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Summer Days Out for the Family

It’s summer; the days are long and should be warm and dry. So what to do and where to go? Plan your time with our summer family recommendations!

Navan Centre and Fort

First on the list would be Navan Centre and Fort. Meet the Warriors tours are available during the summer months and with the chance to transform into a warrior, complete with costume and face paint and learn skills for battle what more could little warriors need? Family shares on Instagram are obligatory!

Infinity Adventure Park

For bounce-tastic fun, Infinity Adventure Park is sure to go down a treat. Suitable for all ages, including parents and carers. Time slots are available for smaller space cadets or those cadets who need a little extra time and space.

FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio

After all the bouncing around, FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio offers quiet, contemplative space to enjoy a range of exhibitions and also the outdoor sculpture gardens. Quails at The Gallery offers delicious meals and tasty treats throughout the day.

Solitude Park

For wannabe skateboarders Solitude Park urban skatepark is the place to practise some new tricks. The space is in close proximity to Banbridge town centre and parking close by. The park is open daily.

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is truly out of this world. Learn loads about space with the dome shows and explore and learn more as you interact with the displays.

South Lakes Leisure Centre

Craigavon Lakes and the adjacent South Lake Leisure Centre offer indoor activities including swimming and soft play. The watersports centre on the lakes offers lots of experiences including paddleboarding, learn to sail, banana boating and more. Watch out for the summer schedule and be prepared to get wet!

Lurgan Park

In nearby Lurgan, Lurgan Park, the second largest park in Ireland after Phoenix Park in Dublin offers a vast amount of space to explore. Playparks, walking routes and tennis courts to hire are just some of the activities you can get up to.

Tayto Tours

Perhaps the most exciting news for crisp fans but Tayto Tours reopen this summer. Tours of the factory take place at two different time slots Monday- Thursday and one tour on Friday. As well as learning how the famous crisps are made, visitors also get a chance to taste test as they go. The tour is suitable for 5 years and over.

Tannaghmore Gardens

Tannaghmore Gardens houses a rare breeds animal farm with varieties of animals such as sheep and cattle which would have been common over 100 years ago and several are now endangered. The park has a play area, tree trail and a maze. BBQ facilities are also available.