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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.

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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 World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland and is a must see for visitors.

Armagh Observatory

Armagh Planetarium

Armagh

Use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos and watch the latest space news in real time.Travel to the International Space Station, and outwards to Mars in the 3D stereo room. During your visit why not design, build and launch your own rocket?

Mount Stewart House & Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Co Down

The famous gardens at Mount Stewart were planted in the 1920s by Edith, Lady Londonderry and are of international importance. The magnificent series of outdoor 'rooms' contain many rare plants that thrive in the mild climate.

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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.

Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo

Co Antrim

'Winner' of Best Visitor Experience, NITA Awards 2013. Belfast Zoo is situated on a breath-taking 55 acre site with panoramic views over Belfast Lough. This modern zoo acts as a safe haven for more than 160 species of rare and endangered animals.

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Ulster American Folk Park

Co Tyrone

Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life.

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Ulster Museum

Belfast

As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art. Explore the museum’s wide range of exhibits including ceramics and glass collections and even a real life Egyptian mummy.

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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 Folk and Transport Museum

Co Down

Discover town and countryside with cottages, farms, schools and shops to explore in the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum.

SS Nomadic in Hamilton Dock

SS Nomadic

Belfast

SS Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line ship, has been restored to her original glory and is back home in Belfast’s historic Hamilton Dock. Come on board and experience over 100 years of authentic maritime and social history.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

Belfast

'Highly Commended' Best Visitor Experience & Marketing and Sales Excellence NITA Awards 2013. Titanic Belfast is a 'must see' visit in any tour of Belfast, and is now Northern Ireland's top visitor attraction.

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.

Riverwatch Visitor Centre & Aquarium

Riverwatch Visitor Centre & Aquarium

Londonderry/Derry

Riverwatch offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore and discover the wonderful natural resources of the Foyle and Carlingford Loughs. Learn about the incredible life of the salmon and much more.

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Family Adventure Day at Clearsky

Family Adventure Day at Clearsky

13 July - 14 September, Co Down

A fun day out with the family. Try out the range of activities to entertain all the family including canoeing, archery and orienteering. Enjoy some quality time together and have fun.

Suitable for age 4+.

Jazz in the Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens

27 July - 31 August, Co Down

Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in our beautiful gardens.

BBQs not permitted.

27th July, 31st August

2pm-4.30pm

Normal Admission Members Free

Little Green Dog Show & The Edible Garden Festival

Little Green Dog Show & The Edible Garden Festival

02 August, Lisburn

Little Green Dog Show & The Edible Garden Festival

Festival of Fools Sunday Treats

Festival of Fools Sunday Treats

06 July - 31 August, Belfast

Festival of Fools is back with a summer season to delight and entertain you.  Each Sunday in July and August you can enjoy some of the finest and funniest street theatre around, all on your doorstep.

You`ll be able to laugh your socks off at ...

Family Fun Days at The Jungle

Family Fun Days at The Jungle

04 May - 31 August, Co Londonderry

The Jungle's Family Fun Day offers a colourful carnival of exciting activities, arty happenings and tasty treats, promising an unforgettable adventurous escape.

With adventure activities, such as Archery, Boat Rides, Body Zorbs, Fun Zorbs, ...

Summer Horse and Pony Show

Summer Horse and Pony Show

26 July, Co Down

Horse and pony showing, jumping, working hunter competitions and much more in our Summer Show.

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Kite Festival at Downhill

03 August, Co Londonderry

This high-flying spectacle will offer fun for all family as a kaleidoscope of kites of all sizes fly over the stunning coastal estate.

Antiques and Collectables Fair

Victorian Weekend

16 August - 17 August, Co Tyrone

Your chance to see what really goes on behind closed doors in the Big House.  Meet the Housekeeper, the Governess and the Lady's Maid and enjoy a delightful afternoon tea in the Octagon Room.

Damhead Miniature Railway

Damhead Miniature Railway

Co Londonderry

A miniature steam train ride at Damhead near Coleraine. Locomotive passenger coaches are both steam and diesel. Adults and children are carried on the trains. Lasts for 5 mins covering 1/3 mile of track. Picnic facilities available.

Auld Lammas Fayre

The Auld Lammas Fair 2014

25 August - 26 August, Co Antrim

Ireland's oldest traditional market fair. Its exact origin is uncertain, but one theory is that it began as a result of the occupation of the area around Ballycastle by the MacDonnells of the Isles in the early part of the sixteenth century.

Armagh Planetarium's Great Balloon Race

Armagh Planetarium's Great Balloon Race

02 August - 03 August, Armagh

Join us as hundreds of helium balloons will take to the skies over Armagh. Prizes will be awarded to the launcher and to the person who finds the balloon that has travelled the greatest distance. How far will your balloon travel? Last year one of our balloons went to Germany!

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"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

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