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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.

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.

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?

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.

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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 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.

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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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.

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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
£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
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 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
£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
1 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 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
£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
£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
£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
£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
1 Sep 2016 - 30 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
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 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

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
£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
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability
From
£350.00
€465.50
Total price

Glenorra,

Last minute cancellation

Last minute cancellation for £350 for the week. Normal price would be £475. Bungalow sleeps a maximum of six people.

To book call (028) 7084 9589
Until 6 Aug 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
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 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
£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
1 Sep 2016 - 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
£129.00
€171.57
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing

Ramada Da Vinci's Hotel, Derry,

Summer Family Offer

Overnight stay with dinner, bed & breakfast for a family of 4.
Free Wi-Fi
Free Car parking
Close to kid friendly attractions.
Walking distance to City Centre.

To book call (028) 7127 9111
Until 31 Aug 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

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
£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
£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
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016 | Subject to availability

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

Blue Stack Mountain Boys

Cairncastle Bluegrass & Folk Musical Evening

20 July - 06 August, Co Antrim

There is no better way of rounding off a day visiting the famous Nine Glens of Antrim, than to take in Cairncastle Ulster Scots Bluegrass & Folk cross community Festival held in the Halfway House Hotel, in the picturesque village of Ballygally.

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.

Fiddler's Green international festival

Fiddler's Green International Festival

24 July - 31 July, Co Down

Come along and indulge in a week of musical and artistic enjoyment for the whole family, set to the magical backdrop of the to the foothills of the Mourne Mountains and shores of Carlingford Lough as we celebrate its 30th anniversary!

Stendhal Festival

Stendhal Festival

12 August - 13 August, Co Londonderry

Stendhal Festival of Art brings an all encompassing artistic experience to the Roe Valley, home of Danny Boy. Experience the syndrome with Stendhal Festival of Art.

Creatures of the Night Picnic

Creatures of the Night Picnic

10 August, Co Armagh

Why not join the Ring of Gullion team to find out what goes bump in the night in the area? The team are hosting a picnic with a difference.. There will be a chance to watch and listen for moths and bats and more at this brilliant venue for wildlife

Summer Fun Days in Belfast

Summer Fun Days in Belfast

04 July - 05 August, Belfast

Come along to a selection of free summer fun days in various locations throughout the summer holidays. We'll have fun games for five to twelve year-olds from 2-4.30PM.

B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight 2016

B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight 2016

06 August - 07 August, Co Down

For the fifth year in sucession B/E Aerospace will be the headline private sector sponsor of the Festival of Flight, organised by Newry, Mourne & Down District Council with additional support from Tourism Northern Ireland.

Maiden City

Maiden City Festival

06 August - 13 August, Londonderry/Derry

The Maiden City Festival – bringing the old city to life through music, dance, theatre and pageant. Now in its 18th year, the Maiden City Festival returns once again with our exciting mix of entertainment throughout the week and some new highlights.

Kite Festival

Kite Festival

14 August, Co Londonderry

This high-flying spectacle will offer fun for all the family as a kaleidoscope of kites of all sizes fly over the stunning coastal estate. Kite performers, kite making, education activities and Wild Geese parachute display.

Dog Leap Rally

Dog Leap Rally

06 August, Co Londonderry

Attracting top Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland rally drivers and co-drivers, this event is rated one of the best rally events off the public roads in Northern Ireland.

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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.

Red Sails Festival

Red Sails Festival

24 July - 30 July, Co Londonderry

A week long festival of entertainment in the beautiful coastal resort of Portstewart. The festival includes a variety of entertainment and competitions for children. The fireworks finale is one of the most popular in Ireland.

Wickerman Celebration : A festival of flames & fire

Wickerman Celebration: A festival of flames & fire

06 August, Armagh

Join us to celebrate the ancient Celtic sun god Lugh, with living history performances, live music, the Armagh Rhymers, dancing, crafts, fire & flame demos and finish the evening with the burning of a 30ft Wickerman.

Donkey Day

Donkey Day

06 August, Co Down

Held in partnership with the Donkey Breed Society, the annual Donkey Day proves that donkeys are more than just something to admire in the fields as these wonderful animals take on the donkey obstacle course, egg and spoon races and musical ...

Vikings & Dragons Family Fun

Vikings & Dragons Family Fun

21 August, Armagh

A breath taking family event. Get the opportunity to meet with the Vikings and see what exactly makes a dragon breathe fire!

Bog Day Celebration

Bog Day Celebration

30 July, Co Fermanagh

Join us in Cuilcagh Mountain Park to find out a bit more about the fascinating bog habitats that dominate the Geopark.

Groomsport Music & Fireworks

Groomsport Music & Fireworks

20 August, Co Down

Join Visit Ards and North Down in Groomsport for a spectacular fireworks display, live music, family entertainment and food stalls.

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.

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Family Attractions

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Outdoors

 

"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

Museums