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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.

Armagh Planetarium, Armagh

Use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos and watch the latest space news in real time.Travel to the International Space Station, and outwards to Mars in the 3D stereo room. During your visit why not design, build and launch your own rocket?

Belfast Zoo, Newtownabbey

'Winner' of Best Visitor Experience, NITA Awards 2013. Belfast Zoo is situated on a breath-taking 55 acre site with panoramic views over Belfast Lough. This modern zoo acts as a safe haven for more than 160 species of rare and endangered animals.

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. This year's theme is Mayhem at the Maize.

The Navan Centre, Armagh

The Navan Centre interprets one of Ireland’s most important ancient monuments, Navan Fort, the ancient capital and seat of the Kings of Ulster.

Streamvale Open Farm, Belfast

Streamvale Open Farm Streamvale is a family run dairy with so much to see and do! From feeding the animals to cuddling the baby rabbits, taking pony rides or taking a tractor drive. There are a host of activities here for all the family to enjoy.

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