When it comes to keeping the kids entertained this Summer, Lisburn & Castlereagh have any number of attractions and activities to suit the whole family!

Hillsborough Forest Play Park 

A state-of-the-art woodland-themed outdoor children's play area situated in the heart of the beautiful Hillsborough Forest. This play park has a wide variety of equipment for all ages and abilities. It also has a picnic area and toilet facilities. Why not take the kids for a stroll around our Digital Sculpture trail then stop off and let the kiddos enjoy the play area! 

Find out more here.

Guess How Much I Love You Public Art and Literature Trail

Author and lifelong Lisburn resident, Sam McBratney wrote the international bestseller Guess How Much I Love You in 1994. The heart-warming story went on to sell more than 55 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 57 languages. The new Guess How Much I Love You Public Art and Literature Trail is free for the public to enjoy. It can be accessed via a digital App or followed on a map collected from the local Visitor Information Centre in Lisburn in the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum. One version of the trail is suitable for ‘little hares’ and another for ‘big hares’– there is something for kids of all ages to develop their observational and navigational skills on this journey of discovery.

Download the App now at https://bit.ly/3CSXYuh

Find out more here.

High Rise Lisburn 

High Rise is the perfect venue for family days out, parties, group and team outings and organisation away days or team-building sessions. The centre is designed to be inclusive and accessible, and features two state-of-the-art sensory rooms, perfect for guests with additional needs. The exciting indoor adventure centre includes:

Clip ‘n Climb – Northern Ireland’s newest and biggest Clip ‘n Climb indoor climbing arena featuring the thrilling attractions of Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop Slide (for age 4+)

Bright and colourful soft play (for up to age 8)

Two state-of-the-art sensory rooms

Café serving drinks and snacks

Meeting rooms (for hire)

A Changing Places accessible toilet.

Find out more here.

Let's Go Hydro

If your kids enjoy water based fun then Let's Go Hydro is a must see and do experience. Visitors and locals love the range of aqua activity on offer at this exciting water sports and alternative accommodation resort.
The impressive outdoor attraction, including an inflatable floating obstacle course, provides fun for all. The course features an XXL Tower, slides, climbing wall, hurdles, wiggle disks, ramp, podiums and a floating trampoline. What are you waiting for?!

Find out more here.

We Are Vertigo

We Are Vertigo is Northern Ireland's premier Inflata-Park, Ski and Adventure Centre.

Inflata Park is a whopping 30,000 square ft inflatable playground were childhood fantasy is reality.
We have inflatable floors, inflatable doors, inflatable walls, inflatable falls... We have the best formula for free for all fun. Come and play (Ages 4+)
Explore: The Mechanical sweeper, The Travelator, The Inflatable Ninja Area, The High Slides, The Wipeout Assault Course, Toddler Play Area.

Find out more here.

Dundonald International Ice Bowl

There is a range of fun packed activities for all at Dundonald International Ice Bowl. Make some moves on Northern Ireland’s only public Olympic sized rink. Public skating sessions are available seven days per week with DJ sessions and a state of the art lighting system operating throughout the weekend and selected holidays.

And if you’re looking for a fun, interactive activity with family and friends, then look no further than Dundonald’s spectacular 30 lane bowling centre.

Find out more here.

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

Based in the heart of Lisburn City, Lagan Valley LeisurePlex provides first class sporting and leisure facilities to suit every age.

Make a splash in the Leisure Pool! Race down our accelerating water slides, relax on the lazy river or swim under waterfalls for an unforgettable day out! Slides include The Space Bowl, The Master Blaster and Falling Rapids.

Plus, for the little ones to enjoy, there is Aqualand interactive play area with its own slides, see-saw, water shooting bicycles and lots more!

They offer Pan Disability & Autism Friendly sessions at the Leisure Pool for buddy card holders. 

Find out more here. 

Streamvale Open Farm

More than just a farm.... Streamvale is the ideal spot for families to learn and play together
This is one visit your little ones (and not so little ones) won’t want to miss. Family fun is to be had in a countryside setting just minutes from the city. Together, you will experience the sights and smells (you’ve been warned) associated with a working farm!

Find out more here.

Alpaca Trekking with Ballyburren Outdoor Escapes

Immerse yourself in a truly unique experience designed for friends, family, or solo adventurers. 

Warmly greeted by our friendly alpaca trekking guides, you will be introduced to your very own alpaca companion.

Under the guidance of your expert handler, embark on our distinctive trail, which typically spans around 30 to 40 minutes. Towards the end of the trail, your guide will ensure the alpacas are securely tied up, while you venture forth to the island oasis housing the coffee trailer and inviting picnic tables, offering an array of refreshments and snacks for purchase.

For a truly indulgent experience during lunchtime slots, you have the option to pre-purchase a luxurious picnic hamper.

Find out more here. 

Lyons Karting

Expect a great day out at Lyons Karting who offer a great day out with both karting and paintball!

A fantastic, professionally run, fast flowing go-karting circuit in Northern Ireland. Five minutes from Lisburn and five minutes from Royal Hillsborough village. They can also arrange catering on request and supply fully compliant suits, gloves and helmets for your safety while you race.

Find out more here.

Moira Lakes

Moira Lakes Water Sports and Events Centre accommodate family water sports including a range of paddle sports and private event bookings from weddings, parties to corporate events. 

Located just outside Moira close to the M1 junction 9 & A26 Airport Road the venue is set on a beautiful 13 acres site with 2 lakes and event centres.

Moira Lakes has all you need to play, eat and relax and enjoy the family water sports facilities.

Find out more here.

E-Trax NI Ltd

Ireland's only purpose built indoor motocross facility allows customers the opportunity to come and ride off road motocross bikes all year round in a safe and monitored environment.
With a range of bikes available from ages 5 upwards and all safety gear and training provided this gives people the opportunity to try out the sport of motocross without the expense of purchasing their own bike.

Find out more here.

Spruce Meadows 

Spruce Meadows Activity Farm is found in a country setting between the city of Lisburn and the picturesque village of Hillsborough, yet only minutes from Sprucefield, the M1 motorway and the A1 carriageway.
Activities range from Quad biking to pitch ‘n’ putt golf, Archery, Pony rides, Tractor and trailer rides, Tennis, Football golf, Reptile handling, Fishing and much more.

Find out more.

Laganvale Farm

Laganvale Farm is an open farm venue located between Belfast and Lisburn which aims to cater for family fun no matter the weather.
There is an excellent indoor soft play centre open throughout the year catering for babies to 10 year olds. The modern on-site tearoom offers views out over the farm with  breakfasts, light lunches, hot and cold drinks and traybakes .There are picnic tables outside if you are visiting the farm outdoor areas and decide to bring a little lunch or snack. Outdoors there are paths around our animal paddocks, our activity tunnel for imaginative play with our large sandpit, wigwams and petting barn.

Find out more here.

What else is on this Summer?

CLICK HERE to see a full list of events happening in Lisburn & Castlereagh. Why not check out...

Egyptian Hieroglyphics: Unlock the Mystery 

Moira Speciality Food Fair

August 19th 2023, 10am - 6pm

Royal Hillsborough Honey Fair

5th & 6th August, 10am - 6pm

If you need any extra information call into Lisburn Visitor Information Centre or our tourist information Trailer in Hilsborough Forest and we will be happy to help!

Email: vic.lisburn@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Phone: (0)28 9244 7622