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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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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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Sea Bangor Festival (4 & 5 June)

Sea Bangor Festival (4 & 5 June)

04 June - 05 June, Co Down

Bangor's popular maritime event returns for 2016 featuring a tented village, food fayre, live entertainment and children's activities.

Sailing into Bangor for the event is the impressive tall ship "The Mercedes" which will both be moored ...

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2016

Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival 2016

27 May - 05 June, Co Antrim

In the spectacular Causeway Coast and Glens the communities of Ballycastle and Rathlin Island invite you to come along and join in and help celebrate our rich and diverse maritime culture.

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Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Northern Ireland

04 June - 05 June, Belfast

Like 2015, the 2016 event will be a special experience with fully closed roads, two challenging routes and post ride party with wood fired oven pizzas, gourmet pasta dishes and Italian beer and wine.

Join The Mini Legends

Join The Mini Legends

03 June - 05 June, Co Antrim

Join THE MINI LEGENDS 3rd to 5th June 2016.
Minis In Northern Ireland will be holding a Historic Rally and All Car Show event in the grounds of Gracehill House beside the ever Famous Dark Hedges.

Country Fair at Florence Court

Country Fair at Florence Court

29 May, Co Fermanagh

Come along to the annual Country Fair at Florence Court with dog shows, rare breeds, live music, craft stalls and much more. It’s an event not to be missed!

Guided Walking Tours of Armagh City

Guided Walking Tours of Armagh City

15 June - 27 August, Armagh

You’ll walk through Armagh’s rich history as you hear stories and anecdotes about the area, learn about the City’s renowned Georgian architecture and stroll along the distinct cobbled streets as you unearth some of the City’s hidden gems.

Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival 2016

Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival 2016

28 May - 30 May, Belfast

Ahoy there land lovers and seafarers! This May, Belfast's quaysides play host to the 2016 Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival.

It's the perfect way to spend the May Bank Holiday weekend from 11am - 6pm on 28 - 30 May at Queen's Quay, The Arc and ...

Farset Belfast

Farset Belfast

30 May, Belfast

The River Farset is hidden underground, flowing beneath our bustling streets. On Monday 30 May, the Farset will be celebrated in a series of free events at points in the city that grew around the river.

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Steam Jazz Train

05 June - 02 September, Belfast

Get out the glad rags, dust off the straw boater - it's Jazz time! Join our restored 1960s steam train at Belfast Central Station.

The Big Titanic Pop-Up Picnic

The Big Titanic Pop-Up Picnic

28 May - 30 May, Belfast

Join the Titanic Foundation for their Big Pop-Up Picnic next to Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic, running from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 May.

Roaming & Rummaging on Rathlin Island

Roaming & Rummaging on Rathlin Island

03 June, Co Antrim

Join us for a guided walk and talk to discover the nature and heritage of the Island. This is a varied and leisurely walk and is also one of the great activities offered as
part of this year’s exciting Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival celebrations.

The Celtic Apprentice

The Celtic Apprentice

30 May, Armagh

A chance for visitors to the Centre to try their hand at some of the aspects of Celtic life e.g. making wattle & daub, wicker weaving, pottery, making a shield and even cooking. All important tasks in the life of the Celt!

Criterium - Part of NI Cycling Festival

01 June - 24 June, Co Armagh

Annual criterium held whereby race length can be determined by a number of laps or total time, in which case the number of remaining laps is calculated as the race progresses.

Bank Holiday Fun at Ikea

Bank Holiday Fun at Ikea

30 May, Belfast

Spring into Action with free Bank Holiday Fun for all the family.
Monday 30th May, 12-4pm

Grow your own
Kids planting workshop

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Weird and wonderful Minibeasts & Birds

Mini make and take workshop
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Garden Open Day

29 May, Co Down

On Sunday 29th May, Lady Dufferin welcomes visitors to estate with a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful private gardens and enjoy a variety of local produce, including their own delicious yoghurt all on offer within the Courtyard.

Portstewart Strand Orchid Walk

Portstewart Strand Orchid Walk

18 June, Co Londonderry

A beautiful walk for the whole family. Amazing sand dune system is host to a range of orchids.

Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Castle Archdale

Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Castle Archdale

28 May, Co Fermanagh

To celebrate 50 Years at Castle Archdale we are hosting a Jubilee Street Party.

Discover Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula Exhibition

Discover Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula Exhibition

28 May - 27 June, Co Down

The exhibition showcases some of the special places that the National Trust owns and manages for wildlife and people across Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula.

50 things to do launch

50 things to do launch

29 May, Co Antrim

Join us to discover what awe-inspiring challenges you should aim to complete before your tween-age. Build bee boxes with our conservation team.

Family Activities We Love

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Family Attractions

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Outdoors

 

"A Night with the Stars" at Armagh Planetarium

Museums