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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.

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.

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.

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.

We are Vertigo

We Are Vertigo


We Are Vertigo is Northern Ireland’s number one Trampoline Park, Ski and Adventure Centre. Try the latest indoor entertainment in Europe’s largest and Northern Ireland’s only true Trampoline Park.

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.


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.

Armagh Observatory

Armagh Planetarium


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?

The Navan Centre

The Navan Centre


The Navan Centre interprets one of Ireland’s most important ancient monuments, Navan Fort, the ancient capital and seat of the Kings of Ulster.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast


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

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.

SS Nomadic, courtesy of Nomadic Charitable Trust

SS Nomadic


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.


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


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

Total price

Bridge Cottage,

Get Christmas Day For Free

We would love to welcome you to stay for Christmas. Seven nights for the price of six, Christmas Day is Free. This offer also includes a welcome pack of Seasonal goodies. A Christmas tree and decorations are also provided. Come and enjoy a family Christmas in the Portaferry countryside.

To book call (028) 4277 1542
19 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
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
Per person sharing

Maldron Hotel Belfast,

2 Night Summer Family Getaway

Our Summer Family Getaway is based on 2 Nights accommodation stay at Maldron Hotel Belfast. The packages includes Full Cooked Breakfast each morning as well as dinner on one evening in our Stir Restaurant. You will enjoy a 3 Course Table-D'hote meal and kids menu for children.

Maldron Hotel Belfast is the perfect base to explore all the family activities in Belfast as well as the North Coast.

Limited offer. Subject to availability and can not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

To book call (028) 9445 7000
Until 31 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
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
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
Total price

The Links Vista,

Autumn 3 for 2 Night Offer

Any 2 night stay in October and November 2015 - £250 and get a third night free.

To book call 07736629411
Until 30 Nov 2015 | Subject to availability
Per person sharing

Whistledown Hotel,

Relax By The Sea

Enjoy a 1 Night Bed & Breakfast offer to include a 3 course Evening Meal in the Whistledown Bistro. Available Monday - Thursday. Add on an extra 1 night B&B for only £25.00 pps.
Offer based of two people sharing and subject to availability.

To book call (028) 4175 4174
Until 30 Nov 2015 | Subject to availability
Total price

Share Discovery Village,

Family Activity Weekend Special Offers

Weekend for Family of 4 people £275
Weekend for Family of 6 people £350
Weekend for Family of 10 people £500

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

This offer is available October 2015 - February 2016 subject to availability and excluding Halloween Weekend!
For more information please contact Cat on 028 67722122 or email

To book call (028) 6772 2122
Until 29 Feb 2016 | Subject to availability
Per person sharing

Bay House,

Bay House

This offer expires 31 December 2015

To book call (001)7046500155
Until 31 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
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
Per Family

La Mon Hotel & Country Club,

La Monsters Adventure Break

*Two Nights bed and breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children
*An adventure to Streamvale Farm or Castle Espie Wetland Centre
*A packed lunch for the whole family
*Activity packs for the kids on arrival
*Milk and cookies served to the room in the evening
*Full access to the leisure suite throughout your stay

Please quote promo code Autumn Leaves

To book call (028) 9044 8631
Until 13 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
Per person sharing

Silverbirch Hotel,

Family Break

Two night stay, full Irish Breakfast each morning, family pass to the Ulster American Folk Park. Immerse yourself in the work famous story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a 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.
Based on 2 adults & 2 children (under 12 years). Family pass valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Ulster American Folk Park closed Monday's except for Northern Ireland Bank Holidays throughout the year.

Please use promo code Autumn Leaves

To book call (028) 8224 2520
Until 13 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
Per person sharing

The Merchant Hotel,

Festive Shopping Experience

Make Christmas shopping something truly special with an overnight stay in the heart of the city centre at The Merchant Hotel. Spend a day shopping in the city, with a £50 Victoria Square Voucher before returning to the stunning surroundings of The Merchant Hotel for a three-course meal in The Great Room Restaurant.

Breakfast will be served the next morning in The Great Room Restaurant.

To book call (028) 9023 4888
Until 21 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
Total price

Ballycastle Escape,

Wedding Bells

Attending a wedding in Ballycastle?? Why not stay in first class accommodation. Any two nights for a group or family of 6/7. Continental breakfast and Free WIFI included. Just a few minutes walk to the local Hotel. Sea Views with service lift and two bathrooms.

To book call
Until 31 Mar 2016 | Subject to availability
Total Price £330

Spelga House,

2 nights in the Dam House Stargazing with Santa

We are doing a very special Christmas experience at the Dam House in the mountains.
This year we are offering families a magical experience Stargazing with SANTA at Spelga Dam.

Santa will arrive on the evening of your arrival, to give you a virtual tour of the heavens using his magical telescope to show the night sky at its best in the high mountains. The Christmas story will be told by Santa himself, and kids will be thrilled with the search for the Christmas Star.
This wonderful time of year will also allow everyone to see the wonders of the winter sky, such as the great hunter Orion and his wonderful nebula, the seven sisters, Taurus the Bull and the mighty Jupiter.

Presents will be delivered to each child, that has been good during the year, before Santa disappears off into the night sky.

A Christmas movie night and hot chocolate will be provided on the second night of your stay, and mulled wine for the adults.
2 nights in the Dam House Stargazing with Santa costs £330 (equivalent of £165 between 2 families)
Price includes accommodation/mulled wine/logs/Santa Visit and presents (house is decorated for Christmas with lights)
New Games room has wood burning stove and snooker table.

To book call 07720 432 781
4 Dec 2015 - 20 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
Per room

The Enniskillen Hotel,

And the kids come too

Book to stay in one of our Superior Family Rooms with Breakfast for two adults and one child with a pass to our local play center Castle Island from just £105.00 per night.

Receive a free pass to Castle Island which includes playtime, food, a drink and ice-cream or a slush puppie. Simply call us for further information.

To book call (028) 6632 1177
Until 31 Jan 2016 | Subject to availability
Total price

The Hill Cottage,

Autumn Break - 3 nights for 6 people

Enjoy an Autumn break in our delightful country cottage. Walk in our local country park at Delamont or enjoy Halloween festivities in Castleward or Rowallane and return home to a log fire and games to play. Free WiFi. Children and dogs welcome.

Offer includes: 3 nights @ £260 for 6 people
Free one day family entry to Castleward or Rowallane
Generous Welcome pack with local produce
Bottle of wine
Logs for the wood burning stove

* Pumkinfest at Castleward 24th and 25th Oct.

To book call (028) 4482 8245
Until 6 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
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
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

Hilton Belfast,

Hilton W5 Family Offer

At Hilton we have teamed up with W5 Interactive Science Centre to bring you two great family breaks.

The W5 Interactive Science centre is located in the Odyssey Pavilion, part of Belfast’s millennium project. Set over several levels and aimed a wide range of ages, W5 is the perfect blend of learning and fun.

Overnight accommodation in two connecting bedrooms.
Breakfast for all in Sonoma Restaurant
Family Ticket for (up to 2 adults and 2 children) for W5 Science Centre.

To book call (028) 9027 7000
Until 31 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
Per person sharing

Whistledown Hotel,

In Need of a Litte Pampering

Escape to the shores of Carlingford Lough and enjoy Bed & Breakfast plus a 3 course evening meal in our bistro restaurant. Also included is a visit to Castaway Seaweed Spa just a short walk from the hotel. Choose one of the following treatments per person: Dermalogica Facial, Seaweed Bath & Back Massage, Aromatherapy Full Body Massage, Super Deluxe Pedicure, Lotus Flower Foot Ritual, Make-up & Gelish Hands of Feet or a Mineral Salt Scrub Therapy. Alternatively you can choose any treatment to the value of £30 plus 10% discount off any additional spend on leaving Castaway.
Available Tues-Thurs. Based of 2 persons sharing - subject to availability.

To book call (028) 4175 4174
Until 30 Nov 2015 | Subject to availability
Per person sharing

The City Hotel Derry,

Festivals and Events

Enjoy 2 nights Bed & Breakfast plus dinner on one evening in Thompsons Restaurant and tickets to the legenderry City Hotel Halloween Ball on Saturday 31st October. Valid 30/10/15 to 01/11/15.

please quote promo codes Autumn Leaves

To book call (028) 7136 5800
Until 13 Dec 2015 | Subject to availability
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

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

Family Activities We Love

W5 Exhibition centre 2

Family Attractions

Archery with dad in Northern Ireland



"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium