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Fun Days Out

Fun Days Out

School is almost out for half term and with the variety of attractions in Northern Ireland, you will be spoilt for choice. One thing is for sure, the kids will not be bored!

Relax and unwind in the great outdoors; if the weather is fine, pack a picnic and explore one of Northern Ireland’s lush green forests, enjoy the animal antics in Castle Espie, Clementsmount, Watertop, Streamvale or one of our other many open farms, zoos or aquariums, or take in a tour: bus, steam train or coach - we have them all!

Adventurous families can get active – Speedway Indoor Karting, Laserforce NI and The Ozone are just some of the activity centres and venues perfect for those thrill-seeking sporty types.

The fun does not end here. Museums are great family fun too! Those seeking culture can expand their mind and have fun at any of Northern Ireland’s fantastic museums. Travel back in time at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Ulster American Folk Park and Tower Museum or test your brain with a range of puzzles at W5 - whowhatwherewhenwhy.


All around the province historic grounds and buildings are opening up their gates to families and visitors; from the grounds and farmhouse of the Georgian Tannaghmore, to the larger-scale estates such as Florence Court - and everything in between.

Whatever you want to do with the children this autumn, you can do it here in Northern Ireland.

For more attractions visit: www.discovernorthernireland.com/todo/attractions.aspx

For more museums visit: www.discovernorthernireland.com/museums

Just Some Ideas

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Comber, Newtownards

Ireland's largest collection of ducks, geese and swans. Viewing from hides, waterfowl gardens, woodland walks. Extended gardens and woodlands with a gift shop, home made food, art gallery and coffee shop.

Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House, Belfast

As the last place Titanic rested on dry land, the dock is Titanic’s physical ‘footprint’ in history. Learn about Belfast’s incredible maritime heritage and shipbuilding legacy and peer into the vast dock where Titanic was fitted out.

An Creagán, Sixmilecross, Omagh

Situated at the foothills of the Sperrins, An Creagán is distinctively designed to mirror the archaeological sites of the area and give you the opportunity to step back in time. It also offers a range of archaeological and environmental information.

Funny Farm Adventures Maize Maze, Castlewellan

The Maize Maze is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland. A massive 6 acre field of 8 feet tall Maize. Can you find your way through? Each year the Maize Maze will have a different theme. Please check our website for this year's theme.

Streamvale Open Farm, Belfast

The real farm experience for every visitor - you can see the dairy production as well as take a nature walk with views of Belfast, feed and cuddle baby animals, join in all the farm fun and enjoy the delicious home made ice cream.

Armagh Planetarium, Armagh

Armagh Planetarium is quite simply “out of this world”. Watch an amazing Digital Theatre show where you can relax and experience our planet and beyond. During your visit why not design, build and launch your own rocket?

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