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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

Glenarm Castle

Dalriada Festival – Glenarm Castle

Annually, in July, Glenarm Castle hosts the Dalriada Festival. A showcase of sporting events, music and fine foods, with influences from Scotland and Ireland.

This was our first year attending the Dalriada Festival, and with the sun shining we headed off to the coastal location. Regardless of whether you travel via coast or through the Antrim Glens, the views are stunning. As you turn into Glenarm Castle grounds, the sight of the Castle nestling in the valley, with the sea in the near distance, provides the perfect setting for such an event.

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Garden Show Ireland

Garden Show Ireland

If you read my post Herb Garden in a Flower Pot you will know that I am definitely in need of some inspiration for the garden in my new house (though the whole buying process takes so long it feels like it is never going to happen!) . So when the opportunity to visit Garden Show Ireland presented itself I jumped at the chance.

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Steam Rally Shanes Castle

Shanes Castle May Day Steam Rally

Knowing Lewis’ love of all things to do with vehicles, I thought he might enjoy a visit to the Shanes Castle May Day Steam Rally.

We were not disappointed there were enough steam engines and vintage vehicles to keep everyone happy. I found it really hard to imagine these vehicles once travelling through the country, providing haulage and working in agriculture.

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clementsmount farm

Clementsmount Fun Farm

I have been wanting to go to Clementsmount Fun Farm for a while now. Their website looks great and shows lots of fun activities within the grounds. The weather was dry and sunny so off we set.

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