♥ Enjoy sports and leisure in The Valley Leisure Centre- take the whole family swimming (3 miles away)
Belfast Zoo – 3.6miles www.belfastzoo.com
Belfast Zoo is the top fee-paying visitor attraction in Northern Ireland, receiving more than 300,000 visitors a year. Located in north Belfast, the zoo's 55 acre site is home to more than 1,000 animals and 150 species. The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat. The zoo also carries out important conservation work and takes part in European and international breeding programmes which help to ensure the survival of many species under threat.
Carrickfergus Castle – 8.2miles www.carrickfergus.org
For more than 800 years, Carrickfergus Castle has been an imposing monument on the Northern Ireland landscape whether approached by land, sea or air. The castle now houses historical displays as well as cannons from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
Giants Causeway – 53.6miles www.giantscausewayofficialguide.com
Why not experience the Giant's Causeway for yourself? Visit the world-famous basalt columns with one of our knowledgeable tour guides, or pick up an audio guide and go at your own pace. Climb the Shepherd's Steps and hike along the cliff-top trail to get a bird's eye view of the beautiful causeway coast.
Unlock the mystery and stories of the landscape in the exhibition area of our award-winning visitor centre, which also boasts a café serving a seasonal menu, and retail zone where you can pick up locally sourced souvenirs and handicrafts.
Grand Opera House – 8.7miles www.goh.com
The Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland's premier theatre, presenting an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals and family shows.
Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden - 40.8miles Castle Street Ballymoney 028 2766 0230
The Robert Dunlop Memorial Garden was opened by Ballymoney Borough Council on 8 May 2010 and adjoins the Memorial Garden honouring his brother Joey. It features a polished granite obelisk and a bronze sculpture of Robert.
In this beautiful setting visitors have time to reflect on the unprecedented achievements of these much loved international motorcycling legends.
SSE Arena – 8.4 miles www.ssearenabelfast.com
This modern facility has become the country’s premier entertainment venue, hosting concerts by international artists, exhibitions, and a wide range of sporting events and is home to the Belfast Giants ice hockey team. The Odyssey comprises four components: Arena, Pavilion, W5 and a 1500 space Car Park.
Titanic Belfast – 8.8miles www.titanicbelfast.com
One hundred years after the birth of the world’s most famous ship, Titanic Belfast® has become a major new tourist attraction for Northern Ireland.
The massive 14,000 sq.m.(150,700 sq.ft.) structure accommodates nine galleries of interactive exhibition space, including a dark ride, underwater exploration theatre, recreations of the ship’s cabins and a luxurious conference & banqueting suite with capacity for up to 1000 guests.
Ulster Museum – 9.7miles www.nmni.com
Come face to face with dinosaurs, meet an Egyptian Mummy and see modern masterpieces with a visit to the Ulster Museum. As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors. From Ireland to the South Pacific, ancient relics to hands on activities, the museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast.
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum – 14.6miles www.nmni.com
Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Climb on and off majestic steam locomotives or experience the sensation of flight in the Transport Museum bursting with horse drawn carriages, electric trams, motorbikes, fire-engines and vintage cars.
Waterfront Hall – 9miles www.waterfront.co.uk
Enjoy Shows and Performances in the Waterfront Hall Belfast.