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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Belfast

The capital of Northern Ireland and the birthplace of the RMS Titanic in 1912, there are lots of interesting things to do in Belfast.

Start the day at Titanic Belfast, which takes you through the Titanic story using special effects, dark rides and full reconstructions. Brace yourself as the iceberg hits and relive the sinking as the beast that was Titanic splits from underneath you.

Leaving the legacy of the great ship behind during your Belfast family day out, try your hand at all things science at W5. There are over 250 fun and interactive exhibits over four exhibition areas to discover, as well as a special area for the under 5s.

The Belfast Castle Visitors Centre may not actually have a castle, but it does offer an award-winning adventure playground for those aged 3-14. Children can go looking for Napoleon’s Nose and climb, jump, swing and slide their way through any excess energy!

There are plenty of rainy day activities too, including Laser Zone, Odyssey Bowl and five miles outside of the city is Indiana Land, which is an awesome jungle themed indoor play area inspired by everyone’s favourite adventure loving archeologist!

Find your perfect day out

Helen's Bay

  • Bangor
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Helen’s Bay in Northern Ireland, a popular sandy beach, and being close to a train station, it makes for a great day trip location.  Don...

Carrickfergus Castle

  • Carrickfergus
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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

Happy Town

  • Newtownards
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Happy Town is a fully themed play centre with a host of comedy characters incorporated from Naughty Norris to Nurse Milly and Principal Grump! The ma...

Crawfordsburn Beach

  • Crawfordsburn
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for an outdoor beach adventure? Crawfordsburn beach in Northern Ireland has plenty for your little explorers to discover.  At low tide, littl...

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...

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...

The Wigwam Roller Rink

  • Bangor
  • Indoor
  • Ice 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...

Snakes n Ladders

  • Bangor
  • Indoor
  • Indoor 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...



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Thunder Park

  • Bangor
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

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

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...

Eddie Irvine Sports

  • Bangor
  • Indoor
  • Go 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...

Bangor Aurora

  • Bangor
  • Indoor
  • Swimming 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...

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...

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,...

Cockle Row Cottages

  • Groomsport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums 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...

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...

Drumawhey Junction

  • Donaghadee
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Belfast and Co. Down Miniature Railway Society was established in 1991 by a group of enthusiastic miniature railway fans and it's still going str...

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,...

Ballywalter Beach

  • Newtownards
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you love long stretches of golden sand and a sea that’s perfect for a dip, then Ballywalter beach in Northern Ireland is the one for you.  Whether...

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