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!
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!
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.
Loughgall Country Park Featuring children's playground and Junior Adventure Trail plus trim trails, EcoTrails, cycle routes, fishing, golf, tennis and basketball. Oh, and a park!
The Argory Unchanged since 1900 the house is a charming visit with a quirky history and has kids' quiz and interactive elements. Outside you've got the adventure playground, blackberry picking, Ranger Adventure days and award winning tea rooms. Nice!
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.
Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre Kids' equestrian adventures, from lessons and livery to family hacks and pony parlour, plus kids' groups and saddle club.
Tayto Factory Tour Take a Tour round the Tayto Factory and see how your favourite snacks and treats are made, plus meet Mr Tayto the life sized mascot himself!
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!
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.
The Rink A super modern multi sports rink ideal for a non frosty ice skate! A variety of session types and additional padding hire are available, so everyone of every level is welcome and catered for!
C and Js Animal Park A friendly, family run animal park, set in beautiful countryside with over 100 animals great and small to meet. Creatures include ponies, micro pigs, lizards, guinea pigs, parrots, wallabies, goats and loads more!
Superdrive Karting Home to some of the fastest, most exciting outdoor karting and rally tracks in NI, with 160cc and 270cc karts for kids over 13 years.
AWOL Adventure Activities A truly ENORMOUS range of options including wet and dry, indoor and outdoor, from the whimsical like treasure hunts and crazy golf, to the intently purposeful like archery, abseiling and laser tag!
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 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.
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.
Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre Offering lessons and open sessions in dry slope skiing and snowboarding, with tubing also available for over 5s. Golf range and putting green also on site.
Oxford Island A National Nature Reserve with a number of habitats to explore and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Trails to follow, plus a marina full of activities, and a museum to visit.
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre A good starting point for a family visit to Oxford Island Nature Reserve, with lots of information available from leaflefts and knowledgeable staff. Great views of the island and over Lough Neagh. Free to visit.
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.
Kinnego Marina Visit the largest marina on Lough Neagh, offering a variety of water based fun, including boat trips. There is also man made pond that is full of wildlife to enjoy, including dragonflies and waterfowl.
Drum Manor Forest Park Great for a family hike, picnic or ramble; take binoculars and camera, good views and some natural wildlife spotting opportunities.
Waves Leisure Complex In addition to standard swim facilities, offers a learner pool with water features especially popular with small children.
Space Quest Awesome laser tag venue with 4000 sq ft of play space including glow in the dark features, fog and sound effects plus a choice of battle scenarios to suit you! Plus indoor play zone and tenpin bowling!
Fun House Let the kids loose in this well equipped indoor adventure play centre with something for toddlers through to your fun loving 12 year olds! Plus new laser tag on the same site!
Play Shack 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!
Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre A huge range of wet and dry, indoor and outdoor pursuits, plus workshops, programmes, camps and courses, all well worth looking into for the active family.
East Coast Adventure Water activities from Banana Boating, Pier Jumping, Jet Ski Rides and Canoeing to Yacht Trips and Power Boat Trips. Official Bike Hire and Up Lift Service providers to the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails.
The Jungle Amazing selection: kids' high ropes, archery, Gruffalo Trail, Zorbing, Rocket Building (a real one!) (yes, really!), Segway and mountain biking! Well worth checking out the Kids' Adventure Packages!
Talnotry Avian Care Trust Currently has around 350 animals in its long term care to visit and learn about.
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...
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!
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.
Wallace Park Now boasting the region's flagship Adventure Playground as part of it's refurb, huge with loads of state of the art equipment; plus Soccer Pavilion and floodlit Tennis Courts!
Nutts Corner Circuit Enjoy Speeds of up to 50mph on Northern Ireland's only European Standard Kart Racing Circuit. There is no age limit, only a height restriction of 150cm. Try Arrive and Drive, Time Attack or group racing!
Carlingford Adventure Centre Activities include zorbing and body zorbing, laser tag, climbing, sailing, high ropes course, archery, raft building and canoeing! Plus epic new SkyPark Zip Line and Obstacle Adventure for over 9s!
SkyTrek is a high ropes activity centre based in the heart of the Belfast Hills. SKYTrek caters for everyone from 5 years and up with a high and low ropes course, 30ft multi-level rockface climbing wall, ultimate power fan descender and Ireland’s first 90m zip lines!
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park Featuring international camellia trials, a walled garden, a Japanese style garden with water features and a great children's playground with orienteering and eco trails too!
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!
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!
Belfast Activity Centre Climbing, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, kayaking, vertical challenge, orienteering, team games and high ropes course including surprise features like a trapeze!
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.
Newcastle Centre features Pedalo Swans, Go-Karts, Bowls, Tennis Courts, Pitch and Putt plus Crazy Golf! There are also an indoor baby sensory room and outdoor adventure play park available.
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!
We are Vertigo Welcome to Northern Irelands premier Trampoline Park, Ski and Adventure Centre and Spa. Join the Adventure Today!
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. The museum offers something for everyone, from the simply curious to the enthusiast. Free to visit.
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.
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!
Shankill Leisure Centre Swimming pool with wavemaker machine plus corkscrew slide and children's pool with mushroom umbrella and dolphin slide.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Armagh 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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