Spend some quality time with your dad this Father’s Day on Sunday 19 June 2022! 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!
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.
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.
Game Locker offers a visual benchmark for interactive gameplay, where you can select multiplayer tournaments or single player formats to enjoy this Father’s Day! Game Locker has a unique Virtual Reality platform including HTV / HIVE and Oculus stations to transport you into a high adrenaline and immersive experience.
Steam Train Rides
Whitehead Railway Museum has started doing their popular steam train rides again, with rides available every Saturday in June and for a Father’s Day special on Sunday 19 June. Climb aboard at the 1907 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.
We Are Vertigo
If your dad’s got an adventurous side, treat him to a day out at We Are Vertigo or Vertigo Titanic Park. From indoor skydiving to the Ninja Mastercourse, Inflatable Park and indoor ski slopes, there’s plenty of adrenaline-fuelled family fun to choose from.
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.
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.