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 a relaxing spa day with friends. No matter what your preference we’ve got you sorted.

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Eat Out

Enjoy a meal out with family & friends. Belfast has a fantastic foodie scene and with the bank holiday, what better time to get out and treat yourself! Whether it’s fine dining from some of the country’s most renowned chefs, or authentic Mexican with a colourful cocktail on the side, Belfast serves up an unbeatable selection of local and international cuisine. Browse the city’s top restaurants, book a table and get ready for a foodie delight!

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

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. Enjoy outdoors activities with friends and family at Lets Go Hydro, Colin Glen, Belfast Zoo and The Jungle NI. Hop in the car and take a road trip to the Giant’s Causeway or venture up the Mourne Mountains.

Make a Splash

Experience the thrills and spills on the longest and fastest water slides around! Race down accelerating water slides, relax on the lazy river or swim under waterfalls for an unforgettable day out at Lagan Valley Leisureplex! Slides include The Space Bowl, The Master Blaster and Falling Rapids. Plus there is Aqualand interactive play area with its own slides, see-saw, water shooting bicycles and lots more!

Go Exploring in the City

Explore Belfast and Northern Ireland with a sightseeing tour led by an experienced local guide. Choose from walking, bus, boat, bike and taxi tours, as well as themed tours on Titanic, Game of Thrones, Giant’s Causeway, and food and drink.

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Step Back in Time

The Ulster Museum, Ulster Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park are all open this bank holiday, giving you a chance to come face to face with dinosaurs, see majestic locomotives or follow in the footsteps of Irish migrants on a journey to America! Book your tickets at Opening times may vary and booking may be required, so check with individual businesses for the most up to date information.

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. Enjoy an adrenaline filled afternoon at Game Locker, head golfing at Colin Glen’s TrackMan Driving Range or go skydiving at Titanic Park.

Enjoy Belfast's Nightlife

Take a break this bank holiday weekend, enjoy a drink in your favourite pub or beer garden (if we’re lucky enough to get some sunshine!) Come on in and enjoy the craic at Belfast’s bars this weekend, and toast with a local craft beer or perfectly poured cocktails inside your favourite pub. Get home safe with Translink bus and rail services or Value Cabs taxis.

Book a Spa Treatment

Looking for some relaxation during your time off? Look no further than the luxurious Spa Hotels in and around Belfast! Whether you’d like some ‘me’ time, a pamper trip with friends or a romantic couples treatment, these Spas have it all.

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Experience the 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?

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