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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

Superdrive Karting

  • Armagh
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

According to popular vote Superdrive Karting is home to some of the fastest, most exciting outdoor karting and rally tracks in Northern Ireland! Your...

The Rink

  • Portadown
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

The Rink features an awesome super modern multi sports surface used not just for ice skating but also gymnastics, plus ball and roller sports! So it'...

Tyrella Beach

  • Downpatrick
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Tyrella Beach and conservation area is a small, enclosed dune complex within scenic Dundrum Bay, perfect for a simple beach day with the family. It i...

Glenarm Castle

  • Glenarm
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

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

Tayto Castle Factory

  • Tandragee
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Don’t be a couch potato, but instead visit some real potatoes. Take your bite-sized kids (5+) to the Tayto Factory Tour, and see how crisps get so go...

Glenarm Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a small harbour beach in Northern Ireland to take the kids to? We’ve got you covered - head down to Glenarm beach, you may get lucky and...

Newcastle Beach

  • Newcastle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to the ever popular Newcastle beach in Northern Ireland, and discover this sandy and pebbled beach - t’is a great spot for families looking...

Carnlough Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Carnlough Beach in Northern Ireland, a popular sandy and pebbled beach with a nice harbour.  Don’t forget to bring along your beach esse...



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The Tropicana

  • Newcastle
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Is your child not quite ready for the sea, but you want to introduce them to the water? Check out Tropicana: A pair of heated shallow pools looking o...

Newcastle Centre

  • Newcastle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The Newcastle Centre is a powerhouse of family fun with so many activities and sports on offer you’re spoilt for choice! Get set for a busy day start...

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 (...

Space Quest

  • Newry
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Fancy the thrill of your life? Set a course for Space Quest! This super modern combination of hide and seek and laser rifles is an epic war game with...

The Argory

  • Dungannon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Argory is an atmospheric Irish gentry house surrounded by its 130 hectare (320 acre) wooded riverside estate. A tour of this Neo-classical master...

The Jungle Magherafelt

  • Magherafelt
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

There'sso much asThe Jungle! For children over 1 metre tall, the Mowgli (Kids) Tree Top Adventure Course is an obstacle course 25ft above the ground,...

Waterfoot Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a great family day out at the beach, head to Waterfoot beach in Northern Ireland, with a shore that stretches out for 1km, ther...

Cushendall Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Cushendall beach in Northern Ireland, you’ll find a picturesque sandy and shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers, plus there’s some spe...

Armagh Planetarium

  • Armagh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Armagh Planetarium, the whole family can use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos and watch the latest space news in real time. Activiti...

Annaginny Farm Park

  • Dungannon
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Annaginny Farm Park is a lovely family ran business, with an exciting range of animals! Come visit the giant Emu’s and say g’day to the Wallabies! Th...

Gullivers Soft Play

  • Armagh
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Gullivers Soft Play is for tots and toddlers and children of primary school age (A height restriction of 134 cm applies). The ultimate play experienc...

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