Whether it’s adventure or escape you’re looking for, there really is something for everyone at Carnfunnock as it offers a host of activities and onsite facilities.

Carnfunnock Country Park offers panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel, over 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails, childrens play park and weekend events. Bookings also welcome for the touring caravan park.

Originally part of the estate of Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon and many of the original features remain, including the walled garden, the ice house and the lime kilns. Carnfunnock has combined man-made attractions and entertainment with the splendour of its natural scenery.

Open seasonally, there is a cafe and snack stop offering a range of food options. Additionally drinks, ice-cream and confectionery are available seasonally from the Family Fun Zone and Driving Range. There are many picnic areas throughout the park, for visitors to bring along their own picnic, with some tables offering facilities to use disposable barbecues. Alternatively there are barbecue sites available for hire. Check website for further details and opening times of the various facilities.


  • Educational events such as the Walled Garden Maths Trail, Orienteering Course or World of Trees
  • Seasonal events such as the Annual Easter celebrations and Sunday band concerts
  • Caravan and camping park–a great base for touring the Antrim coast and Northern Ireland
  • Visitor Centre & Gift Shop–open March to September
Open Year Round

Opening Times 

Open Daily Year Round

See website for further details and opening times of the various facilities

Closed Christmas Day

All hours subject to ground and weather conditions


Admission Prices 2020

Free admission

Small charge for some activities and for parking



Useful Information

Onsite Café and snack stop – open seasonally

Picnic areas available

Range of activities and events, some are privately operated onsite

Getting There

Carnfunnock Country Park is situated on the famous Antrim Coast Road (A2), 3.5 miles north of Larne town and Larne Harbour and just over 20 miles from Belfast.


Map Location: 54.890867, -5.845210
Contact Carnfunnock Country Park

Mid and East Antrim BC, Coast Road, Larne, Co. Antrim BT40 2QD, Northern Ireland

T: +44 (0)28 2826 2471
E: carnfunnockreception@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
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