Family Holidays in Northern Ireland

With flights to Northern Ireland as cheap as anywhere in Europe Northern Ireland is becoming an ideal place for a family holiday with plenty of activities to keep the children busy. With plenty of outdoor adventure based activities you can keep active while taking in the stunning scenery round every corner and with plenty of museums and castles you’ll never be stuck for ideas even on a rainy day.

So you’ve just arrived in Northern Ireland and you’re looking for ideas for family days out, here are our top locations for fun packed and educational days out for the family:

Belfast Zoo- The classic family day out at the zoo, with over 1200 animals plus kids farm and play park the perfect day out for all the family.

Whowhatwerewhenwhy- With 25 interactive elements in 4 differing discovery zones with highlights including den building, building and racing a car, using a lie detector, optical illusions and making your own film or weather report the ideal day out to get the family members brain ticking over.

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex- With activities for all the family from the fastest water flumes in Northern Ireland, new interactive splash play area, gym, spa and restaurant everything you need on a rainy day is under one roof.

Marble Arch Caves- One of Europe’s finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.

AWOL Adventure Activities- With an enormous range of activities including wet and dry such as treasure hunts, crazy golf, archery, abseiling and laser tag there’s an activity for everyone.

With a range of other activities from go karting, dry slope skiing and an abundance of beaches there really is no end to the adventure in Northern Ireland. If you’re looking for a more tranquil way to enjoy a taste of Northern Ireland there are a plethora of cycling and walking routes to enjoy the stunning Irish countryside. Whatever your family’s interests you’re sure to have a memorable holiday in Northern Ireland.

Find out more about the attractions and activities taking place in the region in our Things to Do section.

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