Please note, restrictions continue to ease in Northern Ireland. Visit our Belfast Reopening page to find out what’s open when, or visit our Ideas page for ways to enjoy Belfast safely today! For more advice on current restrictions visit our Coronavirus Advice for Visitors page.

Quiet Hour Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo

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Say hello again to the animals at Belfast Zoo! The zoo has reopened and you can pre-book your tickets on the zoo’s website or by calling 028 9077 6277. Spend the day visiting over 140 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including giraffes, bears, penguins and sea lions. Or take the newly created Belfast Zoo Outdoor Trek and enjoy 52 acres of beautiful grounds where you can see resident animals and reconnect with nature.

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Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park

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Make a splash at Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park. A family pass allows big kids to take the plunge on three exhilarating, high speed water slides, while the little ones enjoy the aqua adventure play area. Groups of up to 8 can hang ten at Surf Belfast, Northern Ireland’s only indoor surf simulator. Booking for each activity is available through the Better UK app.

Prison Island

Pre-book your visit online for teams of 2 – 4 people.

Inspired by the TV game show Crystal Maze, Prison Island is a totally unique concept in Northern Ireland. Form a team and solve challenges in 25 cells to see if you can ‘beat the bars’. The experience is suitable for families of all ages and promises plenty of action, adrenaline and adventure.

 

We Are Vertigo and Vertigo Titanic Park

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Epic indoor adventure awaits at We Are Vertigo, where there’s something to suit adrenaline junkies of all ages. Book an indoor skydiving session or conquer the ninja master course at Vertigo Titanic Park, or choose between the giant inflatable park, climbing course or indoor skiing at the Newtownbreda site. We Are Vertigo has also opened a new open air restaurant called CARGO in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, where you can book a table in cosy tipi or container and enjoy stone-baked pizzas in the footprint of the Harland and Wolff cranes.

The Lost City Adventure Golf

No booking required

Enjoy an epic adventure with the whole family at The Lost City Adventure Golf, with two indoor 18-hole jungle themed golf courses complete with incredible special effects and interactive obstacles. Make your way around the course through simulated thunder and lightning storms, and challenge your skills against rainforest animals and moving walls! After your game, order freshly made pizzas and snacks, as well as cocktails, mocktails, milkshakes and coffees from the on-site café.

Colin Glen Forest Park

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Adrenaline junkies can get excited over 200 acres of outdoor fun and a world-class selection of activities at Colin Glen Forest Park. This Summer also sees the opening of Ireland’s first alpine coaster AND Ireland’s longest zipline at the park. If you’d rather keep your feet firmly on the ground, you can play lazer tag and archery or enjoy the golf course and TopTracer driving range.

Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful glen located in the southwest of Belfast, in the heart of the Belfast Hills. Visitors can enjoy peaceful woodland walks and little ones can follow the Gruffalo Trail.

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Thunder Park

Opening 7 August

If your kids would rather be on two wheels than two feet, Thunder Park is a must-visit! With 14,000 square feet of purpose-built ramps and obstacles, the park is a paradise for skateboard, BMX bike, scooter and freestyle mountain biking enthusiasts. The award-winning facility caters to all levels of ability, and coaching services and equipment are available. You’ll find Eddie Irvine Sports in the same facility, where little ones and grown-ups can race on one of Northern Ireland’s largest indoor karting tracks.

Exploris Aquarium

Exploris Aquarium

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Delve beneath the waves and discover colourful coral reefs, tropical fish and sharks in smugglers cove at Exploris Aquarium! Then visit the otters, seals, jellyfish and reptiles. Relax with a coffee in the Cracken Cafe and Restaurant or browse the gift shop for a sea-themed souvenir. Time slots are available throughout the day, with limited numbers to allow for social distancing.

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Let’s Go Hydro

Pre-book online

Bring adrenaline-seeking teens to Let’s Go Hydro for some fun on the water. Let’s Go Hydro has returned with a phased opening for cable wakeboarding, open water swimming and aqua park fun. Bookings are also open for their week-long and one-day Summer Scheme programmes.

Experience Ards and North Down Grow and Graze Castle Espie

Castle Espie

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Explore 60 acres of wildlife brilliance at Strangford Lough, where you’ll find Ireland’s largest collection of native and exotic water birds. Full of the sights and sounds of nature, Castle Espie is a great day out for families of all ages with woodland walks, spectacular views of Strangford Lough, and hot and cold takeaway food to enjoy as you explore.

Pickie Funpark

Pickie Funpark

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Pickie Funpark has always been one of Northern Ireland’s top attractions with an 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal swans, Pickie Puffer train and children’s play area. The park is a gateway to the Marine Gardens, a delightful stretch of coast for leisurely walk with views of Bangor Bay. Plan ahead and book your tokens now to enjoy the attractions. Time slots are available and indoor dining is available.

Lambs at Ark Open Farm Newtownards

Ark Open Farm

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Visit Ark Open Farm for 40 acres of beautiful countryside and over 200 animals ready to welcome you back (plus lots of new baby animals born during lockdown). Outdoor play areas, tractor and carriage rides and a magical fairytale forest will make for a wild adventure this summer. Pack a picnic or relax and enjoy the Cottage Cafe serving delicious homemade food. Make sure to choose a time slot and book your visit in advance.

LEARNING SPACE

Learning Space

Open now!
Walk-ins welcome in the sensory room.

Learning Space toy shop has reopened and is packed with educational games, books and items for children with sensory or additional needs. Inside, there’s a sensory room designed for people of all ages who might need a quiet space to calm anxieties while shopping in the city centre.

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