Glenariff Forest Park
15 miles away. Waterfalls and beautiful trails 10miles inland from village of Waterfoot. Cafe on site.
A wonderful sight not far from Ballymena. Good for a gentle walk to tire the kids out. A tea room at each end of the walk.
take your pick from four of the walking routes which wind around a fantasy landscape, including waterfalls walks and rivers
The trail first takes you down the Inver River gorge, nearly to the Ess-na-Crub Waterfall. This part of the trail is set in mature woodland with varied woodland flora including bluebells.
“The picturesque Glenarm Castle watches over an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Glens of Antrim, and is still a working farm estate. It has been occupied as the family seat of the McDonnells, Earls of Antrim, for some 400 years. The castle opens occasionally to the public, but the glorious walled garden, one of Ireland’s oldest, and a charming tea room, both hosting various events, exhibitions and workshops, are available daily. Check for castle open days; walled garden and tea room open daily 30 March – September: 10am – 5pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm.”
“Handy for a bite to eat or just a cuppa while the kids have fun in the new play area. You can also learn about the Gobbins Cliff Path and buy some souvenirs while you are there. ”
“A great Island to explore on a day visit, or stay overnight. Get the Ferry from Ballycastle.”
“5 good restaurants. There is no bookings accepted so head down (before you getting too hungry as there may be a wait on busy nights) and you will be contacted when you tabel is free”
“Northern Ireland ranks the largest lake in the British Isles and is 10 mins away from the mill house. Lough Neagh is just to the west of Belfast but actually bordering five of the country’s six counties. Its tranquil waterways and secluded bays provide ample opportunity for boating, fishing, walking and cycling; a great way to get a handle on the lake is to tackle the 113-mile long Loughshore Trail – but don’t worry, it’s almost completely flat. There is car parking, a cafe and the Antrim Forum Leisure Centre and Castle Gardens with trim trail outdoor fitness machines, are on the banks of the lough. ”