- Castles and Palaces
- Parks and Playgrounds
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
They've labelled this Belfast Castle Visitors Centre rather than Belfast Castle because there's no real 'castle' to explore: the interior facilities are reserved for weddings and such functions, so don't let the kids go expecting turrets and spiral staircases. However, the other features here more than make up for it, with plenty to do if you've got good weather.
The Castle and its grounds are within Cave Hill Country Park, so you've got plenty of space to explore and plenty of things to look for, including the local landmark Napoleon's Nose!
The award winning Cave Hill Adventurous Playground is within the castle grounds and designed for 3 to 14 year olds to use, with standout features including aerial runway, bicycle roundabout, swings and slides, space net and sand pit. Plenty to keep them entertained and exercising!
Cave Hill Visitor Centre is inside Belfast Castle too, where there is also a gift shop. You've got the Cellar Restaurant and The Castle Tavern to choose from for refreshments, and everywhere on site is breastfeeding friendly.
Getting There and Contact Information
Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT15 5GR, Northern Ireland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - (Closing times vary by season)