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Morning Shopping Spree

Start the day with a shopping trip! Belfast is packed with family friendly brands where you can find clothing, homeware and gifts for all ages.

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CastleCourt

CastleCourt is designed to be easy and fun for all the family. Park in a designated parent and child space and let the kids run wild in the play area on the ground floor. Go to Matalan for men’s, women’s and kids wear, and get footwear for little ones in Schuh Kids.

Explore The Entertainer for toys, books and games for the whole family, and visit Wrapped Up for quirky local gifts and homeware. Finish off with a snack from the food court and eat al fresco on the rooftop garden!

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Victoria Square

Shop for the whole family in Fraser with all kinds of branded men’s, women’s and kids clothing across four floors. You’ll find everything you need for newborns in Mamas & Papas, teddy bear-making fun in Build-a-Bear and girls’ accessories in Claire’s.

Take a break from shopping to visit the Dome or sit down for a family movie screening in the Odeon. Enjoy kid-friendly dining in Wagamama or grab a coffee and treat in Starbucks.

Learning Space

Learning Space is fun, sensory-friendly store that offers an inspiring range of toys and resources that captivate, inspire and enable all children to feel on top of their world. Their in-store sensory area is the perfect nook for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and they run daily in-store treasure hunts with the chance of winning a lucky dip!

Skechers

Skechers

Skechers’ bright and colourful store has footwear for the whole family, from memory foam and relaxed fit shoes to boots and sandals, as well as their popular kids range that are perfect for school and play.

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Avoca

Avoca offers a boutique-style collection of women’s clothes for mums, recipe books and cookery items for foodie dads, and games, toys and gifts for little ones. Their in-store café is the perfect rest stop for morning coffee, with plenty of treats to suit everyone’s tastes and outdoor seating for sunny days.

Afternoon Activities

With plenty of attractions and parks in the city, there’s time for a fun afternoon activity too.

Botanic Gardens and Tropical Ravine

Stroll to the stunning Botanic Gardens to relax in the sun and enjoy a family walk. Visit the Palm House and Tropical Ravine to see rare plants, hanging displays and flowering vines.

Ulster Museum

Ulster Museum is a treasure house of the past and present. Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an ancient Egyptian mummy and see modern masterpieces, all with free admission.

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CS Lewis Square

Rediscover The Chronicles of Narnia with a walk through CS Lewis Square, a public space commemorating the Belfast-born author, CS Lewis.

Aunt Sandras Candy Factory

Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory

See how chocolates, sweets and fudge are made, most of which can be sampled as they are being produced. A viewing window into the small quaint factory allows visitors to enjoy tastes and smells of old-time candy making.

Vertigo Titanic Park

We Are Vertigo’s Titanic Quarter park has loads of indoor adventure packed under one roof! Book an indoor skydiving session (suitable for ages four and up) and see how it feels to fly without wings. Bounce, jump and explore in the massive inflatable park or test your ninja skills on the Ninja Mastercourse (suitable for ages six and up).

Prison Island

Prison Island

Inspired by the ‘Crystal Maze’ Prison Island promises a totally unique day out with the family! Try your best to conquer the 25 prison-themed cells, each with a mix of physical, tactical and skill-based games, while a live scoring system lets you see how you are doing in real time versus other teams.

Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park

Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park offers exhilarating water fun for all the family. Choose from three high speed water slides including the first vertical drop slide in Ireland, or let the kids explore the huge adventure play area complete with canons, slides and a climbing frame. And of course, don’t miss Surf Belfast – Northern Ireland’s first indoor surf simulator, with different performance settings to suit everyone’s skill level.

Dinner

Finish the day with a tasty meal together in one of Belfast’s many eateries.

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Family Friendly Restaurants

With special menus and activities for little ones, have a look at some of our suggestions for child-friendly restaurants in Belfast.

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