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Our Adventurous Playground will be closed today (Thursday 4 January 2018) due to the weather conditions.

Attractions include:

Cave Hill Country Park

Enjoy breathtaking views and stand, quite literally, on top of Belfast during a visit to Cave Hill Country Park.

Explore one of Belfast’s most famous landmarks, Napoleon's Nose, which is believed to have been the inspiration for Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels.

Cavehill Country Park is also a popular walking and cycling spot.

Orienteering courses

Challenge your mind and body with our orienteering courses at Cave Hill Country Park. Call into Belfast Castle reception to pick up your free map.

Orienteering is suitable for all ages and abilities. Follow the route of your choice at your own pace, which could be walking, jogging or racing. Our courses are ideal for families, schools and community groups.

Cave Hill Adventurous Playground

Bring the family and enjoy a fun filled day at this award winning park, which is located in the grounds of Belfast Castle Estate.

The park is suitable for children aged three to 14 and includes cradle swings, slides, spring rockers, a sand play unit and a bicycle roundabout. For older children, there's a spectacular space net and aerial runway.

Days   Days  Opening hours
January 2018 Monday to Friday Closed
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm
February and March Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
11am - 4.30pm
April and May Monday to Friday 2pm - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
June Monday to Friday
2pm - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 8pm
July and August Monday to Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 8pm

Monday to Friday 2pm - 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 7.30pm
October Monday to Friday Closed
Saturday and Sunday  11am - 4.30pm


Subject to weather conditions.

Admission price valid from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018:

  • single admission - £2.50

Groups are advised to book in advance, especially in July and August when the playground is busy. However, there are no concessions for groups. 

The following rules apply to the playground:

  • children must be accompanied by an adult(s) at all times
  • adults bringing children to the playground must supervise them
  • last admission is 30 minutes before closing time
  • no dogs allowed.

For more information call us on 028 9077 6925.

Cave Hill Visitor Centre

Find out more about the history of the Cave Hill area at our visitor centre inside Belfast Castle cellar. 

Opening times

 Days  Times 
 Monday  9am - 6pm 
 Tuesday to Saturday   9am - 10pm
 Sunday  9am - 5.30pm

For generations, Cave Hill has been synonymous with Belfast, with its imposing outline visible throughout the city. The landmark, named for the five caves located on the side of the cliffs, contains a wealth of natural, archaeological and historical features.

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Belfast Castle
028 9077 6925
Belfast Castle
Antrim Rd,
BT15 5GR