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Out and About with Mum

Explore more on Mothering Sunday and celebrate the occasion with a great local experience, attraction or activity. We have something no matter what type of mum you have!

Chilled Mum

If your mum appreciates beautiful scenery and unplanned excursions, then there is plenty of choice from the Causeway Coastal Route, magnificent Mountains of Mourne, or the tranquil Fermanagh Lakelands. Why not take a picnic and enjoy the scenery or stop in one of the many villages or towns for coffee or lunch.

Alternatively take Mum along to one of our beautiful National Trust properties, some of which are hosting special Mother's Day events.

History-Loving Mum

On the other hand if your mother is interested in historic features why not step back in time with a visit to the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, County Tyrone. At this unique open-air museum telling the story of Irish emigration, you can travel from the thatched cottages of Ulster to the log cabins of the American frontier via a full-scale emigrant sailing ship. 

At its sister museum, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra in County Down, you can experience life in the early 1900s in the charming village of Ballycultra town - a great day out for mum and all the family. Or spend an afternoon in one of Ireland's finest medieval castles, Carrickfergus Castle. The self-guided tour will take you through 800 years of military might.

Adventurous Mum

We have activities for all skills and preferences of mum (and the rest of the family). Surf or body board on waves from the roaring North Atlantic or head to the Mourne Mountains - where you can walk, climb, horse-ride or even blast down on a mountain board. Perhaps your mum is an adventure dare devil, introduce her to try some exciting adventure activities. Multi-activity centres offer taster sessions so adventurous mums can try their hand at a range of different activities.  Learn more about Activities in Northern Ireland.

Nature-Loving Mum

If your mum loves all things nature, get up close to the wonderful wildlife at many of the nature reserves and animal attractions across Northern Ireland.   See over 140 animal species and spend a day at Belfast Zoo or pet the cuddly animals at any of the Open Farms or learn about our incredible fish life at Riverwatch Aquarium in Derry~Londonderry.

Cultural Mum

Perhaps your mum has a love of all things arts and culture, Northern Ireland has plenty to offer with a range of unique exciting venues from award winning community art venues to famous cultural landmarks and literary legend locations you can guarantee your mum will enjoy. Check out some Literature and Theatre ideas.

Foodie Mum

With Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink 2016 now in full swing, this is the year for all food and drink loving mums, from indulgent afternoon teas to top quality eateries, there are plenty of options to spoil your mum. Find out more at our Food & Dining section.

For more ideas for check out Things to see & do in Northern Ireland.

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