Discover great family fun attractions in the Lisburn and Castlereagh and Ards and North Down areas, just minutes from Belfast. Below are some of our top suggestions for a fun-filled day out.
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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
Step back 100 years to discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful park of the Folk Museum. Then explore the majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum, bursting with all vehicles imaginable from DeLoreans and vintage cars, to fire engines.
We Are Vertigo
Northern Ireland’s largest trampoline park, and only indoor ski and adventure centre, provides a great day of family fun. Bounce, ski, snowboard or explore the alpine soft play area with high and low ropes, electric quads and climbing wall. The Lodge Restaurant, coffee dock and spa facilities keep the adults happy while the kids can play. Advanced booking is advised, and bounce sessions are for ages 4 and over.
This wonderful centre is set on the shores of the stunning Strangford Lough. Get up close to Ireland’s largest collection of native and exotic waterbirds and migrant birds whilst taking in stunning estuary views. Explore the secret swamp, build a den in the Wildwood natural play area and feed the birds directly from your hand. Book your tickets online and save 10%!
Streamvale Open Farm
Experience the hands-on workings of a real farmyard and get up close to traditional farm animals. During spring and summer, the lambs and goat kids need their milk, and you can help feed them throughout the day. Other activities at Streamvale include a play area, history train, quad rides, nature trail, pony rides and tractor rides. Don’t forget to try their very own homemade ice cream in the café.
Enjoy a diver's view of marine life, from Strangford Lough to the many coral reefs of the tropical oceans. Enter the dark depths of the Amazon Rainforest where you will see some of its inhabitants. Check out their rehabilitation work with common and grey seals in the nursery pens and outdoor pools and enjoy the playful antics of the resident otters.
Pickie Fun Park
One of Northern Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions, the park provides a fun day out, featuring an 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal swans, Pickie Puffer train, children's play area, electric car track and splash pads.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex
Bring the whole family to enjoy a session at Aqualand and the Lazy River in the largest leisure pool in Northern Ireland. Dominated by a great sunken pirate ship, complete with water cannons and mast, you'll find a variety of exciting water rides and Ireland's longest water slide. Due to its popularity, we advise booking in advance online.
Ark Open Farm
See lots of cute and cuddly rabbits, chicks, guinea pigs, pet lambs, kid goats and ponies. Get up close and enjoy lots of interaction, supervised by the friendly staff. Tour the farm on board the Bumble Bee Quad Train and enjoy fun on their Kangaroo Jumper.
Dundonald International Ice Bowl
Northern Ireland’s Olympic sized ice rink offers a great day out for all ages. Public skating sessions are available seven days a week, with DJ sessions at weekends. The attraction also offers tenpin bowling, a kids adventure play area and Ireland's first
Clip 'n' Climb.