Best Western Crescent Townhouse

Family Attractions

Odyssey Pavilion
2 Queen’s Quay Belfast

W5 (Who, What, Where, When, Why) is a world-class interactive discovery centre with over 160 amazing interactive exhibits including a lie detector, laser harp and a giant racetrack. As well as the permanent exhibitions, W5 also offers an ever-changing programme of special events, shows and temporary exhibitions.

To find out what’s on during your visit to Belfast simply ask at reception or visit the W5 website.

Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team
Odyssey Arena
2 Queens Quay

The Odyssey Arena is also the home of the Belfast Giants, Ireland’s first professional hockey team. Watch the Giants battle it out on the ice and experience a fantastic night of entertainment for all the family.

To find out if the Belfast Giants are playing during your visit to Belfast simply ask at on reception or visit the Belfast Giants website.

Belfast Zoo
Belfast Zoological Gardens
Antrim Road
BT36 7PN

Located on the slopes of the Cavehill in the north of the City, Belfast Zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals and 140 species including Barbary lions, red kangaroos, spider monkeys and Rothchild’s giraffes.
Other onsite facilities include the Treetop Tearoom, Percy’s Picnic Pitstop, ‘Zoovenir Shop’, children’s playground, and designated picnic areas. The zoo also runs a regular programme of special events through the year. Why not take the short trip out to the Zoo when you visit Belfast.

Botanic Gardens

College Park
Botanic Avenue

Located just a short walk from the Crescent Town House Hotel, Botanic Gardens is an important part of Belfast’s Victorian heritage and a popular meeting place for residents, students and tourists. It contains two important buildings, the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine, as well as a children’s playground, a bowling green, walking routes, a rose garden and assorted tropical plants, mature trees and flower beds.

Botanic Gardens is often used for events, such as Garden Gourmet, as well as band recitals, concerts and opera performances.

Belfast City Hall
Donegall Square North

Visitors can explore Belfast’s iconic City Hall for free Monday to Saturday. Led by an experienced guide, tours last around one hour and uncover the history of Belfast City Hall, while exploring some of its finest features.

The grounds of Belfast City Hall are the most central piece of green space in Belfast, often hosting markets, exhibitions and outdoor concerts. Visitors can wander around the grounds passed famous statues including a memorial to those passengers who died on the Titanic and statues of Queen Victoria and Sir Edward Harland, the former head of Harland and Wolff shipbuilding yard.