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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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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.

CE Centre

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 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.

SS Nomadic, courtesy of Nomadic Charitable Trust

SS Nomadic


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.

The Navan Centre

The Navan Centre


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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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


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


Titanic Belfast is a 'must see' visit in any tour of Belfast, and is now Northern Ireland's top visitor attraction.

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.

Armagh Observatory

Armagh Planetarium


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?

UM Exterior at night

Ulster Museum


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.


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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Festival in a Day

Festival in a Day

08 March, Belfast

With bill-topping treats and loads of free activities, Festival in a Day 2015 is packed with mini adventures for families with children to explore, experience and enjoy… all crammed into one action-packed day!

12noon - 5pm

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NI Science Festival

NI Science Festival

19 February - 01 March, Belfast

Feed your curiosity and celebrate the wonders of science, technology, engineering and maths with over 70 exciting and fact filled events in first Science Festival in Northern Ireland.

The 11 day festival, which takes place between the 19th ...

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day @ Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day @ Navan Centre & Fort, Armagh

14 March, Armagh

Celebrate Saint Patrick at the Navan Centre & Fort, and find out were there really snakes in Ireland?

Belfast Children's Festival

Belfast Children's Festival 2015

06 March - 13 March, Belfast

Belfast Children's Festival is an annual international festival for children aged 0 - 14 years and their accompanying adults.


Singalonga Frozen

31 March, Belfast

Sing-a-long-a Productions are delighted to announce that Disney's Frozen is the new Sing-a-long-a must see. It features lyrics on screen to sing along with together, a live host and a magic moments fun pack so that you can interact with the movie.

Giant Easter Bunny Hunt

Giant Easter Bunny Hunt

28 March - 12 April, Co Down

Hop down to Castle Espie for their Easter egg-stravaganza and annual giant Easter bunny hunt with lots of events and activities across the holidays. 

11am - 4pm

Saint Patrick's Festival

Saint Patrick's Festival

14 March - 15 March, Co Antrim

This year celebrate all things Irish at the Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre and the Causeway Hotel. Find the leprechauns on the treasure trail, and enjoy face painting and balloon modelling.


Normal Admission Members Free

Singalonga Sound of Music

Singalonga Sound of Music

31 March, Belfast

The smash-hit musical show returns in celebration of the movie's 50th anniversary.

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.

Christmas Festival at Ikea (6 December)

Fun Day at Ikea

16 March - 17 March, Belfast

Lots of fun for everyone with food demonstrations, kids fun, craft workshops and entertainment.

12noon to 4pm

Ice Age

Ice Age at Castle Espie

28 February - 01 March, Co Down

Explore the 40,000 year old world of the Ice age, when the land was covered in snow, ice and unusual creatures.

The two day family event will feature fun experiments with miniature icebergs where children can discover what's hidden inside.

Family Activities We Love

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Family Attractions

Archery with dad in Northern Ireland



"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium