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Family leisure breaks and days out in Derry

If you are staying in Derry with your family then we understand that a convenient location close by to many of Derry’s attractions is vital. Our location in the heart of Derry means we are within easy reach of a whole host of Derry attractions both old and new. To help families who are staying with us to make the most of the stay we have compiled a top attraction list for families.

Our top suggestions for family days out in Derry:

  • Giants Causeway - Explore the basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago and search for distinctive stone formations fancifully named the Camel, Harp and Organ.

  • Derry City Walls  - A walk around the walls in Londonderry reveals a splendid city crammed full of history, heritage, interest and a vibrant cultural scene.

  • Waterworld  - Pirates Cove fun pool has a range of thrilling features including twin 85 metre waterslides, jacuzzis, water playground and power blasting cannons. The centre also boasts a 6-lane 10-pin bowling alley, featuring state of the art technology.

  • ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre  – With fun interactive galleries the centre helps kids to understand the importance of sustainability and biodiversity and how to care for the world we live in. There are also plenty of outdoor activities, including toy tractors and sand pit, play park, willow tunnel and picnicking facilities.

  • Brunswick Moviebowl - An entertainment complex comprising 16 lanes for 10 pin bowling, a restaurant and bar, cafe, 7 full-size American Pool Tables, interactive video games and much more.

  • Riverwatch Aquarium and Visitor Centre - Riverwatch is a great tourist attraction located just outside Derry City centre and with FREE admission it's a must do for families and visitors.

  • Barrontop Fun Farm - With a large range of animals, an adventure playground, an indoor heated soft play area, a bouncy castle and cart rides, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Creggan Country Park - Creggan Country Park is a watersports, outdoor pursuits and angling centre in Derry, Northern Ireland.

The city of Derry and its surrounds offers a huge variety of attractions that cater to all the family, from modern gaming facilities to historic sites that are sure to capture the whole families imagination.

The City Hotel Derry offers a number of family rooms that are very spacious and feature the same contemporary design that you see throughout the rest of our 4 star Derry hotel.

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Enjoy a Spring Midterm Break Saving offer at the City Hotel,Derry.

£115.00 per night, includes, accommodation, breakfast and dinner for up to 2 adults and 2 children.

During your stay enjoy all the local attractions including the historic City Walls, River Walks, Local Museums, Shopping and Local Forest and Country Parks, or take a day trip to the North Coast, then relax in the hotel's leisure centre with swimming pool, gymnasium, jacuzzi and steam room.

Offer is available from 16 - 22 February subject to availability and is based on a maximum of 2 children aged 2-12 years sharing room and dining from Childrens menu.  This rate is fully prepaid at the time of booking and is non-refundable and non-transferable.


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