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Family Fun

From the W5 interactive science museum and Belfast Zoo, to Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory and the Wee Tram Tour, there are plenty of entertaining attractions for the young (and the young at heart) around Belfast.

Belfast Zoo

As one of the oldest visitor attractions in Northern Ireland, Belfast Zoo has more than 300,000 visitors each year. Popular attractions include the Asian elephants, Rothschild's giraffes, California sea lions, penguins, apes, Malayan tapirs, giant anteater, Malayan sun bears and Sumatran tigers. More info >>


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? At W5, your imagination and curiosity are the keys to unlocking worlds you've only imagined! Meet RoboThespian, W5’s life sized, humanoid, interactive robot who can move, speak, educate, interact and entertain! Or have an adventure on ClimbIt, a huge multi-storey climbing structure, which is a cross between a maze and a jungle gym. More info >>

Wee Tram Tour

In 1912 Titanic's builders travelled to the shipyard by tram. Now you can take your own tram ride through the past, present and future of Titanic Quarter on board our unique wee tram. Hop on and off as often as you like, explore Titanic’s birthplace and see the shipyard come to life! More info >>

Ulster Museum

Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Ancient Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland's treasure house of the past and the present, the Ulster Museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and is free to all visitors. More info >>

The Lost City Adventure Golf

Enjoy two indoor 18-hole rainforest themed adventure golf courses, Sunken Skull Ridge and Explorer Falls, complete with interactive obstacles and special effects. Whatever the weather, The Lost City is open all year round, 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm, perfect for a family adventure! Read more >>

Belfast's Window on Wildlife

Nestled in the heart of the Belfast Harbour Estate, Belfast WOW is home to birds and wildlife from all over the world, and you can get up close and personal with them from the comfort of the visitor centre. As you look out over the reserve towards the famous Cavehill, you might spot the resident konik ponies which graze the reserve to help keep it in the best condition. More info >>

Colin Glen Forest Park

Colin Glen Forest Park offers woodland walks, adventurous outdoor activities and superb leisure facilities with spectacular unparalleled views over Belfast. There are plenty of outdoor activities for all the family to enjoy including SKYTrek, Ireland's premier high and low ropes activity centre as well as kayaking, aqua zorbing and archery. Colin Glen is also home to the Gruffalo Trail, a 20 minute trail through beautiful scenery where you can meet the silly old fox, owl and snake on the way to an amazing 8 foot tall Gruffalo. More info >>

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. Clip n Climb is situated within Dundonald International Ice Bowl and offers 24 climbing activities for ages 4 and upwards. More info >>

Streamvale Open Farm

Streamvale Farm has a host of friendly farm animals from highland cattle to newly hatched chicks. Pigs, goats, ponies, sheep, ducks and every size of chicken. The Creamery Café has delicious home made ice cream and snacks with a first class low ropes playground outside to occupy the children while adults relax over a coffee. Other play areas include the Straw Bounce, the Junior Farmyard and the Zip Line. More info >>

Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

Castle Espie's tranquil setting offers the best views of Strangford Lough, County Down and is home to Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic water-birds. The centre is truly a magical place for families offering wild woodland walks, soft play areas, climbing walls, indoor soft play, regular pond dipping sessions and many of the birds will nibble grain directly from your hand offering an inspiring up-close wildlife experience. More info >>

Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Enjoy a great day out with a host of fantastic activities all under one roof! You can choose to ice skate in the Olympic size ice rink, become king of the lanes in the Xtreme Tenpin Bowling Centre or go wild for the adventure and excitement of the Indiana Land play kingdom, with separate areas for babies and toddlers. More info >>

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. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars. The Discovery Farm also provides a living history experience, portraying daily life on the farms of 100 years ago. More info >>

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.A visit to Aunt Sandra's is like taking a trip back in time where visitors can see how chocolates and fudge are made, most of which can be sampled as it's being produced. They also offer workshops and shows where you can make any kind of treat you can imagine. More info >>

The Ark Open Farm

The Ark Open Farm lies in 40 acres of beautiful countryside between Newtownards and Bangor and is home to a wide range of farm animals from the small and fluffy to the big and boisterous. This is a great day out for all the family, with lots of educational and fun experiences including feeding and handling opportunities. The farm includes a multitude of activities such as an extensive outdoor play area, kangaroo bouncer and quad trailer rides, which are sure to keep the kids entertained. More info >>

We Are Vertigo

Are you in the mood for adventure? Find it at We Are Vertigo, Northern Ireland's first indoor ski and adventure park. Based at Newtownbreda Industrial Estate, this centre offers exciting adventure for the whole family, from indoor skiing to high ropes, a climbing wall and Northern Ireland's largest indoor trampoline park. Try out the Alpine Swiss play village, the Sky Trail, the electric quads and, for those who wish to take adventure to new heights, take on the 40m zip line! More info >>

Exploris Aquarium

Located in Portaferry, Exploris Aquarium is the perfect place to experience life under the sea. Your journey will begin with a focus on the lough and Irish Sea where you will get a ‘hands on’ experience as you tickle the belly of a small shark and feel the spikes on a sea urchin. Continue to the colourful coral reefs of the Tropical Ocean and see if you can find ‘Nemo’ and ‘Dory’ before entering the smugglers cove where sharks circle above you. Return to the shores to see endangered but playful otters and witness conservation in action in the nursery seal pens and outdoor pools. Don’t forget to explore the dark depths of the Reptile filled rainforest, where a snappy crocodile and green gecko hide! More info >>