Life Adventure Centre

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Voted best "FAMILY ACTIVITY PROVIDER 2014" and Adventure Mark accredited LIFE ADVENTURE CENTRE Is located within the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park offering a fantastic setting and adventure destination. With its famous lake, Victorian castle, walking trails, Peace Maze and now some of Ireland’s finest single track MTB Trails.

Nestled amidst the foothills of the Mourne Mountains and the beautiful seaside resort of Newcastle LIFE ADVENTURE is ideally situated between the key cities of Belfast (60mins) and Dublin (90mins)

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With over 20 years experience LIFE ADVENTURE offers a range of excellent outdoor activities and team building sessions.

Life can cater from 2 to 250 on site and is perfect for groups looking for a safe environment to experience the great outdoors.

We have too many exciting activities to list so here’s just a snippet, Canoeing, Kayaking, Team games, Bouldering, Rock climbing, Mountain biking and Coasteering.

From 1.5 hours “Blasts” to fully instructed/guided options to equipment rentals (BIKES, CANOES & KAYAKS) Life has something for everyone.

Individuals, hen/stag, birthday parties, families, groups and pretty much anyone are all welcome.

Under the care of our team you too can enjoy the endless adventure that makes Life that little bit different

MOUNTAIN BIKING – Collect and go! Blaze those trails with our comprehensive bike rental service located right at the Castlewellan Trail Head.
New E-BIKES now available for hire.

Life Adventure – On the Move
In addition to our main activity centre, we can also come to you with our mobile team adventure unit. We can travel form Cavan to Cork, from Down to Derry Depending on your location we can provide kayaking, canoeing, team building, archery, laser clay pigeon shooting and a mobile climbing wall. We will bring the adventure straight to you.

For more information on the above services and all the adventure services we offer in Life check out our website on or call our team on +44 (0)28 43770714 or email us at

Available Programmes
Day Adventure and Team Building Programmes
Bushcraft Skills
Stag and Hen
Life Challenge
Princes Trust Programmes
Duke of Edinburgh Programmes
Corporate Team Development and Training Programmes
Company Away Days
School Tours and Trips

Available Activities
Kayaking / Canoeing
Raft Building
Team Building
Leave no trace
Wet Bouldering
Rock Climbing
Hill Walking
Camp Craft
Eco Trails
Mountain Biking on the new purpose built Castlewellan Trails
Evening Activities
Adventure Walks
Treasure Hunts
Mountain Bike Hire

Safety and Insurance
We hold the all encompassing national industry accreditation standard of 'Adventure Mark' certificate no: AAA101328 and the 'Learning Outside the Classroom' 'Quality Badge' certificate no: R2QB102559. Please visit and for more useful

Main centre facilities offer;
Customer Services Desk
Adventure Store
Coffee Dock
Comfortable seating area


Ireland and UK wide

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Opening times:

Open daily


See website for prices of all the various activities and special offers.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Castlewellan Forest ParkFrom Castlewellan: Town centre location
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  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Showers
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