Category Archives: County Antrim

A visit to Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway

This summer we created a wish list of things to do. For the kids, a visit to Giant’s Causeway was a pretty high priority! I have told them the story of the giant Finn McCool, and the myth of how the Causeway once acted as a path between Scotland and Ireland. Yet to go and explore, and look for evidence of giant footprints, is a whole lot more exciting than just listening to the story.

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A Trip to Portglenone Forest

Portglenone

Situated in the heart of County Antrim, Portglenone is not somewhere you are likely to be casually passing. However, taking time to travel to this beautiful forest is a worthwhile trip.

Portglenone

Particularly if you visit at the start of May, when a carpet of bluebells await. However, even without this spectacular sight, the forest offers up plenty to grab everyone’s attention.

We followed the red trail which was just over 2k, and passes by the banks of the river, where you may even catch sight of some keen water sport fans!

Parking is charged at £4, and there are bathroom facilities, which is always a factor when heading out with children.

The kids made wishes and let their imagination run wild.

Next time I’ll be sure to pack a picnic.

Have you been?

Mel x

Sunflowers and Waterfalls

Hello! Only one week left of the summer holidays here in Northern Ireland. It’s always bittersweet for me. I look forward to the return to routine and grieve the loss of spontaneity. However, I have a couple of ideas for a cheap day out, if you are in need of some inspiration until then. Over the past couple of days we visited a Sunflower and Wildflower Field in Portglenone, and the Waterfall Walk at Glenariff Forest.

Sunflower Field Portglenone

Sunflower fields are becoming a very popular phenomena. Hordes of people have been making their way across the country to see these sunny fields.

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Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge – A Family Day Out

rope bridge

Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge is one of those iconic places we are fortunate enough to have on our little island. Visitors from all over the world flock to enjoy the views, and test their courage on the wobbling bridge swaying above the crashing waves of the Atlantic. So I felt it was about time I took my family on an excursion there.

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The Harbour Brewers Fayre Carrickfergus: Review

Brewers Fayre The Harbour

Last weekend we were invited to The Harbour Brewers Fayre in Carrickfergus. The restaurant is trialing what they refer to as Chef’s Counter menu, and they asked if we would review it. The concept is that on week nights, they have all you can eat buffets, with choices such as battered fish fillets, chilli beef, and roast chicken. And on Saturday’s they have an all you can eat Peri Peri Chicken night, for those who like it hot! Of course, all this is in addition to their usual menu.

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