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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In County Antrim

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 145 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 – 82 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!

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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...

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...

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 Playing in the sand on the beach

Cushenden Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Escape to Cushenden beach in Northern Ireland, a rural sandy beach set within a sweet little village setting and plenty of exciting walks. This sandy...

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...

Outside spiral stone staircase at Belfast Castle Visitors Centre

Belfast Castle Visitors Centre

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

They've labelled this Belfast Castle Visitors Centre rather than Belfast Castle because there's no real 'castle' to explore: the interior facilities...

Kids playing at Cave Hill Playground in Belfast

Cave Hill Playground3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Cave Hill Playground is suitable for children aged 3 to 14 and includes cradle swings, slides, spring rockers, a sand play unit and a bicycle roundab...

City Sightseeing Belfast Hop on Hop off Tour bus passes by statue of Lord Carson

City Sightseeing Belfast Hop on Hop off Tour1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

From a walk around the Titanic Quarter, to hopping off at an award winning zoo; wrap up all that’s brilliant about Belfast on a City Sightseeing Belf...

Grove Wellbeing Centre

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Grove Wellbeing Centre is a complex that has something for everyon, with a number of facilities available, including a swimming pool, and a great sof...

Dock at Ballycastle Beach

Ballycastle Beach

  • Ballycastle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The coast of north Antrim is spectacular, boasting the Giant's Causeway, the gateway to the Glens of Antrim and Ballycastle beach, with views on a cl...

Shankill Leisure Centre

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Shankill Leisure Centre offers a swimming pool with wavemaker machine and corkscrew slide and children's pool with mushroom umbrella and dolphin slid...

Mum and daughter look at historical documents at HMS Caroline in Belfast

HMS Caroline

  • Belfast
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Step aboard the HMS Caroline - the lone survivor of the Battle of Jutland. Kids who have a head for history will be blown away by the recreated cabin...

Outside view of Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Titanic Belfast extends over 9 impressive galleries, with multiple dimensions and angles to the exhibition's' presentation, with special effects, dar...

Man on Three wheeled bike at W5 in Belfast

W5

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

W5 is a literally staggering array of interactive exhibits, a really full day's worth and the kids will be pulling you along the whole way through th...

Family bowling at Odyssey Bowl in Belfast

Odyssey Bowl

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Come rain or shine for a great family day out at Odyssey Bowl with that little bit extra! 20 luxury lanes, a huge arcade and pool area, there’s so mu...

ODEON Cinema room

ODEON Belfast

  • Belfast
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Your little luvvies could picture themselves up on the big screen, or on the other side of the camera if they’re a bossy boots; either way, explore t...

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

The Belfast Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Belfast is a historic city with all sorts of secrets hidden on its streets; uncover a few on the Belfast Mystery Treasure Trail and find out once and...

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...

Victoria Park Belfast

  • Belfast
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Victoria Park is not just a cherished green space with inspiring horticultural displays, it also features soccer pitches, traditional bowling green,...

Kids on climbing walls at The Jungle Magherafelt

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,...

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