Head into Belfast with the family and take in what this historic city has to offer. Whether you’re looking for fun things to do, tasty foods or some retail therapy, Belfast is the perfect place for you!

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.



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.



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.


Fuel your tummy with some yummy food around Belfast City Centre.

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Top Places for Lunch in Belfast

Looking for some inspiration for lunch? Grab a quick bite or leisurely meal in Belfast City Centre.

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.

Colin Glen Forest Park

Colin Glen is Ireland’s leading adventure park – a land of storytelling and a state-of-the-art sports park with world class attractions. Why not head down and try ‘River Rapid’, Ireland’s longest zipline!

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.


Go Quest Adventures

Explore the streets of Belfast’s city centre and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area’s highlights, explore it’s hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way!

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.

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Airtastic Ultimate Challenges

Airtastic Ultimate Challenges is the perfect family activity for an unforgettable day out! Navigate your way through 30 unique and fun challenge rooms which involve a mix of physical, mental and skill-based tasks. With themes like music, football, shooter games and many more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Ultimate Challenges.

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.


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.


Catch an evening show with the family.

Belvoir Studio Theatre

Belvoir Studio Theatre

The theatre has performances most weekends with something to suit people of all ages including concerts, drama, comedy, kids shows and musicals. Affordable ticket prices and free onsite parking, mean this can be a great destination for the whole family that won’t break the bank.

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