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

Dare to Dream VR

NI Science Festival

Until 26 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.

Bricks 4 Kidz Workshops at Ulster Transport Museum

Bricks 4 Kidz Workshops

11 February
Ulster Transport Museum

Bricks 4 Kidz are bringing their LEGO® workshops to Ulster Transport Museum! Internationally known for their educational play programmes that teach the principles of STEM, Bricks 4 Kidz workshops are designed to trigger the lively imaginations of young children and build their self confidence.

Feeling Colour

Saturday Art Club: Feeling Colour

11 February

In this workshop you will respond to the paintings exhibited in their galleries, and how they make us feel. You will experiment with different colours to see which colours you associate with different emotions. You will play with different shapes, layers and textures to create new landscapes, and images which tell stories.

Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory

Candy Show or Chocolate Workshop

11 & 18 February
Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory

Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory are running a open public session to either see one of their Candy shows/demonstration of how they make their traditional sweets or participate in a Chocolate Workshop to make your own chocolatey creations. Bring your family down for a fun and sweet experience.

high rise

Autism Tailored Sessions at High Rise

12 February
High Rise

High Rise goes quiet for autism tailored Clip ‘n Climb and soft play session – perfect for autistic children and adults and their families. High Rise offer both autism tailored Clip ‘n Climb and soft play on Sunday at 10am.

Belfast Zoo family feeding a giraffe

Woo at the Zoo

12 – 14 February
Belfast Zoo

Book tickets to Belfast Zoo this half term and enjoy making chocolate treats at the zoo’s animal themed chocolate workshop and learn about Belfast Zoo’s love birds at a special animal meet and greet with their education team. Bring your little monkeys along for this family friendly workshop.

1920x1080   Bright Sparks Feb 2023

Bright Sparks at W5

13 – 17 February

Calling all budding scientists! Bright Sparks is W5’s unique and exciting week-long camp for inquisitive minds aged 11 to 14. Get hands-on in a range of exciting science-based activities, including; coding, robot programming, film production, virtual reality and much more!

bird wathcing child hideout

The Big Hide Out

13 – 17 February
Castle Espie Wildfowl & Wetlands Centre

It’s amazing what wildlife you can see when you hide in the right place. This half term, Castle Espie’s bird hides have become hideouts. Bring all the family and take hiding to a whole new level with lots of activities to have a go at. As well as The Big Hideout there’s lots of other wild and wonderful activities for the whole family to discover…

Football Jerserys on Display at IFA Education and Heritage Centre

Irish FA Tours

13 – 17 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.

Jungle Book KIDS

Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

16 – 17 February
Belvoir Studio Theatre

The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colourful characters and your favourite songs from the movie.

Top Things to Do

Boy Examining a Dinosaur Skeleton at Ulster Museum

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.

High Rise Image

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!

VB Big Fish

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.

Exploris Aquarium

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.

Fratelli Belfast

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.

Read more

Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question

Ask a Question

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Choose a date
Choose a date
Back To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
In order to display distances relevant to your current position, we'd need to be able to use your GPS location. To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
You have previously denied access to your GPS location. In order to allow access to your location, you need to update your site settings through your browser settings to allow this site access to your location.

To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
By default, all distances on the site are calculated from Belfast City Centre. You can choose a different starting point here, or specify your own.

If you select a location more than 15km from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, your location will be set to Belfast City Centre.

Open 'Ask a Question' window Close 'Ask a Question' window

Ask a Question


Hide this tool

Open 'Sign up for Newsletter' window Close 'Sign up for Newsletter' window

Visit Belfast Newsletter


Sign up to the Visit Belfast newsletter and receive inspiring ideas, events and offers which showcase the best of Belfast and Northern Ireland.


Hide this tool