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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Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Portpatrick Beach

  • Stranraer
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little explorers? Head down to Portpatrick Beach in South Scotland, a little sandy beach that’s got all sorts of fun things to explore and discov...

Outside view of Castle Ward in Stangford

Castle Ward

  • Strangford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Castle Ward is a unique 18th century house with a Gothic tone set in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough. Within the 820 acre walled lan...

Crucifixion painted in Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave at Campbeltown

Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave

  • Campbeltown
  • Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Davaar Island and Crucifixion Cave A popular day trip destination from Campbeltown. This small uninhabited island is only accessable at low tide with...

Clear day at Murlough National Nature Reserve in Dundrum

Murlough National Nature Reserve

  • Dundrum
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Murlough National Nature Reserve Fringing one of Northern Ireland's most popular beaches equally delightful for visiting, this bay is overlooked by t...

Laser room at Space Quest in Newry

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...

Victoria Memorial at Agnew Park in Stranraer

Agnew Park

  • Stranraer
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Agnew Park offers a fantastic day out for the all ages, starting with a miniature railway that takes you on a full tour of the park so you can see wh...

Fish tanks at Riverwatch Aquarium in Derry Londonderry

Riverwatch Aquarium

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Explore your local area at Riverwatch Aquarium. Spend the day learning all about the habitat of your local rivers and the native animals that live th...

Water aerobics at Ryan Leisure Centre in Stranraer

Ryan Leisure Centre

  • Stranraer
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

As well as a 25m swimming pool they also have fantastic family leisure waters centred around the terrific 60m flume slide!, water features and inflat...

Outside view of Tower Museum in Londonderry

Tower Museum

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tower Museum is located at Union Hall Place, within the historic walls of the city of Derry, and tells the fascinating story of the city from its mon...

Outside view of St Columbs Cathedral in Londonderry

St Columbs Cathedral

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

St Columbs Cathedral is almost 400 years old so it has a rich history, which you can discover in the small museum, or history room inside. It's wonde...

Passengers on City Sightseeing Derry Londonderry Hop on Hop off Tour bus

City Sightseeing Derry Londonderry Hop on Hop off Tour

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Derry-Londonderry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland with an ancient walled perimeter and intriguing history. Discover its many highlight...

Brunswick Movie Bowl

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Brunswick Movie Bowl is a great family entertainment complex with loads of options for your rainy day fun! First there are 16 shiny tenpin bowling la...

Clear day at Tyrella Beach in Downpatrick

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...

Machrihanish Bay

  • Campbeltown
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Along the western coast of most of Kintyre runs a long shingle beach broken by the occasional rocky outcrop, but at Machrihanish Bay there's a gentle...

Golf course at Laser Space & Neon Golf in Londonderry

Locknload

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Indoor
  • Laser Tag

Come all guns blazing to Locknload, Derry. Let your mini-fighters take part in a shooting experience suitable for children and teenagers. Older child...

People canoeing at Creggan Country Park in Londonderry

Creggan Country Park

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Creggan Country Park is a non profit enterprise that offers a full range of outdoor pursuits, watersports, angling and walking. There is something fo...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

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...

Outdoor swimming pool at Tropicana in Newcastle

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...

People horse riding at Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre in Glaslough

Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre

  • Glaslough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre is the perfect setting for outdoor activity and adventure. They welcome children of a...

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