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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Ballycastle

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 95 fun things to do in Ballycastle for you and the family to discover, including indoor and soft play areas, parks and playgrounds and museums and art galleries.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 56 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Ballycastle 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 Ballycastle 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. Kids on tractor ride at Watertop Farm in Ballycastle

    Watertop Farm

    Ballycastle

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Watertop Farm is a Family farm in the Glens of Antrim. They provide a range of great Family Activities for everyone to enjoy including Pony Trekking,...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 1.2 miles from Ballycastle
  2. Dock at Ballycastle Beach

    Ballycastle Beach

    Ballycastle

    BeachesBeaches

    The coast of north Antrim is spectacular, boasting the Giant's Causeway, the gateway to the Glens of Antrim and Ballycastle beach, with views on a cl...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 3 miles from Ballycastle
  3. Basalt columns at Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre in Bushmills

    Giants Causeway and Visitors Centre

    Bushmills

    National ParksNational Parks

    The Giant's Causeway is a World Heritage site and National Nature Reserve maintained by the National Trust. A volcanic eruption over 60 million years...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 10.3 miles from Ballycastle
  4. Kids on soft play frame at Treasure Island Ballymoney

    Treasure Island Ballymoney

    Ballymoney

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 13.6 miles from Ballycastle
  5. Boat at Portrush Sea Tours in Antrim

    Portrush Sea Tours

    Antrim

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Portrush Sea Tours leaves from Portrush Harbour, on Northern Ireland's beatutiful Causeway Coast. Our boat is a Stormforce 11 with a wraparound canop...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 15.2 miles from Ballycastle
  6. Barrys Bid Dipper ride at Barrys Amusements in Portrush

    Barrys Amusements

    Portrush

    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme Parks and Funfairs

    Barrys Amusements , Portrush, offers out of doors but largely under cover fun with options ranged across the board, so you should find something to a...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 15.7 miles from Ballycastle
  7. Limestone arch on Portrush Whiterocks Beach

    Portrush Whiterocks Beach

    Portrush

    BeachesBeaches

    Recently awarded with the prestigious 2013 Blue Flag Award, Portrush Whiterocks Beach has become a favourite with locals and a must see destination f...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 15.8 miles from Ballycastle
  8. Kids on soft play frame at Cheeky Chimps in Coleraine

    Cheeky Chimps

    Coleraine

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    At Cheeky Chimps your children will have a great time, filled with adventure and learning possibilities. Clean, modern, spacious multi level adventur...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 16.1 miles from Ballycastle
  9. Girls on trampolines at JumpLanes Coleraine

    JumpLanes Coleraine

    Coleraine

    Trampoline ParksTrampoline Parks

    JumpLanes Coleraine provides a fun and active workout activity for visitors in a newly constructed 10 lane indoor trampoline arena. Whether you're in...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 16.4 miles from Ballycastle
  10. People at Downhill Beach in Derry Londonderry

    Downhill Beach

    Derry-Londonderry

    BeachesBeaches

    Blue Flag Awarded Downhill Beach 11km stretch of sand and surf offering a wealth of activities including water sports, scenic walks and tourist type...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 17.1 miles from Ballycastle
  11. Kids playing on soft play frame at Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre in Coleraine

    Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre

    Coleraine

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Alley Cats Indoor Play Centre is one of the largest Indoor Play Centres in the Northern Ireland. Since we opened in September 2007 we have quickly be...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 17.7 miles from Ballycastle
  12. Families on beach at Portstewart Strand

    Portstewart Strand

    Portstewart

    BeachesBeaches

    Portstewart Strand The magnificent two mile strand of glistening golden sand is one of Northern Ireland's finest and most popular beaches with all ag...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 18.8 miles from Ballycastle
  13. Aerial view of Glenarm Castle

    Glenarm Castle

    Glenarm

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

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

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 20.5 miles from Ballycastle
  14. Go karts at Raceview Karting in Ballymena

    Raceview Karting

    Ballymena

    Go Karting and DrivingGo 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor 23 miles from Ballycastle
  15. Apple sculptures at The Peoples Park in Ballymena

    The Peoples Park

    Ballymena

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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....

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 23 miles from Ballycastle
  16. ECOS Millennium Environmental  Centre

    ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre

    Ballymena

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 23.4 miles from Ballycastle
  17. A girl at The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail, Ballymena

    The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail

    Ballymena

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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...

    Suitable for 4-12 Outdoor 24.1 miles from Ballycastle
  18. Soft play slide at Fun Factory Ballymena

    Fun Factory Ballymena

    Ballymena

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor 24.5 miles from Ballycastle
  19. Bird at Machrihanish Seabird Observatory in Machrihanish

    Machrihanish Seabird Observatory

    Machrihanish

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Machrihanish Seabird Observatory For an unparalleled wildlife experience with superb bird watching and spectacular scenery, Machrihanish offers what...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 25.4 miles from Ballycastle
  20. Maze garden at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne

    Carnfunnock Country Park

    Larne

    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 26.8 miles from Ballycastle

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