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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.

The Palace Demesne Public Park, Armagh

The Palace Stables Heritage Centre is a wonderfully restored 18th century stable block, formerly part of the estate belonging to the Archbishops of Armagh right up until the 1970s.

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.

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.

Clementsmount Fun Farm, Crumlin

Clementsmount Fun Farm offers an extensive range of activities for all the family, including; petting barn; lambs; baby goats; chinchillas; pony rides; pedal go-karts; crazy golf; trim trail and indoor soft play.

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