20 Best Things To Do In County Antrim Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In County Antrim

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 145 fun things to do in County Antrim for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Belfast, Waterfoot, Toome and Whitehead. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 82 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right County Antrim day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in County Antrim with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Go karts at Raceview Karting in Ballymena

Raceview Karting

  • Ballymena
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Raceview Karting has now been open for 13 years and even has an F1 simulator which is the only one in the UK that is available to the public. Boastin...

ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre

  • Ballymena
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The ECOS Centre was created amidst 150 acres of rich river flood plain to showcase environmental issues, which they do with an eye to it being aimed...

Soft play slide at Fun Factory Ballymena

Fun Factory Ballymena

  • Ballymena
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fun Factory has a large multi level climbing frame for adventurous 5 to 12 year olds comprises 3 slides - of the free fall, astra and spiral varietie...

Apple sculptures at The Peoples Park in Ballymena

The Peoples Park

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Peoples Park is a great venue for free family fun, whatever the season, with a number of events to participate in and enjoy throughout the year....

A girl at The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail, Ballymena

The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

With just a sprinkle of fairy dust and a little imagination, watch as The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail comes to life before your eyes. Everyone say it...

Mini golf course at Junction Jacks Mini Golf in Antrim

Junction Jacks Mini Golf

  • Antrim
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Not only a great miniature golf course this is also an educational resource, with every hole across the 18 holding a parchment detailing the life of...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Carnlough Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Carnlough Beach in Northern Ireland, a popular sandy and pebbled beach with a nice harbour.  Don’t forget to bring along your beach esse...

Go karts at Speedway Indoor Karting in Doagh

Speedway Indoor Karting

  • Doagh
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Previously known as Speedway Indoor Karting, it's current incarnation as Need For Speed Indoor Karting offers a medium octane, high adrenaline experi...

Aerial view of Glenarm Castle

Glenarm Castle

  • Glenarm
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Glenarm Castle features one of Ireland's oldest walled gardens and a wealth of immaculately landscaped themed counterparts including water features,...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Glenarm Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a small harbour beach in Northern Ireland to take the kids to? We’ve got you covered - head down to Glenarm beach, you may get lucky and...

Horned owl at World of Owls in Antrim

World of Owls

  • Antrim
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Spend half a day with the family at World of Owls - a lovely  owl sanctuary at Randalstown Forest. Explore indoor and outdoor birds of prey displays,...

Maze garden at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne

Carnfunnock Country Park

  • Larne
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Carnfunnock Country Park has something for everyone. If you can't explore all the 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails a...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Waterfoot Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a great family day out at the beach, head to Waterfoot beach in Northern Ireland, with a shore that stretches out for 1km, ther...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Cushendall Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Cushendall beach in Northern Ireland, you’ll find a picturesque sandy and shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers, plus there’s some spe...

Kids in ball pit at Fun Works Play Centre in Glengormley

Fun Works Play Centre

  • Glengormley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Works Play Centre's huge play frame is crammed full of energetic activities from the 8m spiral flume and 4 lane astra slides to creepy crawl...

People bowling at Glengormley Sports Bowl

Glengormley Sports Bowl

  • Glengormley
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Glengormley Sportsbowl offers 16 lanes of top class Tenpin bowling provided by Brunswick, the Rolls Royce of bowling equipment. Kids' bowling balls a...

Kids on soft play frame at Treasure Island Ballymoney

Treasure Island Ballymoney

  • Ballymoney
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Treasure Island is a complex of pirate-y goodness for all weather conditions. This huge multi level indoor soft play area features all the classics o...

Clementsmount Fun Farm

  • Crumlin
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

An animal adventure awaits at Clementsmount Fun Farm. With a whole range of animals to swoon over the petting barn is not to be missed. Meet Billy an...

Kids on go karts at Nutts Corner Circuit in Belfast

Nutts Corner Circuit

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

The Nutts Corner Circuit is Northern Ireland's ultimate family karting venue with a newly surfaced International track over 2 kilometres long! Nutts...

Walking trail at Talnotry Avian Care Trust in Dublin

Talnotry Avian Care Trust

  • Dublin
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Talnotry Avian Care Trust currently has around 350 animals in its long term care. These include gannets, swans, kestrels, sparrowhawks, owls, foxes,...

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