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  1. 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.
    1. Paddling boarding on Castlewellan Lake
      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.
      1. Step into the wild with an expert bushman.
      2. Weekly What's On
        From family fun, fabulous festivals and vivacious events, let us help you plan your trip with out weekly guide to What's On across the Visit Mourne region
      3. Wake the Giant
        Wake the Giant festival returns to Warrenpoint on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August 2022. Inspired by the ancient myth of the sleeping giant in the Cooley Mountains, see if you can stir Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Ireland’s most famous giant, from his slumber.
      4. Eats and Beats Festival, Newcastle
        New to the Giant Adventures line-up will be the Eats and Beats Festival on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September in Newcastle, Co. Down. Bringing you the best in local and world food and music, the Eats and Beats festival weekend will see five music stages providing 70+ free performances.
      5. Footsteps in the Forest
        The popular Footsteps in the Forest Festival will make a return to Slieve Gullion Forest Park at the later date of Thursday 27 to Monday 31 October. Having grown in popularity with families since 2016, this year Footsteps in the Forest will celebrate the ancient traditions which mark the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter.
      6. Lúnasa Festival
        This year's Mourne, Gullion, and Strangford Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark Lúnasa Festival is bigger and better than ever with more than 40 events for you to choose from - there is something to suit everyone on offer. This grass roots heritage festival brings us together annually for a time celebration and hope. Traditionally, a harvest celebration, the 2022 Lúnasa Festival celebrates traditions, heritage and skills of the past in immersive and participatory experiences alongside nature walks and tours by the best providers this aspiring Geopark has to offer.
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      1. Family cycling along The Fairy Glen in Rostrevor.

        The great outdoors of Visit Mourne are possibly the greatest in the world. The climbs and dips of the peaks and valleys offer those who like to get on their bikes and explore a chance to do just that in a place of giant wonder.

      2. Family walking along a walking trail at Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, County Down.

        For the family that likes to get out, about and into nature, Visit Mourne is quite possibly one of 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. At the end of your walking day, you will always feel great no matter what mountain track or forest trail your kin choose to take.

      3. Image of family lighting a fire on a bushcraft experience at Finnebrogue Woods School of Bushcraft in Downpatrick, County Down.

        Visit Mourne 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, Visit Mourne has it all.

      4. Family Friendly Places To Stay
        Fun and adventure hides behind every corner in Visit Mourne. Our open waters, towering mountains and mysterious forests are filled with opportunities for visitors of all ages to get out and enjoy nature.
      5. Plan your Trip
        Luckily for visitors, Visit Mourne has lots for you to see. Planning ahead can make your visit to our region that little bit easier. We can give you the best advice, maps, and guides to help you get the most out of your trip.
      6. Pet Friendly Places to Eat
        For many of us, our four legged friends are part of the family. In Visit Mourne, there are countless bars, restaurants and cafes which will extend a warm welcome to human guests and canines alike.
      7. Family Time Shaped Around Strangford Lough
        Family stories are shaped around Strangford Lough. When it comes to eating, drinking, travelling and experiencing, here, we embrace a slower pace. Away from the crowds, carve your path back to nature and create your family’s staycation stories in this unique part of the world.
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      9. Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor
        Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor offers some of the most scenic views around Visit Mourne. Located overlooking the village of Rostrevor, Kilbroney’s scenic forest drive culminates in unparalleled views over Carlingford Lough below.
      10. Delamont Country Park
        Old Meets New at Delamont Country Park Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, just outside Killyleagh, Delamont Country Park is full of surprises. The park is the home of the Strangford Stone, which at ten metres high is the tallest monolith in Ireland. For kids, there’s the Outdoor Adventure Playground, while the whole family will love the Steamers Cafe and Miniature Railway.
      11. The Mourne Eye 2
        The Mourne Eye located in the heart of Newcastle at Castle Park. Stunning Panoramic views from the Big Wheel.
        1. 1 Jun 202231 Aug 2022
      12. A young boy and a girl playing golf.
        A golf competition for boys and girls under 18 years old* This fabulous competition will provide junior golfers with a World Handicap System (WHS) an outstanding opportunity to experience great competitions on wonderful courses at top class venues.
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