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. Outside spiral stone staircase at Belfast Castle Visitors Centre

    Belfast Castle Visitors Centre

    Belfast

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  2. Kids playing at Cave Hill Playground in Belfast

    Cave Hill Playground

    Belfast

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks 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...

    3 star rating Rating 3/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  3. City Sightseeing Belfast Hop on Hop off Tour bus passes by statue of Lord Carson

    City Sightseeing Belfast Hop on Hop off Tour

    Belfast

    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    1 star rating Rating 1/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor
  4. Grove Wellbeing Centre

    Grove Wellbeing Centre

    Belfast

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  5. Dock at Ballycastle Beach

    Ballycastle Beach

    Ballycastle

    BeachesBeaches

    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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  6. Shankill Leisure Centre

    Shankill Leisure Centre

    Belfast

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  7. Mum and daughter look at historical documents at HMS Caroline in Belfast

    HMS Caroline

    Belfast

    Railway and Transport AttractionsRailway 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  8. Outside view of Titanic Belfast

    Titanic Belfast

    Belfast

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

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

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor
  9. Man on Three wheeled bike at W5 in Belfast

    W5

    Belfast

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  10. Family bowling at Odyssey Bowl in Belfast

    Odyssey Bowl

    Belfast

    Ten Pin Bowling AlleysTen 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  11. ODEON Cinema room

    ODEON Belfast

    Belfast

    Cinemas and TheatresCinemas 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  12. Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

    The Belfast Mystery Treasure Trail

    Belfast

    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor
  13. Man holding model steam train at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Holywood

    Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

    Holywood

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  14. Victoria Park Belfast

    Victoria Park Belfast

    Belfast

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

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

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  15. Kids on climbing walls at The Jungle Magherafelt

    The Jungle Magherafelt

    Magherafelt

    Activity CentresActivity 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,...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor
  16. Pitch at National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast

    National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

    Belfast

    Sports StadiumsSports Stadiums

    Learn about the history of Irish football from the 1880s till today with a tour of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. No football fan can...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  17. Kids on tractor ride at Watertop Farm in Ballycastle

    Watertop Farm

    Ballycastle

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Watertop Farm is a Family farm in the Glens of Antrim. They provide a range of great Family Activities for everyone to enjoy including Pony Trekking,...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  18. Girls playing tennis at The Ozone and Indoor Tennis Centre in Belfast

    The Ozone and Indoor Tennis Centre

    Belfast

    Sports CentresSports Centres

    This popular centre, located on Ormeau Embankment, offers a wide range of tennis and climbing facilities for all ages. It's worth noting that at this...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  19. People on high rope course at SkyTrek in Belfast

    SkyTrek

    Belfast

    Activity CentresActivity Centres

    SkyTrek is a thrilling new attraction based at the stunning 200 acre Colin Glen Forest Park, just a short 10min drive from Belfast city centre. Offer...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor
  20. Outside view of Ulster Museum at Botanic Gardens in Belfast

    Ulster Museum at Botanic Gardens

    Belfast

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Ulster Museum at Botanic Gardens is a fantastic museum that is open throughout the year, and free to visit, making it a great all weather attraction...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor