The Belfast Botanic Gardens has been a public park since Victorian times and not only has retained its charms but been regularly improved over the years too so it's well worth a visit with little nature lovers and amateur botanists of all ages!
Well surfaced and accessible walking routes will take you all around the gardens so you can discover the alpine garden, giant bird feeders, a rockery, the rose garden, shrub borders, specimen trees and sculptures.
There's also a children's playground with fun natural style play equipment for most ages and abilities to let off some steam on with some classic elements and some more esoteric fare as well. Lovely!
Buildings for the family to explore include the Palm House, which is full of tropical plants, and the Tropical Ravine where tropical plants and seasonal displays can be found, but it should be noted that as of the beginning of 2016 the Ravine is still largely closed for a major refurbishment.
During this period however many of the features have been integrated into the Palm House so that bit is better than ever!
Monday to Sunday 07:30 - 16:00 or 21:00
College Park, Botanic Avenue,
028 9031 4762
Botanic Gardens and Palm House has not told us about their parking.
Yes, there are toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Botanic Gardens and Palm House has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
No, Botanic Gardens and Palm House is not wheelchair friendly.
No, Botanic Gardens and Palm House have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Botanic Gardens and Palm House has not told us if they are dog friendly.