Under 5s informal science learning directory, Northern Ireland

 Please note that this list is not exhaustive and details are subject to change. Science from the Start is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Northern Ireland

Armagh Planetarium

College Hill
Co. Armagh
BT61 9DB


Some Planetarium shows are for children over six years old only, but others are aimed at pre-schoolers – see here for current events.


Castle Espie Wetland Centre

78 Ballydrain Road,
Co Down, N Ireland,
BT23 6EA

028 9187 4146


Wetland Centres have a range of activities suitable for children – check their events pages for daily and one-off events (please be aware that some activities are listed as not suitable for children or for under 2s – they should be checked individually).


Dobbies Garden Centres

Dobbies Garden Centres run free-to-join Little Seedlings gardening clubs on the first Sunday of each month, which can be attended from the age of 4. Local centres can be found here.


Forest Schools

Some Forest Schools run parent and toddler groups – Forest Schools can be found by region here.



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