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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. Black Bull Run, Ireland's First Alpine Coaster. Colin Glen, Mountain Entrance.
    Colin Glen is Ireland’s leading adventure park - a land of storytelling and a state of the art sports park with world class attractions. From Alpine coasteering to laser tag, golfing to the Gruffalo Trail, Colin Glen has adventure for everyone.
    1. Feel the stresses and strains of daily life vanish in the presence of beautiful animals and majestic scenery of the Mourne Mountains.
    2. Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is “the place for space”. Watch an amazing Full Dome Theatre show and explore the Universe. Immerse yourself in the latest scientific research in our exhibition area, and take a relaxing walk through our Astropark.
      1. W5 is an award-winning science and discovery centre, located in the Odyssey complex at the gateway to Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.
        1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022
      2. Embark on a journey back in time from the Old World of Ulster to the New World of the American frontier. Your favourite stories and objects are waiting for you with a world to excite your inner explorer.
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      3. Guided Cave Tour
        Marble Arch Caves - Magical, Unique and Memorable. The Marble Arch Caves is a major tourist attraction, set in the picturesque foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain, just a short journey from the Island town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.
        1. Penguin
          Enjoy a diver's view of marine life from around the world without getting wet. A sunken galleon, friendly sharks and a snappy crocodile, a Waddle of Penguins, all star in Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and seal rehabilitation centre.
          1. Montalto House, Montalto Lake and Boathouse
            A mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Visitor experience includes access to the estate's beautiful gardens; historic walks and trails and an exciting play area where children can engage, explore and learn.
            1. A teenage girl wearing an inflatable zorb and standing in front of football goal posts as part of the bubble football experience at The Jungle NI, Moneymore, County Londonderry.

              How do you keep a teenager happy? No, there’s no punchline coming. Just a whole lot of helpful ideas and brilliant things to do in Northern Ireland. Whether your teenagers are into water sports or turning into budding rally champions, there’s an experience waiting for them here. So, charge up the phone. These are memories they’ll want to keep.

            2. Jump onboard our Hydrobikes with Lights for a low-impact leisurely ride around Castle Island, with your colourful bike lighting up the water and creating an eye-catching display.
              1. Young Families
                Holidays needn't take a back seat when you have young children - but the more prepared you are, the better. Use this collection as a guide on the best things to do and places to go with younger kids to help fill your days with lots of fun ideas.
              2. Family Friendly Hotels | Discover Northern Ireland
                For a family short break, staying in a hotel just makes life easy. Leave the food prep to someone else, there's no dishes, your room magically tidies itself and best of all - there's a swimming pool!
              3. Exterior shot of the outside dining area at The Bakers Cottages in Seaforde showing a table and chairs and fire pit

                It's time to book a much-needed short break, and these self-catering options are perfect for those looking for a home-from-home setup.

              A Place To Stay

              Awaken your Giant Spirit

              1. Image shows front of hotel and entrance
                La Mon is a superb family owned Hotel located 15 minutes from Belfast city centre yet nestled away in the countryside. La Mon is the perfect venue for family breaks, romantic getaways or a long leisurely weekend.
              2. Cottage sleeps 12 and has a fully equipped nursery. Open plan kitchen and living room with stove and television for a cosy evening. 5 mins from Cranfield beach, Carlingford ferry and Kilkeel Golf course. Towels, toiletries and bed linen provided.
              3. Enjoy our luxury glamping pod accommodation looking out to the stunning Fair Head, Ballycastle. Pods are for 2 adults and 2 kids, cosy, fully furnished and have all the comforts of home including electric, running water, mini fridge and heating.
              4. Crowne Plaza Belfast near central Belfast, has stylish dining, complimentary Wi-Fi and a 20 metre indoor pool. This modern hotel is situated in the picturesque surroundings of Lagan Valley Regional Park.
              5. Station House is located in Irvinestown, within easy walking distance of bars, restaurants and shops. It was formerly Irvinestown Railway Station.
              6. Explore the grounds & meet the farm animals. Come and take a walk through history as you explore our beautiful grounds and meet the rare breeds in our open farm.
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              7. Spacious family room
                Award-winning hotel situated fifteen minutes walk from the busy shopping town of Coleraine. The hotel offers 56 guest rooms, hair & beauty salons and excellent cuisine using the finest local ingredients. The perfect location to relax and unwind.
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              8. Clove Cottage and Cinnamon Cottage are 2 beautifully furnished and equipped residences which have been recently converted from a former 150 year old stone barn. They offer very comfortable family sized accommodation in very modern surroundings.
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