Are you wondering what to do this bank holiday in and around Belfast? Look no further as we’ve gathered some ideas for you. From getting outdoors with the family to enjoying the various events taking place. No matter what your preference we’ve got you sorted.

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Find Out What's On

There is lots to do in and around Belfast this Spring Bank Holiday. From international markets to live gigs, there is something for everyone to enjoy across the weekend!

Explore Free Things to do in the City

There is plenty to do in Belfast and beyond without spending a penny! Discover free things to see and do this Spring Bank Holiday across Belfast. Take in some art at The MAC, view some print works at Belfast Print Workshop or learn about the history of the city with Belfast Free Walking Tours.

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Visit a Museum

Belfast and beyond is home to lots of museums which are well worth visiting. Step back in time at the Ulster Folk Museum and the Ulster American Folk Park, or visit the impressive galleries and collections at the Ulster Museum. You can also learn about the Home Front and US Forces in Northern Ireland during the Second World War at the War Memorial Gallery.

Go on a Day Trip

Find something for all the family to enjoy with our picks for family fun attractions in both Ards and North Down and Lisburn and Castlereagh, only a few minutes away from Belfast. Take a tour of Hillsborough Castle & Gardens and discover Northern Ireland’s royal residence, or take the whole family to Ark Open Farm or Exploris Aquarium.

Get Outdoors

Get outdoors this bank holiday weekend and discover the stunning parks, enchanting woodland and coastal scenery in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. Why not enjoy a pleasant walk through the peaceful Redburn Country Park or beautiful Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park this bank holiday. Get outside and enjoy a day out exploring nature, just moments from Belfast.

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Explore Belfast's Maritime Mile

Discover Belfast’s historic waterfront with a stroll along the Maritime Mile, which covers one mile of water and 10 kilometres of connected pathway. Stretching from Sailortown to the Titanic Pump House the pathway includes the Big Fish, SS Nomadic, Titanic Belfast and Titanic Slipways. It’s also perfect for cycling so why not bring your bikes and experience the whole thing on two wheels?

Have Fun Indoors

With the weather sometimes not being the driest, it is always good to know what fun indoor activities are nearby. Never let bad weather stop you from having a fantastic time in Belfast! See our top suggestions for rainy day activities and attractions for all the family. Head golfing at Colin Glen’s TrackMan Driving Range or learn about the wonders of the world at W5.

Go for Lunch or Dinner

With restaurants, food markets and artisan producers tucked away in every corner of the city, Belfast is nothing short of a foodie haven. Our guide will help you discover where to go and what’s on offer in this delicious culinary pot.

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