Cavehill Adventure Park – Part One.

Where we live I suppose you could call it a valley. To the left is hills & fields, to the right is the historic Cavehill and to the front we have the Irish Sea. It is beautiful. Cavehill hosts our local Belfast Zoo which we visited over Easter, but also tucked into the side of the mountain is the illustrious Belfast Castle and Cavehill Country Park with an adventure playground. 

This is where I took the kids yesterday. The skies were as blue as blue can be from as early as dawn and the temperature just kept rising. It was a glorious 15 degrees by 10am! So we arrived there for half passed that hour! 

Our first stop {of course!} was the adventure playground. This place is honestly a hidden gem around our parts, costing just a couple of pounds each per child and the best part you can go and come back later, so the ticket covers the entire day and under 3’s go free

As soon as we went in, the kids ran off to the Castle fort at the top of the park as I took Annabelle down to the 3 & under part of the playground. 

Of all the things to investigate and play on, the bark surrounding the park is what she wanted. She sat, stood, walked up and down for 45mins or so, captivated and loving this, I suppose you could call a sensory play!

Once Annabelle could be torn away from her sticks, bark and soil we went to join the kiddies up in the Castle. This part is for 6 & over so I had to keep madam in her buggy. But she loved watching the kids having a good time. 

The view over the playground from the Castle fort. 

To get down from the castle fort you can either go back down the steps to the middle layer of the park ooooor you can down down the slide! I know what I’d choose!

Then it was off for fun on the climbing walls, zip lines and HUGE spiderweb frame!

Annabelle went back to her first love. The bark & sticks, lol.

Truly GLORIOUS weather.

Spin meeeee!!

Sneaky toddler hand…

We had such an amazing time! Watch out for Part 2 coming soon, which is all about our walk around Belfast Castle gardens! 



  1. 26/04/2014 / 10:48 AM

    I’ve been to Ireland once, Dublin, when I was 17 for Xmas with an ex’s family. I didn’t get to see or do anything and as an adult I now realise there is so much more to Ireland! I’d love to visit Belfast – Seeing your posts makes me realise how much there is to see and do there x

  2. Vikki Holness
    26/04/2014 / 6:32 PM

    Oh wow, what an amazing place to have right on your doorstop, looks like the kids had a bucket load of fun! xxx

  3. Karen Bell
    27/04/2014 / 12:56 PM

    What a great place. I love the look of that spiders web frame.

  4. Katie @mummydaddyme
    27/04/2014 / 1:58 PM

    That looks like so much fun, Mads would adore that! There is so much to do. x

  5. Coombe Mill
    27/04/2014 / 3:03 PM

    What a great place to take the children and at such a reasonable price and by the looks of things you had the area to yourselves. Bless little Annabelle she’s enjoying exploring the world around her in detail and having a great sensory experience too. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

  6. The Reading Residence
    27/04/2014 / 6:02 PM

    Wow – that is quite a playground! Looks brilliant there! x

  7. 29/04/2014 / 8:29 AM

    Amazing day! Everything is perfect just look at that weather! #countrykids

  8. Sara Murray
    30/04/2014 / 2:06 AM

    Looks like you had a fantastic day! My little girl would also sit and play with the bark, in fact, she does! I can’t get over how big Annabelle is getting 🙂

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