Friendly, outdoorsy, historic and fun Northern Ireland is very good at family holidays.
It’s an astonishingly beautiful country and not too big, so exploring from end to end is easy to do.
There are mountains and glens, vast forests, ancient castles and World Heritage sites to discover.
Festivals all year round celebrate everything from Bramley Apples to St. Patrick’s Day. And it couldn’t be easier to hop on a plane or car ferry and be there in a few hours, so it’s just about ideal for half-term breaks, a few days in summer or even a winter weekend.
Direct daily flights from London to Belfast all year round take just 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The Mourne Mountains and Antrim Coast.
GoT locations all over Northern Ireland to visit like Co. Antrim’s Dark Hedges and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.
The Fermanagh Lakelands for outdoor activity centres and extreme sports.
Surfing on huge Atlantic beaches and family summer holidays in pretty seaside resorts.
Dozens of National Trust properties including the World Heritage Giant’s Causeway, Minnowburn Woodland and Castle Coole.
Heritage experiences like the Ulster American Folk Museum and Titanic Belfast.
Northern Ireland’s surprisingly compact for a country with such a remarkable landscape. Come by car ferry or hire a car and drive thousands of famous scenic routes, it’s the best way to see the countryside with kids. The rail network is excellent if you want a break from driving and there are local bus services from morning till late in the evening across every county. City centres are easy to walk around and good public transport is available to all the major attractions.