20 Best Things To Do In Whitehead Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Whitehead

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 131 fun things to do in Whitehead for you and the family to discover, including beaches, indoor and soft play areas and parks and playgrounds. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 71 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Whitehead 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 Whitehead 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!

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Outside view of Carrickfergus Castle and lake

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...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

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...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

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...

Giant Pickie Pedal Swans at Pickie Family Fun Park in Bangor

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...

Dance performance at Cockle Row Cottages in Groomsport

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...

Teenagers roller blading at The Wigwam Roller Rink in Bangor

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...

Swimming pool at Bangor Aurora

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...

Santa and kids at Snakes n Ladders in Bangor

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...

Tennis racket and balls at Eddie Irvine Sports in Bangor

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...

Indoor ramps at Thunder Park in Bangor

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...

Man holding model steam train at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

  • Holywood
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Ulster Folk Museum has lovingly recreated an early 1900s town to allow your family to experience the lives and traditions of the north of Ireland...

Walking path near waterfall at Glenariff Forest Park in Cushendall

Glenariff Forest Park

  • Cushendall
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Glenariff Forest Park is one of the 9 Antrim Glens, and has over 1,000 glorious hectares to explore with the kids, involving a great mixture of plant...

Cows at Ark Open Farm in Newtownards

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...

Miniature train traveling at Drumawhey Junction in Donaghadee

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...

Family at Playzone Newtownabbey

Playzone Newtownabbey

  • Newtownabbey
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Playzone is the out of this world soft play attraction at Valley Leisure Centre. Outer space themed multi storey play area with slides, flumes, a cli...

Maze garden at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne

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...

Gorilla at Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Over 2000 weird and wonderful animals and exotic creatures await your arrival at Belfast Zoo. With 140 different species to explore this is a real an...

Kids in ball pit at Fun Works Play Centre in Glengormley

Fun Works Play Centre

  • Glengormley
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The Fun Works Play Centre's huge play frame is crammed full of energetic activities from the 8m spiral flume and 4 lane astra slides to creepy crawl...

Indoor soft play frame at Happy Town in Newtownards

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...

People bowling at Glengormley Sports Bowl

Glengormley Sports Bowl

  • Glengormley
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Glengormley Sportsbowl offers 16 lanes of top class Tenpin bowling provided by Brunswick, the Rolls Royce of bowling equipment. Kids' bowling balls a...

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