Fun Family Activities in Belfast City

Indoors or out, Belfast City is full of family fun activities for both kids and adults.

Our Staff's Top Picks

  • Belfast Zoo
  • The Wee Tram
  • Streamvale Open Farm
  • W5 Belfast
  • Ulster Museum
  • We Are Vertigo

Outdoor Adventures

Belfast Zoo

Located on the Northeastern slope of Cavehill, overlooking Belfast’s Antrim Road, the Belfast Zoological Gardens is a great day out for the whole family to enjoy. With daily talks, feeding times and a “zooper” 55-acre site there is plenty to explore at the Belfast Zoo.

The Wee Tram

The story of the Titanic Quarter comes to life on board. Hop on a tram and the live guide will fill the tour with local knowledge, good craic and amazing stories of the shipyard, illustrated by photography and video material on screens in each carriage. You can even wear your very own Edwardian ‘duncher’ as you travel! (it’s the old yardmen’s cap). For routes and tickets visit the Wee Tram website.

Streamvale Open Farm

With activities including pony grooming, animal feeding, tractor rides and barrel rides, there’s plenty for the whole family to do at Streamvale Open Farm. For opening hours and prices visit Streamvale Open Farm‘s website.

Barnett Demense

Barnett Demense, located next to Malone House, is the perfect place to take the family out and get some fresh air while taking in the beautiful features of the park. There is plenty to do and see with the park featuring a daffodil garden, arboretum, children’s playground, ecotrail, bike trails and a jump park.

CS Lewis Square

CS Lewis Square is a beautiful park dedicated to the work of the brilliant Belfast-born author, CS Lewis. The park contains sculptures from his world-famous kids’ book The Chronicles of Narnia. Kids will be in awe of sculptures of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as well Aslan, the beavers and Mr Tumnus. So why not get the kids out and let their imagination run wild with these amazing pieces of art.

Indoor Fun

W5 Belfast

With over 250 amazing interactive exhibits in four incredible exhibition areas, W5 provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for the whole family. W5 features a daily programme of live science demonstrations and shows throughout the day giving you the opportunity to ask who, what, where, when and why.

Ulster Museum

Located in the Botanic Gardens in Belfast, the Ulster Museum has more than 8,000 square metres of display space available for the public to explore. From collections of fine art, archaeology, ethnography, treasures from the Spanish Armada, local history, numismatics, industrial archaeology, botany, zoology and geology there’s plenty to see and enjoy for the whole family.

We Are Vertigo

This indoor inflatable park is where falls, thrills and adrenaline rules. Where you can fly. Where you bounce. Where you WHOOSH, wallop, whoop and wonder. Where you can fill your lungs with air and your heart with joy. With indoor skydiving and ninja master courses, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit We Are Vertigo.

Lost City Adventure Golf

Lost City Adventure Golf, located at Cityside Retail and Leisure Park, contains two 18 holed indoor jungle-themed courses where both kids and adults can take on Explorer Falls, Sunken Ridge and many more exciting obstacles. The Lost City is open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 10.00pm. One of the courses is both wheelchair user and pushchair friendly making it suitable for all visitors.

Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory

Aunt Sandra’s is famous for its handmade fudge, boiled sweets, lollies and many more, all made from 100-year old recipes. Both adults and children can take part in a candy show, where you can hear about how Aunt Sandra began making her famous sweets and how she passed it down from generation to generation. This is a truly amazing experience for all the family.

Contact us

Please contact us to discuss your requirements or to book on +44 (0)28 9600 1680 or email info.belfastcity@maldronhotels.com.

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Common Questions

  • Location & Parking

    Is there on-site parking available?

    No, the hotel does not provide on-site parking. However, guests can park their cars at the Great Northern car park located on Hope Street, just a 2-minute walk from the hotel. Our guests can avail of a discounted car parking rate. Please note that the discounted rate is not applicable to parking payments made at the automatic pay stations and tickets must be validated at the hotel reception when leaving the car park.

    How close are public transport links to the hotel?

    Maldron Hotel Belfast City is centrally located in Belfast City with transport links at the doorstep. The Great Victoria Street Train and Bus Station is less than a 2-minute walk from the hotel, and George Best’s City Airport is less than a 15-minute drive away.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in/check-out?

    Check-in is at 3:00pm and check-out is at 12:00pm.

    A late check-out at 1:00 pm is available at an additional charge.

    Are there gym or spa facilities available?

    No, Maldron Hotel Belfast City does not offer gym or spa facilities. However, there is a Club Vitae available at our sister property – Clayton Hotel Belfast – less than a 10-minute walk from our hotel. Our guests can avail of discounted daily access rates on their arrival.

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering superb levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

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  • Rooms

    What amenities are available in the bedroom?

    All of our Deluxe Double, Twin, Family and Fully Accessible Bedrooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, an iron and ironing board, a 43′ flat screen TV, an in-room safe, a hairdryer, essential toiletries and complimentary WiFi.

    Our Executive Suites pose an upgraded experience for our guests and offer the aforementioned amenities including pillow top super king-sized beds, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, a Bewley’s Espresso coffee machine, SKY TV package, bottled water, complimentary luxurious toiletries and a complimentary morning newspaper delivery.

    Do the bedrooms have a shower or bath?

    Each of our bedrooms offer a dual function rain shower. Our family bedrooms offer both a shower and a bath. The fully accessible bedrooms offer a free-standing shower with the addition of a seat for ease of use.

    Are there family rooms available?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Belfast City offers 11 family rooms. All of our family rooms accommodate either 2 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years.

    Do you have inter-connecting rooms?

    Yes, the hotel has inter-connecting rooms. Please check availability with our reception team via email res.belfastcity@maldronhotels.com or phone +44 (0)28 9600 1680.

    Are there disabled access bedrooms?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Belfast City offers 12 fully accessible rooms. These rooms are available as interconnecting suites & have fully adapted bathrooms for ease of use. Located in close proximity to the lift and with ample space, they are perfect for movement within the room.

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    Does the hotel have WiFi?

    Yes, complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel and in all bedrooms.

  • Dining

    Is there a restaurant on-site?

    Maldron Hotel Belfast City offers an onsite Grain & Grill Restaurant. Food is served daily between 12.00pm and 9.30pm with a range of menu’s available including our popular £10 Lunch Menu, our evening A La Carte Menu and our special weekend Brunch Menu.

    What time does the restaurant serve food?

    Food is served daily between 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer a delicious brunch menu between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

    Does the restaurant have a children’s menu?

    Yes, our Grain & Grill Restaurant features a “Young Diners” menu for children aged 12 and under.

    Do you have a gluten-free menu?

    The hotel has a variety of gluten-free menu options, including a gluten-free section at breakfast.

    What time is breakfast served at?

    Breakfast is served in our Grain & Grill Restaurant:

    7:00 am to 10:00 am Monday – Friday

    7:30 am to 10:30 am Saturday and Sunday

    What’s included in the Vitality Breakfast Buffet?

    Guests can choose from our substantial range of freshly prepared fruits, healthy cereals and grains, smoothies, eggs, and grilled traditional breakfast items.

    Our Vitality Buffet Breakfast also offers a selection of Gluten-Free treats and Soya Milk for guests with intolerances.

    Is breakfast included in the price of the room?

    We offer both a room only and a bed & breakfast rate on our hotel website. We also have a number of great offers available.

    Is there room service available?

    Our Room Service Menu is available to all guests between 3pm and 1opm. Each bedroom contains a Room Service Menu and guests can place an order by calling “5007” from the in-room telephone.

  • Booking

    Are there any overnight stay offers available?

    We have a number of different overnight stay offers available.

    For example, our Titanic Package includes an overnight stay in one of our deluxe rooms including breakfast and tickets to the Titanic Exhibition and the SS Nomadic.

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In accordance with government guidelines, Maldron Hotel Belfast City is currently open for essential travel only and reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival.

 

Book online now for stays from 20th July or contact our hotel team who are available every day to answer your queries, please call +44 (0)28 9600 1680 or email us.