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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
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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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Seascope Lobster Hatchery and Marine Research Centre

Co Down

Seascope provides an interactive experience with Lobsters at all stages and other marine wildlife. Our visitor centre and hatchery offer opportunities for all ages to learn more about the local fishing industry and sustaining the marine environment.

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.

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Adventure Playpark and The Giant's Lair

Co Armagh

Slieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. The Forest Park offers walking trails, a scenic drive, an Adventure Playpark, Giant's Lair children's story trail and Courtyard with coffee shop.

We are Vertigo

We Are Vertigo

Belfast

We Are Vertigo is Northern Ireland’s number one family entertainment complex, featuring a Trampoline Park, Ski and Adventure Centre, and Spa.

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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.

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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
£80.00
€106.40
Per person sharing

Beech Cottage,

Weekend Fishing Breaks - FREE BOAT HIRE

This March and April a weekend fishing break costs just £80 per person based on four people sharing a lodge, price includes hire of two 17ft fishing boats. In May and June is just £90 each.
Cygnet Lodge has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and with access to our private marina, is the perfect destination for your fishing trip this Spring.

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£19.00
€25.27
Per person sharing

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Clover Cottage,

Complimentary spring visit to Mount Stewart

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House and Gardens. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the gardens where the mild micro climate encourages growth of early blossom and colourful plants.

Family tickets and individual adult tickets will be available. The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£19.00
€25.27
Per person per night

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Barley Cottage,

Complimentary tickets for Mount Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House and Gardens. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the gardens where the mild micro climate encourages growth of early blossom and colourful plants.

Family tickets and individual adult tickets will be available. The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£110.00
€146.30
Per person sharing

Manor House Country Hotel,

Afternoon Tea Delight

•Two Night Stay in a Classic Double Room
•Full Irish Breakfast
•Dinner in Belleek Restaurant
•Traditional Afternoon Tea
•Available on Selected Dates from Jan to March

To book call (028) 6862 2200
Until 17 Apr 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£195.00
€259.35
Total price

Lodge at Lough Erne - No 26,

Lodge At Lough Erne Winter Offer

2 Nights From £195*

Enjoy a luxury Winter Break to our 3 bedroom self-catering, Lodge At Lough Erne, a sister property of Belmore Court & Motel. Nestled on the grounds of the AA & NITB 5 Star Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen in The Fermanagh Lakelands

*T&C apply. Valid for stays 1.11.15 - 14.3.16 subject to availability. £195 based on a 2 night Mid Week stay. 2 Night Weekend Stay (Fri & Sat) £295. Sleeps up to 6 adults & 2 children. Advance Terms & Conditions apply.

To book call (028) 6632 6633
Until 14 Mar 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£100.00
€133.00
per week

Windsor Townhouse,

'Love Local' - Complimentary Hamper

As part of NI's Year of Food & Drink 2016, for the month of February 'Love Local' enjoy a complimentary hamper of locally made and produced fayre.

To book call 07891 041 899
Until 29 Feb 2016 | Stay must be in February 'Love Local' month and is subject to availability
From
£19.00
€25.27
Per person sharing

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Whin Cottage,

Complimentary spring visit to Mount Stewart

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House and Gardens. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the gardens where the mild micro climate encourages growth of early blossom and colourful plants.

Family tickets and individual adult tickets will be available. The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£275.00
€365.75
Total price

Beech Cottage,

Weekend Getaways - Third Night Free

A weekend getaway in Cygnet Lodge, which sleeps 8 people, is just £275 for 2 nights until April, and £285 in May and June.
With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, Cygnet Lodge is perfect for a spring getaway with friends and family. Cygnet comes with complimentary sit on top kayak hire so you can explore fabulous Upper Lough Erne. You will enjoy it so much you will want to stay and that's why all of our weekend breaks come with a third night for Free!
*excludes bank holidays

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£49.50
€65.84
Per person sharing

Wellington Park Hotel,

Lazy Sundays with Dinner

Overnight for 2 adults, 2 course dinner with drink & breakfast only £99.00. Also includes Parking. http://secure.wellingtonparkhotel.com/bookings/specials/lazy-sundays-with-dinner-

To book call (028) 9038 1111
Until 17 Apr 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£240.00
€319.20
Per unit

39 The Quay,

Stay 3 nights get one free!

Book for 3 nights between November and March and enjoy a 4th night for free! Please note the offer excludes bookings between 24th December through to 2nd January.

To book call 07980 690 250
Until 25 Mar 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£325.00
€432.25
Total price

Spelga House,

2 nights stay with Family Ulster Fry

As part of the Year of Food and Drink we are offering:

2 nights luxury self catering accommodation with Complimentary tasty Ulster Fry from local butchers!

Stay in the high Mournes beside the dam and trek local scenic walks and work up an appetite.

Extra nights for £75

To book call 07720 432 781
Until 31 Mar 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£80.00
€106.40
Per person sharing

Cygnet Lodge,

Weekend Fishing Trip with Free Boat Hire

This March and April a weekend fishing break (2 nights) costs just £80 per person based on four people sharing a lodge, with free hire of our two 17ft fishing boats and in May and June is just £90 each.
Cygnet Lodge has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and with access to our private marina, is the perfect destination for your fishing trip this Spring.
*excludes bank holidays

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£21.00
€27.93
Per person sharing

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Flax Cottage,

Complimentary tickets for Mount Stewart Gardens

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House and Gardens. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the gardens where the mild micro climate encourages growth of early blossom and colourful plants.

Family tickets and individual adult tickets will be available. The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£34.00
€45.22
Per person sharing

Blackberry Cottage,

Have breakfast on us!

As part of Food NI's Year of Food & Drink 2016 for every reservation in January and February enjoy complimentary home-cured back bacon and pork sausages from craft butcher Seskinore Farm Meats.

Beat the winter blues with a weekend or mid-term break this January or February for as little as £34 per person based on 8 people sharing. We have a range of accommodation options available for parties of 2, 4 or up to 8 people.

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 29 Feb 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£250.00
€332.50
Per unit

Cavan View Farmhouse,

Stop and Shop

Stop and Shop!
Choose a January-February Special Offer at Cavan View Farmhouse. (Any number of nights and add an extra night free!)

Shop the sales at the nearby Linen Green, Moygashel, N.I.’s leading designer shopping village. 50% off all stock at Storey Womenswear (sophisticated, timeless, chic) and many other shops - or just cosy up, relax and ‘recover’.

Arrive to a warm house and of course a ‘Welcome Basket.’

10% reduction The Cottage Therapies Health and Beauty Spa www.thecottagedungannon.co.uk

Get in touch (phone or email www.cavanview.co.uk)
for this and other Special Offers. Enquire about longer stays.

To book call 07989 583556
Until 12 Feb 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£54.50
€72.49
Per person sharing

Causeway Hotel,

Causeway Winter to Spring offer

2 nights bed and breakfast with complimentary access to the Giant's Causeway visitor center.
Valid Sunday - Thursday exl bank holiday
Subject to availability
3 course meal additional £18.95 per person

To book call (028) 2073 1226
Until 17 Apr 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£330.00
€438.90
Total price

Share Discovery Village,

Family Activity Weekend Special Offers

Enjoy a 2 night weekend for you & your family on the shore of Upper Lough Erne in the Fermanagh Lakelands. Stay on site in one of our self-catering cottages & enjoy a range of activities for all to enjoy.

Weekend for Family of 4 people £330
Weekend for Family of 6 people £450
Weekend for Family of 10 people £600

Package includes:
-Self Catering Accommodation
-Leisure Pass
-Day of Activities including:
-1 hour archery
-1 hour climbing
2 hours canoeing or kayaking

To book call (028) 6772 2122
1 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£89.95
€119.63
Per person sharing

Dunadry Hotel,

Flavours of Spring Dining Break

Using local suppliers & fresh seasonal produce to create a special 2 night stay, with dinner on 1 evening of your choice. http://secure.dunadry.com/bookings/specials/flavours-of-spring-fine-dining-break

To book call (028) 9443 4343
Until 17 Apr 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£85.00
€113.05
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

Belmore Court and Motel,

We Are Family

Two night stay in a Family Apartment
Kids welcome pack on arrival
Family Movie Night In Kit (Choose a DVD from the family DVD Library,popcorn & treats)

To book call (028) 6632 6633
Until 31 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£325.00
€432.25
Total price

Spelga House,

Hydrotherapy Bath at Mountain Retreat

Enjoy a relaxing Hydrotherapy bath at Spelga House the luxury mountain retreat in the high Mournes near Newcastle County Down.
Total cost is £325 for 2 nights or add an extra night for £75.
Go for a mountain trek straight from the house with your family or friends.
The games room and log burning stove is ideal for an evenings entertainment.

To book call 07720 432 781
Until 30 Apr 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£19.00
€25.27
Per person sharing

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Corn Cottage,

Complimentary spring visit to Mount Stewart

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House and Gardens. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the gardens where the mild micro climate encourages growth of early blossom and colourful plants.

Family tickets and individual adult tickets will be available. The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£140.00
€186.20
Per person sharing

Beech Cottage,

Week Long Fishing Breaks

This March and April a week-long fishing break (7 nights) costs just £140 per person based on four people sharing a lodge, price includes hire of two 17ft fishing boats. In May and June is just £160 each.
Cygnet Lodge has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and with access to our private marina, is the perfect destination for your fishing trip this Spring.

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£195.00
€259.35
Per unit

Rose Cottage,

Stay 3 nights get 1 night free!

Book for 3 nights and stay an extra night free of charge! This offer applies to bookings between October 2015 and March 2016

To book call
Until 25 Mar 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£79.00
€105.07
Per person sharing

Glenavon House Hotel,

2 Nights Weekend B&B Special

This great offer includes 2 nights bed, breakfast and use of our hotel leisure facilities. Enjoy a luxurious home from home with friendliness and warmth of welcome the Glenavon is known for.

To book call (028) 8676 4949
Until 17 Apr 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£275.00
€365.75
Per person sharing

Cygnet Lodge,

Weekend Getaways with Friends and Family Third Night Free

A weekend getaway in Cygnet Lodge, which sleeps 8 people, is just £275 for 2 nights until April, and £285 in May and June.
With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, Cygnet Lodge is perfect for a spring getaway with friends and family. Cygnet comes with complimentary sit on top kayak hire so you can explore fabulous Upper Lough Erne. You will enjoy it so much you will want to stay and that's why all of our weekend breaks come with a third night for free.
*excludes bank holidays

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£18.00
€23.94
Per person sharing

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Brooks Cottage,

Free family tickets for Mount Stewart gardens.

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House and Gardens. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the gardens where the mild micro climate encourages growth of early blossom and colourful plants.

Family tickets and individual adult tickets will be available. The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£140.00
€186.20
Per person sharing

Cygnet Lodge,

Week Long Fishing Breaks - Free Boat Hire

This March and April a week-long fishing break (7 nights) costs just £140 per person based on four people sharing a lodge the price includes hire of two 17ft fishing boats! In May and June is just £160 each.
Cygnet Lodge has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and with access to our private marina, is the perfect destination for your fishing trip this Spring.

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£130.00
€172.90
Total price

Treetop Apartment - ground floor,

Weekend Getaway **FREE KAYAK HIRE**

From April to September all of our weekend breaks (2 nights) enjoy free sit on top kayak hire for all the family. Tree Top ground floor apartment has direct access to the lake shore and there is no better way to explore the lake than by boat. Price includes all bed linen, towels, electric, central heating, wifi and basket of logs for the stove and the house is fully equipped for self catering including basics such as cling film, tin foil etc.

To book call (07980) 584 088
1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£50.00
€66.50
Per person sharing

The Cross Square Hotel,

March Big Birthday Celebrations

Join in our 10 Year Birthday Celebrations! This offer includes one night Bed and Full Irish Breakfast + 3 course Evening Meal + weekend entertainment PPS - Taster Lunasa Festival, St Patricks Weekend & Easter Weekend (check out our website for entertainment updates - www.crosssquarehotel.com) Offer subject to availability. Can not be used in conjunction with any other discount voucher or offers. Please quote #MarchBigBirthdayOfferNITB when booking.

To book call (028) 3086 0505
4 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£450.00
€598.50
Per unit

Strand Lodge,

Indulgent Luxury Beach Escapes

Luxury weekend escape offers available from £450 up to week long vacations £950. Please get in touch with what date and how long you would like to stay to see what offers are available at that time.
Beautiful luxury beach house with breathtaking views and room for all the family. Why not take advantage of not just the house facilities but the vibrant local amenities including:
Luxurious pamper treatment offers - Beauty at number one 02870834591
Dinner at the beach at Harry's Shack 02870831783

To book call 07802 388 941
Until 28 May 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£34.00
€45.22
Per person sharing

Beech Cottage,

Have breakfast on us!

As part of Food NI's Year of Food & Drink 2016 for every reservation in January and February enjoy complimentary home-cured back bacon and pork sausages from craft butcher Seskinore Farm Meats.

Beat the winter blues with a weekend or mid-term break this January or February for as little as £34 per person based on 8 people sharing. We have a range of accommodation options available for parties of 2, 4 or up to 8 people.

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 29 Feb 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£18.00
€23.94
Per person sharing

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Elm Cottage,

Complimentary spring visit to Mount Stewart

Barnwell Farm Cottages are situated close to the world famous Mount Stewart House and Gardens. Spring is a wonderful time to visit the gardens where the mild micro climate encourages growth of early blossom and colourful plants.

Family tickets and individual adult tickets will be available. The offer is based on a minimum 3 night stay in any of our 7 cottages

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£595.00
€791.35
Total price

Spelga House,

Easter Treasure Hunt

Easter Egg treasure Hunt at the Dam
Kids have a fun treasure hunt on arrival at the dam and get complimentary Easter eggs.
Enjoy 5 nights at Spelga House during the Easter week from Sunday 27th March 2016 for £595 in total.

To book call 07720 432 781
27 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 | Subject to availability

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

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Outdoors

 

"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

Museums