The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
Belfast is a surprisingly family-friendly city with plenty to see and do. The Titanic Visitor Experience on the slipways where RMS Titanic was built is as much about undersea exploration as the disaster itself.
Youngsters will also love Belfast Zoo, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory, the Botanic Gardens and Pirates Adventure Golf.
For a treat, stay at the swanky Merchant Hotel, winner of Accommodation of the Year at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2012.There are little slippers and robes in the room and a backpack with children’s toiletries, children’s menus in all restaurants, including a delightful children’s afternoon tea.
Babysitting can be arranged and DVDs can be placed in the room or bedtime stories read by a local celebrity. Baby essentials are provided from cots to nappy rash cream! Interconnecting rooms cost from £180 per night, themerchanthotel.com