Are you wondering what to do with the kids this half term? Don’t fret – below is all you need to know to keep the little ones happy! Check out what family-friendly events and activities are happening this February half term in Belfast.

Top Half Term Events

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Irish FA Tours

Until 18 February
National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

Relive the atmosphere of match day, gain insights into the drama on and off the pitch and feel the rush of emotions shared by everyone inside the stadium. Discover the unique story of Northern Irish football using a varied range of media, immersive physical interactive activities, and key artefacts from the 1880s to the present day.

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NI Science Festival

Until 25 February
Various Locations

NI Science Festival returns with an interstellar programme. From interactive demos, workshops and  family activities. Take a look at all the fun events taking place for the littles ones to enjoy.

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Multiverse Mayhem

12 – 18 February

This mid-term, enjoy W5’s brand-new, explosive show – Multiverse Mayhem. Expect loud bangs, crazy chemical reactions and surprising science – let the experimental mayhem begin!

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Kids Abstract Art Workshop

17 February
2 Royal Avenue

Design and create your own finished pieces in this exciting new workshop at 2 Royal Avenue! This is a chance to learn about the making of abstract art through demonstrations and guidance from artists.


Kids Valentines Chocolate Workshop

17 February
Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory

Join the team at Aunt Sandra’s this Valentines to create some of the romantic Chocolate there is! Each child will create their own Valentines lolly from start to finish to take home.

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Belfast Giants 2023/24 Season

18 February
The SSE Arena, Belfast

Whether you’re a diehard hockey fan or a total newbie, a Belfast Giants home game is not to be missed. The Giants face off against the Manchester Storm at 4pm – the perfect way to cap off an exciting half-term break.

Top Things to Do

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Top 10 Family Fun Attractions

There are plenty of entertaining attractions for the young (and the young at heart) around Belfast including W5, Ulster Museum and Belfast Zoo. Here’s our top 10 suggestions for family friendly attractions that promise a memorable day out this half term.

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Family Indoor Attractions

Don’t let the rain stop you from having fun this half-term, there are plenty of fun indoor activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy in Belfast!

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Free Things to Do

Keep the costs down this half term with family friendly attractions and entertainment that are completely free of charge! From museums to parks, here’s a round-up of our top things to do in Belfast and beyond that won’t cost a single penny.


Family Fun – Belfast Plus

Discover family fun attractions in Lisburn and Castlereagh and Ards and North Down, just minutes from Belfast. See our top suggestions for a fun-filled day out, from exploring the depths of the oceans at Exploris Aquarium to taking to the ice at Dundonald Ice Bowl.

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Go for a Family Meal

With special menus and activities for little ones, Belfast has a great range of child-friendly restaurants and cafés. Read our guide to family friendly restaurants and pick the perfect place for an evening out together.

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