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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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Giant's Causeway, County 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.

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.

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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.

Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo

Co Antrim

'Winner' of Best Visitor Experience, NITA Awards 2013. Belfast Zoo is situated on a breath-taking 55 acre site with panoramic views over Belfast Lough. This modern zoo acts as a safe haven for more than 160 species of rare and endangered animals.

Armagh Observatory

Armagh Planetarium

Armagh

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?

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Ulster American Folk Park

Co Tyrone

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

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.

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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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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.

Riverwatch Visitor Centre & Aquarium

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. Learn about the incredible life of the salmon and much more.

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Ulster Museum

Belfast

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.

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.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

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.

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Titanic Belfast

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The Jungle NI opened in July 2005 as Northern Ireland’s first Paintball Site. Since then, The Jungle

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"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

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