Events and activities for children and young peopleStuck for something to do? There's loads happening in Belfast for children and young people, whether you're looking for a day out or want something to keep you busy over the weekend.
Some are free and are clearly marked with a symbol. Events which have an admission fee are marked with a symbol.
Use the links below to find what you're looking for: You can also tell us what you think about our events, and join in with other discussions, by joining our Facebook page Festivals in Belfast
Join in the celebrations at one of Belfast's many festivals. There's something for everyone, including music, drama, dance, film, history and sports.
Events at Belfast Waterfront
Comedy, music, community-themed events and children's theatre top the bill at Belfast Waterfront.
Events at Belfast Zoo
Choose from tours, exhibitions, displays, family fun days or our special holiday celebrations!
Concerts at St George's Market
See your favourite bands at one of Belfast's most unusual concert venues.
Events at Ulster Hall
The Ulster Hall has something to suit all musical including pop, dance and orchestra.
Aer Lingus Belfast Giants games
Show your support for Belfast's first ice-hockey team as they battle it out for the league title with regular games at the Odyssey Arena.
Events at Grand Opera House
Take part in a sing-a-long show, see a musical, book tickets for the annual pantomime or find out what's happening in the Baby Grand.
Urban Arts Academy
Learn DJing, production, fashion design and journalism skills, plus many more, at the Urban Arts Academy at Belfast Waterfront this summer.
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Weekly football coaching at Solitude, Belfast for children. Boys and girls aged 4 - 15 can take part in an 8 week soccer course that will teach basic skills such as speed and agilty as well as developing discipline and teamwork.
Make A Splash swim lessons
Sign up to our Make A Splash programme and learn to swim. It's suitable for all ages and abilities and is available at centres across Belfast.
These gyms, at Falls and Shankill Leisure Centres, are for eight to 15-year-olds and include spinning bikes, adapted weights and resistance machines.
Laser Zone game
Compete against your mates and see who can score the most points, or 'shots', in our interactive Laser Zone game.
Boost leisure membership scheme
If you are aged 16 or under or a student in full-time education, you can get money off lots of leisure centre activities and classes.
Soft play area
Our zoo-themed play area in Grove Wellbeing Centre includes tunnels, slides, climbing nets and a special ball-juggling machine!
Activities for children and young people
Our leisure centres offer everything from gymnastics, trampolining, archery and basketball to football, hip-hop, karate and Irish dancing.
Learn how to climb with special courses for beginners and improvers or pay-as-you-go with our indoor wall and slab and caving sections.
Choose n Move
Our Choose n Move programme is designed for youth leaders who want to help children aged four to 16 eat better and get active.
Cave Hill Adventurous Playground
If you're aged 14 or under, burn off some energy on our cradle swings, slides, spring rockers, aerial runway and space net.
Sports pitches and playing fields
Our pitches cater for soccer, Gaelic games, cricket, athletics and tennis and are available for tournaments, matches and kickabouts.
Grab a set of wheels, your mates and a picnic and explore Belfast by bike using our pick of the city's best cycling routes.
Our downloadable walking routes and maps are suitable for all ages and abilities and can help you stay fit this winter.
Orienteering and eco-trails
Compete against your friends in an orienteering challenge or learn more about the environment on one of our special eco-trails.
With more than 70 playgrounds across Belfast, we've got plenty of swings, slides and roundabouts for you to choose from.
Bridges Urban Sports Park
Find out more about our plans for Belfast's new urban sports park and take a look at our latest designs.
Watch This Space scheme
Plant trees, join mini-beast hunts and learn arts and crafts as part of our Watch This Space scheme, taking place in parks across Belfast every Saturday.
Waste education for groups and clubs
You can learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle with a trip to a recycling centre or a talk, quiz or craft demonstration from our waste education experts.
Tourism guides for Belfast
Grab your mates and discover Belfast. There's a guide for every occasion, whether you're a budding art lover or fancy donning a hard hat for the day!