Don’t wait for the dreaded “I’m bored”. Check out our ultimate guide to summer holidays in Belfast and start planning your family daytrips, weekends and summer getaways. Belfast is full of fun activities for your little thrill seekers, intrepid explorers, and aspiring Attenboroughs come rain or shine.

Summer Family Fun in Belfast

Enjoy a summer adventure in Belfast this year. Explore the great outdoors, learn about new species, get active and have fun.

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    Urban Exploring

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    Family Fun – Belfast Plus

    Discover family fun attractions in Lisburn and Castlereagh and Ards and North Down, just minutes from Belfast. See…

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  • Top Things to do in Belfast
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    Top Things to do in Belfast

    See our top thing to do in Belfast to check of your bucket list when visiting the city.

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Top 10 Family Fun Attractions in Belfast

Check out the Top 10 Family Fun Attractions in Belfast – there is plenty of entertaining attractions for the whole family to enjoy around Belfast.

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    W5 is Belfast’s award-winning science and discovery centre and provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun…

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    Belfast Zoological Gardens

    6.46 KM

    Belfast Zoological Gardens is home to more than 120 species of animal, many of which are in danger…

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    Colin Glen

    10.05 KM

    Go Black Bull Runnin’ and 'Flyover' the Belfast Hills at Colin Glen. From Alpine coasteering to laser tag,…

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Top Glamping Experiences in Belfast and Beyond

Take a look at some of our favourite glamping experiences this summer. There’s never been a better time to take advantage of the beautiful spaces right on your doorstep.

Road Trips in Northern Ireland

Jump in your car and discover hidden gems, geological wonders of the world, secluded bays and real-life fantasy locations, just a short drive from Belfast.

Family Friendly Restaurants in Belfast

With special menus and activities for little ones, have a look at some of our suggestions for child-friendly restaurants in Belfast.

Festivals in Belfast

Festivals are a great excuse to have fun with family and friends. Celebrate local and international talent while making new memories. From dance, music, workshops and free events, there is a great mix of festivals popping up around Belfast.

Getting Around Belfast

Belfast is compact and walkable, so getting around the city is easy on foot, by bike or by taxi. However, if you want to wander a little further afield then we’ve got a network of transport options to help you get around.

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    Restaurants Open on Mondays & Tuesdays

    Find out what restaurants and cafés are open on Mondays and Tuesdays in Belfast! Coffee, lunch, brunch or…

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  • Best Places for Sunday Lunch in Belfast
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    Best Places for Sunday Lunch in Belfast

    Nothing beats a cosy Sunday lunch and whether you’re looking for a classic roast, traditional carvery or something…

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  • Pre-Theatre Menus in Belfast
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    Pre-Theatre Menus in Belfast

    Enjoy a pre-theatre meal before heading to a play, concert or comedy show in Belfast. There are plenty…

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  • Easter in Belfast
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    Easter in Belfast

    This Easter enjoy wonderful walks, delicious food, family fun and time with friends. Discover what is going on…

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  • Easter Events
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    Easter Events

    There's lots happening in and around Belfast this Easter, with fun for all the family.

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  • Literary History in Belfast
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    Literary History in Belfast

    Belfast has been home to a number of significant, novelists, poets and playwrights. There are plenty of places…

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    Urban Exploring

    Take a walk through Belfast city and learn something new. Here are the top self-guided tours, walking trails…

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  • Restaurant Guide To Belfast
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    Restaurant Guide To Belfast

    With restaurants, markets and artisan producers hidden in every corner, Belfast city is nothing short of a foodie…

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  • Things to do this Spring
    Things to do this Spring
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    Things to do this Spring

    Enjoy fun-filled family days this spring with these top ideas of places to go in Belfast and beyond.

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  • Top 10 Attractions in Belfast
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    Top 10 Attractions in Belfast

    From the birthplace of the Titanic to our iconic City Hall, you'll find a large selection of historic…

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