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Family Days Out near to Belfast
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Belfast Treasure Trail (< 1 mile)
Belfast
Belfast Treasure Trail A great way for your family or friends to have a day out to explore Belfast. We have six great Treasure Hunts for you to choose from. Don’t forget when you complete the Treasure Hunt; you have a chance to win £1000!
whowhatwherewhywhy (< 1 mile)
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.
Odyssey Bowl (< 1 mile)
Belfast
Odyssey Bowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling with gutter guards and bowling ramps to give the kids a chance. Also do glow bowling for an extra edge!
Shankill Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Belfast
Shankill Leisure Centre Swimming pool with wavemaker machine plus corkscrew slide and children's pool with mushroom umbrella and dolphin slide.
W5 (< 1 mile)
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.
Botanic Gardens and Palm House (< 1 mile)
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!
The Ozone and Indoor Tennis Centre (< 1 mile)
Belfast
The Ozone and Indoor Tennis Centre Bruiseless shoot em up fun in Laser Zone, climbing wall with easy routes, tennis courts and classes for all ages.
Titanic Belfast (< 1 mile)
Belfast
Titanic Belfast Extends over 9 galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story.
Ulster Museum at Botanic Gardens (1 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.
Aunt Sandras Candy Factory (1 miles)
Belfast
Aunt Sandras Candy Factory Take a visit to this candy shop - re-done to look as it did when it opened in 1953 - and a tour of the factory to see candy being handmade to Aunt Sandra's traditional recipes.
Victoria Park (2 miles)
Belfast
Victoria Park Home to a range of photogenic water birds such as swans, geese, ducks and herons. Plus play park, soccer pitches, traditional bowling green, cycling and BMX track too!
Lunarland Amusement Park (3 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.
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 (3 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.
Belfast Castle Visitors Centre (3 miles)
Belfast
Belfast Castle Visitors Centre Belfast Castle Visitors Centre tells the story of Belfast Castle and its residents over the years as well as providing an insight into Cave Hill where it is situated.
Belfast Activity Centre (3 miles)
Belfast
Belfast Activity Centre Climbing, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, kayaking, vertical challenge, orienteering, team games and high ropes course including surprise features like a trapeze!
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.
SkyTrek (4 miles)
Belfast
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!
Dundonald International Ice Rink (5 miles)
Belfast
Dundonald International Ice Rink A centre for all the family to enjoy, Dundonald International Ice Bowl has skating, bowling, an indoor adventure area for children as well as a new adventure golf course. Great idea if you're after things to do with kids in Ulster.
Dundonald International Bowling (5 miles)
Belfast
Dundonald International Bowling A centre for all the family to enjoy, Dundonald International Ice Bowl has skating, bowling, an indoor adventure area for children as well as a new adventure golf course. Great idea if you're after things to do with kids in Ulster.
Streamvale Farm (5 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.
Indiana Land (5 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.
Pirates Adventure Golf (5 miles)
Belfast
Pirates Adventure Golf Two dastardly pirate golf courses played in the shadow of their ghostly fully rigged pirate schooner complete with firing cannons! Great effects.
Clip n Climb Dundonald (5 miles)
Belfast
Clip n Climb Dundonald is a uniquely themed indoor climbing arena with twenty-four different attractions. It is suitable for all abilities from beginners to professional climbers and is designed to challenge the mind as well as provide a healthy work out.
Playzone (5 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!
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park (5 miles)
Belfast
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!
Glengormley Sports Bowl (5 miles)
Glengormley
Glengormley 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!
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
Mookie World (5 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.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (6 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.
Wallace Park (7 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.
Jumping Jacks (8 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.
Dinos Den at Comber Leisure (8 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.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex (8 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.
Charlies Den (8 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.
Nutts Corner Circuit (8 miles)
Belfast
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.
Captain Jacks (9 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.
Whacky Wizz Ards (9 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.
Carrickfergus Castle (9 miles)
Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus Castle Carrickfergus Castle is one of Ireland's finest Medieval castles and stands impressive on the shore of Belfast Lough.
Happy Town (10 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 loads more!
Ark Open Farm (10 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.
The Wigwam Roller Rink (10 miles)
Bangor
The Wigwam Roller Rink Get your skates on at The Wigwam Roller Rink, the only roller skating rink in Northern Ireland. Roller skating is suitable for all ages and abilities which makes it a great family activity.
Clementsmount Fun Farm (10 miles)
Crumlin
Clementsmount Fun Farm Clementsmount Fun Farm is a real family day out combining animals and play park activities.
Snakes n Ladders (10 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.
Castle Espie Wildfowl Centre (11 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.
Pickie Family Fun Park (11 miles)
Bangor
Pickie Family Fun Park A fun park that's a top venue for kids of all ages. Adventure playground, paddling pools, sandpit, mini go-karts and entertainers.
Speedway Indoor Karting (11 miles)
Doagh
Speedway Indoor Karting Speedway Indoor Karting has 270cc Honda-powered Karts and mini-motos.
Eddie Irvine Sports (11 miles)
Bangor
Eddie Irvine Sports Karting School for 8 years plus, and laser combat for the same (but for groups). Indoor circuit 300m long.
Bangor Aurora (11 miles)
County Down
Bangor Aurora Leisure waters with flumes and sidewinder slide, plus standard swimming, diving and learner pools.
Talnotry Avian Care Trust (12 miles)
Dublin
Talnotry Avian Care Trust Currently has around 350 animals in its long term care to visit and learn about.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Belfast 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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