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Family Breaks in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is great for families, whether you want to experience the outdoors, fun unique attractions and activities or great value family breaks. Get some trip inspiration here for some memory-making breaks. 

Great value family ideas!

Make the most of it in Northern Ireland with wonderful family getaways. Click on one of the tabs above for some great inspiration for your family break.

Blessingbourne Bike Trail
Couple at the Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim

Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland

Co Antrim

The world famous Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland and is a must see for visitors.

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WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Co Down

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.

Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo

Co Antrim

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

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Springhill House

Co Londonderry

Step back to 1912 as you experience the Lenox-Conyngham home on the morning they left to board Titanic. See the exhibition, featuring pieces from the Titanic era, including 11-year-old Eileen Lenox-Conyngham’s letter, written on Titanic headed paper.

SS Nomadic, courtesy of Nomadic Charitable Trust

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

Titanic Belfast

Belfast

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

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Co Down

Step back in time and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Explore thatched cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum and step aboard majestic steam locomotives in the Transport Museum.

Armagh Observatory

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?

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Mount Stewart

Co Down

Mount Stewart is a stunning estate in the beautiful scenic area of Strangford Lough. The Formal Gardens are ranked as one of the top ten in the world and the within the house there are collections of national and international significance.

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We Are Vertigo

Belfast

The Centre offers exciting experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Whether its your first time or you want to brush up on your skills get ski fit and snowboard ready on our slopes or challenge yourself with our adventure activities.

The Navan Centre

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.

Ulster American Folk Park

Ulster American Folk Park

Co Tyrone

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.

UM Exterior at night

Ulster Museum

Belfast

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences.

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Oxford Island

Co Armagh

Oxford Island National Nature Reserve is a peninsula created by successive lowering of Lough Neagh. Four miles of footpaths, five birdwatching hides, woodland, ponds, wildflower meadows, picnic and play areas.

Special Offers - Family

From
£100.00
€124.00
Per unit

Islandcorr Farm B&B, Giants Causeway,

Family (2 adults and up to 3 kids) Winter Warmer Break

Stay 2 nights during November 2014 to end of March 2015 from £100 per night, based on 2 adults in 1 room and up to 3 children age 16 and under in second room. Two rooms share a bathroom). Full Irish breakfast and/or continental options included.

To book call (028) 2073 0676
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£224.00
€277.76
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Clover Cottage,

Spring Complimentary Tickets for Mount Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House & Gardens. Major conservation and restoration work is now nearing completion and Mount Stewart opens again in the spring.

To celebrate this we are offering our guests complimentary tickets to Mount Stewart. Family and individual tickets available.

The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages.

Why not take advantage of our offer over Easter, St Patrick’s day or a Valentines short break.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 25 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£450.00
€558.00
Total price

Portrush View,

Easter Break

Enjoy your Easter break in this beach fronting apartment. Price covers stay for a maximum of 5 adults, includes bed linen and all gas and electric. The apartment is within walking distance of the beach and Harbour with a choice of excellent and reasonably priced restaurants. Amusement arcades with a selection of rides are also only a stones throw away.
An ideal location for a family break.

To book call (028) 3888 2273
4 Apr 2015 - 11 Apr 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£252.00
€312.48
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Barley Cottage,

Spring Complimentary Tickets for Mount.Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House & Gardens. Major conservation and restoration work is now nearing completion and Mount Stewart opens again in the spring.

To celebrate this we are offering our guests complimentary tickets to Mount Stewart. Family and individual tickets available.

The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages.

Why not take advantage of our offer over Easter, St Patrick’s day or a Valentines short break.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 25 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£140.00
€173.60
Per unit

An Creagán (2 bedroom) - Crockmacann,

Mid Week Offer

Enjoy a three night mid week stay in Crockmacann Cottage for the price of two nights.

To book call (028) 8076 1112
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£250.00
€310.00
Total price

Coolbeg Farm,

St Patrick's Mid-Week Break

Enjoy a fabulous St Patrick's family mid week break at Coolbeg Farmhouse. Reduced from £280 to £250.
Take a stroll along the long walks in the excellent countryside around Coolbeg Farmhouse and enjoy uninterrupted view of Upper Loch Erne. Sleeping six the Farmhouse boasts antique and luxury furnishings.
Please note a £100 security deposit is required at the time of booking.
The postcode for the property is BT94 5JQ

To book call (016) 2362 4784
16 Mar 2015 - 20 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£270.00
€334.80
Total price

Loughbrickland Courtyard - Lisnagade,

Spring Break

Four nights for the price of three midweek. You pay £225 instead of £275 for four people.

Three nights for the price of 2 weekend. You pay £220 instead of £270 for four people.

Enjoy our beautiful 2.5Km and 1.9Km woodland walks around the property through historic Coolnacran Rath and JOhnston's Fort.

Luxuriate in our new King-sized duvets with 300 threadcount covers

To book call (07873) 290 504
Until 30 Apr 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£110.00
€136.40
Per unit

An Creagán (1 bedroom) - Leaghan,

Mid Week Offer

Enjoy a three night mid week stay in Leaghan Cottage for the price of two nights.

To book call (028) 8076 1112
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£250.00
€310.00
Total price

Share Discovery Village,

Family Weekend Package

Enjoy a great weekend away full of adventure and activity (April-August)
Self-Catering Accommodation, Unlimited Pool Access and Sunday Cruise

Up to 6 people £250
Up to 10 people £300
Up to 12 people £350

To book or for more information contact Celia on celia@sharevillage.org or call 028 677 22122.
Great offer not to be missed

To book call (028) 6772 2122
1 Apr 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£0.00
€0.00

Manor House Marine Boat Hire,

10/11 nights for the price of 7

Valid for bookings up to 2nd May 2015 (finishing date), or any date after 5th September 2015
This offer is not available with any other discount offer.

To book call (028) 6862 8100
Until 31 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£89.00
€110.36
Per room

The City Hotel Derry,

Stay With Us, Eat For Free

Beat the Winter blues with a fantastic warming break at the City Hotel Derry from only £89.00 per room!
Stay with us in January, February or March 2015 and enjoy Breakfast and Dinner for free! All you pay for is your room!
Limited availability, price is based on two adults in a standard room.
Supplement payable for children / family room.

Full payment is required at time of booking and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

To book call (028) 7136 5800
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£149.00
€184.76
Per person sharing

Enniskeen Country House Hotel,

Relish Free Time Three Night Special

Relish Free Time Three Night Special
Three nights accommodation, full Irish breakfast each morning and two sumptuous evening dinners included. Enjoy the amazing scenery, whether walking, cycling, hillwalking or sight seeing.

To book call (028) 4372 2392
13 Mar 2015 - 8 Nov 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£160.00
€198.40
Per unit

An Creagán (3 bedroom) - Copney,

Mid Week Offer

Enjoy three nights mid week stay for the price of two nights.

To book call (028) 8076 1112
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£0.00
€0.00

Manor House Marine Boat Hire,

Early Booking

Early booking reduction of 10% if booked before 31st January 2015 (not available with the Noble Emperor)

To book call (028) 6862 8100
Until 31 Jan 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£110.00
€136.40
Per unit

An Creagán (1 bedroom) - Creggandevesky,

Mid Week Offer

Enjoy a three night mid week stay in An Creagán Cottages for the price of two nights.

To book call (028) 8076 1112
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£99.00
€122.76
Per person sharing

Enniskeen Country House Hotel,

Relax and Savour Mini Break

Relax and Savour Mini Break, take time to unwind and spend some quality time enjoying two nights accommodation, full Irish breakfast each morning and a delicious evening dinner in a tranquil setting with beautiful scenery.

To book call (028) 4372 2392
13 Mar 2015 - 31 May 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£275.00
€341.00
Per unit

Mountain Lodge,

Luxury Countryside Break (6-8 People)

If you envisage a relaxing holiday in a remote location in Fermanagh which does not compromise on luxury, then look no further!

Enjoy a weekend break in our 5* cottages from only £275 (Fri-Sun). Offer includes use of hot tub, sauna and go karts. Electric is by metre.

Applies to Fassagh House and The Mountain Lodge.

To Book Tel: (028) 68659886 / Email:info@athomeinfermanagh.com

To book call (028) 6865 9886
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£95.00
€117.80
Per room

The City Hotel Derry,

St Patricks Day 2015

With carnival parades, concerts, dancing, storytelling and colourful characters celebrate your St Patricks Day in the Maiden City at the City Hotel.

2015 festivities will take place on Tuesday 17th March and promises to be a spectacular family occasion. The focus as always for celebrations in Derry~Londonderry is family friendly, there will be street entertainment and fun activities to keep the kids entertained and a range of events held across a series of locations throughout the city.

The packag includes overnight accommodation, full Irish breakfast each morning and a two course dinner served in Thompsons Restaurant.

Rate must be prepaid in full at time of booking, deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To book call (028) 7136 5800
13 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£160.00
€198.40
Per unit

An Creagán (3 bedroom) - Evishatrask,

Mid Week Offer

Enjoy a three nights stay mid week in Evishatrask Cottage for the price of two nights.

To book call (028) 8076 1112
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£327.00
€405.48
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Elm Cottage,

Spring Complimentary Tickets for Mount Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House & Gardens. Major conservation and restoration work is now nearing completion and Mount Stewart opens again in the spring.

To celebrate this we are offering our guests complimentary tickets to Mount Stewart. Family and individual tickets available.

The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages.

Why not take advantage of our offer over Easter, St Patrick’s day or a Valentines short break.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 25 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£185.00
€229.40
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Flax Cottage,

Spring Complimentary Tickets for Mount Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House & Gardens. Major conservation and restoration work is now nearing completion and Mount Stewart opens again in the spring.

To celebrate this we are offering our guests complimentary tickets to Mount Stewart. Family and individual tickets available.

The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages.

Why not take advantage of our offer over Easter, St Patrick’s day or a Valentines short break.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 25 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£100.00
€124.00
Per person sharing

The Cross Square Hotel,

'Real' Irish Experience

Two nights bed & late Breakfast (serving until 11.30am) including a four course dinner for two the night of your choice. Offer also includes a 'Tour of South Armagh' in conjunction with Matthews Tours. Take in the sights of Slieve Gullion Mountain & the Ring of Gullion - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Archeology sites, Folklore and a tour that takes you border hopping from Northern Ireland to Southern Ireland on several points. (Offer must be booked 10 days in advance) Twitter @Cross_Square

To book call (028) 3086 0505
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£295.00
€365.80
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Brooks Cottage,

Spring Complimentary Tickets for Mount Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House & Gardens. Major conservation and restoration work is now nearing completion and Mount Stewart opens again in the spring.

To celebrate this we are offering our guests complimentary tickets to Mount Stewart. Family and individual tickets available.

The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages.

Why not take advantage of our offer over Easter, St Patrick’s day or a Valentines short break.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 25 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£252.00
€312.48
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Corn Cottage,

Spring Complimentary Tickets for Mount Stewart

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House & Gardens. Major conservation and restoration work is now nearing completion and Mount Stewart opens again in the spring.

To celebrate this we are offering our guests complimentary tickets to Mount Stewart. Family and individual tickets available.

The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages.

Why not take advantage of our offer over Easter, St Patrick’s day or a Valentines short break.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 25 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£160.00
€198.40
Per person sharing

An Creagán (3 bedroom) - Inishtimahon,

Mid Week Offer

Enjoy a three night mid week stay in Inishtimahon Cottage for the price of two nights.

To book call (028) 8076 1112
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£89.00
€110.36
Total price

Causeway Hotel,

Giants Causeway Family Stay

For the month of February we are offering children under 12 to stay for free on weekends. This offer is valid for Friday and Saturday nights and includes Breakfast and complimentary access to the Giants Causeway Visitor Centre. Maximum of two children per room. Subject to availability. Does not include 13th and 14th February.

To book call (028) 2073 1226
Until 1 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£295.00
€365.80
Total price

Loughbrickland Courtyard - Coolnacran,

Spring break offer

Four nights for the price of three midweek. You pay £295 instead of £355 for six people.

Three nights for the price of 2 weekend. You pay £280 instead of £340 for six people.

Enjoy our beautiful 2.5Km and 1.9Km woodland walks around the property through historic Coolnacran Rath and JOhnston's Fort.

Luxuriate in our new King-sized duvets with 300 threadcount covers!

To book call (07873) 290 504
Until 30 Apr 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£275.00
€341.00
Total price

Fools Haven Thatched Cottage,

5 nights for the price of 3

Five night stay at Fools Haven for the price of three nights.
We greet all guests with a complimentary hospitality tray of locally produced and sourced, quality, award winning foods.
Any day check-in.
Offer includes bedlinen, towels, electricity and heating.

To book call (028) 9336 3880
Until 30 Apr 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£140.00
€173.60
Per unit

An Creagán (2 bedroom) - Tornoge,

Mid Week Offer

Enjoy a three night mid week stay in Tornoge Cottage for the price of two nights.

To book call (028) 8076 1112
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£224.00
€277.76
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Whin Cottage,

Spring Complimentary Tickets for Mount Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House & Gardens. Major conservation and restoration work is now nearing completion and Mount Stewart opens again in the spring.

To celebrate this we are offering our guests complimentary tickets to Mount Stewart. Family and individual tickets available.

The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages.

Why not take advantage of our offer over Easter, St Patrick’s day or a Valentines short break.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 25 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£327.00
€405.48
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Elm Cottage,

Spring Complimentary Tickets for Mount Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House & Gardens. Major conservation and restoration work is now nearing completion and Mount Stewart opens again in the spring.

To celebrate this we are offering our guests complimentary tickets to Mount Stewart. Family and individual tickets available.

The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages.

Why not take advantage of our offer over Easter, St Patrick’s day or a Valentines short break.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 25 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£0.00
€0.00

Manor House Marine Boat Hire,

50% discount on 2nd week

50% discount on 2nd week.
Valid for bookings up to 2nd May 2015 (finishing date), or any date after 5th September 2015
This offer is not available with any other discount offer

To book call (028) 6862 8100
Until 31 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£115.00
€142.60
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

The City Hotel Derry,

Mid Term Family Break

Enjoy a Spring Midterm Break at the City Hotel, Derry!

Our package includes a 2 course evening meal in Thompson's Restaurant, overnight accommodation with full Irish breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children from £115.00 per night.

During your stay enjoy all the local attractions including the historic City Walls, River Walks, Local Museums, Shopping and Local Forest and Country Parks, or take a day trip to the North Coast, then relax in the hotel's leisure centre with swimming pool, gymnasium, jacuzzi and steam room.

Offer is available from 12th - 22nd February subject to availability and is based on a maximum of 2 children aged 2-12 years sharing room and dining from children's menu.

This rate is fully prepaid at the time of booking and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

To book call (028) 7136 5800
12 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£169.00
€209.56
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

La Mon Hotel & Country Club,

1 Night Family LA MONster's break

Bring the kids and have a fun filled family break at La Mon Hotel & Country Club. Our 1 night break is based on 2 adults and 2 children in the same room, with breakfast and an evening meal in our… read more Bistro included .
On arrival the children will receive a La MONster's local activity guide, complimentary goodies and a selection of family friendly board games to borrow throughout your stay. At night a snack of milk and home made cookies is provided for the kids to enjoy.

To book call (028) 9044 8631
Until 30 Jun 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£89.00
€110.36
Per person sharing

Silverbirch Hotel,

February Mid-Term 2 Night Family Break

Celebrate the February Mid-Term school holidays with a Family break to Silverbirch Hotel. Our family rooms are extra spacious ensuring you feel at home during your stay.

There is lots to see do nearby; Omagh town centre, leisure complex, Ulster American Folk Park, Todds Leap outdoor adventure centre, An Creagán exhibition and more.

Family Rooms feature two Queen size double beds and a sofa bed)
Full Irish Breakfast each morning
Offer based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing

To book call (028) 8224 2520
12 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£180.00
€223.20
Total price

Windsor Townhouse,

Family Movie Night In

Family Movie Night In from only £180, based on 2 adults and up to 4 children sharing, this offer is for 2 nights accommodation at this fabulous 4* luxury accommodation on South Belfast's Malone Road. After a busy day sightseeing with the kids why not enjoy a relaxing night in with a family movie, 4 large bags of cinema popcorn, 6 chocolate bars, a family bag of sweets and drinks.

*** All prices based on mid-week stays and only valid booking directly by phone or email.

To book call (078) 9104 1899
Until 30 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£65.00
€80.60
Per person sharing

Enniskeen Country House Hotel,

Short Stay Break

Short Stay Break, even a one night get away will enhance your well being!. One night accommodation, four course evening dinner served in the Oak Restaurant or The Bay Restaurant and full Irish breakfast in the morning.

To book call (028) 4372 2392
13 Mar 2015 - 8 Nov 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£140.00
€173.60
Per unit

An Creagán (2 bedroom) - Sultin,

Mid Week Offer

Enjoy 3 nights mid week stay in An Creagán Cottages for the price of 2 nights.

To book call (028) 8076 1112
Until 31 Mar 2015 | Subject to availability

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

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Robot Overlords Drive-in Screenings

07 February - 08 February, Co Antrim

To celebrate the release in Northern Ireland of the hotly anticipated ROBOT OVERLORDS, which was shot here in 2013, the Belfast Film Festival will present drive-in screenings at two specific locations which were used during filming.

NI Science Festival

NI Science Festival

19 February - 01 March, Belfast

Feed your curiosity and celebrate the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths with over 70 exciting and fact filled events in first Science Festival in Northern Ireland.

The 11 day festival, which takes place between the 19th ...

Belfast Children's Festival

Belfast Children's Festival 2015

06 March - 13 March, Belfast

Belfast Children's Festival is an annual international festival for children aged 0 - 14 years and their accompanying adults.

Chinese New Year at T13

Chinese New Year at T13

22 February, Belfast

Featuring traditional Chinese performers, including musicians, acrobats and dancers, there will also be stalls, martial arts displays and extreme sports demos.

12noon - 5.30pm

Tickets:
Adults £2
Children and Concessions £1
Family Ticket ...

Celebrate St Patrick's Day

Ice Age at Castle Espie

28 February - 01 March, Co Down

Explore the 40,000 year old world of the Ice age, when the land was covered in snow, ice and unusual creatures.

An Evening with The Australian Pink Floyd

Festival in a Day

08 March, Belfast

With bill-topping treats and loads of free activities, 2015 is packed with mini adventures for families with children to explore, experience and enjoy all crammed into one action-packed day! Part of Belfast Children's Festival.

12noon - 5pm

Family Activities We Love

W5 Exhibition centre 2

Family Attractions

Archery with dad in Northern Ireland

Outdoors

 

"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

Museums