Welcome to your go-to guide for keeping the kids entertained this summer in the Lisburn & Castlereagh area! As the holidays begin, it's the perfect time to explore the fantastic local attractions and activities that promise fun for the whole family. From thrilling water adventures at Lagan Valley Leisureplex to the exciting obstacle courses at We Are Vertigo, there's something for every age and interest. Join us as we dive into the best spots to ensure your children have a memorable and action-packed break. Let the adventures begin! 

High Rise 

11A Altona Road, Blaris Industrial Estate, Lisburn, BT27 5QB 

028 9263 6195 contact@highrise.org 

Discover the ultimate climbing adventure at High Rise! With 24 thrilling climbing walls for clip n climb, there's excitement for everyone. Test your courage on special attractions like the Leap of Faith and Vertical Drop Slide. After an exhilarating climb, refuel with delicious food available on the premises. Younger visitors can enjoy a fun-filled time in our soft play area, while those needing a calming environment can relax in our sensory room. Whether you're a climbing enthusiast or looking for family-friendly entertainment, High Rise offers an unforgettable experience for all ages. Find out more here.       

Airtastic Ultimate Challenges

Lisburn Leisure Park, 12 Governors Road, Lisburn, BT28 1QX 

0330 174 2933 lisburn@air-tastic.com  

Dive into exhilarating land of Airtastic where you can jump straight into laser tag battles, knock down pins in our vibrant bowling alley, and bounce to your heart's content on our trampolines. Explore a world of excitement with our diverse amusements and soft play areas, perfect for the little ones. Challenge your skills on our mini golf course, designed to entertain both kids and adults alike. Whether you are planning a family day out or a special event, Artistic offers a fantastic blend of activities that guarantee a memorable experience for everyone. Find out more here.

Lagan Valley Leisureplex 

18 Lisburn Leisure Park, Lisburn, BT28 1LP  

028 9267 2121

Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn is a premier water activity center, ideal for a family fun day. It features an exciting pool area with thrilling slides, water inflatables, and a dedicated swimming pool. The facility also offers a serene spa for adults, providing a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Known for its vibrant and family-friendly atmosphere, Lagan Valley Leisureplex stands out as a top attraction, ensuring an enjoyable experience for visitors of all ages. Whether you're seeking aquatic excitement or a relaxing escape, this leisure complex caters to all your needs. Find out more here.

We are Vertigo 

Unit 1, Cedarhurst Road, Newtownbreda Factory Estate, BT8 7RH 

0870 0661 522 info@wearevertigo.com

We Are Vertigo is an exhilarating inflatable park featuring a challenging obstacle course and an adventure climbing area. Perfect for large groups, this park caters to both children and adults eager to unleash their inner child. With its vibrant atmosphere and diverse activities, We Are Vertigo ensures an unforgettable experience for all visitors. Whether navigating the obstacle course or scaling the climbing walls, guests are guaranteed a day filled with laughter and adventure, making it a top choice for those seeking a unique and thrilling outing. Find out more here.

Ballyburren Outdoor Escapes 

143 Dromore Road, Burren, BT24 8HZ 

028 9581 6650  info@ballyburren.com

Ballyburren Outdoor Escapes offers a delightful alpaca trekking experience run by a welcoming family business. Nestled in picturesque surroundings, the scenic trail provides an enchanting walk alongside these gentle animals. Visitors can meet and learn about alpacas, making the trek both educational and enjoyable. The journey includes a restful stop at a charming coffee coop by the water, perfect for a relaxing break amidst nature. Ideal for animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, Ballyburren Outdoor Escapes promises a unique and memorable adventure, blending nature's beauty with the joy of bonding with the alpacas. Find out more here.

Hillsborough Forest & Digital Sculpture Trail

Royal Hillsborough, BT266AL

Hillsborough Forest, located in the picturesque village of Royal Hillsborough, is an ideal destination for a family adventure over the summer. The forest boasts nature trails, a serene lake, and a fun play park, making it perfect for kids. A highlight is the Digital Sculpture Trail, featuring sculptures that come to life through an interactive AR app. Don't forget to visit the coffee coop for a relaxing break amidst the natural beauty of this enchanting forest. Find out more and download the app here.

Let's Go Hydro 

1 Mealough Road, Carryduff BT8 8GB

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?! And why not visit the new Smoke BBQ Ltd restaurant next door after everyone has built up an appetite! Find out more here

Moira Lakes

32b Old Church Lane, Aghalee, Craigavon BT67 0EY

Moira Lakes is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. Experience Stand-Up Paddleboarding - a unique way to explore the lakes while enjoying the fresh air and breathtaking views. Other activities include open water swimming and kayaking. Find out more here.   

Streamvale Farm

38 Ballyhanwood Road, Belfast, BT5 7SN

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 this summer you will experience the sights and smells (you’ve been warned) associated with a working farm!

Find out more here.