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Carnfunnock Country Park

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Address: (A 2 Coast Road, Larne BT40 2QG, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 2826 2471
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Carnfunnock Country Park, near Larne, covers 191 hectares of mixed...

Carnfunnock Country Park, near Larne, covers 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and spectacular coastline, with panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel.The walled garden with its unique sundials and wooden sculptures is open all year round along with a maritime themed outdoor adventure playground, golf driving range and academy, way-marked walks, orienteering course, geocaching, wildlife garden, public toilets and picnic sites. From March / April to October there are attractions to suit all ages: a maze in the shape of Northern Ireland, a family fun zone with miniature railway, bouncy castle, bungee run, remote control boats / trucks, bungee trampolines, WOW balls and 18 hole mini golf course; a children's activity centre with snack stop, face painting, outdoor games including putting,table tennis and draughts; a touring caravan park and camp site; 9 hole golf course; barbecue areas and a modern visitor centre with gift shop and coffee shop.

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Family walk with the furry friends!

My family love coming here all year around. In the winter months it's much more quieter but it is beautiful place all year round! Kids love the park and especially the activities... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Newtownabbey
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family love coming here all year around. In the winter months it's much more quieter but it is beautiful place all year round! Kids love the park and especially the activities if they are open but this is mostly in the summer months including the maze 😊 I would also recommend keeping an eye open for events between wildlife... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought along my new DSLR camera, managed a few shots of ballygally head. Done a good 3 mile or more. Not bad for time of year. Most of the other visiting walkers were friendly. Good for children, dog lovers and even mountain bikers!

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our rambling group had chosen to walk here for our final walk of the year. It was a dry and mild day. A bit bleak, which is to be expected in mid winter, but we were still able to enjoy the nice view across the sea ( please see photos ). We did not meet a lot of other people... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Heard good reports about the restaurant so thought we would give it a try, we weren't disappointed. I am a steak man so could not go past this on the menu. We each ordered the Rid-Eye with all the trimmings I had pepper sauce on top. The steak was cooked to perfection in fact it was the best steak I... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Came to here as part of a longer walk - the were preparing the park for a special Halloween event that evening but the cafe still did us proud if a bit slow in terms of service. Had been to the park a few years ago and a lot of new walks around the park. The walled garden with its... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Caravan site with exceptional walks. Book early in the year though as there are only a handfull of pitches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

There's an excellent free play area, along with other pay activities such as train rides and bouncy castles for the kids. A very well maintained walled garden with lots for sun dials for those of you who wish to relax in peaceful surroundings. There's also a hedge maze and some rather challenging walks for the more active. Overall a good... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Called in after an early start on the Giants Coastal drive - didnt get too see too much of the estate but can really recommend the cafe - great welcome and Fry with a view over the sea

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Fivemiletown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We Brought the caravan 2 carnfunnock, excellent site & pitches r mostly in a circle so u can always c kids cycling & playing, pitches good size & easily accessible, toilets r clean & fine. Park itself has lots to offer kids, wide variety of different play areas from a park to bouncy castles, train ride, there's no need 2... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Carnfunnock Country Park has it all for a family visit, children's playground, crazy golf, miniature railway, golf driving range etc etc. It also has a great caravan and camping facility. The walled garden and walks through the woods really mean there is something for everyone, particularly amateur photographers like myself. The onsite shops and cafes aren't bad either. Great views... More 

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