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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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We Are Vertigo

Belfast

The Centre offers exciting experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Whether its your first time or you want to brush up on your skills get ski fit and snowboard ready on our slopes or challenge yourself with our adventure activities.

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.

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.

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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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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Apple Picking in Armagh

Armagh Apple Blossom Fair

04 May, Armagh

Annual Armagh Apple Blossom Fair - fun for all the family with Guided Tours, Food & Craft Stalls, Cookery Demonstrations, Dog Show and much more!

Balmoral Show 2015

Balmoral Show 2015

13 May - 15 May, Lisburn

This year's Balmoral Show promises the usual components of food, farming excellence and showmanship alongside an even more exciting entertainment schedule.

Damhead Miniature Railway

Damhead Miniature Railway

27 June, Co Londonderry

All aboard the Damhead Miniature Railway! Kids of all ages can take a ride on our Live Steam and Diesel Locomotives. Fun for the whole family!

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

16 May - 17 May, Belfast

Join in with Holly a young Fairy Princess, whose magic doesn't always go according to plan, and Ben the Elf in their adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter, this wonderful tale follows Ben and Holly's adventures with Gaston, Nanny ...

May Extravaganza at Share

May Extravaganza at Share

02 May - 04 May, Co Fermanagh

Share Extravaganza is the exciting and innovative activity programme, which runs during Easter, May Bank Holidays and the Summer Months.

Animal Farm Hunt

Animal Farm Hunt

01 March - 30 April, Belfast

All day every day throughout March and April.

Follow the clues to find all the hidden animal puzzle pieces placed throughout the store and match them up to your Animal Farm puzzle page. Find and match all the animals and get a little surprise.

Shane McAnanty Family Treasure Hunt

Shane McAnanty Family Treasure Hunt

12 June, Co Down

Join Shane McAnanty, the King of the Ulster Fairies at his home on Scrabo Hill for an enchanted tour and treasure hunt.

Happy Bank Holiday at Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

Happy Bank Holiday at Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

04 May, Co Down

Come along to Portaferry Visitor Information Centre and join in the fun of creating your own fairy or elf house!

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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!

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St. John's Parish Craft Fair & Family Fun Day

20 June, Co Tyrone

Omagh Mid Summer Carnival 2015

Omagh Mid Summer Carnival 2015

20 June, Co Tyrone

Omagh Mid Summer Carnival is one of the largest public arts events run by Fermanagh Omagh District Council. It takes place this year on Saturday 20 June 2015. .

Strangford Lough Maritime Festival

Strangford Lough Maritime Festival

10 June - 14 June, Co Down

A celebration of Strangford Lough's maritime heritage.

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"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

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