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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 our top suggestions for a fun-filled day out.

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Nendrum Monastery in County Down
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Day Trip to Ards and North Down

Enjoy peaceful walks along the coast, experience great days out with the family and uncover fascinating tales from the area's unique history and heritage.

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Family Walking at Lagan Valley Regional Park
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Day Trip to Lisburn and Castlereagh

The Lisburn and Castlereagh area lies 6-9 miles from Belfast. Discover historic villages, Ireland's oldest independent brewery and stunning Hillsborough Castle.

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Places to Visit

  • Wallace Park Lisburn
    Wallace Park Lisburn
    Attractions

    Wallace Park Lisburn

    15.29KM

    Wallace Park is ideal for families, with an excellent children's play area and a variety of gentle walks.

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  • Ards Visitor Information Centre
    Ards Visitor Information Centre
    Information Services

    Ards Visitor Information Centre

    25.57KM

    Information on attractions, accommodation, activities and events.

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  • Island Arts Centre
    Island Arts Centre
    Arts and Entertainment

    Island Arts Centre

    15.09KM

    A year-round calendar of classes, culture and entertainment worthy of your time and attention.

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  • Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro
    Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro
    Hotels

    Salty Dog Hotel & Bistro

    30.15KM

    Bangor's boutique hotel & bistro on the bay. Fine dining in a casual atmosphere where fine food isn't…

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  • Down Royal Racecourse
    Down Royal Racecourse
    Activities

    Down Royal Racecourse

    24.54KM

    Down Royal Racecourse has brought the ‘Sport of Kings’ to generations of people in Ulster since the 17th…

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  • North Down Museum
    North Down Museum
    Attractions

    North Down Museum

    29.62KM

    The museum is located in the picturesque grounds of Castle Park in the centre of Bangor. This free…

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  • Rayanne Country House
    Rayanne Country House
    Guest House

    Rayanne Country House

    11.7KM

    Rayanne House is a 5 star boutique accommodation just 5 miles from Belfast City, excellent bedrooms breakfast and…

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  • Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
    Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
    Attractions

    Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

    22.89KM

    From grand family home to charming royal residence, Hillsborough Castle has welcomed the world and witnessed pivotal chapters…

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  • Ulster Folk Museum
    Ulster Folk Museum
    Attractions

    Ulster Folk Museum

    15.65KM

    Step back in time and experience what life was like in Ulster over 100 years ago.

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  • Hilden Brewery
    Hilden Brewery
    Attractions

    Hilden Brewery

    13.65KM

    A working brewery with licensed restaurant in a beautiful and historic setting at Hilden House, located in the…

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Discover and Explore Belfast Plus

Discover country parks, magnificent estates and historic landmarks just minutes from Belfast. Uncover fascinating tales and stories at these top attractions.

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10 Things to Do Within 30 Minutes of Belfast

Access both countryside and sea shore within a short drive from Belfast. We look at some of the highlights in the Lisburn, Castlereagh, Ards and North Down areas of Northern Ireland.

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