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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.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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Moondance Roots Festival

30 September - 01 October, Belfast

The aim of the Festival is to showcase a unique and historical part of Belfast city Centre. It is a family friendly festival which features acoustic roots music, story-telling, artisan food and craft beer.

Big Brent Event at Castle Espie

Big Brent Event at Castle Espie

08 October - 09 October, Co Down

During the two days of the Big Brent Event, visitors to Castle Espie can experience the incredible journey of the light-bellied Brent through fun family activities, free photography and art workshops, expert talks and a photographic ...

Craft Fair

Craft Fair and Food Fest

22 October, Co Down

Craft lovers are in for a treat when the finest in handmade artistry will be on display in Solitude Park, Banbridge on Saturday 22nd October with the arrival of the annual Craft Fair and a Food Fest with cookery demonstrations .

Spellbound Festival at Castle Espie

Spellbound Festival at Castle Espie

27 October - 04 November, Co Down

Get spooked this Halloween at Castle Espie and bring your little monsters along for our frightfully fun family event!
Enjoy Jump, Jiggle and Jive's Broomstick Disco, enter our fancy dress competition and have a close encounter.

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Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

27 October - 31 October, Londonderry/Derry

Join Derry City and Strabane District for the scariest night of the year! Voted Best Halloween Destination in the World by USA Today readers, the City brings its world renowned street carnival parade back for its 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Limavady Halloween Spooktacular

Limavady Halloween Spooktacular

28 October - 29 October, Co Londonderry

Dress up, have fun and enjoy the spooky entertainment and spectacular fireworks this year.

Creepy Halloween Events in Limavady.

Spooktacular Week at Rowallane Garden

Spooktacular Week at Rowallane Garden

22 October - 31 October, Co Down

The programme includes:

Ghosts and Gourds Spooktacular22 and 23 October, 11am-5pm
Join the Rowallane Garden, if you dare, as the it takes on an eerie feel.

Free Community Open Day - Giant's Causeway

Free Community Open Day - Giant's Causeway

01 October, Co Antrim

Visit the Giant's Causeway free today . Enjoy exploring the Visitor Centre and take a guided walk with one of our rangers.

Little Spooks

Little Spooks

28 October - 31 October, Armagh

The story of Rapunzel comes to life at this spooktacular Halloween experience, which has something for all the family. Pass through the Bone Takers Garden, if you dare! Beware of the Wicked Witch and follow the Spooky Riddle Trail.

Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display

Halloween Monster Mash and Fireworks Display

30 October, Belfast

Belfast City Council will be hosting the city's annual Halloween Monster Mash on the slipways of Titanic Belfast from 4pm - 7pm on Sunday 30 October.

Enjoy an evening of spooktacular street theatre, macabre music and the largest fireworks ...

Seapark Fireworks

Seapark Fireworks

22 October, Co Down

Watch as the skies come alive with a spectacular fireworks display.

Halloween Fun at Castle Archdale

Halloween Fun at Castle Archdale

29 October, Co Fermanagh

Join Castle Archdale Caravan Park for a kids disco, pumpkin carving workshop, torchlight parade & supper.

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"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

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