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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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Eat Out to Help Out - Belfast Plus

Visit Ards and North Down or Lisburn and Castlereagh this August and save up to £10 per person in restaurants participating in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme!

Places to Visit

  • Ards Arts Centre
    Ards Arts Centre
    Arts and Entertainment

    Ards Arts Centre

    25.8KM

    The former Georgian House in Newtownards, now the home of the Arts Centre, was designed by Stratford in…

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  • Dundonald International Ice Bowl
    Dundonald International Ice Bowl
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    Dundonald International Ice Bowl

    12.4KM

    Enjoy a great day out at Dundonald International Ice Bowl with a host of fantastic activities all under…

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  • Ballymenoch Park
    Ballymenoch Park
    Attractions

    Ballymenoch Park

    13.02KM

    A beautiful park perfect for families, located only a short distance from Holywood.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Eikon Exhibition Centre
    Eikon Exhibition Centre
    Arts and Entertainment

    Eikon Exhibition Centre

    23.25KM

    Eikon Exhibition Centre is Northern Ireland's premier exhibition venue located at Balmoral Park.

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  • Ward Park
    Ward Park
    Attractions

    Ward Park

    30.67KM

    A perfect park in the centre of Bangor and an ideal spot to enjoy the local wildlife and…

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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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  • Seapark Recreation Ground
    Seapark Recreation Ground
    Attractions

    Seapark Recreation Ground

    12.76KM

    Seapark Recreation Ground is a seafront facility perfect for all the family and home to an annual fireworks…

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  • Lagan Valley LeisurePlex
    Lagan Valley LeisurePlex
    Activities

    Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

    16.78KM

    Experience the thrills and spills on the longest and fastest water slides around!

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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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