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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Antrim

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 147 fun things to do in Antrim for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, beaches and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 83 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right 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 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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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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Gorilla at Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Over 2000 weird and wonderful animals and exotic creatures await your arrival at Belfast Zoo. With 140 different species to explore this is a real an...

Family at Playzone Newtownabbey

Playzone Newtownabbey

  • Newtownabbey
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playzone is the out of this world soft play attraction at Valley Leisure Centre. Outer space themed multi storey play area with slides, flumes, a cli...

Outside spiral stone staircase at Belfast Castle Visitors Centre

Belfast Castle Visitors Centre

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

They've labelled this Belfast Castle Visitors Centre rather than Belfast Castle because there's no real 'castle' to explore: the interior facilities...

Kids playing at Cave Hill Playground in Belfast

Cave Hill Playground3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cave Hill Playground is suitable for children aged 3 to 14 and includes cradle swings, slides, spring rockers, a sand play unit and a bicycle roundab...

Walking path near waterfall at Glenariff Forest Park in Cushendall

Glenariff Forest Park

  • Cushendall
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Glenariff Forest Park is one of the 9 Antrim Glens, and has over 1,000 glorious hectares to explore with the kids, involving a great mixture of plant...

People on high rope course at SkyTrek in Belfast

SkyTrek

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

SkyTrek is a thrilling new attraction based at the stunning 200 acre Colin Glen Forest Park, just a short 10min drive from Belfast city centre. Offer...

Shankill Leisure Centre

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Shankill Leisure Centre offers a swimming pool with wavemaker machine and corkscrew slide and children's pool with mushroom umbrella and dolphin slid...

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