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  1. Cranfield Alpacas Family Beach Trek
    Enjoy walking your alpaca along country lanes and along our beautiful beach, then meet the rest of the gang, feed them and enjoy some refreshments while taking in the stunning panoramic views of Carlingford Lough and the Mournes.
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  2. 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!
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      Join Robert and his 25 therapy-trained donkeys for wellness and heritage experiences. You are welcomed to his family's farm in Ballynahinch, in the heart of County Down. Take a breather with Goat Meditation or explore the rolling "drumlins" with a Donkey Trek.
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    2. 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.
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    3. A woman taking a selfie standing on a paddleboard in Castlewellan lake.
      Located in Castlewellan, in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, this is 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Tent pitched at Kilbroney Caravan Park in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor
      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.
    7. Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails
      One of Northern Ireland's most famous lakes, a stunning Victorian Castle, incredible panoramic views and flowing singletrack; all just minutes from the lively village of Castlewellan.
    8. Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trail
      Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails in Kilbroney Park and Rostrevor Forest offer challenging climbs with some serious descents and Ireland's first two official downhill trails and other trails suitable for families to use. Make time to stop off at Kodak Corner to take in the view over Carlingford Lough and beyond.
    9. Seaforde Gardens, Maze and Tropical Butterfly House promises a truly plant rich and nature-filled experience for visitors. Situated in the historic Demesne of Seaforde in County Down, which has been a family home for almost 400 years, visitors will discover an historic walled garden that has something for everyone.
      1. Castlewellan Peace Maze
        Castlewellan Peace Maze is located in Castlewellan Forest Park on Forest Park View, Castlewellan, BT31 9BU, 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 Arboretum attract tree enthusiasts from around the world.
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