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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ballycarry

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 114 fun things to do in Ballycarry for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and zoos and wildlife parks.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 68 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ballycarry 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 Ballycarry 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!

  1. Outside view of Carrickfergus Castle and lake

    Carrickfergus Castle


    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Militantly marinaded in 800 years of rich combative history, you won't run shy of adventure stories based around impressive Carrickfergus Castle! Reg...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 4.7 miles from Ballycarry
  2. Giant Pickie Pedal Swans at Pickie Family Fun Park in Bangor

    Pickie Family Fun Park


    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme Parks and Funfairs

    This is Northern Ireland's favourite venue for people of all ages to enjoy traditional seaside fun and games and there's more on offer than ever befo...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 8.2 miles from Ballycarry
  3. Walking path near waterfall at Glenariff Forest Park in Cushendall

    Glenariff Forest Park


    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 8.6 miles from Ballycarry
  4. Dance performance at Cockle Row Cottages in Groomsport

    Cockle Row Cottages


    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Cockle Row Cottages These lovingly restored fisherman's cottages have Guided Tours Available to explore their rich maritime heritage and history, whe...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 8.7 miles from Ballycarry
  5. Man holding model steam train at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood

    Ulster Folk and Transport Museum


    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    The Ulster Folk Museum has lovingly recreated an early 1900s town to allow your family to experience the lives and traditions of the north of Ireland...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 8.8 miles from Ballycarry
  6. Teenagers roller blading at The Wigwam Roller Rink in Bangor

    The Wigwam Roller Rink


    Ice Skating and RollerskatingIce Skating and Rollerskating

    At the Wigwam Roller Rink you've got a great supportive environment for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages to get their skate on and come enjoy some sl...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 8.9 miles from Ballycarry
  7. Santa and kids at Snakes n Ladders in Bangor

    Snakes n Ladders


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Snakes and Ladders Based in Bangor, at the corner of the Clandeboye Road and Ring Road and with over 14,500 square feet of space, a mini 5 a side foo...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 9.1 miles from Ballycarry
  8. Swimming pool at Bangor Aurora

    Bangor Aurora


    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Bangor Aurora, a multi million leisure facility at the site of the Valentines Playing Fields, offers plenty of opportunites for aquatic fun for the w...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 9.1 miles from Ballycarry
  9. Maze garden at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne

    Carnfunnock Country Park


    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 9.3 miles from Ballycarry
  10. Indoor ramps at Thunder Park in Bangor

    Thunder Park


    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    Family of daredevils? Have a go at freestyle BMX biking, scooter stunts, skateboarding, parkour, breakdancing and so much more at Thunder Park, Irela...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 9.9 miles from Ballycarry
  11. Tennis racket and balls at Eddie Irvine Sports in Bangor

    Eddie Irvine Sports


    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    Karting School is designed to provide instruction to competitive young drivers irrespective of karting experience. If you are between 8 and 14 years...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 10 miles from Ballycarry
  12. Family at Playzone Newtownabbey

    Playzone Newtownabbey


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 10.4 miles from Ballycarry
  13. Kids in ball pit at Fun Works Play Centre in Glengormley

    Fun Works Play Centre


    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 10.9 miles from Ballycarry
  14. People bowling at Glengormley Sports Bowl

    Glengormley Sports Bowl


    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 11 miles from Ballycarry
  15. Gorilla at Belfast Zoo

    Belfast Zoo


    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 11.1 miles from Ballycarry
  16. Cows at Ark Open Farm in Newtownards

    Ark Open Farm


    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Ark Open Farm is a charmingly fun educational facility set in over forty acres of unspoiled countryside and is a loving home to at least 200 differen...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor 11.7 miles from Ballycarry
  17. Kids playing at Cave Hill Playground in Belfast

    Cave Hill Playground


    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 11.8 miles from Ballycarry
  18. Outside spiral stone staircase at Belfast Castle Visitors Centre

    Belfast Castle Visitors Centre


    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 11.8 miles from Ballycarry
  19. Go karts at Speedway Indoor Karting in Doagh

    Speedway Indoor Karting


    Go Karting and DrivingGo 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 12.1 miles from Ballycarry
  20. City Sightseeing Belfast Hop on Hop off Tour bus passes by statue of Lord Carson

    City Sightseeing Belfast Hop on Hop off Tour


    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    From a walk around the Titanic Quarter, to hopping off at an award winning zoo; wrap up all that’s brilliant about Belfast on a City Sightseeing Belf...

    1 star rating Rating 1/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 12.1 miles from Ballycarry

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