There’s lots going on in and around the city over the Easter break! Enjoy fun-filled family activities from Easter egg hunts to train rides, chocolate making to walking trails, or get outdoors and enjoy the Easter sunshine!
There is lots to do this Easter with fun for all the family. Take a look at all Easter events.
Things To Do for the Easter Holidays
Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
Hillsborough Castle’s glorious gardens are a joy to explore. From ornamental grounds to peaceful woodland, meandering waterways and picturesque glens, there are over 100 spectacular acres to discover. Why not take a tour of the stunning castle, the official Northern Ireland residence of HM The Queen, a tour of Hillsborough Castle promises to be a very interesting and grand experience.
Discover a place of enchantment at Mount Stewart, the Irish family home of the Marquesses of Londonderry. Filled with the spirit and character of Edith, Lady Londonderry, the house, gardens and demesne reveal the history, grandeur and enchantment of Mount Stewart, bringing it to life in a glorious celebration of people, power and plants.
Ark Open Farm
If you enjoy the great outdoors and lots of interaction with animals of all kinds, then the Ark Farm is just the place for you during your Easter holidays. Young and old, it suits all ages. The farm is open everyday from 10AM – 5PM! – booking is essential.
With 100’s of Native & Tropical species, your journey will begin with a focus on the lough and Irish Sea before venturing into a tropical paradise. Their recently expanded outdoor area is not only home to the Seal Sanctuary but includes their Asian Short Clawed Otters, Humboldt Penguins, Hector the Capybara and their new “Under the Sea Experience Exhibit”
Visit the award-winning science and discovery centre where little ones can let their imagination run wild. W5 has recently been reimagined and is now better than ever, covering everything from climate change and nature to film and TV production, optical illusions, built engineering, medical science and much, much more.
Game Of Thrones Studio Tour
Step inside the Seven Kingdoms and explore the world of Game of Thrones like never before. Located just 30 minutes from Belfast, this global visitor attraction is the ultimate day out, whether a Game of Thrones mega fan, or just looking for an epic experience over Easter. Walk through iconic sets from Winterfell to King’s Landing, discover the secrets of filmmaking and explore the craftmanship and artistry responsible for bringing the global hit TV series to life on screen.
Colin Glen Forest Park
Go Black Bull Runnin’ and ‘Flyover’ the Belfast Hills at Colin Glen Forest Park. From Alpine coasteering to laser tag, golfing to the Gruffalo Trail, Colin Glen has adventure for everyone this Easter. Check out their new River Rapid, which is Ireland’s longest zipline! Now available to pre-book for the Easter holidays.
Easter is the perfect time to discover Northern Ireland’s stately homes. From Belfast Castle on Cave Hill to Florence Court in County Fermanagh, our stunning properties offer gardens, tours, walks and tearooms galore.
Get up close to Asian elephants, giraffes, tigers, kangaroo and much more. The zoo is now a leading and award-winning visitor attraction and has been home to animals since 1934.
High Rise Indoor Adventure Centre
Located just 10 minutes from Belfast and just off the M1 at Sprucefield, High Rise should be top of the list for anyone planning a family day out in Northern Ireland! High Rise is an exciting adventure centre offering a great day out for all the family, young and old, with attractions for all ages and abilities. High Rise is home to Northern Ireland’s largest Clip ‘n Climb indoor climbing arena and also has a soft play area for younger children.
Book a Giant Spring Escape
Places To Eat
Use your time off this Easter to explore the city's food scene.
Restaurant Guide To Belfast
With restaurants, markets and artisan producers hidden in every corner, Belfast city is nothing short of a foodie haven.
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.
Restaurants with Vegetarian & Vegan Menus in Belfast
Belfast has no shortage of cuisine for plant based diets. Take a look at our top picks of restaurants in Belfast for vegans and vegetarians..
When visiting Belfast, why not take a walk in the beautiful hills which look down on the city, including Cave Hill and Divis?
Cave Hill Country Park
Visitors to Cave Hill Country Park can enjoy panoramic views across Belfast from vantage points on the hillside.
Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast's Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students and tourists.
Barnett Demesne opened to the public in 1951. Today, the park, in south Belfast, retains much of the character of the original estate.
Lagan Valley Regional Park
Between Stranmillis, Belfast and Union Locks, Lisburn, Lagan Valley Regional Park covers 4,500 acres of countryside and 11 miles of riverbank.
Belfast’s Maritime Mile
Discover Belfast's Maritime Mile from the Big Fish to HMS Caroline, Titanic Belfast and The Great Light.