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  1. Feel the stresses and strains of daily life vanish in the presence of beautiful animals and majestic scenery of the Mourne Mountains.
  2. Step into the wild with an expert bushman. Do you have the skills to survive in the wild? Do you know what’s good to eat in the woods and how to find it? It’s time to find out. Join one of Finnebrogue’s bushcraft or foraging experiences and put yourself back in touch with nature.
  3. Fionn's Giant Adventure
    Follow Fionn's Giant Adventure (previously known as the Giant's Lair) at Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Follow the trail, there's so much to explore. Seek out fairies, spells, music and more.  Help is at hand as you'll have fairies and warriors to help you follow the trail.
    1. Family enjoying cycling along the mountain bike trails through Castlewellan Forest Park.
      One of Northern Ireland's most famous lakes, a stunning Victorian Castle, incredible panoramic views, scenic walking trails, 27km of Mountain Bike Trails, Nature Play perfect for the kids, an onsite multi-activity centre, hedge maze and equestrian centre, Castlewellan Forest Park boasts all of this and more making it a must-visit for all ages.
    2. A family enjoying a train ride on the miniature railway 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.
    3. An image of a young boy appearing out of a tree house at Fionn's Giant Adventure in Slieve Gullion Forest Park.
      Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Meigh is a must see place to visit! With tranquil woodland trails, stunning views across the Ring of Gullion to the Mourne Mountains, Cooley Peninsula and Armagh Drumlins, and adventure playpark, Fairy Walk and the Fionn's Giant Adventure.
    4. A family standing at the entrance to the Narnia Trail in Kilbroney Forest Park.
      Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor offers some of the most scenic views around the Mourne Mountains. Located overlooking the village of Rostrevor, Kilbroney’s scenic forest drive culminates in unparalleled views over Carlingford Lough below.
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    1. Children playing in Slieve Gullion Forest Park, County Armagh.

      Everyone knows that the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion area is really just one giant adventure park. There are surely few better places on earth for outdoor fun and your kids are sure to love it here. Should it rain, and that can happen on occasion in these parts, there are plenty of budget-friendly things to do indoors too.

    2. Family cycling along The Fairy Glen in Rostrevor.

      The great outdoors of Mourne, Gullion and Strangford 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.

    3. 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, the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion 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.

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

      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.

    5. Family fun at the Strangford Stone

      The Strangford Lough area is very picturesque and offers lots for families to do and see. Strangford is a small village at the mouth of Strangford Lough, which is the UK’s largest sea lough. The 10 minute ferry links the villages of Strangford and Portaferry and is an exciting experience for young and old as you take in the stunning scenery of this Marine Nature Reserve and try to spot seals, seabirds and jellyfish as the tide rushes past.

    6. Family Friendly Places To Stay
      Fun and adventure hides behind every corner in the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion. Our open waters, towering mountains and mysterious forests are filled with opportunities for visitors of all ages to get out and enjoy nature.
    7. Offers
      We love to welcome visitors and, with plenty of options and places to stay, Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion has bargains galore. Let us share them with you and help you find a great offer on your dream visit.
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