Museums

Ulster Museum

A top, free attraction in Belfast, the Ulster Museum captures the imaginations of old and young visitors alike. Temporary exhibitions include Art of the Troubles and Posters of the First World War, Costumes Parisien as well as all of the usual collection of natural science and human history. Don’t miss Takabuti, the Theban mummy.

Boy Examining a Dinosaur Skeleton at Ulster Museum

Titanic Belfast

The Titanic Experience spans 9 galleries telling the story of the Titanic through interactive special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative features. Explore the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

Titanic Belfast Shipyard Ride

Ulster Transport Museum

Immerse yourself in majestic locomotives, horse-drawn carriages, vintage motorbikes and cars, along with exhibits of historical materials, including photographs of the Titanic. You can easily reach the museum via NI Railways on the Belfast to Bangor line, getting off at Cultra Halt which is a 2 minute walk to the museum.

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Fun Activities

Go Bowling

Go bowling with friends or family, the ideal activity for a rainy day. Try your hand at Xtreme Bowling at Dundonald International Ice Bowl, with glow balls and ultra violet lights for the extreme bowling experience.

Escape Rooms

Get lost during a rainy day in Belfast! Go to Prison Island where there are 25 different prison-themed challenge cells, using a mix of physical and tactical skills where a live scoring system will let you know how you are doing against your challengers!

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W5

W5 is Belfast’s award-winning science and discovery centre and provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. With exhibits and experiences covering everything from climate change and nature to film and TV production, optical illusions, built engineering, medical science and much, much more.

Dundonald International Ice Bowl

Dundonald International Icebowl

Get your skates on at Dundonald International Ice Bowl with public sessions 7 days a week. Northern Ireland’s only public Olympic sized ice rink, Dundonald is the training ground for the Belfast Giants Ice Hockey team. There is a 30 lane tenpin bowling centre with glow in the dark extreme sessions and Indiana Land, a wild, jungle inspired playground for under 12s.

Go Vertigo

Do you find yourself backflipping out of bed or scaling your drainpipe whilst brushing your teeth? You need to go to We Are Vertigo. Vertigo Titanic Park is Ireland’s only indoor skydiving centre and Ninja Master Course – both located in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

Check out We Are Vertigo , home to the world’s largest Inflata-Park, indoor ski slopes and an alpine themed adventure centre at Newtownbreda.

Game Locker

Game Locker

Enjoy an adrenaline filled afternoon at Game Locker as you test your skills against friends and family. Play all the major gaming titles on a console of your choice, whether you prefer XBOX, PlayStation, driving simulators, VR or the Nintendo Switch, Game Locker has something for everyone! Game Locker even has a unique Virtual Reality platform to transport you into immersive experiences.

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Lost City Adventure Golf

Enjoy an epic adventure at The Lost City Adventure Golf – food, drinks and indoor fun for all ages. Open seven days a week from 10am, including Sundays, experience two indoor 18-hole jungle themed adventure golf courses, complete with incredible special effects and interactive obstacles. A great activity for the whole family on a rainy day!

Go Swimming

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

Stay out of the rain and go swimming instead! Based in the heart of Lisburn City, the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex boasts the largest leisure pool in Northern Ireland. Dominating the vast free form family fun pool area is a great sunken pirate ship complete with water cannons and mast.

Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex

Visit Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex, leisure waters with flumes and sidewinder slide and three swimming pools.

Shopping

St George's Market

St George's Market

Between Friday and Sunday call into St George’s Market, the UKs best indoor market, filled with fresh food, local merchandise and mouth watering food.

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Victoria Square

Victoria Square is a shopping and leisure complex located in the heart of Belfast. The area includes over 70 shops, several restaurants and the Odeon cinema.

Superdrug at CastleCourt

CastleCourt

CastleCourt is the ultimate shopping experience with all your favourite shops under one roof right in the heart of Belfast, with over 80 great stores and 15 great food places.

Family Friendly Restaurants in Belfast

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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