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Discover the many green spaces scattered across Belfast City and Greater Belfast, and enjoy a picnic, have a stroll or simply savour the scenic surroundings.

Places To Visit

Lagan Valley Regional Park, Belfast

Lagan Valley Regional Park is recognised as Northern Ireland's only Regional Park. It covers an area of 4,200 acres and extends 11 miles along both sides of the River Lagan between Stranmillis, Belfast to Union Locks, Lisburn.

Cave Hill Country Park, Belfast

The park is home to Cave Hill Adventurous Playground, archaeological sites, Cave Hill Visitor Centre, ecotrails, walking and orienteering routes. Refreshments are also available in the Cellar Restaurant inside Belfast Castle.

Colin Glen Forest Park, Dunmurry, Belfast

Situated in the heart of West Belfast, Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded river glen, consisting of 200 acres of scenic woodland, grassland, waterfalls and ponds with Outdoor Activity Centre & Multi Sports centre.

Redburn Country Park, Belfast

Redburn Country Park is set on an escarpment above Belfast Lough. There are 7km of pathways and energetic visitors climbing to the top of the escarpment will be rewarded with spectacular views of Belfast and the south Antrim hills.

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Dunmurry, Belfast

An attractive rolling parkland some 130 acres to the south of Belfast. The display of over 25,000 rose bushes in bloom all summer long is set out in a series of circular gardens, each on a different themes.

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Helen's Bay,

With two excellent beaches, spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough, tranquil walks through peaceful meadows and wooded glens and a stunning waterfall, Crawfordsburn Country Park provides a relaxing natural retreat.

Castle Park, Bangor

Stroll through this beautiful wooded wonderland which is an exhilarating experience throughout the seasons.

Ward Park, Bangor

A perfect park in the centre of Bangor. An ideal spot to enjoy the local wildlife and feed the ducks.

Barnett Demesne, Belfast

Barnett Demesne combines tree and plant collections with semi-natural features such as woodland and wildflower meadows.

Ballymenoch Park, Groomsport, Bangor

A lovely park perfect for families located only a short distance from Holywood.

Ormeau Park, Belfast

Ormeau Park is the oldest municipal park in Belfast, officially opening to the public in 1871.

It is still one of the largest parks in Belfast and offers a great mix of horticulture, woodland, flower displays and wildlife.

Belvoir Park Forest, Belfast

Managed by the Forest Service, Belvoir Park Forest is unique in the UK as it is a working forest within a city. Walks within the forest link to the Lagan River 'Towpath' and the Lagan Valley Regional Park. The RSPB has its Headquarters in Belvoir ...

Drumglass Park, Belfast

Drumglass Park, located between the Lisburn and Malone Roads in south Belfast, is popular with families and young children. It also hosts music events in the summer. It is commonly known as Cranmore or Marlborough Park.

Clement Wilson Park,

Along River Lagan

Balloo Nature Reserve, Bangor

Accesible to all and perfect for a family stroll while looking at the local flora and fauna the area is maintained by Ulster Wildlife.

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