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Belfast with 11yr old DS for weekend!

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Elephantorhat Wed 08-Mar-17 11:54:11

I am in Belfast this weekend, my DD wants to go to Uni there as she has friends there so we are having a family trip this weekend to have a look around. I will be mostly with my DS who is 11 and am looking forward to us mooching around. What can we do though other than this though? I, heard the Titanic museum is great any other suggestions would be good, or things to avoid. Any good cheapish places to eat out you could tell me about too please :-)

HeteronormativeHaybales Wed 08-Mar-17 12:02:47

There's a hands-on science-type place IIRC - W5.

Titanic exhibition is good, though not as amazing as I'd been led to believe (IMO). But definitely worth a visit

wigglesrock Wed 08-Mar-17 12:58:46

My 11 year old went to the Titanic exhibition a few months ago (we'd been meaning to go for ages and hadn't done it), she absolutely loved it, my husband took her and he said she really really enjoyed it. There's a kids arts festival on this weekend. I think most of the events are in the Titanic quarter on Sat and in and around Botanic Gardens/Ulster Museum on Sunday. She also loves Crumlin Road gaol, been with us and the school. Tbh mine usually likes to eat in Nando's and the like. If you're on foot there's loads of that type of restaurant in Victoria Square. Would he like an open top bus tour? You can pick them up in the city centre.

wigglesrock Wed 08-Mar-17 13:01:19 that's the festival I meant

FlaviaAlbia Wed 08-Mar-17 13:07:37

W5 is brilliant, the silent science show is on at the minute

The folk and transport museum is good and only a quick trip on the train line from Belfast.

I ate out at the Duck House beside Zen last week and wouldn't recommend it so avoid that.

wigglesrock Wed 08-Mar-17 13:08:22

St Georges Market on Sat/Sun mornings is worth a juke as well. But the shops don't open until 1pm on Sunday if you're thinking of shopping.
Restaurant wise - I like Havana in Bank Sq, Zen, most of the pubs do decent enough food, its not extortionate. Where are you staying?

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 08-Mar-17 13:57:27

St George's Market is great on the weekend, loads of nice food stalls for lunch.

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 08-Mar-17 13:58:46

Treat yourselves to hot chocolate from
Ó Conaill's in St George's - it's divine.

Annesmyth123 Wed 08-Mar-17 14:00:52

The ulster museum is good on Sunday and it's quiet in the morning it opens at 10 so well before the shops and there's also great wee cafes near for breakfast and it's right next to queens.

DublinBlowin Wed 08-Mar-17 14:10:52

I took my 11 & 12 year olds to titanic exhibition recently they thought it was great. We did the building tour which was also really interesting I'd definitely recommend it

Elephantorhat Wed 08-Mar-17 15:41:35

Good to hear the Titanic museum gets a thumbs up from similar aged children, I really like that kind of thing so def want to go.
We are in an Airbnb place near Queens on Cromwell Rd, is St Georges in the centre? We both love a good hot chocolate so that's a good tip, thank you :-)

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