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Plan your perfect day out with the kids this mid-term break in the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion region, we have lots to do to make for a memorable few days off school!

Fun Filled Family Day Out

Plan your perfect day out with the kids this mid-term, we have lots to do to make for a memorable few days off school!

Have the experience of hanging out with an alpaca with Cranfield Alpacas, take your fluffy friend out for a walk in the fields surrounded by scenic views of the Mournes. Or leash up your Alpaca and enjoy a coastal walk bonding with your new friend, soak up this unique experience with some selfies of you and your alpaca.

Sheep Bridge Family Entertainment pride themselves in being a high-quality family entertainment centre, featuring Newry’s only bowling alley, get everyone together and knock down some pins, or try out the space laser quest, sneak around the maze in your teams and see who comes out victorious. For the younger kids they also have a Cheeky Monkey soft play area.  There are plenty of slides, tunnels, activities and toys to keep them having fun.

The Clue Room is a new addition to Newcastle, County Down. With escape rooms that are packed with puzzles and intrigue, it's the perfect team activity for the family or a group of friends. Axe throwing is also available, expert coaches will guide you through the art of axe throwing, ensuring safety and a whole lot of fun.

Newcastle town has plenty to keep the kids entertained with the multiple amusements/arcades in the town, also Coco’s Adventure Indoor Playground for the younger children, your little ones are sure to burn a lot of energy running around and zooming down slides.

Plan your visit out to Fort Evergreen Pet & Play Farm in Kilkeel, plenty of happenings throughout the farm to keep everyone entertained with the pet farm to cuddle or feed a new furry friend, the Jurassic walk & Dino Dig, outdoor and indoor play areas and many more exciting things to get up to this mid-term.

Trackman Indoor Golfing in Kilkeel is a new spot to try out their golf simulators, offering the most realistic golfing experience possible using trackman ball tracing technology. Try out many different courses and perfect your swing without the hassle of walking around a course!

Enjoy an afternoon at Colours Pottery Studio in Ballynahinch, County Down. This quirky studio offers the opportunity for both children and adults to try various painting mediums using numerous techniques on pottery and canvas.

Explore the past

A visit to Newry and Mourne Museum this mid-term is the ultimate day out for you if you are hungry for knowledge! Take the journey through the rich history and cultural heritage of interesting and picturesque region. There are also child friendly activities throughout the Museum, including interactives, a comic and costumes that children can try on to bring history to life.

Located in Downpatrick the Down County Museum is another fascinating destination to visit during the break, it is where the rich heritage of County Down is brought to life in fascinating exhibitions, lively events, hands-on activities and award-winning education programmes.

There are plenty of things to do this mid-term to keep the whole family entertained and active throughout the February break. If this list isn't right for you and you want more options have a look on our What's On section or Things to Do.                                                                          

Cranfield Alpacas Experience
Guided Tour
Cranfield Alpacas Experience

Feel the stresses and strains of daily life vanish in the presence of beautiful animals and majestic scenery of the Mourne Mountains.

Sheepbridge Family Entertainment Centre
Ten Pin Bowling
Sheepbridge Family Entertainment Centre

Bridge bowling is an excellent venue for birthday Parties, corporate and team building events or simply for a great day/night out with family and friends. We offer discount for large youth groups as well as budget packages with food 7 Bowls.

Cocos Adventure Playground
Indoor Play Area
Cocos Adventure Playground

It’s all GO GO GO here at Coco’s. Why not join us for a FUN FILLED day out! The kids will love our variety of slides, ball pools and play areas, while the adults can relax in our Cafe stocked full of tasty meals & LOTS of Coffee. No booking necessary for a visit.

Fort Evergreen Pet & Play Farm
Open Farm
bottle feeding fort evergreen

Our play farm offers a huge indoor soft play area with four dragon slides and a massive free-fall slide, Busy-Bee barrel train ride, zipline & outdoor adventure fort including slides, net bridges & climbing walls. Interact with our amazing animals in our nursery & outdoor paddocks where you will be able to cuddle & feed them.

Trackman Indoor Golfing
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Indoor Golf Simulators powered by Trackman

Newry and Mourne Museum, Bagenal's Castle
Visitor Centres & Museums
Vistoria Bakery Newry and Mourne Museum, Newry

Bagenal’s Castle located in historic Newry is a 16th century fortified house and adjoining 19th Century warehouse, and has been sympathetically restored to house Newry & Mourne Museum and Newry Visitor Information Centre.

Down County Museum
Visitor Centres & Museums
Entrance to Down County Museum, Downpatrick

Down County Museum is located in the old county Gaol of Down. It houses fascinating exhibitions on the history of Down as well as restored cells with life-size figures of prisoners and their gaolers.