Top 5 Day Trips to Northern Ireland For Families

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Visit Northern Ireland, or as they would say ‘Norn Iron’!  Forget about your typical day out at home, and explore somewhere new on one of our budget-friendly family day trips! Plus you’ll be travelling in style, it’s a really nice way to test drive the Stena Superfast if you’ve never been onboard before. Plus sometimes it’s just really nice to explore a different country, especially since the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.

So go on…what can you do in a day?

1. We Are Vertigo 

The kids are off school and it’s all happy days until you hear those dreaded words…”I’M BORED’!

Stena Line to the rescue, here to take the boredom-itis away with a fun day out to We Are Vertigo in Belfast including return Stena Superfast ferry travel, coach transfers and admission!

Visit the world’s largest inflata park for a bounce, slide and climb. This ‘fortress of fun’ has enough entertainment to keep them bouncing all day long, explore the mechanical sweeper, travelator, ninja area, high slides, wipe out assault course and there’s even an area for toddlers.

After a bounce, enjoy the adventure centre for a journey that includes a 30ft climbing wall, high & low ropes courses, 3 tier soft play village and electric quads for little racers.

Just a word of caution, this day trip is extremely fun for adults too! Get there from only £34 return per person! Click here to find out more.

2. Titanic Belfast®

You’ve seen the movie…got totes emotional, and we all agree Jack could have squeezed onto that door too!

Now it’s time to experience the truth, the hidden secrets and unseen pieces of the world’s most famous ship at Titanic Belfast®! This leading tourist attraction extends to over nine galleries, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a way you’ve never seen before.

The journey even goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre.

This is a fantastic day out for the whole family including return Stena Superfast ferry travel, coach transfers and admission.

Get there from only £29 per adult, £25 per child or £85 for a family ticket. Click here to find out more.

3. Belfast Zoo

Aww, the zoo…the definition of childhood! They’ll never forget the first time seeing a real-life gorilla and the look on their faces when they spot the lion, priceless!

Make memories with the family and take a day trip to Belfast Zoo including return Stena Superfast ferry travel, coach transfers and admission.

Your visit will take you through beautifully landscaped parkland with spectacular views over Belfast Lough. There’s a huge variety of animals on display many of which are rare or endangered including barbary lions, Malayan tapirs, and the Madagascan fossa. Try out the giraffe viewing platform and get up close during feeding time.

Get there from only £30 per adult and £26 per child. Click here to find out more.

4. Day Trip to Belfast 

You won’t hear ‘I’M BORED’ here! Belfast is a city overflowing with things to do, from sightseeing tours and fabulous shopping, to W5 Science Centre, Crumlin Road Gaol and the fantastic Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. From only £10 per person you can enjoy a day trip to Belfast.

This day trip includes return Superfast ferry travel, Metro DayLink bus pass and you get a £5 off shopping voucher when you spend £25 or more in our onboard shop!

Grab a bargain from only £10 per person. Click here to find out more.

5. Giant’s Causeway & Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge

Get your camera and selfie face ready for the fantastic views at the Giant’s Causeway! Visit the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and cross the chasm if you dare! Then head on to the World Heritage site to marvel at the geometric columns and learn about the myths and legends of the area.

From only £30 per adult and £26 per child including, return Stena Superfast ferry travel and coach transfers. Click here to find out more.

Stena Line have a great range of day trips to Northern Ireland on our Cairnryan to Belfast route all year round. For more information just click here.

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