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12 Family-Friendly Things to Do this Summer with the Kids on the North Coast


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Planning a family trip to Northern Ireland’s North Coast? Whether you’re a local looking for new adventures or a visitor exploring the area, there’s plenty of cool stuff to check out near Portstewart and Portrush.


Here’s a rundown of some fun things to do with the kids:


1. Crindle Stables

Located outside Limavady in the countryside, Crindle Stables offers a variety of family-friendly horse riding activities for beginners – Click Here

    • Adventure Rides: Perfect for all the family, especially young kids. These rides include fun horseback games and scenic treks that are safe and enjoyable for young riders.
    • Countryside Treks: Journey through the picturesque countryside on a pony trek, providing a peaceful and relaxing experience for riders of all ages.
    • Day at the Stables: Get hands-on with the horses, learning how to care for them and experiencing a day in the life of a stable.
    • Horse Riding Lessons: Suitable for all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced riders, with professional instructors ensuring a safe and fun learning experience.
    • Sensory Sessions: Designed for children with autism and SEN, these sessions offer a calm and supportive environment where kids can interact with horses at their own pace.
  • What's on tomorrow Northern Ireland for families
    What’s on tomorrow Northern Ireland for families


2. Benone Holiday and Leisure Park

Located near Benone and Downhilll beach Benone Holiday and Leisure Park offers a range of family activities and amenities:


3. Mussenden Temple Walk

Visit Mussenden Temple in Castlerock for stunning views and historic exploration:


4. Chocolate Manor

Located in Castlerock, Chocolate Manor offers chocolate-making workshops:

    • Make Your Own Chocolate: Fun and interactive workshops for families.
    • Choccy Rocky Experience: Special activities for kids.
    • Truffle Making and More: Learn various chocolate-making techniques.
    • Price: Workshops from £18.
    • Website: https://thechocolatemanor.com/


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Chocolate Manor near Articlave


5. Limavady Accessible Park

  • Inclusive Play Areas: Features exciting equipment like an inclusive orbit roundabout, boom tubes, and an interactive activity wall.
  • Chill Zone: A quiet space for relaxation and unwinding.
  • Accessible Trail: Offers a sensory experience perfect for all users, connecting visitors with nature.
  • Family-Friendly Environment: Designed to be welcoming and engaging for visitors of all ages and abilities.
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/CausewayCoastandGlensCouncil/videos/have-you-seen-whats-on-offer-at-limavady-accessible-play-park/1101029693982970/


6. Long Line Surf School

Near Portrush, Long Line Surf School offers surfing lessons or hire and paddle boarding:

    • Surf Lessons: Suitable for beginners and experienced surfers.
    • Paddle boarding: Explore the coastline from a different perspective.
    • Price: From £35 per person.
    • Website: https://longlinesurfschool.co.uk/


7. Ella Mor 

Explore hiking and walking tours along the Causeway Coastal Route with Heather:

    • Guided Tours: Learn about local history and landscape.
    • Scenic Views: Discover the beauty of Binevenagh Mountain and the Giant’s Causeway area.
    • Price: From £40.
    • Website: https://ellamor.co.uk/


8. Roe Valley Country Park

Located in Limavady, Roe Valley Country Park offers peaceful nature walks and family picnics:


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One of the best Child-friendly short walks in near Dungiven


9. Limitless Adventure Centre

Limitless Adventure Centre provides thrilling activities for adventure seekers:

    • Football Golf
    • Powerturn Buggies
    • Clay Pigeon Shooting
    • Laser Tag
    • Team Games
    • Hover Crafting
    • Archery.
    • Price: From £4 for Football Golf.
    • Website: https://limitlessni.com/


10. Visit Gortmore Viewpoint

  • Breathtaking Views: Enjoy sweeping panoramas of the North Coast, perfect for capturing memorable photos.
  • Nearby Nature Spots: Close proximity to Downhill Beach and Downhill Forest makes it an excellent base for exploration.
  • Family-Friendly: Ideal for a relaxing family outing with opportunities for picnics and nature walks.
  • Convenient Location: Easily accessible, making it a must-visit when staying in the area for a delightful scenic experience.
  • Website: https://discovernorthernireland.com/things-to-do/gortmore-view-point-p677471


11. Binevenagh Adventures

Explore hidden coves and marine life along the coast with guided kayak tours in Limavady:


12. Oakfire Adventures 

Oakfire Adventures near Derry / Londonderry offers adrenaline-pumping activities for families:

    • Zip Line Trekking: Traverse the Faughan Valley on epic zip lines.
    • Tree Trek Adventure: High ropes and zip line courses amidst ancient oak trees.
    • Paintballing: Unique terrain for paintball enthusiasts.
    • Price: From £20.
    • Age Limit – 10 years old
    • Website: https://oakfireadventures.com/


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Oakfire Adventures – outdoor activity near Greysteel



Where to Stay:


  • Swans Bridge Glamping: Self-catering stays with views of Roe Valley.

Website: Book Here


  • Roe Park Resort & Spa: Golf, spa, swimming pool and family-friendly activities in Limavady.

Website: Book Here


  • Benone Getaways: luxury Glamping pods with Private hot tubs located beside the beach near Castlerock / Coleraine

Website: Book Here


  • Pellipar Gate Lodge: Pellipar Gatelodge spacious holiday home offers accommodation with river views near Dungiven.

Website: Book Here


  • Deighans Caravan Park: Relaxed caravan park atmosphere near Limavady.

Website: Book Here


  • Benone Complex: camping, pods & caravan site

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  • Thornfield Farm – Luxury Pod Accommodation located near the Dark Hedges & Bushmills Distillery

Website: Book Here


Best Family friendly Holiday Breaks
Kid friendly Hotels & places to stay



Pack up, plan your trip, and get ready for unforgettable family fun day out on Northern Ireland’s stunning North Coast in Summer 2024 – whether it be pony trekking with Crindle Stables, Surfing with Long Line Surf School or a walk in the Country Park there is something for everyone!!


Horse Riding on Downhill Beach
Horse Riding on Downhill Beach – Book your beach ride HERE!!


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