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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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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 World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland and is a must see for visitors.

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


The Navan Centre interprets one of Ireland’s most important ancient monuments, Navan Fort, the ancient capital and seat of the Kings of Ulster.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast


'Highly Commended' Best Visitor Experience & Marketing and Sales Excellence NITA Awards 2013. Titanic Belfast is a 'must see' visit in any tour of Belfast, and is now Northern Ireland's top visitor attraction.

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.

Armagh Observatory

Armagh Planetarium


Use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos and watch the latest space news in real time.Travel to the International Space Station, and outwards to Mars in the 3D stereo room. During your visit why not design, build and launch your own rocket?

SS Nomadic in Hamilton Dock

SS Nomadic


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.

Mount Stewart House & Gardens

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Co Down

The famous gardens at Mount Stewart were planted in the 1920s by Edith, Lady Londonderry and are of international importance. The magnificent series of outdoor 'rooms' contain many rare plants that thrive in the mild climate.


Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Co Down

Discover town and countryside with cottages, farms, schools and shops to explore in the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum.


Ulster American Folk Park

Co Tyrone

Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life.


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


As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art. Explore the museum’s wide range of exhibits including ceramics and glass collections and even a real life Egyptian mummy.

Riverwatch Visitor Centre & Aquarium

Riverwatch Visitor Centre & Aquarium


Riverwatch offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to explore and discover the wonderful natural resources of the Foyle and Carlingford Loughs. Learn about the incredible life of the salmon and much more.

Special Offers -

All offers subject to availability.
Terms & Conditions apply.

Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival (under 12s)

Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival (under 12s)

03 October - 17 October, Belfast

The award winning Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People returns to the silver screen for under 12 year olds from 3rd-17th October.

The festival runs across participating cinemas in Belfast and in schools and ...

Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival

Banks of the Foyle Hallowe'en Carnival

25 October - 03 November, Londonderry/Derry

Derry~Londonderry’s premier annual event., featuring five days of culture, art, imagination and of course, fun

Harvest and Country Fair

Harvest and Country Fair

04 October - 05 October, Co Londonderry

Join Springhill for a weekend of harvest fun, craft and local produce stalls, rare breeds, country demonstrations and music from the Armagh Rhymers.

Enjoy autumnal activities for the children and our fantastic Scarecrow Trail.

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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.

Jazz in the Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens

28 September, Co Down

Bring your picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in our beautiful gardens.

BBQs not permitted.

2pm - 4.30pm

Normal Admission Members Free

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 where an exciting autumn adventure is waiting to

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Autumn Pumpkinfest and Scarecrow Pageant

Autumn Pumpkinfest and Scarecrow Pageant

18 October - 19 October, Co Down

Choose from more than 2,000 pumpkins just ready for you to scoop out and for us to carve.

Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair at Mount Stewart

04 October - 05 October, Co Down

Enter your home grown vegetables, flower arrangements, home made jams and chutneys into the 'Mount Stewart Show'. Then browse through stalls exhibiting local artisan food produce and crafts.

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Festival of Light at Mount Stewart

31 October - 16 November, Co Down

Described as the "event of the decade" this magical event returns as the woodlands come alive with lights and music.

Apple Day at Peatlands Park

Apple Day at Peatlands Park

28 September, Co Tyrone

Come celebrate Armagh's apple heritage and see a wonderful diversity of apple varieties from all around the world, with more than 100 varieties to see and taste.

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

26 October, Co Down

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

Entertainment runs from 1pm-4pm. Cottages open to the public from 11am
to 5pm


Boo at the Zoo

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.

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Titanic Belfast

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Canoeing in County Fermanagh



"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium