Spend some quality time with your dad this Father’s Day on Sunday 18 June 2023! Find inspiration for a day out that the whole family can enjoy or pick-up the perfect local gift to make this Father’s Day extra special!
Father's Day Events and Offers
There’s lots to do this Father’s in Belfast. Take a look at the Father’s Day events taking place across the city and treat your dad to a day he won’t forget.
Top Things to Do
Belfast Zoo promises the ultimate family day out. Perched on the side of Cave Hill, it has a wild and wonderful range of animals including elephants, lions, penguins, bears and giraffes! There are Changing Rooms facilities and a wheelchair-guided tour of the zoo (booking required).
Irish FA Tours
Irish FA Tours tells the unique story of Northern Ireland football from 1880 to present day using a variety of media, interactive displays, key artefacts and behind the scenes access.
Treat your dad to a trip to Titanic Distillers at Thompson Dock where he will experience the workings of the distillery and hear the story of Belfast’s whiskey tradition why it disappeared and how it has now returned to the home of Titanic Distillers – the city’s first working distillery in almost 90 years.
Ulster Folk Museum
See what Ulster was like 100 years ago at Ulster Folk Park, where you can wander through a bustling town filled with period buildings and encounter costumed locals demonstrating traditional crafts in cottages, farm dwellings, schools and shops.
Let's Go Hydro
Let’s Go Hydro has everything you need to play, eat and relax. Make a splash at Ireland’s largest inflatable aqua park or enjoy an afternoon at the cable water sports park. The cable systems provide ways to learn and advance in towed water sports like kneeboarding and wakeboarding or just have a blast with the family and try Let’s Go Hydro’s tubing activity!
Whitehead Railway Museum
This fascinating five-gallery museum provides an exciting opportunity to rub shoulders with the giants of steam. You can step onto the footplate of a heritage steam engine and learn how it works. Be sure to join them for their Father’s Day special on Sunday 18 June. Climb aboard at the platform and enjoy a short ride up and down the site while sitting in a vintage carriage hauled by a beautiful steam engine!
Game of Thrones Studio Tour
Step inside the Seven Kingdoms and explore the world of Game of Thrones like never before at the only official Game of Thrones Studio Tour. Located at the authentic filming location of Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, this immersive experience will give visitors the chance to journey through the lands of Westeros and explore the world of Game of Thrones like never before.
Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park
Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park is a must for water-based family fun. Offering three high speed water slides, a surf simulator and children’s adventure aqua play area, there’s something for everyone. Try the Abyss – the first vertical drop slide in Ireland where you let the floor drop beneath your feet, plunging you into the ride of a lifetime.
The Jungle NI is a leading outdoor adventure centre offering exciting activities, events and funky accommodation suitable for all ages. Indulge the senses with Jungle NI’s unique, adrenaline-packed adventure activities such as Zorbing, Paintball, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Llama Trekking and much more.
Colin Glen Golf and Driving Range
As well as a host of outdoor activities, Colin Glen Forest Park is home to a challenging nine hole golf course and a state of the art driving range – the perfect family day out for dads who love to golf.
Ulster Transport Museum
Explore Ulster’s history of transport, social change and spirit of innovation at Ulster Transport Museum. Ulster Transport Museum is a place of inspiration for the designers, engineers and adventurers of the future, who will take on the challenges of inventing cleaner and greener ways to travel. Explore majestic locomotives, horse-drawn carriages, and Irish-built vintage motorbikes throughout the Road Gallery and Rail Gallery.
Go Out for a Meal
Book a family meal out in one of Belfast’s many family friendly restaurants. Choose from international or local cuisines, with plenty of children’s menu options for little ones too.
Treat your dad to something different this year with local gifts and unique finds from independent retailers.
Food & Drink Experiences
Is your dad or someone close to you a bit of a foodie? Why not treat him to a food tour or tasting experience? Buy a ticket for a fun and unique food tour with Taste & Tours. You can even head to a local distillery and go on a Whiskey tour at Hinch Distillery. No matter what their guilty pleasure is there is an experience to suit everyone. There are some great food and drink experiences in Belfast to treat that special person in your life this Father’s Day.
Belfast Coffee Co
Locally roasted and full of flavour, Belfast Coffee Co offers the perfect gift for dads who love a quality coffee. This family run company using an age-old recipe to roast their beans in the Titanic Quarter and they specialise in infused coffees such as their Dunville Whiskey flavoured bean.
Belfast-based shoemakers Robinson’s Shoes offer a huge range of luxury and casual footwear. Browse their summer collection in their store in Queen’s Arcade and find the perfect pair for your dad this Father’s Day.