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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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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.

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.

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 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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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 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.

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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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
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
£80.00
€106.40
Per person sharing

Blackberry Cottage,

Weekend Fishing Trips *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.
Blackberry Cottage 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 (028) 6772 2240
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

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
£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
£275.00
€365.75
Total price

Bluebell Cottage,

Weekend Getaway *THIRD NIGHT FREE*

A weekend getaway in Bluebell Cottage, which sleeps 8 people, is just £275 for 2 nights until April, and £285 in May and June.
With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, Bluebell Cottage 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
£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
£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
£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
£43.00
€57.19
Per person sharing

Clayton Hotel,

Summer Special

Includes overnight accommodation, full buffet breakfast, a bottle of house wine, and full access to the Club Vitae leisure facilities which includes a newly renovated gym, swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

To book call (028) 9032 8511
Until 31 Aug 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£35.00
€46.55
Per person per night

Clintagh Cottages - Pike Cottage,

Early Summer Special

Luxury 4* accommodation in authentic, traditional, Irish stone cottage with modern facilities.
£35.00 per person per night for up to 6 people for the month of June ONLY!
Free wifi
Quality welcome pack of local produce
Free private fishing facilities for staying residents
Free guide packs of the local area
10% off evening meals in Café Rossi
Pet friendly
Subject to availability.

To book call (028) 9753 2355
Until 1 Jul 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
£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
£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
£160.00
€212.80
Per person sharing

Bluebell Cottage,

Week Long Fishing Trips *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.
Bluebell Cottage 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
£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
£140.00
€186.20
Total price

Arch House - Tullyhona, Florencecourt,

3 nights for the price of 2

Stay 3 nights at 4 star Arch House B&B & only pay for 2!

Pay only £140 total for 2 people, the 3rd nightis FREE!

Excludes bank holidays

Restaurant menu available if requested.

To book call (028) 6634 8452
Until 30 Jun 2016 | Subject to availability - excludes bank holidays
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
£275.00
€365.75
Total price

Blackberry Cottage,

Weekend Getaways with Friends and Family *THIRD NIGHT FREE*

A weekend getaway in Blackberry Cottage, which sleeps 8 people, is just £275 for 2 nights until April, and £285 in May and June.
With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, Blackberry Cottage is perfect for a spring getaway with friends and family. Blackberry 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 31 Jul 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

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

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

Festival of cycling

NI Festival of Cycling

03 June - 19 June, Belfast

This two week bike-fest from 3-19 June packs in events and festivities, fun activity workshops that will keep the kids entertained for hours alongside routes that will take you through some stunning landscapes.

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The Irish Game Fair and Fine Food Festival

25 June - 26 June, Co Antrim

The Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival is a two-day extravaganza of country living with family entertainment, living history, countrysports activities and competitions, arena programme, interactive displays and a tented village. Dogs welcome!

Castlewellan Agricultural Show

Castlewellan Agricultural Show

16 July, Co Down

Great family fun day with over 4000 entries in livestock classes, something for all the family.

Pirates off Portrush

Pirates off Portrush

02 July - 03 July, Co Antrim

Pirates off Portrush is based around the exploits of Scottish Pirate Tavish Dhu. Family fun with events taking place throughout the town on Saturday and on Sunday a Medieval Festival will be held in Antrim Gardens within a Tented Village.

Guided Walking Tours of Armagh City

Guided Walking Tours of Armagh City

15 June - 27 August, Armagh

You’ll walk through Armagh’s rich history as you hear stories and anecdotes about the area, learn about the City’s renowned Georgian architecture and stroll along the distinct cobbled streets as you unearth some of the City’s hidden gems.

River to Lough Festival

River to Lough Festival

02 July, Co Antrim

The festival will include cookery demos, cookery lessons, heritage exhibition, fishermen story-telling, heritage boats, activities & entertainment, ‘grow your own’ sessions, pop- up restaurant local street kitchens, bushcraft & food and craft market

Piccolo Fondo - Part of NI Cycling Festival

Piccolo Fondo Craigavon - Part of NI Cycling Festival

18 June, Co Armagh

Regardless of age or cycling experience, this wonderful event gives families and new comers to cycling the chance to get on their bikes and discover the simple pleasures of cycling in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.

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Foyle Maritime Festival (Clipper)

09 July - 17 July, Londonderry/Derry

Foyle Maritime Festival will host the stopover of the Clipper Race 2015-16 as they near the end of their Round the World Journey. Queens Quay will once again be transformed into a maritime wonderland full of fun, activities, music, arts and more.

Discover Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula Exhibition

Discover Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula Exhibition

28 May - 27 June, Co Down

The exhibition showcases some of the special places that the National Trust owns and manages for wildlife and people across Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula.

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Steam Jazz Train

05 June - 02 September, Belfast

Get out the glad rags, dust off the straw boater - it's Jazz time! Join our restored 1960s steam train at Belfast Central Station.

Kid's Sea Creature Nature Trail - Millisle

Kid's Sea Creature Nature Trail - Millisle

02 July, Co Down

Join local naturalist "Woody" on a beachcombing adventure to uncover the numerous types of sea creatures who live on the shores. See how and where they live and what salty treats they like to eat.

Criterium - Part of NI Cycling Festival

Criterium - Part of NI Cycling Festival

01 June - 24 June, Co Armagh

Annual criterium held whereby race length can be determined by a number of laps or total time, in which case the number of remaining laps is calculated as the race progresses.

Butterfly Safari

Butterfly Safari

23 July, Co Antrim

Join local Biodiversity Officer, Rachel Bain for a leisurely safari through the sand dunes at Whitepark Bay hunting for the colourful and coastal butterflies and any other creatures we may encounter

Portaferry Fun Days

Portaferry Fun Days

02 July - 27 August, Co Down

Don't miss the free family fun day at Portaferry Visitor Information Centre, every week there will be something different for everyone to enjoy.

Rowallane Garden

Yoghurt Popsicles Show

02 July - 03 July, Co Down

To celebrate Northern Ireland's Year of Food & Drink 2016, join our cook in making the best of summer fruits and local dairy products in a healthy and fun way for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

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Outdoors

 

"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

Museums