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. You can take advantage of 5% off ticket prices when you book online.
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.
Crumlin Road Gaol
Dating back to 1845, Crumlin Road Gaol was a working prison until 1996. Explore the Tunnel linking the courthouse and Hanging Cell, the Historic Holding Cells, Governors Office and more on the unique tour, which runs daily. For those with an extra sense of adventure, take the Paranormal Tour, bringing you to various hot spots of the Gaol where Paranormal Activity has been reported. Discover where there have been sightings, noises and unexplained happenings within the walls where 17 men were executed over its 150 year history.
The Cathedral Church of St Anne’s is over a century old, consecrated in 1904. With an imposing façade and Romanesque architecture, you can’t help but notice the Spire of Hope, added in 2006. Enjoy the audio guide which takes you on an intimate, 40 minute tour of Belfast’s magnificent cathedral. Point by point you’ll find out how the Cathedral’s story is intertwined with that of its home city, discover its rich historic artefacts, and be introduced to the people who helped to shape this sacred place. You’ll find hidden gems from the unique craftsmanship and architecture to the stained glass and stonework.
Part museum, part interactive play centre, W5 answers all those difficult questions – who, what, when, where, why? Exploration begins on the ground floor with butterflies on an interactive wall, where you can create smoke rings or launch hot air balloons high into the air. Climb the musical stairs to Level 2 where you’ll find START, a colourful interactive exhibition area specially created for 8s and under. Younger visitors can make music, make a splash or even role-play in a miniature supermarket, boat, castle or café! Climbit is an unusual mixture of physical fun, exploration and art!
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.
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex
Stay out of the rain and go swimming instead! Based in the heart of Lisburn City, the 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. Also cascading around the pool are a variety of the longest, fastest and most exciting water rides to be found anywhere in Ireland and a lazy river.
Belfast City Centre is full of shops and shopping centres you can duck into during a downpour. 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. Victoria Square boasts fantastic shops split over four levels with covered streets and topped by an iconic dome, with panoramic views across the city, the river Lagan. 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.