Check out the Top 10 Family Fun Attractions in Belfast – there is plenty of entertaining attractions for the whole family to enjoy around Belfast, including W5, Ulster Museum and Belfast Zoo.


W5 is Belfast’s award-winning science and discovery centre and provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages. At W5 each floor will excite and inspire, with exhibits and experiences covering everything from climate change and nature to film and TV production, optical illusions, built engineering, medical science and much, much more.

Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum is a firm family favourite with dinosaurs, an Egyptian mummy and curiosities from across the globe on show. Free admission and a regular programme of events and exhibitions means the Ulster Museum always has something to capture the imaginations of kids and adults alike.

IFA Education and Heritage Centre

Irish FA Tours

Irish FA Tours tells the unique story of Northern Ireland football from 1880 to present day using a variety of media, interactive displays, key artefacts and behind the scenes access. The Education and Heritage Centre is self-guided and visitors will have one hour to explore the centre before the official stadium tour begins. Irish FA staff and tour guides will be at hand to assist and make your visit the best possible experience.

Belfast Zoo

Perched on the side of Cave Hill, Belfast Zoological Gardens has a wild and wonderful range of animals. This is one of the oldest visitor attractions in Belfast and the elephants, giraffes and baby gorillas never fail to get an ‘awwww!’.

Lost City Adventure Golf

Lost City Adventure Golf at Cityside Retail and Leisure Park has two indoor jungle-themed golf courses where players young and old can tackle Sunken Skull Ridge, Explorer Falls and lots of interactive obstacles. Players make their way around the course amidst simulated thunder and lightning storms and challenge their skills against rainforest animals and moving walls. If players get a hole in one on the 18th hole, much Inca Gold will come their way!

Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory

Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory is nationally renowned as one of the finest purveyors of handmade chocolates, fudge and boiled sweets, made from 100 year old recipes.A visit to Aunt Sandra’s is like taking a trip back in time where visitors can see how chocolates and fudge are made, most of which can be sampled as it’s being produced. They also offer workshops and shows where you can make any kind of treat you can imagine.

Colin Glen Forest Park

Colin Glen is Ireland’s leading adventure park – a land of storytelling and a state-of-the-art sports park with world class attractions. Go Black Bull Runnin’ and ‘Flyover’ the Belfast Hills. From Alpine coasteering to laser tag, golfing to the Gruffalo Trail, Colin Glen has adventure for everyone.

CS Lewis Square

Rediscover The Chronicles of Narnia with a walk through CS Lewis Square, a public space commemorating the Belfast-born author, CS Lewis. Kids will love the seven bronze sculptures from ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’, including Aslan, Mr Tumnus and the Beavers. Then pop into the family-friendly Jack Coffee Bar for hot drinks, snacks and light lunches.

Airtastic Belfast

At Airtastic Belfast you’ll find fun for all ages! Airtastic’s activities include their massive Inflata Park, a 12 lane ten pin bowling alley, space themed 18 hole adventure golf course, soft play centre, a prize winning amusement arcade and a delicious American style diner, NY Kitchen where you can enjoy tasty food and drinks before or after your activities.

Prison Island

Ready for a family challenge? Take on Prison Island’s 31 prison-themed cells, inspired by the ‘Crystal Maze’. In teams of two to four people you are free to move around and try any cell, in any order, with a great mix of physical, tactical and skill-based games there’s something for everyone.

Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park

Andersonstown Indoor Aqua Park is the largest centre of its kind in Northern Ireland, offering three high speed water slides (including the first vertical drop slide in Ireland), a surf simulator and children’s adventure aqua play area.

Family Indoor Activities

Don’t 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.

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