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Half Term Family Events

Get out and explore Northern Ireland this half term, from the wonderful outdoors with wildlife walks to the weird and wonderful workshops for the astronomer in you. There are lots of exciting activities and events for all the family this half term.

Bring your little ones to the MAC, Belfast (5 February - 12 March) as they explore new worlds of sound, dance, colour and fun.

half termThis half term, the world's most popular toy will bring families closer to nature at Castle Espie Wetland Centre, County Down at the Giant Lego Trail (11 February - 20 April). You can enjoy the trail of nine LEGO brick animals, some inspired by real species at Castle Espie Wetland Centre, a real treat for all the family.

Get  on your wellies and have an exciting mid-term day out at the Ulster American Folk Park (15 - 16 February). Meet the blacksmith and have a taste of Mrs Mellon’s pancakes with a singalong, stories and a special family tour.

15613_Titanic_BelfastJoin Titanic Belfast from (15 - 21 February) and challenge the kids with the Explorer Trail throughout the Titanic Experience, meet the Titanic Mascots and try out the new family interactive guide, before stopping off for a bite to eat with the 'Kids Eat Free' meal deals.


Let your mind wonder at the NI Science Festival, Belfast (16 - 26 February)

Roald Dahls Marvellous Medicine

With over 100 events and infinite ideas this exciting festival features a range of exciting and stimulating events across a range of venues.  It focuses on the wonders of science, technology, astronomy and much more. A festival not to be missed for budding scientists, astronomers and for the simply curious.

You might also like Outdoor Family Fun or Book a Family Short Break
Check out some more half term ideas below or see our Events Section

Places To Visit

Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier.

SS Nomadic, Belfast

Built in 1911, Nomadic provides the story of Titanic's little sister, the only tangible surviving link with the world's most famous ship and the last White Star Line vessel in the world.

Titanic Belfast, Belfast

Titanic Belfast is a 'must see' visit in any tour of Belfast, and is now Northern Ireland's top visitor attraction.

C.S. Lewis Trail, Belfast

This trail will take you to the places that inspired the young C.S. Lewis, one of our most famous literary sons, best known for his magical world of Narnia.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Magherafelt

Step into Seamus Heaney HomePlace and begin your journey through the life and literature of the poet and Nobel Laureate.Standing at the heart of the place and a people which so inspired him.

Eastside Visitor Centre, Belfast

EastSide Visitor Centre provides a base from which visitors can explore the east of the city. Visitors can access information on attractions from digital screens with interpretation panels and a wall map.

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