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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. 

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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Festival of Fools 2016

Festival of Fools 2016

29 April - 02 May, Belfast

Belfast's largest free festival returns over the May Day bank holiday weekend for its 13th edition.

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland

06 May - 08 May, Co Antrim

Antrim Castle Garden’s will be all abuzz from 6th - 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun.

Apple Blossom Fair at Loughgall Country Park

Apple Blossom Fair at Loughgall Country Park

02 May, Armagh

The much loved Apple Blossom Fair returns to the picturesque village of Loughgall. Come along and enjoy a wonderful day out for all the family.

The Big Titanic Pop-Up Picnic

The Big Titanic Pop-Up Picnic

28 May - 30 May, Belfast

Join the Titanic Foundation for their Big Pop-Up Picnic next to Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic, running from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 May.

Lisburn & Castlereagh Carnival Parade & Family Fun Day

Lisburn & Castlereagh Carnival Parade & Family Fun Day

14 May, Lisburn

Carnival fun is on its way to Lisburn with the inaugural City of Lisburn and Castlereagh's Mayor's Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day 2016 'Crowns and Coronets', in honour of Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday.

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Cushendun's Big Arts Weekend

Cushendun's Big Arts Weekend

29 April - 02 May, Co Antrim

Cushendun's Big Arts Weekend is a four day festival of music, drama, poetry, art, walks, workshops and family fun in one of the most beautiful villages in the Glens of Antrim. The programme has something for everyone and many of the events are free.

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2016

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2016

27 May - 05 June, Co Antrim

In the spectacular Causeway Coast and Glens the communities of Ballycastle and Rathlin Island invite you to come along and join in and help celebrate our rich and diverse maritime culture.

Titanic May Bank Holiday Weekend

Titanic May Bank Holiday Weekend

30 April - 02 May, Belfast

Join Titanic Belfast for some family fun from the 30 April - 2 May to celebrate the Bank Holiday Weekend!

Challenge the kids with the Explorer Trail throughout the Titanic Experience, meet the Titanic Mascots and try out Titanic Belfast's new ...

Country Fair at Florence Court

Country Fair at Florence Court

29 May, Co Fermanagh

Come along to the annual Country Fair at Florence Court with dog shows, rare breeds, live music, craft stalls and much more. It’s an event not to be missed!

Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

06 February - 02 May, Londonderry/Derry

The amazing Brick Wonders Exhibition by Warren Elsmore which will be hosted within Nerve Centre. Showcasing over 70 LEGO® models the exhibition covers not only the seven ancient wonders, but also seven old, modern and natural wonders.

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Family Attractions

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Outdoors

 

"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

Museums