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
NI Science Festival
Until 26 February
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
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.
Saturday Art Club: Feeling Colour
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.
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.
Autism Tailored Sessions at 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.
Woo at the Zoo
12 – 14 February
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.
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!
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…
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.