Activities under £20 for Family of 4
Armagh Planetarium, NI
For: any age group A must-see, this planetarium is sure to get the kids interested in the stars. The Star Theatre has 94 luxury seats which tilt back to make the most of the state-of-the-art light and sound show onto a dome. It’s a ‘total immersion’ experience for the whole family.
Address: College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DB
Tel no: +44 (0) 28 3752 3689
Price: Per show Adult £6 Child (under 16) £5 Family £18 (pre-booking essential)
Open: Show times vary. Check website.
Age range: All, but some shows for over 6s only due to dark lighting
Cliffs of Moher New Visitor Experience, Galway
For: families with older children Look out over the Atlantic Ocean from these 214-metre-high cliffs before heading to the interactive themed areas of Atlantic Edge, which explores the elements that create the cliffs. Watch the aerial tour, The Clare Journey, before The Ledge, a virtual reality cliff-face adventure.
Address: Cliffs of Moher New Visitor Experience, Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare, IRELAND
Tel no: +353 (0)65 7086141
Price: 8 Euros per car/campervan. Atlantic Edge Adult 4Euros, Child (4-16) 2.50Euros, Under 4s free, Family 11.95Euros
Open: Daily. Exact times vary each month between 9am and 8.30pm. O
Age range: 7+
The Ark Open Farm, NI
For: families with younger children Home to around 200 animals from cattles and alpacas to pet lambs and kid goats, the 40-acre farm aims to preserve rare and endangered species of domestic animals. There are indoor and outdoor play areas as well. Check the website for dates of Family Fun Day bbqs and more.
Address: 296 Bangor Road, Newtownards, Co.Down, N Ireland
Tel no: +44 (0) 28 9182 0445
Price: Adult £4.20 Child (3+) £3.20 Family £15
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Sun 2pm-6pm (Nov-Mar 5pm)
Age range: 3+
Glenroe Open Farm, Wicklow
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For: any age group A family-run farm on the Dublin side of Wicklow, it’s a great place to experience a working farm which houses Sika deer and peacocks – Pets’ Corner allows kids to hold their favourite animal. Close by is the 1km nature trail to Kilcoole Beach with sensory and secret garden en route.
Address: Kilcoole, County Wicklow, Ireland
Tel no: +353 (0) 1 287 2288
Price: Adult 6Euros, Child 5Euros
Open: Daily May-Aug 10am-5pm (6pm Sat, Sun and bank holidays) Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct 10am-5pm. Check website for Easter and Christmas openings.
Age range: All