Carnfunnock Country Park

4 star Visitor Attraction
Carnfunnock Country Park offers over 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens 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. Original estate features also remain including the Icehouse and Lime Kilns.

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, outdoor games including putting, table tennis, giant chess and draughts; face painting and glitter tattoos; a touring caravan park and camp site; 9 hole golf course; barbecue areas and a modern visitor centre with gift shop and coffee shop.

Self-guiding educational material for the Maze, Walled Garden and general park environment can be downloaded free of charge from their website.

Carnfunnock also has a comprehensive and varied annual programme of events which includes falconry, bushcraft, face painting, art activities, educational events such as pond dipping, snake handling, bug hunting and seeing wildlife up close including foxes, hedgehogs and farm animals. Many events are themed to take account of special times with Easter events launching the season and Halloween events concluding. Band concerts take place most Sundays from June to August.

Carnfunnock App
A free iphone and android app is available to keep up to date with events and everything happening at Carnfunnock Country Park. Go to Itunes or Play Store to download or to their facebook page www.facebook.com/CarnfunnockCountryPark and access the app's QR codes.

Opening times:

The general Country Park is open daily:
Spring / Summer: 09:00 – dusk (21.00 July-August); and
Autumn / Winter: 09.00 – 16.30 (Closed Christmas Day)
Detailed opening hours are available online at their website www.carnfunnock.co.uk. However certain park activities operate seasonal hours and are weather permitting so please phone in advance of your visit.

Prices:

Charges apply for parking and certain activities. These are online at www.carnfunnock.co.uk

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Larne Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

Carnfunnock Country Park is situated on the famous Antrim Coast Road (A2), 3.5 miles north of Larne town and Larne Harbour and just over 20 miles from Belfast.

For GPS purposes Carnfunnock's full address is 182A Coast Road, Ballygally, Larne BT40 2QG.

By Road:
From the direction of Larne Town Centre: Follow the signs and drive along the Coast Road (A2), through Drains Bay. The Park entrance is 0.5 miles on the left.
From the direction of Glenarm: Follow the signs for Larne and drive along the Coast Road (A2), through Ballygally. The Park entrance is 1 mile on the right.
Look out for our unique pyramid feature indicating the Park entrance.

By Bus:
Translink provides a regular bus service along the Coast Road (A2). The nearest bus stop is located just outside the entrance to the Park. For timetable information please contact Translink Tel: 028 9066 6630. Service 162 (all year): Larne to Cushendun. Service 252 (seasonal): Belfast to Coleraine.

By Ferry:
For timetable information about services to/from Larne please contact P&O Passenger Services: Tel: 0871 6646 464.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Picnic Area
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Baby Changing facilities
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