Family Fun


From the W5 interactive science museum and Belfast Zoo, to Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory and Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team, there are plenty of entertaining attractions for the young (and the young at heart) around Belfast. You can view a selection of offers, visitor attractions and events below or click on the links for the full lists.

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Things to do

Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre

Belfast Castle Estate is adjacent to one of the highest spots in Belfast, Cave Hill, offering great views over Belfast Lough and the city. Read More ›

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Read More ›

Ulster Museum

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. Read More ›

Belfast Zoological Gardens

Belfast Zoological Gardens is located in North Belfast on the slopes of Cave Hill and and is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species, many of which are in danger in their natural habitat. The zoo also carries out important conservation work and takes part in over 90 European and global... Read More ›

Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Enjoy a great day out at Dundonald International Ice Bowl with a host of fantastic activities all under one roof. You can choose to ice skate at Northern Ireland's only public Olympic size ice rink, become king of the lanes in the Xtreme Tenpin Bowling Centre or go wild for the adventure and... Read More ›

Bridges Urban Sports Park

Located under the M3 flyover at the junction of Little Patrick Street and Corporation Street (near Custom House Square), just a short five or ten minute walk from Belfast city centre, the park provides facilities for skateboarding, in-line skating, Parkour and BMXing. It also includes a capsule... Read More ›

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast, located at the heart of Titanic Quarter - only a short walk from Belfast’s city centre, is not only an architectural triumph for the city, but it houses the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. The iconic six-floor building, featuring nine interpretive and interactive... Read More ›

W5 at Odyssey

Do you fancy launching a rocket, or flying a plane? Want to sneak up on a butterfly or find out about the rock beneath your feet? How about programming and controlling the world’s only commercially available robot? At W5, your imagination and curiosity are the keys to unlocking worlds you've only... Read More ›

The Jungle NI

In July 2005, The Jungle NI opened as Northern Ireland’s first paintball site. It has since grown to exist as the leading outdoor activity provider in Northern Ireland offering an exciting escape from the drudgery of daily life. Providing a friendly but professional service The Jungle NI staff... Read More ›

Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory

Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory is nationally renowned as one of the finest purveyors of handmade chocolates, fudge and boiled sweets, made from 100 year old recipes. Read More ›

Belfast’s Window on Wildlife

Prepare to be WOWed! Nestled in the heart of the Belfast Harbour Estate, Belfast Window on Wildlife (Belfast WOW) is home to birds and wildlife from all over the world. Read More ›

Ulster American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. 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. Meet an array of costumed characters on... Read More ›

Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership. Engaging tours of the opulent house reveal its fascinating heritage and historic world-famous artefacts and artwork. Read More ›

The Giant's Causeway

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant's Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East coast of County Antrim. It's steeped in myths and legend. The setting is a spectacular, dynamic coastal landscape of Atlantic waves, rugged cliffs, fascinating geographical... Read More ›

Winterfell Tours

Fun tours include their award winning GOT archery experience in the Winterfell movie set, film location cycle tour (15 locations on demesne) and quirky overnight Glamping breaks. Based just 40 minutes from Belfast, the activity centre has been made famous by the filming of Game of Thrones on it... Read More ›

Streamvale Open Farm

Streamvale Farm is unique in Ireland. Nestled in the Gilnahirk Hills overlooking the city, you can see, touch and taste the rural heritage of County Down. Get up close and personal with the dozens of friendly farm animals, watch the cows being milked, take a stroll along the nature trail or just... Read More ›

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

Based in the heart of Lisburn, the LeisurePlex boasts the largest leisure pool in Northern Ireland. Read More ›

Mobile Team Adventure

Mobile Team Adventure is one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting outdoor activity providers. Offering canoeing, kayaking, tubing, archery, rock climbing and a wide variety of outdoor pursuits and team building activities for groups and individuals. The clue is in the name... bringing adventure... Read More ›

Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

Castle Espie is truly a magical place for people of all ages offering adventure for everyone with wild woodland walks, soft play areas, events and workshops, art exhibitions and retail therapy. Castle Espie's tranquil setting offers the best views of Strangford Lough, County Down and is home to... Read More ›

Colin Glen Forest Park

Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful woodland river glen located on the edge of the Belfast Hills. Home to SKYTrek, Ireland’s premier high and low ropes activity centre and the Gruffalo Trail where you'll find the characters from the much loved picture book written by Julia Donaldson and... Read More ›

Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex

Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex has a wide range of facilities offering an excellent choice of sporting and leisure activities. Read More ›

Clip n Climb Dundonald

Challenge yourself or challenge your friends at Northern Ireland’s first Clip ‘n Climb, a stunning series of climbing based activities that provide healthy, challenging fun for everyone. Read More ›

Pickie Funpark

Pickie Funpark has always been one of Northern Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions. The park provides a fun day out for all and features an 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal swans, Pickie Puffer train, children’s play area, children’s electric car track and splash pads. Read More ›

We Are Vertigo

We Are Vertigo is Northern Ireland’s number one family entertainment complex, featuring a Trampoline Park, Ski and Adventure Centre, and Spa. Read More ›