Rathlin Island

Five Things To Do With The Kids In Northern Ireland

You have the bags packed with all the beach life essentials, the buckets & spades, sun cream, beach towel but what else is there to do for a family day out when visiting the Causeway Coastal Route?

Here’s just some of our top recommendations;

Day Trips To Rathlin Island

Famous as Northern Ireland’s only inhabited Island, Rathlin is just a short 6 miles/25 minute crossing from Ballycastle Harbour which is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel
Visit one of Rathlin’s lighthouses around the island, see some shipwreck artefacts and visit the bird sanctuary and see the puffins up close. Book ferry tickets by clicking here
Rathlin Island








Curry’sĀ Amusements (formerly Barry’s Portrush)

Curry’s offers a great family day out including indoor & outdoor amusements and arcade games. There are rides available to suit all ages.
Some of the rides include the famous Big Dipper, Ghost Train, Dodgems, Helter Skelter, Waltzer and more! A guranteed fun filled family day out on the coast.

Barrys Portrush









Trench Farm Ballycastle
A working farm in Ballycastle on the beautiful north coast of Northern Ireland. The farm includes a flock of sheep, pygmy goats, the cutest shetland pony and you will even meet and two alpacas!! Enjoy two nights bed and breakfast at Marine Hotel and an Alpaca Picnic at Trench Farm, Walk Kurios & Karlos around the secluded farm before relaxing and unwinding in the hut with a picnic.

Trench Farm Ballycastle









Causeway Coast Kayaking Tours
Spectacular Seaview’s from clifftop paths, view points and beaches. Experience the beauty of Ballycastle & its surrounding area. See the Causeway Coastal from an alternative angle. Find out more about Causeway Coast Kayaking








Ballycastle Beach

Sandcastle building, wave watching, BBQs, bodyboarding, fishing and so much more! The opportunities are endless on a beach day.
There are no restrictions on swimming at this beach and a seasonal lifeguard service is provided by RNLI Beach Lifeguards (July-August 11am-7pm). Ballycastle Beach is also Pet Friendly!

Ballycastle Beach

Planning ahead for Summer 2022?
Book direct with our reservations team by calling 02820762222, by emailing reception@marinehotelballycastle.com or by booking direct on our official website here.