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Family Days Out near to Coleraine
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Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre (< 1 mile)
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,...
Downhill Beach (1 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.
Cheeky Chimps (1 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.
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.
Portrush Sea Tours (5 miles)
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!
Portrush Whiterocks Beach (5 miles)
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.
Waterworld (5 miles)
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.
Treasure Island (9 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.
Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre (9 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.
Kidz Ahoy at Roe Valley LC (12 miles)
Limavady
Kidz Ahoy at Roe Valley LC Multi level adventure play zone with modern and classic fun features, plus a dedicated toddler zone.
Roe Valley Country Park (13 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
Drumaway Junction (16 miles)
Donaghadee
Drumaway Junction Have fun taking a ride on this miniature railway or hire it out for your kid's birthday party.
Watertop Farm (18 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.
Ballycastle Beach (19 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.
Campsie Karting Centre (22 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!
The Peoples Park (24 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.
ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre (24 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.
Raceview Karting (25 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.
Fun Factory (25 miles)
Ballymena
Fun Factory Large and small adventure play frames with age appropriate thrills including ball blast, vortex slides and pedal tracks.
Brunswick Movie Bowl (27 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!
Tower Museum (27 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!
Gravitee Golf (27 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!
Laser Space (27 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!
St Columbs Cathedral (27 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.
Foyle Valley Railway Museum (28 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.
Riverwatch Aquarium (28 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!
Creggan Country Park (28 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!
Glenarm Castle (31 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.
Barrontop Farm (33 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.
Adventure Island (33 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.
Junction Jacks Mini Golf (33 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!
Caveman Capers at Antrim Forum (34 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 (34 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!
Speedway Indoor Karting (36 miles)
Doagh
Speedway Indoor Karting Speedway Indoor Karting has 270cc Honda-powered Karts and mini-motos.
Carnfunnock Country Park (36 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.
Talnotry Avian Care Trust (39 miles)
Dublin
Talnotry Avian Care Trust Currently has around 350 animals in its long term care to visit and learn about.
Clementsmount Fun Farm (40 miles)
Crumlin
Clementsmount Fun Farm Clementsmount Fun Farm is a real family day out combining animals and play park activities.
Drum Manor Forest Park (40 miles)
Tyrone
Drum Manor Forest Park Great for a family hike, picnic or ramble; take binoculars and camera, good views and some natural wildlife spotting opportunities.
Annaginny Farm Park (41 miles)
Dungannon
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.
Nutts Corner Circuit (41 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. Try Arrive and Drive, Time Attack or group racing!
Ulster American Folk Park (42 miles)
Castletown
Ulster American Folk Park Immerse yourself in the emigrant trail: board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, meet an array of costumed characters and see vast collections of relevant antiques.
Machrihanish Seabird Observatory (42 miles)
Machrihanish
Machrihanish Seabird Observatory The modern focus of bird watching in Kintyre, this purpose-built sea hide provides shelter for sea watchers can take place during the worst weather, yet best sea watching conditions. 200 species regularly sighted, including some rarities.
Fun Works Play Centre (43 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
Glengormley Sports Bowl (43 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!
Arena 7 (43 miles)
Letterkenny
Arena 7 Featuring the titular high tech laser tag arena, Wayne's World Kids' Adventure Zone, pedal karts with kiddie tracks, pool tables, football pitch and arcade! Loads for all age ranges!
Playzone (43 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!
Belfast Zoo (44 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.
Glenariff Forest Park (44 miles)
Newtownabbey
Glenariff Forest Park A forest park covering over 1,000 hectares, half of which is full of trees, the other a mix of small lakes, open spaces, and waterfalls. Several trails to follow, including the Waterfall Walkway. Free to visit.
Mr Tumbles Fun House (44 miles)
Tyrone
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.
Islay Natural History Trust (44 miles)
Argyll
Islay Natural History Trust There are marine and fresh water aquariums and a touch tank to get closely acquainted with some of the local sea creatures. They also have a large laboratory where children of all ages can learn to use microscopes and make pictures out of seaweed.

Thanks for all the great things to do in Coleraine 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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