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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.

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Armagh Craft Fair

Armagh Craft Fair

23 May, Armagh

Now in its fifth year, ‘Armagh Craft Fair’ is getting bigger and better!
Armagh Craft Fair will take place this year in the splendour of the historic Primates Palace, Palace Stables and Chapel within 300 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of the historic city of Armagh.

Mr Stink

Mr Stink

08 July - 09 July, Co Down

Watch the fabulous characters from the celebrated novel by David Walliams come to life in Heartbreak Productions' adaptation of Mr.

Bruce Festival 2015

Edward Bruce 700 Festival

30 May - 31 May, Co Antrim

To commemorate the crowning of Edward Bruce as King of Ireland in 1315, the Ulster Scots Agency and Carrickfergus Borough Council in partnership with the Department of the Environment are hosting the Bruce Festival 2015 on 30 and 31 May.

12th Annual BuskFest

12th Annual BuskFest

27 June, Co Down

Busking Competition: 1:00pm - 4:30pm.
Every year the streets of Banbridge town centre are full to capacity with hundreds of musicians, singers, bands, solo artists and street performers from across the globe entertaining large family crowds in the hope of winning a prize from the £3,000 cash pot.

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

20 June, Co Tyrone

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Ballyhackamore Family Fun Day

07 June - 08 June, Belfast

Everyone is welcome at this fun filled event! Climb our Infinity Tower, plunge down the Mega Slide, bounce off the Bouncy Castle, duel in our Gladiator Pit and wonder at our Magician's tricks! Loads to do for all ages.

Children's Day

International Children's Day at An Creagan

25 May, Co Tyrone

Chidren;s Day; Bank Holiday Monday 12pm - 4pm.
Fun, Free, Family Festival - Multicultural Arts & Crafts, Story Telling, Face Painting, Henna, plus lots more.
Taste; See; Smell; Hear the world

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. .

Carnfunnock Country Park

Beefriendly at Carnfunnock Country Park

30 May, Co Antrim

Did you know that bees are the world's most important pollinator of food crops? Join the East Antrim Bee Keeping Association at Carnfunnock Country Park for a talk on helpful bees and bee friendly flowers to plant in your garden.

Strangford Lough Maritime Festival

Strangford Lough Maritime Festival

10 June - 14 June, Co Down

A celebration of Strangford Lough's maritime heritage.

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.


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!

Welly Sunday

Welly Sunday

24 May, Armagh

A FREE event with guaranteed family fun!

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Family Attractions

Archery with dad in Northern Ireland



"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium