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Things To Do & Days Out near Portrush
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!
Barrys Amusements (< 1 mile)
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!
Portrush Whiterocks Beach (< 1 mile)
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 (< 1 mile)
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.
Portstewart Strand (4 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.
Downhill Beach (4 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 (5 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 (5 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.
Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre (5 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.
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,...
Treasure Island (12 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.
Foylehov Activities (16 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!
Kidz Ahoy at Roe Valley LC (16 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!
Watertop Farm (16 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!
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
Ballycastle Beach (18 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.
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!
Sperrin Fun Farm (27 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!
The Peoples Park (27 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 (28 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!
Raceview Karting (28 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.
Fun Factory (29 miles)
Fun Factory Large and small adventure play frames with age appropriate thrills including ball blast, vortex slides and pedal tracks.
Brunswick Movie Bowl (30 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 (30 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 (30 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!
Tower Museum (30 miles)
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!
St Columbs Cathedral (31 miles)
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.
Riverwatch Aquarium (31 miles)
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 (31 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!
Glenarm Castle (32 miles)
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.
The Jungle (33 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!
Junction Jacks Mini Golf (36 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!
Carnfunnock Country Park (38 miles)
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.
Machrihanish Seabird Observatory (39 miles)
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.
Islay Natural History Trust (39 miles)
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.
Speedway Indoor Karting (39 miles)
Speedway Indoor Karting A friendly and supportive indoor racing track with 270cc Honda powered Karts and mini motos race experiences for racers over 4ft8in. Groups can access bonus activities like the supreme Grand Prix race!
Talnotry Avian Care Trust (43 miles)
Talnotry Avian Care Trust Currently has around 350 animals in its long term care to visit and learn about.
Clementsmount Fun Farm (44 miles)
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!
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave (44 miles)
Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave Island accessible at low tide and hiding a cave painting of the Crucifixion and some stunning scenery.
Nutts Corner Circuit (45 miles)
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!
Drum Manor Forest Park (45 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.
Machrihanish Bay (45 miles)
Machrihanish Bay A soft sandy beach surrounded by rocky coastline good for swimming, surfing and kite-surfing. You can usually see seals and wild goats in their respective habitats, and there is a nearby wildlife observatory.
Arena 7 (46 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!
Annaginny Farm Park (46 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.
Fun Works Play Centre (46 miles)
Fun Works Play Centre A massive 5 floors of adventure play structure each featuring even more crazy activities than the last! They've also got some epic slides, ball cannons and a great zone for the smaller kids with regular Funworks Toddler Club too. Yay!
Glengormley Sports Bowl (46 miles)
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!
Ulster American Folk Park (46 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.
Glenariff Forest Park (46 miles)
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.
Playzone (46 miles)
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 (47 miles)
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.