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First time visitors

Hi, Me, my husband and our young children (4/2) are spending a week at the Haven holiday park in April. Any suggestions on good places for the kids? We've never been to Ireland before. Any comments on visiting the Causeway with kids too? Thanks! X

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Hi Reenie 75, You might get some ideas from this three day self drive itinerary (family focus) - causewaycoastandglens.com/Family-Tour.T986.a…

You might want to download the visitor guide - causewaycoastandglens.com/portals/…index.html

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Take care that children do not get too close to the water.

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Thank you that looks great x

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These websites will give you useful info.

http://www.northcoastni.com/

http://www.northcoastni.com/whats-on/

http://www.colerainebc.gov.uk/show.php?id=166

moyle-council.org/uploads/…20res-sml.pdf

www.moyle-council.org/departments/details/…

A few personal favourites from having a 4 year old nephew:

On a wet day, Waterworld in Portrush, Alleycats at Coleraine Leisure centre or Cheeky Chimps located in the industrial estate off the ringroad in Coleraine,

Portstewart & Portrush are also good for free playparks e.g. the Crescent in Portstewart (buy a cheap bucket & spade on any one of several shops on the Promenade and a cheap net for scouring rockpools for crabs etc! - Portrush is good for this also), the Warren in Portstewart, the Arcadia in Portrush and Ramore head in Portrush. Another free attraction in Portrush is the Coastal Zone - great for about an hour max probably!

The Causeway is grand for kids - look for the little stones with kid friendly messages such as if you see smoke coming from the chimneys then it means the Giant is at home, tell the story about the Giant's boot etc. All helps liven up the trip for the kids. Another good attraction here is Dunluce castle - the story of the kitchen falling into the sea during the big storm often fascinates kids and they have a treasure hunt that kids can do.

There are also a couple of open farms which the kids might enjoy?

http://www.watertopfarm.co.uk/

and a bit further away http://www.finvoyfunfarm.co.uk/times.htm

Glenariff Forest park is beautiful and is good for family picnics, playing with a ball etc.

Finally this covers all of Northern Ireland but might include something within reasonable travel distance I've missed or which isn't covered in any of the links above - or might give you more information

www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/search.php…

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