There’s lots going on in and around the city for the whole family to enjoy this Easter. Enjoy fun-filled events and family activities from Easter egg hunts to day trips, chocolate making to walking trails or get outdoors and enjoy the Easter sunshine!

Easter Events

There’s lots happening in and around Belfast this Easter, with fun for all the family.

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Things To Do for the Easter Holidays

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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.

Lambs at Ark Open Farm

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.

Exploris Aquarium

Exploris Aquarium

Discover colourful coral reefs, tropical fish, jellyfish and native species. Then return to the shore to visit playful otters, the seal sanctuary and a reptile-filled rainforest!

Dragon From The Lagan W5

W5

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.

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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 zipline

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.

Irish Tour Tickets

Take a day trip to the Causeway Coast

Take a 5* trip to the Causeway Coast and visit beautiful spots along the way including Carrickfergus Castle, Dunluce Castle, Ballintoy, Giants Causeway and more. This is the perfect trip to soak up the stunning scenery on Northern Ireland and hopefully catch some of that Spring sunshine.

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Historic Houses

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.

Easter at Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo

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.

Merchant afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea in Belfast

Treat yourself or indulge with friends on an afternoon tea in Belfast with finger sandwiches, sweet treats and steaming pots of tea.

Book a Spring Hotel Break

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Spring Hotel & Spa Offers

Spring is in the air and there’s never been a better time for an overnight stay or spa day in Belfast. Here’s our round-up of top hotel offers for spring 2022.

Places To Eat

Use your time off this Easter to explore the city's food scene.

Lunch at Muddlers Club
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Foodie Guide To Belfast

With restaurants, bars, markets and artisan producers hidden in every corner, Belfast city is nothing short of a foodie haven. Allow us to whet your appetite.

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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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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..

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Great Outdoors

Walkers Climbing Divis Mountain
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Belfast Hills Partnership

11.18 KM

When visiting Belfast, why not take a walk in the beautiful hills which look down on the city, including Cave Hill and Divis?

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Cave Hill Country Park

5.32 KM

Visitors to Cave Hill Country Park can enjoy panoramic views across Belfast from vantage points on the hillside.

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Botanic Gardens

1.61 KM

Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast's Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students and tourists.

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Barnett Demesne
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Barnett Demesne

5.57 KM

Barnett Demesne opened to the public in 1951. Today, the park, in south Belfast, retains much of the character of the original estate.

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Lagan Valley Regional Park

5.52 KM

Between Stranmillis, Belfast and Union Locks, Lisburn, Lagan Valley Regional Park covers 4,500 acres of countryside and 11 miles of riverbank.

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Belfast’s Maritime Mile

Discover Belfast's Maritime Mile from the Big Fish to HMS Caroline, Titanic Belfast and The Great Light.

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Car Parking in Belfast

Secure car parking is available across Belfast. See our guide to car parks in the city.

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Belfast is compact and bijou, so getting around the city is easy on foot, by bike or by taxi

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