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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
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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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
£160.00
€212.80
Per person sharing

Cygnet Lodge,

Fishing Break Week Stay - Cottage and Fishing Boat Combo

A week long (7 nights) fishing stay in Cygnet Lodge is just £160 per person (based on four people sharing.)
This includes rental of the Lodge and all bed linen, towels, electric, central heating etc. and three days boat hire which includes TWO 17ft fishing boats with 5hp engines.
Excludes bank holidays

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£350.00
€465.50
Per unit

Bushmills Porthole Cottage,

Late Availability

Book 5 nights or more and get free tickets for admission to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

To book call (028) 20732712
3 Sep 2016 - 13 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£24.50
€32.59
Per person sharing

Marine Hotel Ballycastle,

Winter Break

1 Night Bed and Full Breakfast on a Sunday Night- available throughout select date November and December.

To book call (028) 2076 2222
6 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£510.00
€678.30

Coastal Nest,

Summer Offer

Book a 10 night or 14 night break at Coastal Nest in June, July, August or September and receive 10% discount.

To book call (028) 8956 1196
Until 30 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£367.00
€488.11
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Elm Cottage,

Food & Drink Autumn Offer

--------Complimentary £20 voucher-------- As part of the year of food and drink enjoy a three night break and we will provide a £20 voucher in Elm cottage towards lunch or dinner at either of two local celebrated restaurants : Harrisons of Greyabbey or the Wildfowler Inn.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£85.00
€113.05
Per room

Lisnacurran Country House B&B,

Book Saturday and Sunday Night, Get Sunday Night Half Price

2 Night Stay - Saturday & Sunday Night only
Book to stay Saturday and Sunday and get Sunday Night 1/2 price.
Price based on 2 people sharing on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
Double occupancy @ £85 per room, with special offer 2 night stay for 2 people £127.50.
*Please contact us directly for triple, quadruple occupancy prices.

To book call (028) 9269 8710
10 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability

Manor House Marine Boat Hire,

10/11 nights for the price of 7

Valid in the following periods:

Any date on or after 3rd September 2015 up to and including 7th May 2016 and any date on or after 3rd September 2016 to 31st December 2016
THIS OFFER IS NOT AVAILABLE WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNT OFFER.
NON SATURDAY/WEDNESDAY STARTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN SEASON A

To book call (028) 6862 8100
Until 31 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£160.00
€212.80
Per person sharing

Blackberry Cottage,

Fishing Break (7 Nights) - Cottage and Boat Hire Combo

A week long fishing stay in Bluebell Cottage is just £160 per person (based on four people sharing.)
This includes rental of the Lodge and full boat hire which includes TWO 17ft fishing boats with 5hp engines. We have a private marina on site where you can moor both fishing boats.
Excludes bank holidays

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Nov 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
£199.00
€264.67
Total price

Lodge Hotel,

Family Inclusive Package

Enjoy an inclusive two night break on the North coast with breakfast and main course evening meals for all the family.

Up to two adults and two children per room (children 12 years and under)
*From £229 July & August

To book call (028) 7034 4848
Until 20 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability

Manor House Marine Boat Hire,

50% discount on 2nd week

Valid in the following periods:
Any date on or after 3rd September 2015 up to and including 7th May.
and
Any date on or after 3rd September to 31st December 2016

This offer is not available with any other discount offer.
Non Saturday/Wednesday starts are only available in Season A

To book call (028) 6862 8100
Until 31 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£285.00
€379.05
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Barley Cottage,

Food & Drink Autumn Offer

------COMPLIMENTARY £20 VOUCHER----- As part or the year of food and drink, stay for a 3 night break (or longer) we will provide a £20 voucher in your cottage towards lunch or dinner at either of two local celebrated restaurants:Harrisons of Greyabbey or the Wildfowler Inn.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£59.50
€79.14
Per person sharing

Marine Hotel Ballycastle,

Winter Warmer

Winter Warmer Break- 2 Nights Bed and Full Breakfast (Fri & Sat Night) plus a £10 voucher per person to use in our Bistro (dine on Friday Night only).

To book call (028) 2076 2222
4 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£99.00
€131.67
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

Lodge Hotel,

Family Sleepover

Stay with us for one night in a spacious family room with breakfast for everyone!
(children 12 years and under)

To book call (028) 7034 4848
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£275.00
€365.75
Total price

Cygnet Lodge,

Autumn Weekends with Complimentary Kayaks

Weekend breaks in Cygnet Lodge are just £275. This price includes all bed linen towels, central heating, electricity, free wifi and during September enjoy free access to Kayaks so you can explore Upper Lough Erne from the best seat in the house.
Minimum rental of 2 nights required
Contact info@fermanaghlodges.com

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£90.00
€119.70
Per person sharing

Cygnet Lodge,

Fishing Break 3 nights - Cottage and Boat Hire Combo

A 3 nights (mid-week) fishing stay in Cygnet Lodge is just £90 per person (based on four people sharing.)
This includes rental of the Lodge and three days boat hire which includes TWO 17ft fishing boats with 5hp engines.
Excludes bank holidays

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£240.00
€319.20
Per unit

Bushmills Porthole Cottage,

SHORT BREAK

Rate quoted includes tickets to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

To book call (028) 20732712
20 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£225.00
€299.25
Per person sharing

Marine Hotel Ballycastle,

Christmas on the Coast

Deck the Halls Holiday Package
Join us on Christmas Eve for a fabulous 2 Night Christmas on the Coast Experience. With long walks on the beach, crackling fires, carol singing, 5 course festive feast and a visit from the main man of the season being only a few highlights.
It’s the most magical time of the year…make memories at Marine.

Adults £225pps | Children 3-8yrs £80 | Children 9-13yrs £100
Full details on our website www.marinehotelballycastle.com

To book call (028) 2076 2222
24 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 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
Until 30 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£300.00
€399.00
Total price

Mountain Lodge,

Mountain Lodge

Escape to the country.Retreat. Relax. Recharge.
This is not just "Home from Home" but "Heaven from Home".
Private hot tub, sauna, superb conservatory with breathtaking views to distant Leitrim mountains.
Farm walks,go karts, books, toys, WiFi.
Tv, in all bedrooms
Welcome tray on arrival.
£300.00 for the weekend.

To book call (028) 6865 9886
16 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£90.00
€119.70
Per person sharing

Blackberry Cottage,

Fishing Breaks (3 nights) - Cottage and Boat Hire Combo

A 3 nights (mid-week) fishing stay in Blackberry Cottage is just £90 per person (based on four people sharing.)
This includes rental of the Lodge and three days boat hire which includes TWO 17ft fishing boats with 5hp engines. We have a private marina on site where you can moor both fishing boats.
Excludes bank holidays
Contact info@fermanaghlodges.com

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£350.00
€465.50
Total price

Bushmills Porthole Cottage,

Halloween Offer

Book now for Autumn/Halloween offers

To book call (028) 20732712
1 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£185.00
€246.05
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Flax Cottage,

Food & Drink Autumn Offer

---------Complimentary £20 voucher--------- As part of the year of food and drink enjoy a three night break and we will provide a £20 voucher in Flax cottage towards lunch or dinner at either of two local celebrated restaurants : Harrisons of Greyabbey or the Wildfowler Inn.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£285.00
€379.05
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Corn Cottage,

Food & Drink Autumn Offer

-------Complimentary £20 voucher-------- As part of the year of food and drink enjoy a three night break and we will provide a £20 voucher in Corn cottage towards lunch or dinner at either of two local celebrated restaurants : Harrisons of Greyabbey, or the Wildfowler Inn.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£85.00
€113.05
Per room

Lisnacurran Country House,

Book to Stay Saturday and Sunday Night and get Sunday 1/2 price

2 Night Stay in Bed & Breakfast - Valid Saturday & Sunday Night only
Book to stay Saturday and Sunday and get Sunday Night 1/2 price.
Price based on 2 people sharing on a Bed & Breakfast rate.
Double occupancy £85 per room, 2 night stay for 2 people £127.50.
*Please contact us directly for triple, quadruple occupancy prices.

To book call (028) 9269 8710
10 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£300.00
€399.00
Total price

Coolbeg Farm,

Autumn Break

Enjoy a mid-week break (4 nights) at Coolbeg Farmhouse in County Fermanagh which enjoys a private lakeside location on its own 40 acre farm. Normally £350, reduced to £300 on the following dates:
5-9 September and 12-16 September 2016. Coolbeg sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.

To book call (016) 2362 4784
5 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£90.00
€119.70
Per person sharing

Cygnet Lodge,

Fishing Break 3 nights - Cottage and Boat Hire Combo

A 3 nights (mid-week) fishing stay in Cygnet Lodge is just £90 per person (based on four people sharing.)
This includes rental of the Lodge and three days boat hire which includes TWO 17ft fishing boats with 5hp engines.
Excludes bank holidays

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£70.00
€93.10
Per person sharing

Clayton Hotel,

Family Fun Package

Family Fun Getaway

2 Nights Stay With daily full Irish breakfast, 1 two-course dinner, milk and cookies plus goodie bags for the kids.

To book call (028) 9032 8511
Until 3 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£275.00
€365.75
Total price

Blackberry Cottage,

Weekend Breaks - Free Kayaks

Weekend breaks in Blackberry Cottage are just £275. This price includes all bed linen towels, central heating, electricity, free wifi and during September enjoy free access to Kayaks so you can explore Upper Lough Erne from the best seat in the house.
Minimum rental of 2 nights required
Contact info@fermanaghlodges.com

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£275.00
€365.75
Total price

Cygnet Lodge,

Autumn Weekends with Complimentary Kayaks

Weekend breaks in Cygnet Lodge are just £275. This price includes all bed linen towels, central heating, electricity, free wifi and during September enjoy free access to Kayaks so you can explore Upper Lough Erne from the best seat in the house.
Minimum rental of 2 nights required
Contact info@fermanaghlodges.com

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£89.00
€118.37
Total price

Templeton Hotel,

Ultimate Summer Special

Enjoy a relaxing night away in this luxurious hotel for an Ultimate Summer Treat. Close to Junction One, Golf courses, and Belfast International Airport, this treat is perfect for all occasions.

The Ultimate Summer Special includes:
• Bed & Full Irish Breakfast
• Dinner for 2 (Main Course & Glass of Wine)
• Upgrade to a two night stay Bed & Breakfast for only £40
• Complimentary Wifi and car parking
Terms & Conditions Apply*

Contact reception on 028 94432984 or reception@templetonhotel.com

To book call (028) 9443 2984
Until 30 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£228.00
€303.24
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Clover Cottage,

Food & Drink Autumn Offer

------Complimentary £20 voucher------- As part of the year of food and drink enjoy a three night break and we will provide a £20 voucher in Clover cottage towards lunch or dinner at either of two local celebrated restaurants : Harrisons of Greyabbey or the Wildfowler Inn.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£300.00
€399.00
Total price

Fassagh House,

Fassagh House

The main farmhouse 4 star NITB approved, offers visitors luxurious accommodation encased in traditional surroundings coupled with breathtaking views across the Fermanagh countryside, Private luxury hot tub, sauna, steam, games room, go karts, books, toys, WiFi
barbeque, garden furniture.

£300.00 for the weekend.

Come and Enjoy hospitality at its best.

To book call (028) 6865 9886
Until 31 Mar 2017 | Subject to availability
From
£160.00
€212.80
Per person sharing

Cygnet Lodge,

Fishing Break Week Stay - Cottage and Fishing Boat Combo

A week long (7 nights) fishing stay in Cygnet Lodge is just £160 per person (based on four people sharing.)
This includes rental of the Lodge and all bed linen, towels, electric, central heating etc. and three days boat hire which includes TWO 17ft fishing boats with 5hp engines.
Excludes bank holidays

To book call (07980) 584 088
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£399.00
€530.67
Total price

Glendarragh Self Catering,

Autumn/Winter Deals

Weekly special offer for £399. Accommodation for 6 in modern five star cottage outside Cushendall. Includes bedding, towels, heating, wifi, free sat tv and a welcome basket provided.
Weekend breaks for 2 nights £190.
Three nights £210.
Horse riding available 15 minutes away and Golf available in Cushendall Golf Club.
Walkers and cyclists welcome.
Other offers available on request.
Please quote special offer Autumn/Winter Deals.

To book call
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017 | Subject to availability
From
£160.00
€212.80
Per person sharing

Bluebell Cottage,

Fishing Break (7 Nights) Cottage and Boat Hire Combo

A 7 night fishing stay in Bluebell Cottage is just £160 per person (based on four people sharing.)
This includes rental of the Lodge and three days boat hire which includes TWO 17ft fishing boats with 5hp engines. We have a private marina on site where you can moor both fishing boats.
Excludes bank holidays
Contact info@fermanaghlodges.com

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£228.00
€303.24
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Whin Cottage,

Food & Drink Autumn Offer

-------Complinentary £20 voucher-------- As part of the year of food and drink enjoy a three night break and we will provide a £20 voucher in your cottage towards lunch or dinner at either of two local celebrated restaurants: Harrisons of Greyabbey or The Wildfowler Inn.

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

Bluebell Cottage,

Weekend Breaks - Free Kayak Hire

Weekend breaks in Bluebell Cottage are just £275. This price includes all bed linen towels, central heating, electricity, free wifi and during September enjoy FREE access to Kayaks so you can explore Upper Lough Erne from the best seat in the house. Bluebell Cottage sleeps 8 people plus a baby in a cot.
Minimum rental of 2 nights required
Contact info@fermanaghlodges.com

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£350.00
€465.50
Total price

Rossgweer Cottage,

Summer break by the lake

Get away from it all with your family and friends before school starts. It is just a mile from Castle Archdale Country Park, 8 miles from Enniskillen and around a 40 minute drive to the seaside in Bundoran.

Aduts and children will enjoy reconnecting with nature in its stunning and private setting with many tourist attractions nearby.

Electric, heating, bedlinen and towels included. Price for 7 night

To book call (028) 6862 8388
Until 3 Sep 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£295.00
€392.35
Total price

Spelga House,

Wild About Walking W-Ends

If you are Wild About Wallking (WAW) in the Mournes, then stay at Spelga House during October and November.

It is located in the high Mournes with panoramic views around Spelga Dam.
There are walks direct from the house for experienced walkers up Lough Shannagh/Binnian, or beginners and families up Butter Mountain.

Enjoy 2 nights at Spelga Dam for up to 10 people comfortably in luxuary accomodation.
Special offer of Breakfast Mourne Fry fridge pack, when email with WAW offer.

To book call 07720 432 781
30 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£90.00
€119.70
Per person sharing

Bluebell Cottage,

Fishing Breaks (3 nights) - Cottage and Boat Hire Combo

A 3 nights (mid-week) fishing stay in Bluebell Cottage is just £90 per person (based on four people sharing.)
This includes rental of the Lodge and three days boat hire which includes TWO 17ft fishing boats with 5hp engines. We have a private marina on site where you can moor both fishing boats.
Excludes bank holidays
Contact info@fermanaghlodges.com

To book call (028) 6772 2240
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£324.00
€430.92
Total price

Barnwell Farm Cottages- Brooks Cottage,

Food & Drink Autumn Offer

--------Complimentary £20 voucher-------- As part of the year of food and drink,enjoy a three night break in Brooks cottage and we will provide a £20 in your cottage towards lunch or evening meal at either of two celebrated local restaurants : Harrisons of Greyabbey or the Wildfowler Inn.

To book call (028) 4278 8488
Until 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

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