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Things to do in Belfast

Things to do in Belfast

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 Titanic Belfast 

As it is the city in which the world’s most famous ship was constructed, it’s expected that its Titanic experience is one of the best. You and your kids can enjoy informative and interesting interactive tours of the ship, see what the boarders’ living conditions would have been like and even experience the conditions and events of the famous vessel’s final few minutes. With several rooms constructed in the Titanic’s likeness as well as galleries, museums and multi-media guides, this experience is suited for families of every age.  On-site facilities include dining options and souvenir shop. Fares from £18.50 per adults, £8.00 per child under 16 and FREE for all children under five. Prices can increase depending on packages and season. Euro is accepted for ticket purchases. 

Belfast Zoo 

Belfast Zoo is home to more than 130 different species, many of which are either endangered or extinct in their natural wilderness habitat. Mammals, amphibians and reptiles are only the beginning of the groupings, and you can learn more about the animal’s history and care in the zoo by attending informative talks and feeding sessions hosted by the zoo’s staff. The zoo also runs different services to heighten any animal lovers experience, such as the outreach programs and age-group specified educations sessions. Fares from £13 for adults, £6.50 for children under 16 and FREE for all children under four. Discounts for families, students and seniors also apply.  

Murder mystery treasure trail 

This experience is ideal if you wish to see the city’s most famous sights in a way which is entertaining and exciting for kids. This trail crosses by many of Belfast’s famous monuments, landmarks and buildings but, rather than an ordinary sight-seeing tour, adopts an extra layer of excitement with a spooky murder mystery component. As you get the trail booklet sent directly to you, it can be completed at your own pace and in a manner which suits your family. Taking approximately 1.5 hours, this will make for an amazing way of seeing all of Belfast’s most iconic hotspots while also keeping active and entertained with your whole family. What’s more is one booklet is enough for a family of 4-5 people to use, keeping costs to an absolute minimum. Access your treasure trail guide from £6.99 on the Treasure trails website. 

Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill visitor centre 

This location is layered in scenic and historic appeal for both the young and the young at heart. The estate’s gardens and woodlands, as well as Cave Hill’s country park, are ideal for a scenic stroll and you may even sport some furry faces such as owls and sparrow-hawks. Cave Hill visitor centre is located in the castle’s basement and is great for providing some informative entertainment, while the award-winning Cave Hill Adventurous Playground is sure to keep youngsters content throughout your visit. Admission is FREE. or  

SKYTrek High Ropes Course & Zip Lines  

Located at Colin Glen Forest Park, SKYTrek is ideal for families seeking some activity and adventure during their stay in Belfast. With various rope courses at different heights and difficulty, families can enjoy overcoming challenges at height and keeping active in a way which is unique. Also featuring climbing walls, freefall jumping and zip lines, there is no shortage of fun to be had here. Be sure to check their website for height requirements of each aspect of the park. The forest park itself also makes for a great location for some family walks, especially with The Gruffalo Trail, which has sculptures of Gruffalo characters for youngsters to enjoy. Family packages for two adults and two children, or one adult and three children, start from £30.00 with an additional £5.00pp for use of Zip Line. 

The Dundonald Ice Bowl  

Glide and slide upon an Olympic sized rink. The rink’s public session take place seven days a week and are sure to make for brilliant entertainment with the on-site DJ turning it into one big party. Skating classes are also available, details of which can be found on their site. Dress warmly though, as the rink can be a bit nippy! Bowling is also an option here too, as well as Indiana Land, a jungle inspired indoor play centre for all kids under the age of 12. Seasonal events and activities also take place in the Dundonald Ice Bowl, making it an ideal location for a rainy day.  Ice skating from £5.50 pp, bowling for £3.00pp and Indiana Land from £3.95pp. 

Pirates Adventure Golf 

This park’s central theme is crazy golf but with a pirate twist, as attractions and golf holes are all decked out in pirate decoration and design. Open seven days a week, visitors can choose between completing 18 or 36 hole courses entirely at their own pace. Easily accessed by public transport from the city centre, this is an ideal way of enjoying some less strenuous outdoor activity with kids of any age. Family package of two adults and two children for 18hole course from £22.00, and for the 36 hole course £32.00.  

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