Festive Family Fun

There are loads of family things to do in Belfast this Christmas. From tots to teens and older family members too, there’s something for everyone. Read our top ideas for festive family days out.

Family Attractions

  • Belfast Zoological Gardens
    Belfast Zoological Gardens
    Attractions

    Belfast Zoological Gardens

    gps_fixed 6.46KM

    Belfast Zoological Gardens is home to more than 140 species of animal, many of which are in danger…

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  • W5 at Odyssey
    W5 at Odyssey
    Attractions

    W5 at Odyssey

    gps_fixed 1.74KM

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

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  • SS Nomadic
    SS Nomadic
    Attractions

    SS Nomadic

    gps_fixed 2.3KM

    RMS Titanic's tender ship and the last remaining White Star Line vessel has been restored to her original…

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  • Castle Ward
    Castle Ward
    Attractions

    Castle Ward

    gps_fixed 46.19KM

    See the gothic and classical collide at Castle Ward, an eccentric 18th century mansion resting on a rolling…

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  • Cockle Row Cottages
    Cockle Row Cottages
    Attractions

    Cockle Row Cottages

    gps_fixed 35.69KM

    Only 10 minutes from Bangor, these old fisherman's cottages now house a heritage display, visitor information and weekend…

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  • Belfast’s Window on Wildlife
    Belfast’s Window on Wildlife
    Attractions

    Belfast’s Window on Wildlife

    gps_fixed 6.99KM

    Nestled in the heart of Belfast Harbour Estate, Belfast Window on Wildlife is home to birds and wildlife…

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  • Pickie Funpark
    Pickie Funpark
    Attractions

    Pickie Funpark

    gps_fixed 29.3KM

    Pickie Funpark has always been one of Northern Ireland’s top attractions with an 18-hole mini-golf course, giant pedal…

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  • Seapark Recreation Ground
    Seapark Recreation Ground
    Attractions

    Seapark Recreation Ground

    gps_fixed 12.76KM

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

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  • Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre
    Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre
    Attractions

    Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre

    gps_fixed 87.41KM

    A must-visit for unrivalled views of Northern Ireland's largest seabird colony and a chance to explore Rathlin's unique…

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  • Argory
    Argory
    Attractions

    Argory

    gps_fixed 82.41KM

    This handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate.

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Sail into History

Explore the shipyard, walk the decks, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic in the city where it all began

Activities

  • Jungle NI
    Jungle NI
    Activities

    Jungle NI

    gps_fixed 83.3KM

    The Jungle NI is a leading outdoor adventure centre offering exciting activities, events and funky accommodation suitable for…

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  • Belfast Hills Partnership
    Belfast Hills Partnership
    Activities

    Belfast Hills Partnership

    gps_fixed 11.18KM

    When visiting Belfast, why not take a walk in the beautiful hills which look down on the city,…

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  • Royal Portrush Golf Club
    Royal Portrush Golf Club
    Activities

    Royal Portrush Golf Club

    gps_fixed 100.99KM

    Royal Portrush Golf Club is home to one of the best and most challenging links golf courses in…

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  • Clip n Climb Dundonald
    Clip n Climb Dundonald
    Activities

    Clip n Climb Dundonald

    gps_fixed 12.44KM

    Challenge yourself and challenge your friends at Northern Ireland's first Clip n Climb.

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  • Prison Island Belfast
    Prison Island Belfast
    See & Do

    Prison Island Belfast

    gps_fixed 4.3KM

    Prison Island Belfast is a totally unique concept in Northern Ireland with 25 different prison-themed challenge cells. Are…

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  • GoT To Escape
    GoT To Escape
    Activities

    GoT To Escape

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    GoT To Escape is Belfast’s only dedicated Game of Thrones inspired escape room destination.

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  • Cookery School at James St
    Cookery School at James St
    Activities

    Cookery School at James St

    gps_fixed 0.36KM

    The Cookery School at James St is a purpose built interactive kitchen and is perfect location for sharing…

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  • Malone Golf Club
    Malone Golf Club
    Activities

    Malone Golf Club

    gps_fixed 7.95KM

    Malone Golf Club is one of the best Parkland Courses in Northern Ireland, less than five miles from…

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  • Let's Go Hydro
    Let's Go Hydro
    Activities

    Let's Go Hydro

    gps_fixed 8.93KM

    Let’s Go Hydro is Ireland’s largest aqua park and alternative accommodation resort. A beautiful and brilliantly designed resort…

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  • Eddie Irvine Sports
    Eddie Irvine Sports
    Activities

    Eddie Irvine Sports

    gps_fixed 28.83KM

    Owned by local Formula One racing legend Eddie Irvine, Eddie Irvine Sports is a top indoor karting and…

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Game of Thrones

The popular TV series Game of Thrones® is filmed in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. Our rugged coast lines, historic castles and breathtaking scenery are the perfect setting for this epic story.

Attractions

  • Titanic Belfast
    Titanic Belfast
    Attractions

    Titanic Belfast

    gps_fixed 2.72KM

    Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and…

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  • Beacon of Hope
    Beacon of Hope
    Attractions

    Beacon of Hope

    gps_fixed 0.95KM

    Thanksgiving Square is an area of public space in Lanyon Place, Belfast based on Thanksgiving Square in Dallas,…

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  • Stricklands Glen
    Stricklands Glen
    Attractions

    Stricklands Glen

    gps_fixed 28.27KM

    An enchanting park leading onto the North Down Coastal path.

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  • Wallace Park Lisburn
    Wallace Park Lisburn
    Attractions

    Wallace Park Lisburn

    gps_fixed 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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  • Argory
    Argory
    Attractions

    Argory

    gps_fixed 82.41KM

    This handsome Irish gentry house is surrounded by its 130-hectare (320-acre) wooded riverside estate.

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  • Big Fish
    Big Fish
    Attractions

    Big Fish

    gps_fixed 1.02KM

    This 10m (32ft) salmon was commissioned in 1999 to celebrate the regeneration of the River Lagan and the…

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  • Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
    Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
    Attractions

    Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

    gps_fixed 22.89KM

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

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  • Dome at Victoria Square
    Dome at Victoria Square
    Attractions

    Dome at Victoria Square

    gps_fixed 0.63KM

    Rising high above the city's skyline, the Dome at Victoria Square boasts 360 degree views across Belfast.

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  • Hillsborough Forest
    Hillsborough Forest
    Attractions

    Hillsborough Forest

    gps_fixed 22.77KM

    Hillsborough Forest, set within the historic landscape of Large Park, offers visitors 150 acres of mixed woodland in…

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  • Ulster American Folk Park
    Ulster American Folk Park
    Attractions

    Ulster American Folk Park

    gps_fixed 156.16KM

    Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life.

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Top 10 Visitor Attractions in Belfast

From the birthplace of the Titanic to our iconic City Hall, you’ll find a cornucopia of historic landmarks and world-class visitor attractions in Belfast

Sightseeing Tours

  • Titanic Discovery Tour
    Titanic Discovery Tour
    Sightseeing Tours

    Titanic Discovery Tour

    gps_fixed 2.81KM

    The Discovery Tour is a one hour walking tour including a walk around the Titanic Slipways and inside…

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  • Value Cabs Taxi Tours
    Value Cabs Taxi Tours
    Sightseeing Tours

    Value Cabs Taxi Tours

    gps_fixed 1.99KM

    Value Cabs offers a range of tours throughout Northern Ireland, with pick up and drop off at your…

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  • Belfast Free Walking Tour
    Belfast Free Walking Tour
    Sightseeing Tours

    Belfast Free Walking Tour

    gps_fixed 3.74KM

    Belfast Free Walking Tour is the only local, independent free tour company in Belfast, and all of the…

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  • Executive & Luxury Tours – Quinn’s Coach Hire
    Executive & Luxury Tours – Quinn’s Coach Hire
    Sightseeing Tours

    Executive & Luxury Tours – Quinn’s Coach Hire

    gps_fixed 68.55KM

    Executive Coach Tours from Quinn's Coach Hire, providing luxury travel across Northern Ireland.

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  • Ulsterbus Tours
    Ulsterbus Tours
    Sightseeing Tours

    Ulsterbus Tours

    gps_fixed 0.75KM

    Tour operator offering a comprehensive range of brochure and bespoke tours. Incoming groups and luxury coach hire are…

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  • Coiste Irish Political Tours
    Coiste Irish Political Tours
    Sightseeing Tours

    Coiste Irish Political Tours

    gps_fixed 3.86KM

    A unique walking tour delivered by former political prisoners who share their personal experiences of the British/Irish conflict

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  • Wallace Travel Group
    Wallace Travel Group
    Sightseeing Tours

    Wallace Travel Group

    gps_fixed 0.19KM

    Wallace Travel Group is a private, Irish owned destination management company (DMC) in Ireland, specialising in incentive travel,…

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  • IFA Education and Heritage Centre
    IFA Education and Heritage Centre
    Sightseeing Tours

    IFA Education and Heritage Centre

    gps_fixed 3.25KM

    Visit the Irish Football Association Education and Heritage Centre and take in a Stadium Tour at the National…

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  • Paddywagon Tours
    Paddywagon Tours
    Sightseeing Tours

    Paddywagon Tours

    gps_fixed 1.62KM

    Daily tour from Belfast to the Giants Causeway, also visiting the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge!

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  • Titanic Boat Tours - Lagan Boat Company
    Titanic Boat Tours - Lagan Boat Company
    Sightseeing Tours

    Titanic Boat Tours - Lagan Boat Company

    gps_fixed 1.1KM

    The world's only Titanic Harbour guided boat tour.

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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.

Arts & Entertainment

  • Grand Opera House
    Grand Opera House
    Arts and Entertainment

    Grand Opera House

    gps_fixed 0.66KM

    Northern Ireland's premier theatre presenting an outstanding programme of drama, opera, dance, comedy, musicals, family shows and much…

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  • Golden Thread Gallery
    Golden Thread Gallery
    Arts and Entertainment

    Golden Thread Gallery

    gps_fixed 0.97KM

    Golden Thread Gallery is Northern Ireland's leading international contemporary visual arts organisation.

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  • Waterfront Hall
    Waterfront Hall
    Arts and Entertainment

    Waterfront Hall

    gps_fixed 1.05KM

    Waterfront Hall is one of Belfast's most iconic venues. Sitting right at the heart of the city's vibrant…

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  • Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics
    Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics
    Arts and Entertainment

    Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics

    gps_fixed 0.69KM

    Belfast’s unique festival of ideas and politics invites you to engage with the big issues of our time.

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  • Crescent Arts Centre
    Crescent Arts Centre
    Arts and Entertainment

    Crescent Arts Centre

    gps_fixed 1.14KM

    The Crescent Arts Centre is a vibrant community arts centre and cultural hub in the heart of south…

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  • TEC Belfast
    TEC Belfast
    Arts and Entertainment

    TEC Belfast

    gps_fixed 3.27KM

    The TEC is a purpose built space for local and international consumer, lifestyle and trade events, located in…

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  • Real Belfast Ceili
    Real Belfast Ceili
    Arts and Entertainment

    Real Belfast Ceili

    gps_fixed 4.3KM

    Authentic Irish ceili dancing experience where you will learn some traditional Irish ceili dances to live music, rounded…

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  • Belfast Operatic Company
    Belfast Operatic Company
    See & Do

    Belfast Operatic Company

    gps_fixed 7.73KM

    One of Ireland’s leading musical theatre companies, Belfast Operatic produces shows and concerts annually in venues around Northern…

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  • Eikon Exhibition Centre
    Eikon Exhibition Centre
    Arts and Entertainment

    Eikon Exhibition Centre

    gps_fixed 23.25KM

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

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  • SSE Arena, Belfast
    SSE Arena, Belfast
    Arts and Entertainment

    SSE Arena, Belfast

    gps_fixed 1.87KM

    Northern Ireland's premier entertainment venue. Where world class entertainment comes alive!

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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.

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