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Best Parks and Playgrounds In Belfast

We've rounded up the best parks and playgrounds in Belfast in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 20 Belfast parks and playgrounds to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the parks and playgrounds we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Botanic Gardens and Palm House

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Belfast Botanic Gardens has been a public park since Victorian times and not only has retained its charms but been regularly improved over the ye...

Victoria Park Belfast

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Victoria Park is not just a cherished green space with inspiring horticultural displays, it also features soccer pitches, traditional bowling green,...

Stormont Park

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Stormont Park offers an adventure playground for the small ones including climbing frames, slides and swings, plus picnic tables and public use BBQs...

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...

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...

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Covering nearly 130 scenic acres, the charming and Green Flag Awarded Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park features many eminently explorable terrains for...

Streamvale Open Farm5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

What’s wonderful about Streamvale Open Farm is learning all about the dedicated work that goes into animal care. Yummy ice cream, go-karts and tracto...

Wallace Park

  • Lisburn
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The 25 acres of Wallace Park are fuller of features than ever before, with new additions including a contemporary Soccer Pavilion and floodlit Tennis...



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Ark Open Farm

  • Newtownards
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children'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...

WWT Castle Espie

  • Comber
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

WWT Castle Espie is home to Ireland’s largest collection of exotic and local birds, as well as loads of outdoor adventure. Wings at the ready and off...

Pickie Family Fun Park

  • Bangor
  • Outdoor
  • Theme 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...

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...

Castle Ward

  • Strangford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Castle Ward is a unique 18th century house with a Gothic tone set in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough. Within the 820 acre walled lan...

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....

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...

Peatlands Park

  • Dungannon
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Peatlands Park was specifically established to raise awareness of peatland habitat issues so it's a great stop for secret schooling as well as for a...

Loughgall Country Park

  • Loughgall
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The exciting adventure play area and Junior Adventure Trail are styled like a mini assault course with swinging steps, Burma Bridge and Tram Tracks (...

Drum Manor Forest Park

  • Cookstown
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Serviced by a large car-park with toilets, gardens and lawn areas, Drum Manor Forest Park offers waymarked trails and forest plots exhibiting a wide...

Agnew Park

  • Stranraer
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Agnew Park offers a fantastic day out for the all ages, starting with a miniature railway that takes you on a full tour of the park so you can see wh...

Watertop Farm

  • Ballycastle
  • Outdoor
  • Children'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,...

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