Categories: Things To Do

As it will soon be the season for giving and in Visit Mourne there's never been a better opportunity to give back to the local community by spending your £100 Shop Local voucher here.  Whether it's a relaxing mid week break, a day of Giant Adventures full of outdoor activities or a quiet night in a cosy restaurant or pub, this decision is totally up to you!  

Where to spend the voucher?

Any place that has card payment facilites should be able to accept the voucher.

We've put together a kick start list of ideas to get you thinking...

Food and Drink offers

Local cafes, bars, and restaurants with card payment facilities will accept the vouchers so why not treat yourself, or try something new, perhaps afternoon tea at Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch, or enjoy a fine dining experience at the award winning Brunels Restaurant, Newcastle who use only the best of local ingredients.  

In the historic market town of Castlewellan, Hillyard House is passionate about serving home grown produce at the gates of Castlewellan Forest Park, and The Cross Square Hotel, Crossmaglen also offer traditional food with a giant welcome. 

Click here for even more eating out ideas!

Gifts for that special someone

Always stuck for that perfect gift but just don't know where to find it?  Call into Made in Mourne in Kilkeel and you'll find plenty.  From hats to mugs and everything in between, you won't be disappointed.  Plus today, for one day only (as part of the Black Friday sale) there is 20% off everything AND if you use your shop local voucher here, you will receive a £10 gift voucher to spend in the shop!

Staycation Offers

Many hotels, and accommodation providers are now delivering special offers. Enjoy a tranquil luxury escape to the fabulous Killeavy Castle Estate where you can enjoy the mountain view hydro pool or simply drift away in the relaxation room. 

Just a short distance from the Mourne Mountains, the Millbrook Lodge, Ballynahinch offers dining packages to suit all occasions. 

The bustling city of Newry provides fabulous accommodation in the Canal Court Hotel & Spa where you can inhale the gentle buzz of the city whilst enjoying decadent surroundings.   The Quays and Buttercrane shopping centres house a wide range of shops and High Street is a shopper’s paradise with lots of independent retailers.   Don't forget Good Craic Gifts & Souvenirs, Rostrevor who stock a fabulous range of handmade local gifts. 

Click here for more accommodation ideas!

When was the last time you tried something new?  

Why not jump out of your comfort zone and try paddle boarding, canoeing, mountain biking?  Try out one of the many activities at Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, East Coast Adventure Centre, Rostrevor or Clearsky Adventure, Castle Ward. Or enjoy one of Northern Ireland's alpaca experiences with Cranfield Alpacas for a unique day out. 

Whatever is on your shopping list – try and buy locally first, supporting local businesses is not only a way to strengthen your local community, but you will discover great products, great places to go, and great service along the way. 

Click here to find out what's on in Visit Mourne.

For further details about this voucher scheme visit www.nidirect.gov.uk 

Made in Mourne
Arts & Crafts Shop
Made in Mourne

Made in Mourne is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in the heart of the Mournes, which aims to provide a fresh and stimulating environment to support and celebrate talented local creatives and showcase their work.

Brunel's Restaurant
Restaurant
Exterior of Brunel's Restaurant, Downs Road, Newcastle

Modern European Cuisine. Focusing on seasonal produce. A Creative menu that evolves constantly, showcasing when possible locally sourced ingredients.

Hillyard House Hotel
Guest House
Hillyard House Hotel

With 20 cosy, modern rooms and our emphasis on guest experience, Hillyard House, The Yard Restaurant and Mrs. Coleman's Bar have everything to make your stay cosy, culinary and great craic.

The Cross Square Hotel
Hotel
The Cross Square Hotel

The Cross Square Hotel, is a locally run business in the heart of South Armagh. The Cross Square Hotel beautifully combines old world rustic charm with a contemporary, yet relaxed, homely atmosphere.

Killeavy Castle Estate
Hotel
Aerial view of Killeavy Castle Estate. A luxury Hotel Spa destination in Newry, Northern Ireland.

Welcome to Killeavy Castle Estate, the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world. Named winner of the Luxury Castle Hotel (Europe) Award at the prestigious World Luxury Awards 2021, it’s the ideal place to escape and unwind, and is located just 10 minutes outside Newry City.

Millbrook Lodge Hotel
Hotel
Millbrook Lodge Hotel

Country manor set in the heart of County Down. All rooms are en suite with televisions and tea and coffee making facilities. In close proximity to many centres offering both indoor and outdoor sports, including golf, fishing, pony trekking.

Canal Court Hotel and Spa
Hotel
Canal Court Hotel and Spa

The Canal Court Hotel & Spa is a fine four star property, with a total of 110 bedrooms & suites, extensive Health & Leisure Complex and stunning Spa, perfectly located in the heart of the City close to both Bus & Rail Stations.

The Quays Shopping Centre
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
The Quays Shopping Centre

The Quays Shopping Centre is a major retail and leisure development situated in the heart of Newry, County Down. The complex overlooks the canal in the historic Albert Basin area of the City.

Buttercrane Shopping Centre
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Outside of Buttercrane Shopping Centre at Night

Occupying a city centre location, alongside the historic Newry Canal, Buttercrane accommodates most major high street retail brands including Primark (Pennys) , Dunnes Stores, Sports Direct/USC and Lidl , the centre has some 50 other high street names such as Boots, Vila, Perfume Shop, DV8, and Superdrug.

Life Adventure Centre
Activity Centre
Life Adventure Centre

Whether your preference is laid back or action packed, join us at our award winning centre in the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park amid the stunning Mourne Mountains for a host of fantastic adventure activities.

East Coast Adventure Centre
Activity Centre
East Coast Adventure Centre

East Coast Adventure Centre - Newry & Mourne Mountain area. Water sports, Cycling, Hiking, School Activities - Family Fun - Glamping - a perfect location outside Rostrevor Village and 5 mins from Warrenpoint

Clearsky Adventure Centre
Activity Centre
Clearsky Adventure Centre

Newcastle and Castlewellan Bike Hire We have a wide range of bikes available for hire. Mountain bikes, electric e-bikes, tandem bicycles, kids bicycles. You name it, we should have it. Free delivery and shuttle bus service.

Cranfield Alpacas
Nature and Wildlife
Cranfield Alpacas

Enjoy some fun outdoor alpaca experiences - Meet & Mingle (45 Mins- £7.50 ), Field Walk (60mins £20 for 2 Guests) or BeachTrek (90mins - £20 per Alpaca / £45 Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children), with stunning views of the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford Lough.

Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs
Gifts & Souvenirs
Pictured is Belinda Cullen sitting on the stair, owner of Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs in Rostrevor.  On the bottom step Belinda has written 'there

A visit to Good Craic is as much an experience as a shopping trip with local landmarks painted on the stairs and a life size painting of Giant Murphy, once the tallest man in the world who was from here, upstairs. The fairy mural on the front gives you a glimpse of the fun to be had inside.

Montalto Estate
Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings
Montalto Estate

A mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Visitor experience includes access to the estate's beautiful gardens; historic walks and trails and an exciting play area where children can engage, explore and learn.