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.
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.