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5 Ways to treat Dad this Fathers Day

Its Fathers Day on Sunday 16 June, and we know how difficult sometimes Dad is to shop for, so we've put together a few unique and fun ideas to help you create a memorable day.

As you can see, there's lots of different ways to make Dad feel special. So here's some ideas to try and give a little bit back to that special Dad. Check out our WHAT'S ON page for more ideas throughout the year.

  • Cranfield Alpacas
    Categories: Family FunEvents

    5 Ways to treat Dad this Fathers Day

    Its Fathers Day on Sunday 16 June, and we know how difficult sometimes Dad is to shop for, so we've put together a few unique and fun ideas to help you create a memorable day.

    As you can see, there's lots of different ways to make Dad feel special. So here's some ideas to try and give a little bit back to that special Dad. Check out our WHAT'S ON page for more ideas throughout the year.

  • BBQ Kilbroney Park

    BBQ season is back!

    The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion area has lots of picturesque and fun filled destinations for you to have a BBQ. Every year we enjoy the outdoors by celebrating National BBQ Week which runs from 3 - 9 June 2024. We encourage everybody to pick their favourite destination for a day outdoors and enjoy a meal with their loved ones.

    Here we have some suggestions of places for you to get out and fire up those grills!

  • Couple picnic at Moyry Castle
    Categories: Family FunEvents

    Pick up a Picnic in Mourne, Gullion and Strangford

    For the family that likes to get out, about and into nature, Mourne, Gullion and Strangford are quite possibly in the top destinations in the world. Not only does the beauty of the diverse natural landscape encourage exploration and inspire wonder, but the normally benign climate and low population density means the air is always clean and fresh.  But don’t stop the plans there, dine al fresco.  Pack your own picnic, pick up a pre-made picnic platter or experience freshly prepared picnics delivered to your door. There’s plenty of choice!

  • Image of family lighting a fire on a bushcraft experience at Finnebrogue Woods School of Bushcraft in Downpatrick, County Down.
    Categories: Family FunPlan Your Trip

    Adventure Activities for Teenagers

    The Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion is one giant adventure park and for teens who like to get out and about, it is a great place to challenge yourself. The demand for outdoor pursuits has really taken off over the last few years and this part of the world has responded with an unbelievable array of exciting pursuits and activities. So whether you want to abseil down a mountain, cycle the face of a hill or paddle the rapids of a river, this area has it all.

  • Did you know June is National Camping Month?
    Categories: Family FunCamping

    Did you know June is National Camping Month?

    The sun is finally out, and the birds are singing so if you’re looking for a nature filled getaway then look no further than the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion destination. This stunning area makes for an unforgettable camping experience, with plenty of outdoor activities, gorgeous scenery, and serene campsites.

  • Child in Park
    Categories: Family FunEventsThings To Do

    Bank Holiday Bonanza!

    This May we are so lucky to have three bank holidays to take some time off to be with our friends and family, so let us show you how to enjoy every moment, even on a budget!

    The Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and Strangford Lough areas are home to expansive woodlands and dedicated parks. Whether you want to escape to the forest, spend a fun family day out in one of our many adventure play parks, or enjoy an event, you’ll be well catered for in Counties Down and Armagh. 

  • Family Fun in the Sun
    Categories: Family FunEvents

    August Bank Holiday

    There’s loads to do for families with little kids, older kids, and teens this Bank Holiday in Mourne, Gullion and Strangford, so here’s a wee taster. 

  • Girl eating ice cream
    Categories: Family Fun

    Scream for Ice Cream this Summer

    July is national ice cream month and we’ve got the whole month to celebrate, so we’re on a mission to spread the word about our wonderful artisan ice cream producers in Mourne, Gullion and Strangford.

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