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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.

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.

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.

CE Centre

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Riverwatch starfish

Riverwatch Visitor Centre & Aquarium

Londonderry/Derry

Riverwatch offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore and discover the wonderful natural resources of the Foyle and Carlingford Loughs through our freshwater and marine aquariums and exhibitions.

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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.

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.

Special Offers - Family

From
£190.00
€235.60
Total price

Ramada Plaza Belfast,

Family offer: 1 Night interconnecting Rooms

1 Night stay in 2 Interconnecting rooms including, 1 dinner in The Green Room restaurant or Suburbia Bistro and Irish breakfast for all the family.
Based on family of 4 (children 12 or under) Room 1 with 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed and Room 2 1 King Bed

Includes Free WIFI & Parking

£190 in total – 1 Night for two rooms

Cancellation Policy: 4pm Day of Arrival

(Please note The Green Room Restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings)


Min Stay : 1
From : £190 per night

To book call (028) 9092 3500
Until 31 Dec 2014 | 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
£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
£550.00
€682.00
Total price

Banagher Road Self Catering,

Christmas

Special Christmas offer, only £550 per week per property.

To book call
Until 3 Jan 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£45.00
€55.80
Per person sharing

Silverbirch Hotel,

‘You Me & A Cup Of Tea’ From £45pps

Spend quality time together with an overnight stay in Omagh’s only Hotel, Silverbirch; a high quality 3 Star family run Hotel, where you will instantly feel at home! During your stay enjoy our delicious Afternoon Tea served in our cosy Lounge area. Indulge in freshly baked treats, assorted finger sandwiches accompanied by your choice of Tea.
Your Package includes:
•Overnight Night Stay
•Full Irish Breakfast
•Afternoon Tea served in Lounge Area (Includes freshly baked treats, assorted finger sandwiches accompanied by your choice of Tea) Served 12 Noon – 6pm.
•Complimentary Wi-Fi
•Complimentary on-site parking
•Offer Subject to availability. Based on 2 persons sharing.

To book call (028) 8224 2520
Until 31 Dec 2014 | Subject to availability
From
£10.00
€12.40
per person

Todds Leap,

The Elves have Taken Over Todds Leap, Winter Wonderland

About the Event
This Christmas, Santa’s mischievous little elves haven taken over Todds Leap. Come along and you’ll be transported to a magical winter wonderland where all the magic happens.
See Santa's authentic workshop
Tour the Elves classroom
Post your letter to Santa
Call with Mrs Claus in her kichen
Visit Santa in his Treehouse Grotto
Plus sleigh rides, craft village and Christmas activities
Ticket Information: Tickets £10 per child, £10 per Adult
Christmas photos can be purchased online at £5 per photo and collected following your Winter Wonderland experience.
What to Bring
Wrap up warm as most of the tour will take place outside
Contact and Booking
Book your tickets online: www.toddsleap.com/Christmas
Contact (028) 85 67170 for more details

To book call 028 8556 7170
Until 23 Dec 2014 | Subject to availability
From
£49.00
€60.76
Per person sharing

Silverbirch Hotel,

Silverbirch Mini Break From £49pps

Enjoy a Mini Break in the heart of Co. Tyrone at Omagh’s only Hotel, Silverbirch; a high quality 3 Star family run Hotel, where you will instantly feel at home! Ideally located on the outskirts of the bustling Market town of Omagh, with lots to see & do nearby including some of Northern Ireland's top visitor attractions, the Sperrin Mountains and the Ulster American Folk Park where you can trace the story of Northern Ireland's emigration across the Atlantic.
Enjoy Dinner on one evening of your stay in the Barreta Bar and Grill, the menu features wide range of delicious dishes made with using only the freshest, local ingredients and we are proud members of the Flavour of Tyrone Good Food Circle.
Your Package includes:
•Overnight Night Stay
•Full Irish Breakfast
•3 Course Dinner in the Barreta Bar & Grill (Members of the Flavour of Tyrone Good Food Circle)
•Complimentary Wi-Fi
•Complimentary on-site parking
•Offer Subject to availability. Based on 2 persons sharing.

To book call (028) 8224 2520
Until 31 Dec 2014 | Subject to availability
From
£89.00
€110.36
Per person sharing

Silverbirch Hotel,

Silverbirch R&R 2 Night Stay, From £89pps

Indulge in some ‘Rest & Relaxation’ at Silverbirch, a high quality 3 Star family run Hotel, where you will instantly feel at home! Ideally located on the outskirts of the bustling Market town of Omagh, there is lots to see & do nearby including some of Northern Ireland's top visitor attractions, the Sperrin Mountains and the Ulster American Folk Park where you can trace the story of Northern Ireland's emigration across the Atlantic
Enjoy Dinner on one evening of your stay in the Barreta Bar & Grill, the menu features wide range of delicious dishes made with using only the freshest, local ingredients and we are proud members of the Flavour of Tyrone Good Food Circle.
Your Package includes:
•Two Night Stay
•Full Irish Breakfast each Morning
•3 Course Dinner on one evening in the Barreta Bar and Grill (Members of the Flavour of Tyrone Good Food Circle)
•Complimentary Wi-Fi
•Complimentary on-site parking
•Offer Subject to availability. Based on 2 persons sharing.

To book call (028) 8224 2520
Until 31 Dec 2014 | 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
£120.00
€148.80
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

Silverbirch Hotel,

Family Folk Trip

Immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at the museum. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.
Family fun at The Folk Park includes:
Tickets to the Ulster American Folk Park, accomodation, Dinner Bed & Breakfast
T&Cs Apply

To book call (028) 8224 2520
Until 23 Dec 2014 | 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
£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
£190.00
€235.60
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

Ramada Plaza Belfast,

Family offer- 2 Nights

Enjoy 2 Night stay in a family room including 1 dinner in The Green Room restaurant or Suburbia Bistro and full Irish breakfast for all the family.
Based on family of 4 (children 12 or under) when sharing one room with One King Bed and one Queen size bed (4ft)
Includes Free WIFI & Parking

£190 – 2 Nights
Cancellation Policy: 4pm on day of arrival

To book call (028) 9092 3500
Until 31 Dec 2014 | Subject to availability
From
£179.00
€221.96
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
£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 31 May 2015 | Subject to availability
From
£275.00
€341.00
Total price

Spelga House,

Santa on top of the Mountains & Mulled Wine

Luxury mountain house near Santas cottage, 2 nights in December £275, with wine on arrival and cookies and milk for the kids.

Visitor Irelands official Santa at santas cottage and spend a majestic weekend on top of the Mourne mountains (Pre-booking essential on www.santascottage.com).
Newry is close by for shopping and also we are near Newcastle for eating out in fine restaurants.

To book call 07720 432 781
Until 22 Dec 2014 | Subject to availability

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

Family Activities We Love

Titanic Belfast

Family Attractions

Canoeing in County Fermanagh

Outdoors

 

"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

Museums