Activities in the area

We have a wide range of activities for all within a short distance of the hotel. From Horse Riding, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Bowling, Paintballing, Templetown Mausoleu and The Richardson’s Walled Garden & Greenmount Trail to name a few.

MacKenzie’s Riding School

10 Ballydrummaul Road
Randalstown
T: 028 9447 9908
M: 07971 657111
E: paul.mckenzie7@btinternet.com

Connell Hill Riding Centre

48 Drumsough Road,
Randalstown
Contact: Gillian McClean on
T: 028 9447 2632
M: 07803 178009

Loughshore Trail

For further details contact the Lough Neagh Partnership
T:028 7941 7941
W: www.discoverloughneagh.com

The Loughshore Trail forms a continuous 128 mile cycle route around the shores of Lough Neagh and along Lough Beg, taking in 25 major sites of interest along the way including marinas, parks, nature reserves and local sites of archaeological and historical interest. The Trail is unique not only because of its location, but because it uses mainly quiet country lanes and is almost entirely all flat terrain.

 

Antrim Boat Club

Shane’s Castle Estate
Randalstown Road
Antrim
T: 028 9446 2149 (weekends)
W: www.antrimboatclub.co.uk

Situated on the shore of Lough Neagh at the mouth of the Six Mile Water River. A modern slipway provides access to the Lough. Watersports including windsurfing, sailing, motor cruising and dinghy-sailing take place within the club and visitors are welcome. Sailing races are also organised during the winter and summer months.

 

Antrim Walking Tour

For further details contact Antrim Information Centre
T: 028 9442 8331

Tours and group bookings are available by prior arrangement. Join a Blue Badge tour guide all year round for a guided walking tour of Antrim Town.
Pick up a copy of the illustrated Heritage Trail Guide (available from Antrim Information Centre) and take your own self-guided tour.

 

Fishing

In the Borough of Antrim, a Fisheries Conservancy Board Rod Licence is required by anyone aged 12 or over for all fishing. This licence is in addition to a permit to fish particular stretches of water.

Coarse Fishing

Coarse fishing is also available seasonally on the Six Mile Water River (from Antrim Forum Leisure Complex downstream to Lough Neagh). Coarse fishing is available all year round on the River Bann. No Sunday fishing is allowed on the Six Mile Water. A coarse fishing rod licence covers the use of two rods. Please note that on the Six Mile Water River a Game rod licence is required – this will only entitle you to use one rod.

Game Fishing

Antrim has a choice of four rivers providing game fishing from 1 March to 31 October, with the best fishing from April.
All of the rivers hold excellent stocks of wild brown trout with salmon and dollaghan – the famous Lough Neagh migratory trout – entering these rivers from early August and providing excellent sport until the end of the season.
Potterswall Reservoir in Antrim provides excellent game fishing.

Craigmore Fishery

www.Craigmore Fishery

30 Clonkeen Road, Randalstown.
T: 028 9447 2806
M: 07811 440824
Craigmore Fishery provides for excellent fly-fishing on a five acre, spring-fed lake set in the quiet countryside with scenic views of Lough Neagh. On site coaching by a qualified casting instructor is available by prior arrangement. The Fishery has access for the disabled and also offers canteen facilities and toilet facilities.

 

Indoor Bowling

Baker Bowling Stadium
22 Ballysavage Road, Parkgate
T: 028 9443 2937
F: 028 9443 2580

Facilities include two indoor bowling greens, bar, restaurant, pool tables and television lounge. Coaching and hire of bowls on request. Open to beginners and non-members. Group and club outings welcome.

 

Maid of Antrim

c/o Con Law
136 Ballynease Road
Portglenone
T: 028 2582 2159
M: 07969 927098
E: conlaw@btinternet.com
W: www.loughneaghcruises.co.uk

 

Paintballing

Escarmouche Paintball
Shane’s Castle, 1 Shane’s Street, Randalstown
Opening hours 9am- 5pm 7 days a week
Admission £35 for a full day
T: 028 9032 7500
E: mark@escarmouche.com
W: www.escarmouche.com

 

Antrim Lough Shore Park & Antrim Castle Grounds

Lough Road, Antrim
T: 028 9442 8331
For Six Mile Water Caravan Park bookings/enquiries:
T: 028 9446 4963
E: sixmilewater@antrim.gov.uk

Situated on the shore of Lough Neagh, the Lough Shore Park at Antrim is a popular destination for visitors and residents at all times of the year. It is an area steeped in history and natural beauty with many attractions and activities to enjoy.

 

Templetown Mausoleum

Estate boundary of Castle Upton
Templepatrick
For further details contact the National Trust
T: 028 9751 0721
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Donegore Motte & St Johns Church

Access available through The Landscape Centre
24 Donegore Hill
Dunadry
T: 028 9443 2175

On a clear day this historic pre-Anglo/Norman motte has views of six Ulster counties. In earlier years the “Motte” was believed to have been a Passage Grave, but around 1798, it was an important meeting place for the United Irishmen preparing for the ‘Battle of Antrim’. The picturesque St John’s Church is located close by.

 

The Richardson’s Walled Garden & Greenmount Trail

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise
Greenmount Campus
22 Greenmount Road
Antrim
www.cafre.ac.uk
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T: 028 9442 6669 (Richardson’s Walled Garden)
T: 028 9442 6721 (Greenmount Trail)
E: enquiries@cafre.ac.uk

 

MORE SIGHT SEEING DAYS AWAY….

Patterson’s Spade Mill –  1 ½ Miles

Belfast Zoo – 7 miles : www.belfastzoo.co.uk

Odyssey Arena – 10miles: www.theodyssey.co.uk & W5 complex : www.w5online.co.uk

Waterfront hall – 10miles: www the www.waterfront.co.uk

Lyric Theatre – 10miles: www lyrictheatre.co.uk

Opera House – 10miles: www goh.com

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre – 31miles: web discoverloughneagh.com

Bushmills Distillery – 47miles: web bushmills.com

Carrick Castle – 11miles:  carrickcastle.com

Giants Causeway – 40miles: web giantscausewayofficialguide.com

Glens of Antrim & Coast Road – 45miles: causewaycoastandglens.com

Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden – 17miles : web joeydunlopfoundation.com

 

Things to do with the children…

Clementsmount Fun Farm

50 Ballydonaghy Road
Crumlin
T: 028 9442 2824
W: www.clementsmountfunfarm.co.uk
E: info@clementsmountfunfarm.co.uk

World of Owls

32 Mount Shalgus Lane
Randalstown Forest Park
Randalstown
T: 028 9447 2307
W: www.worldofowls.com

Pirate Ship Boat Trip

For further information, please contact Captain Jim the Enforcer
M: 07828 905801
Admission Children – £3, Adults – £5

For the ‘young at heart’, a trip on the miniature pirate ship is certain to shiver your timbers! The Boat Trips are around Antrim Bay. They depart regularly every Sunday between June and September from the Lough Shore Park. The Boat Trips are subject to the weather conditions so it is recommended to ring in advance.

Antrim Cineplex

1 Fountain Hill, Antrim
T: 028 9446 1111 (Information line)
T: 028 9446 9500 (Advanced Booking line)
W: www.antrimcineplex.net (bookings can be made on line)

 

Glow in the Dark 10 Pin Bowling

Antrim Forum, Lough Road, Antrim, BT41 4DQ,
T. 028 9446 4131, F. 028 9446 2968