The Best Things To Do In County Antrim Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Things To Do & Days Out In County Antrim

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 129 fun things to do in County Antrim for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Belfast, Waterfoot, Toome and Whitehead.

What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 79 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right County Antrim 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 County Antrim 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!

  1. Go karts at Raceview Karting in Ballymena

    Raceview Karting

    Ballymena

    Go Karting and DrivingGo 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor, Outdoor
  2. ECOS Millennium Environmental  Centre

    ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre

    Ballymena

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  3. Soft play slide at Fun Factory Ballymena

    Fun Factory Ballymena

    Ballymena

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  4. Apple sculptures at The Peoples Park in Ballymena

    The Peoples Park

    Ballymena

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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....

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor
  5. A girl at The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail, Ballymena

    The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail

    Ballymena

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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...

    Suitable for 4-12 Outdoor
  6. Mini golf course at Junction Jacks Mini Golf in Antrim

    Junction Jacks Mini Golf

    Antrim

    Crazy GolfCrazy 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  7. Go karts at Speedway Indoor Karting in Doagh

    Speedway Indoor Karting

    Doagh

    Go Karting and DrivingGo 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor
  8. Aerial view of Glenarm Castle

    Glenarm Castle

    Glenarm

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

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

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  9. Horned owl at World of Owls in Antrim

    World of Owls

    Antrim

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos 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,...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  10. Maze garden at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne

    Carnfunnock Country Park

    Larne

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  11. Kids in ball pit at Fun Works Play Centre in Glengormley

    Fun Works Play Centre

    Glengormley

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  12. People bowling at Glengormley Sports Bowl

    Glengormley Sports Bowl

    Glengormley

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  13. Kids on soft play frame at Treasure Island Ballymoney

    Treasure Island Ballymoney

    Ballymoney

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Treasure Island is a complex of pirate-y goodness for all weather conditions. This huge multi level indoor soft play area features all the classics o...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  14. Clementsmount Fun Farm

    Clementsmount Fun Farm

    Crumlin

    Children's FarmsChildren'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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor
  15. Kids on go karts at Nutts Corner Circuit in Belfast

    Nutts Corner Circuit

    Belfast

    Go Karting and DrivingGo Karting and Driving

    The Nutts Corner Circuit is Northern Ireland's ultimate family karting venue with a newly surfaced International track over 2 kilometres long! Nutts...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor
  16. Walking trail at Talnotry Avian Care Trust in Dublin

    Talnotry Avian Care Trust

    Dublin

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos 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,...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  17. Walking path near waterfall at Glenariff Forest Park in Cushendall

    Glenariff Forest Park

    Cushendall

    National ParksNational 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  18. Family at Playzone Newtownabbey

    Playzone Newtownabbey

    Newtownabbey

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor 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...

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  19. Gorilla at Belfast Zoo

    Belfast Zoo

    Belfast

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  20. Outside view of Carrickfergus Castle and lake

    Carrickfergus Castle

    Carrickfergus

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

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

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor

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