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If its family fun you prefer then create cherished family fun filled memories with a holiday in our beautiful destination. We have lots of things to do to keep the whole family entertained from forest parks, golf, experiences, museums, activities, shows and shopping.

If you would like to tackle the outdoor lifestyle for a holiday, we have plenty of caravan and camping sites to accommodate your family trip.  Book a pitch in Castlewellan Forest Park, a picturesque forest park with plenty of activities available on site from the Life Adventure Centre.  Mount Pleasant trekking centre is also just a short distance away, experience a new family activity and get everyone trekking down the trails of the forests on a horse or pony, which are available to suit children of all ages. 

In Rostrevor, Kilbroney Caravan Park is situated in a stunning location, where mountain, stream, sea and valley create a scenic wonderland.  It is nestled within the shadow of Slieve Martin and the Mountains of Mourne. Just outside Kilbroney Park take the forest drive and hike to the Cloughmore stone for some beautiful scenic views of Carlingford Lough.

Or if you would like to experience the glamourous side to camping, settle into the unique, well equipped glamping pods set in scenic surroundings at Further. Space at Kinelarty. This is the ultimate rural glamping holiday for the whole family, even the dog too!  Located just a short drive from Ballynahinch and Downpatrick, with lots nearby to keep everyone entertained.

Pop over for a trip to Montalto Estate and appreciate the beautiful scenery, let the kids play in the playpark, or relax with a coffee and it is even dog friendly. Or have you 'hard to entertain' teenagers? Experience a thrilling day at Predator Airsoft, Ballynahinch, get competitive and have a fun filled day with the family.

Almost like a home away from home Murphys lodge in Silverbridge Newry, is the perfect retreat to explore the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion area on your family holiday. This family friendly location in the countryside is best suited for big families and large groups. There is a huge amount of amenities to keep the whole family entertained.  Enjoy the luxury of the spa, hot tub and sauna available, a spacious garden to relax in and there is a little play area available for young children.  Only a stone's throw away you will find the beautiful Slieve Gullion Forest Park. The adventure playpark is a magical, fun experience for children to burn off some energy. Newry City is only a few miles away and will cater for all your shopping needs, cinema trips, swimming or dining in delicious bars and restaurants. 

Castlewellan Forest Park
Forest Parks
View of the Annesley Walk in Castlewellan Forest Park

Located on Forest Park View, Castlewellan, County Down, in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, Castlewellan Forest Park has one of the most outstanding tree and shrub collections in Europe. The beauty, vigour and perfect shape of the trees in the National Arboretum attract tree enthusiasts from around the world.

Life Adventure Centre
Activity Centre
Paddling boarding on Castlewellan Lake

Epic adventures are on offer all year round at Life Adventure Centre. Their extensive range of activities include mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, wet bouldering, rock climbing, sit on top kayaking, coasteering, electric biking and open canoeing - something for everyone!

Mount Pleasant Trekking Centre
Equestrian
Mount Pleasant Trekking Centre

Mount Pleasant Treking Centre offer forest rides through Castlewellan Forest Park with stunning scenery, also extended routes i.e. two hours experienced sessions half day and full day. Beach Rides - experienced only. So if you prefer a gentle trot along the waters edge or an exciting gallop through the sands with the additional bonus of the sea breeze, we will arrange it for you.

Kilbroney Park
Forest Parks
Kilbroney Park

Kilbroney Park Forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive which showcases panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also a Play Park with children's play area and tennis courts, an Information area and a café all on site.

Rostrevor - Cloughmore Stone
Walking & Hiking
Rostrevor - Cloughmore Stone

Walks though a woodland with steep climbs and hills in places

Further.Space at Kinelarty
Guest Accommodation
Further.Space at Kinelarty

The Kinelarty glamping pods are just a short drive from the historic town of Downpatrick, widely known for associations with Saint Patrick. The pods are cosy, comfortable and in the heart of County Down where you can easily explore what the area has to offer.

Montalto Estate
Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings
Picture of Montalto House, Montalto Lake and Boathouse all within Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch.

Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch is 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.

Murphys Lodge
Self-Catering
Murphys Lodge
Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Adventure Playpark and Fionn's Giant Adventure
Forest Parks
Children playing around a giant book in Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion is Ireland's Mountain of Mystery. Slieve Gullion Forest Park offers walking trails, a scenic drive, an Adventure Playpark, Fionn's Giant Adventure children's story trail and a Courtyard with coffee shop.