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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

Waves Leisure Complex

  • Craigavon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

In the mood for a splash around? Grab your costumes, get the goggles out and head on down to Waves Leisure Complex for a day spent splashing around w...

Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre

  • Lurgan
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre is a great facility that boasts Northern Ireland's only outdoor artificial ski slope, plus three golf courses, a floodl...

Butterfly House and Seaforde Gardens

  • Downpatrick
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Seaforde Tropical Butterfly House features an awesome flight area with hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies alongside Ireland's oldest maze...

Waterside Museum

  • Craigavon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Waterside Museum is dedicated to preserving the social and industrial history of the Craigavon area. It is free to visit, and set on Oxford Island Na...

Oxford Island

  • Craigavon
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Oxford Island can be found on the shores of Lough Neagh, and has a great variety of habitats to explore, such as wildlife ponds, open water, meadows,...

Scallywags

  • Lurgan
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Scallywags is the biggest, and in their customers' opinion, the best party and play centre in the Lurgan area, only 3 mins from Rushmere Shopping Cen...

Tannaghmore Animal Farm

  • Craigavon
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The charming Tannaghmore Animal Farm offers close encounters with many animals and is suitable for a range of ages depending on which angle you take...

Downpatrick and County Down Railway

  • Downpatrick
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Downpatrick and County Down Railway is located in the beautifully scenic Downpatrick Marshes and offers the best views available of Downpatrick Cathe...



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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...

Quality Time

  • Banbridge
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Quality Time the first play centres of its kind in Northern Ireland - a new theme takes over each month and with it come new costumes, decorations an...

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...

Scallywags Banbridge3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Banbridge
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Scallywags, Banbridge is an indoor party and play centre where kids up to the age of 11 are free to roam. Parents can have some quiet time with free...

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...

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...

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....

Peter Pans Neverland

  • Portadown
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Peter Pans Neverland provides a safe indoor environment for children to run, jump, climb and have fun; to stretch both their physical abilities and t...

C&J's Animal Park

  • Craigavon
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

C and Js Animal Park is a great place to take the kids to meet a wide variety of animals, from farm animals to reptiles, and aviary birds to arachnid...

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...

Murlough National Nature Reserve

  • Dundrum
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Murlough National Nature Reserve Fringing one of Northern Ireland's most popular beaches equally delightful for visiting, this bay is overlooked by t...

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