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FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 21-Dec-16 20:05:10

We are visiting near Ballymena for the first week in January, we usually come over in the summer and do the beaches etc, can anyone recommend things to do in the wet/cold with 2 DC's aged 8 and 10 which will be open. We have done Titanic museum 3 times but suspect we will end up there again, there is a home game for ice hockey, is that any good to go to? Found the trampolining and ski place.

Thank you of your help

IMurderedStampyLongnose Wed 21-Dec-16 20:12:45

Have you done W5 and the Ulster Museum? Both are good,though I would check the opening times for the museum.How about the lesuireplex in Lisburn for swimming,though it's a bit of a trek from Ballymena.

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 21-Dec-16 20:16:39

Thank you, will pack swimming things, DS has done W5, not worried about driving as friend will be working during the day anyway.

MelanieCheeks Wed 21-Dec-16 20:22:38

Are they narnia fans? There's a new sculpture garden in east Belfast, and the odd guided tour.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 22-Dec-16 07:41:47

Yes and wow, will definitely have a look at that

BWatchWatcher Thu 22-Dec-16 07:44:01

Also, from sculpture garden go on to the Dundonal ice bowl. They have Clip n Climb wall climbing and ice skating.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 22-Dec-16 07:44:58

Sounds like a full day which would be great

A1Sharon Fri 23-Dec-16 04:36:26

Clip and climb in Dundonald also has outdoor pirate golf, which is great, and cinema/restaurants across the road. That'll pass a day.
Ulster Transport Museum at Cultra.
Aurora Leisure Complex at Bangor.

BWatchWatcher Fri 23-Dec-16 11:47:55

Ooo and do they like archery or paintball? There is an outdoor sports pkace across the road from the titanic centre.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 24-Dec-16 17:30:21

Yes they do, will look into that one as well

BoysaDearyMe Sun 01-Jan-17 23:29:38

Ulster folk museum at cultra, great day out. Can walk to the transport museum in a few mins too so there's something for everyone there. They have a website if you have time to check it out.
If you're going to be based in ballymena, why not bring wetsuits and get body board for the kids - Portstewart strand isn't that far from there and is a real treasure. Bring a picnic lunch, obligatory egg and onion sandwiches, tattoo crops and a flask of tea required lol, there'll be people there in droves rain or shine! Portstewart is nice, with Plenty of places to eat, a Morellis ice cream shop and a great play park on the front for the kids. If you've time, go to Portstewart golf club for your evening meal, food is great (avoid portrush though, it's tacky and awful)

BoysaDearyMe Sun 01-Jan-17 23:30:48

*tayto crisps (autocorrect fail!)

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