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!
Discover Titanic Belfast
Visit a world leading visitor attraction
Titanic Belfast is open this Bank Holiday weekend and they have plenty of exciting experiences to ensure a fun-filled visit, including their award-winning exhibition and Discovery Tour. Book your tickets in advance at titanicbelfast.com and discover the incredible story of the world’s most famous ship.
Make a Splash
Visit Northern Ireland’s largest indoor Aqua Park
Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park is open this bank holiday and epic water adventures await! Try the Abyss (if you dare) – a high speed drop slide and the first of its kind in Ireland, where the floor drops beneath your feet, plunging you into the ride of lifetime! Or experience the thrill of catching a wave indoors on Northern Ireland’s first indoor surf simulator. There’s an aqua park for kids, too. Opening times may vary. Book in advance via the Better app.
Step Back in Time
National Museums NI
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 nmni.com. Opening times may vary and booking may be required, so check with individual businesses for the most up to date information.
Raise a Toast
Cheers to the bank holiday weekend
This 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.
Go on a Shopping Spree
Belfast is the place to go for some serious retail therapy – whether it’s working on your summer wardrobe or searching for gorgeous home accessories. Find fashion for all budgets in Victoria Square and CastleCourt, and gifts and homeware in Belfast’s independent retailers.
Book a Spa Treatment
There’s always an excuse to have a massage, so why not treat yourself to a spa treatment? The Spa at The Merchant Hotel is open for weekend treatments and daily treatments. Try the Perfect Duo Treatment – a combination of a massage and some TLC for your skin too, finished with a glass of prosecco. Perfection!
With the weather getting a little better and brighter, it’s a great time to try a new sport or rediscover a long-time sporting passion. Here’s your guide to sport in the city, including golfing, fishing, archery, cycling and much more.
Go Exploring in the City
Explore Belfast city centre on foot with walking trails and self-guided tours. Delve into Belfast’s vibrant street art scene or follow the Titanic Trail into a bygone shipbuilding era. Retrace the steps of Belfast’s famous figures on George Best, CS Lewis and Van Morrison walking trails, or take an audio tour of the city centre.
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?
Have an Outdoor Adventure
From the stunning formal gardens of Mount Stewart and Rowallane to the rolling hills of Black Mountain, get outside and enjoy a day out exploring nature, just moments from Belfast. All outdoor attractions have reopened including Castle Espie, Lets Go Hydro, Colin Glen and The Jungle NI. Opening times may be vary and advance booking may apply.