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Things To Do & Days Out near Derry
Riverwatch Aquarium (< 1 mile)
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!
St Columbs Cathedral (< 1 mile)
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.
Tower Museum (< 1 mile)
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!
Creggan Country Park (1 miles)
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 (2 miles)
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!
Gravitee Golf (2 miles)
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 (2 miles)
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!
Campsie Karting Centre (6 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!
Sperrin Fun Farm (13 miles)
Sperrin Fun Farm With indoor and outdoor play, loads of beasties to visit with big and small, feathered and furry, plus quad train, farm walks, aviary and Heritage Viewing Gallery. A lovely day out for smalls!
Foylehov Activities (15 miles)
Foylehov Activities For small ones: foot golf, laser clay pigeon shooting, laser tag and Junior Archery! Over 13s can drive hovercrafts at 40mph, plus Powerturn Buggies for the over 15s. Awesome!
Roe Valley Country Park (15 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
Kidz Ahoy at Roe Valley LC (15 miles)
Kidz Ahoy at Roe Valley LC Multi level adventure play zone with modern and classic fun features, plus a dedicated toddler zone, all with a pleasingly nautical theme with skull n crossbones and treasure chests aplenty! Yarr!
Arena 7 (16 miles)
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!
Ulster American Folk Park (23 miles)
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.
Portstewart Strand (27 miles)
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.
Aladdins Kingdom Play Centre (27 miles)
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!
Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre (27 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,...
Downhill Beach (28 miles)
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! Cool!
JumpLanes Coleraine (28 miles)
JumpLanes Coleraine is an indoor play centre which includes a Trampoline park that provides a fun, safe, and active activity for all children and families. JumpLanes is suitable for everyone aged 5 and above!
Cheeky Chimps (29 miles)
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.
Barrys Amusements (30 miles)
Barrys Amusements 6 rides for younger kids and another 8 for older types, including splash ending roller coaster, ghost train, mini and maxi dodgems and the frankly terrifying Looping Star roller coaster!
Waterworld (30 miles)
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.
Portrush Whiterocks Beach (30 miles)
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.
Portrush Sea Tours (31 miles)
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!
The Jungle (32 miles)
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!
Treasure Island (34 miles)
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 (36 miles)
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.
Drum Manor Forest Park (37 miles)
Drum Manor Forest Park Great for a family hike, picnic or ramble; take binoculars and camera, good views and some natural wildlife spotting opportunities.
Johnny Rockos (38 miles)
Johnny Rockos Fermanagh’s premier indoor play centre and party venue. Soft play areas, TenPin Bowling, Kiddy Go Karts and an American themed diner ensures hours of fun for all ages no matter what the weather is like.
Annaginny Farm Park (38 miles)
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.
Castle Archdale Country Park (39 miles)
Castle Archdale Country Park Hiking, biking and nature trails, plus a wildflower garden, butterfly garden and local deer. The Archdale Centre offers significant local historical exhibits and interpretive displays.
The Peoples Park (42 miles)
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 (43 miles)
ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre shows visitors the major challenges facing our planet in a fun and dynamic way! Interactive displays teach how global problems are being tackled and what we can do to help. Plus play parks, ecosquiz, toy tractors and great nature trails!
Fun Factory (43 miles)
Fun Factory Large and small adventure play frames with age appropriate thrills including ball blast, vortex slides and pedal tracks.
Raceview Karting (44 miles)
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.
Peatlands Park (45 miles)
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.
The Argory (45 miles)
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!
Watertop Farm (46 miles)
Watertop Farm is a family farm in the Glens of Antrim. Family activities include Pony Trekking, Boating, Pedal Karts, Quad Train, Paddi wagon. Plus camp and caravan site, sheep racing, shearing demos, Assault Course, Tea Room and scenic walks and new indoor play area are also available!
Ballycastle Beach (46 miles)
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.
The Inniskillings Museum (47 miles)
The Inniskillings Museum Discover the story of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskillings Dragoon Guards through the displays full of interactives, movies, quizzes and more. Your ticket will get you into Fermanagh County Museum too!
Fermanagh County Museum (47 miles)
Fermanagh County Museum Discover the history of Fermanagh and of Enniskillen Castle through displays full of interactives, movies, quizzes and more. Your ticket will get you into The Inniskillings Museum. Several free admission days held throughout the year.
Junction Jacks Mini Golf (47 miles)
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!
AWOL Adventure Activities (47 miles)
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!
Island View Riding Stables (48 miles)
Island View Riding Stables Trekking options range from a 30 minute lead rein trek for young kids, a 1 hour beach ride or a 2 hour hack right up to a full day trail ride. Lessons and horse drawn carriage rides also available.
The Rink (49 miles)
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!
Superdrive Karting (49 miles)
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.
Castle Adventure Open Farm (49 miles)
Castle Adventure Open Farm Featuring loads of friendly animals, indoor playground, outdoor playground, barrel train, sandpit and diggers, plus cafe picnics and parties. Sounds good to us!
Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre (49 miles)
Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre Kids' equestrian adventures, from lessons and livery to family hacks and pony parlour, plus kids' groups and saddle club.
Loughgall Country Park (49 miles)
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!
C and Js Animal Park (50 miles)
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!