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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 winter ideas!

Make the most of it in Northern Ireland with wonderful hotel getaways. Click on one of the tabs above for some great inspiration for your winter 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.

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

We are Vertigo

We Are Vertigo

Belfast

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.

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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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.

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EastSide Arts Festival

EastSide Arts Festival

19 August - 31 August, Belfast

East Belfast is getting ready for the hottest summer yet as the annual EastSide Arts Festival, delivered by East Belfast Partnership, serves up a sizzling, 12-day feast of events.

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival

01 September - 06 September, Co Down

The Hillsborough International Oyster Festival returns with a variety of great events in the pretty Georgian village of Hillsborough.

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Carnival of Colours

29 August - 30 August, Londonderry/Derry

In Your Space Circus will be bringing its flagship international festival, the Carnival of Colours back to St Columb’s Park on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August 2015.

A Celtic Family Event @ Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

A Celtic Family Event at the Navan Centre

29 August - 30 August, Armagh

Have you ever wondered about the past? How did people live their lives 2,000 years ago? What were their homes like? How did they dress? All will be revealed this weekend when you have the opportunity to experience life as a Celt first-hand!

Children's Street Theatre Portrush

Children's Street Theatre Portrush

10 July - 31 August, Co Antrim

Children's Street Theatre

Paddington

Paddington

12 September, Co Londonderry

Start your Teddy Bear weekend off right here before heading to Green Lane Museum for more fun bear activities!

Air Waves Portrush 2015

Air Waves Portrush 2015

05 September - 06 September, Co Antrim

Ireland's biggest air show. Two days of exhilarating air displays and family fun, featuring crowd favourites, The Red Arrows and rare appearances from the Vulcan Bomber and the Viggen jet fighter among the line-up. On the ground you will find with two exhibition areas in the North and South Villages packed with exhibitions, fun fairs, simulator rides, tasty treats and local crafts.

Teddy's Dress Up

Teddy's Dress Up

12 September, Co Londonderry

It is Teddy Bear weekend at Green Lane Museum!

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Family Fun at Cockle Row Cottages - Groomsport

11 April - 06 September, Co Down

Weekly Weekend entertainment for children & adults alike, from face painting to animal roadshows, children’s crafts to science shows & much more!

Robots

Robots

26 June - 13 September, Belfast

Ever wanted to come face to face with some of the biggest Robot stars of the big screen? Titanic Belfast's exciting summer exhibition Robots will give you the opportunity to do just that.

Robots will be taking over Titanic Belfast from 26 June ...

Family Activities We Love

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Family Attractions

Archery with dad in Northern Ireland

Outdoors

 

"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

Museums