Posted on June 5, 2014

Things to do in Belfast with Kids…

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I love to explore places that I haven’t been to before and I always make sure I am fully clued up on a place before I visit. I like to know all the places where we are going to eat and visit in relation to the hotel we are staying at and I usually have little maps printed off to find everywhere and also getting back to the hotel. If we are using public transport I will get all the transport numbers that we need and all the routes printed out before we go so I am totally prepared!

If you are visiting Belfast this summer you will want to stay in a hotel somewhere pretty central. The Days Hotel is widely recognised as the biggest hotel in central Belfast and is close to many attractions that you might visit, staying in the centre also means that you are close to all the public transport, shops, restaurants, theatres etc

Websites such as Hotel Direct are great for checking availability at the hotel.

So what can  you do in Belfast with the kids…

    • Belfast Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species and is sure to be a huge hit with the kids!
    • Make sure you visit Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre and find Cave Hill Adventurous Playground; kids will have hours of fun on the park which includes cradle swings, slides, spring rockers, a sand play unit and a bicycle roundabout. For older children, there’s a spectacular space net and aerial runway.  Adults can take in the stunning views and enjoying watching the kids let off some steam.
  • If it’s raining and you’re stuck for something to do then head over to Lagan Valley LeisurePlex for a splashing great time! You won’t be able to get the kids out of the pool at the end of the day.
  • Keep those inquisitive minds busy at W5. W5 is Ireland’s award winning science and discovery centre at Odyssey in Belfast. With over 250 interactive exhibits and a changing programme of events, shows and exhibitions!
  • Make sure you get the chance to have your photo taken with The Big Fish, it’s not everyday you’ll come across a 32ft salmon in a City!
  • Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory is nationally renowned as one of the finest purveyors of hand made chocolates, fudge and boiled sweets, made from 100 year old recipes. A visit to the shop is like taking a trip back in time where visitors can look in on the whole production process and see how hand made chocolates and hand made fudge are made, most of which can be sampled as it’s produced!! Make sure you book a show & demonstration before you go.
  • Kids will love to jump on an open top bus to take in the sights and save their legs. There is nothing worse than going on a day out and having the kids whining that their legs are hurting.
  • Last but not least visit Titanic Belfast, it is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience and a “must see” visit in any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland. It is located in Titanic Quarter, right beside the historic site of this world famous ship’s construction. Housed in an iconic 6-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end.

How about you, have you been to Belfast recently and visited any of these attractions, can you recommend them or anymore?

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