Carnfunnock Country Park

Carnfunnock Country Park

Carnfunnock Country Park covers 191 hectares of mixed woodland, walking trails which are waymarked, coastline and beautiful gardens.

The Walled Garden is open all year round with an orienteering course, maze, 9 hole golf course, biodiversity trail, children's adventure playground and wildlife garden.

Carnfunnock is an excellent educational location for a school, youth group or a birthday party with a difference!  In a safe, supervised setting the children can learn about the natural world and get hands-on experience, up close and personal with the countryside.  To book or enquire about an educational visit get in touch via email.


Caffe Spice Coffee Shop. Activity Centre Snack Shop. Hireable BBQs - covered BBQ in Activity Centre and Cames Field and unsheltered hireable BBQs.
Family and Children
Activity centre, 9 hole golf course, educational resources, treasure hunts, cycling, events, games field, fitness trail, walled garden maths trail.

Opening Hours

The Country Park is open daily:

Spring / Summer 9.00am - dusk (9.00pm July - August)

Autumn / Winter 9.00am - 4.30pm (Closed Christmas Day)

Certain Park activities are seasonal and weather permitting. If the weather is bad, please telephone before your journey to avoid disappointment.



Various prices per activity.

Walking and cycling are free.



Daily Car and motorcycle rates apply.

Free parking for disabled badge holders and bicycles.

Please ask at Visitor Centre about special pre-booked group rates for 12 or more paying cars or visitors to campers @ £3.00 (exc. bank holidays).

Please see the Carnfunnock website for full details.

Getting There

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.

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.


Cycling Routes

Linear, 0.6 miles

Carnfunnock Country Park. This small slice of the National Cycle Network just might be the most fun-packed..

Canoeing Routes

Drains Bay. On the East Coast Canoe Trail.

Carnfunnock Country Park. On the East Coast Canoe Trail.

Outdoor Activity Centres

+44 (0)7415 223 392

Northern Ireland Survival School.

Other Activities

Visit for details on the permanent orienteering course


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+44 (0) 28 2826 2471 (Easter to October)


Coast Road
Co. Antrim
BT40 2QG

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