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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. 

Check out some more mid-term/half-term event ideas for all the family.

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.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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 starfish

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 through our freshwater and marine aquariums and exhibitions.

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.

UM Exterior at night

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.

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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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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Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

Banks of the Foyle Hallowe'en Carnival

25 October - 03 November, Londonderry/Derry

Ghoulish fun, ghastly frolics and thrilling events, all leading up to the main extravagant suspense. Our world famous spooktacular carnival parade and spine-chilling fireworks cascade.

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

25 October, Belfast

Come along to the scary happenings at Divis Coffee Barn on Divis and Black Mountain this Hallowe'en.

Let your little monster pick a pumpkin, scoop it out, draw a scary design and one of the carving team will create for you to take home.
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Not So Scary Halloween

Not So Scary Halloween

25 October, Co Antrim

Come along in fancy dress and bring your trick or treat buckets to join Mr Hullabaloo and his cast of colourful puppet friends down in the magical pumpkin patch.

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.

Boo at the Zoo - Halloween

Boo at the Zoo - Halloween

31 October, Co Antrim

Join Belfast Zoo for a packed day of eerie activities including: creepy crafts, face painting, bat talks, a spooky trail and a fancy dress and best carved pumpkin competition.

People under 18 can get in free if they come in fancy dress.

Halloween Fun at Cockle Row Cottages

Halloween Fun at Cockle Row Cottages

26 October, Co Down

Horrifically good fun to be had - Balloon modellers, Children's Creepy Crafts, Traditional Live Music, 'Casey's Creatures' and glitter tattoos!

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"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

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