 miles)
Newcastle upon Tyne
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.
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.
ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre (28 miles)
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.
Finn Mc Cools Playground (< 1 mile)
Finn Mc Cools Playground
Finn Mc Cool's have got play centre fun for the young kids to the pre-teen. Ballpools and soft shapes for the under 4s, spiral tube slides and tunnels, cargo nets, obstacle courses and climbing wall for the over 4s.
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, Baby-changing, car-parking.
Sportsbowl (28 miles)
At Sportsbowl your kids are sure to find something to keep them entertained, whether it be bowling, pool, 'kids' quadz', video games or a soft play area!
Fun Factory (29 miles)
Large and small adventure play frames with age appropriate thrills including ball blast, vortex slides and pedal tracks.
Adventure Island (36 miles)
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)
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)
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!
Giant's Causeway and Visitors Centre (5 miles)
Giant's 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.
Ballymena Sports Bowl (28 miles)
Ballymena 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!
Brunswick Cinebowl (30 miles)
Your kids can't fail to find something to do at this entertainment complex: cinema, bowling, pool tables, video games and adventure castle.
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!
Speedway Indoor Karting (39 miles)
Drumaway Junction (11 miles)
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)
Roe Valley Country Park
Offers spectacular riverside views and woodland walks along with opportunities for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering
Carnfunnock Country Park (38 miles)
Carnfunnock Country Park
There's something for everyone at Carnfunnock Country Park: colourful gardens and walking trails, a fun-packed family fun zone, a large activity centre and miniature golf course to name a few.
Portrush Whiterocks Beach (< 1 mile)
Portrush Whiterocks Beach
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.
4D Turbo Tours (< 1 mile)
4D Turbo Tours
Go on an adventure at 4D Turbo Tours, Ireland’s only 4D simulation ride.
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!
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
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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