We've put together a list of up and coming events within The Gobbins area. We are confident that you, your family and friends will have a memorable time with us. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

From the Gobbins team.

Friends’ Goodwill Festival 2017

In May in 1717 a small ship made her way out of Larne Harbour and along the Antrim coast past Islandmagee, heading south and then charting a route across the Atlantic to Boston in Massachusetts. She was, as far as we can define, the first specific emigrant ship from Ulster in the 18th century, her 52 passengers hoping for a new and better life across the Atlantic. Her name was the Friends’ Goodwill.

A three day festival to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the departure of Friends’ Goodwill ship leaving Larne for America.

Join us for this 300th anniversary bringing together cultures from both sides of the Atlantic.

Packed with maritime-themed activities, country and bluegrass music, BBQs, historical re-enactments and American-themed sports displays, a must for all the family!


For more info visit: https://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/friends-goodwill-festival-2017

Opening Times

18 to 21 May 2017



Sandy Bay Playing Fields and Curran Park, Larne

Contact Details

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council1 29 Bridge Street Ballymena BT43 5EJ 0300 124 5000 enquiries@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

The Braid Arts Centre Weekend Theatre Festival

A weekend festival of theatre events for all ages including the multiaward winning Katie’s Birthday Party and the touring production of Crazy plus a belly laugh Sam Cree production by the Castle Players.

Opening Times

Wednesday 31 May 2017 To Monday 5 June 2017



The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena

Contact Details

For a full listing of events and ticket prices check The Braid website.

Magic Shows

Now you see it, now you don’t, magic tricks to boggle your mind! With his bright blue suit and a suitcase full of silly, Louie the Entertainer, presents a hilarious sideways take on children’s magic that the whole family will enjoy.



Opening Times

Sunday 28 May 2017 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm


FREE (Parking charges may apply)


Carnfunnock Country Park

Contact Details

Contact Carnfunnock Country Park on T: 028 2826 2471.
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Work is well underway at The Gobbins and the attraction is on track to reopen in time for the peak summer season.


The Gobbins Path tour will operate for two/thirds of the path up until the Man ‘o’War sea stack. Visitors will be also have an additional guided tour of Portmuck harbour where they will learn about the sea life, geology and history of this picturesque gem in Islandmagee.


Tours will be held hourly from 10am to 6pm and each tour will last approx. 2.5 hours. Booking prices and conditions are available via out website www.thegobbinscliffpath.com.


Priority booking will be given to members of the public who have previously had tours cancelled due to our closure last year.

Have you a gift card from The Gobbins which you havent used yet? We are also giving priority to those with a gift card to book for the summer season before we open sales on general release.

The Gobbins guest relations team are currently welcoming inquiries from anyone holding a valid gift card. To inquire further, please don’t hesitate to contact the Gobbins Visitors Centre on 02893372318 quoting your gift card number (found at the bottom of your gift card).



Once priority booking is complete, tickets will be put on general release at the beginning of June through our website.


We will update you again once the on line booking has gone live.


If you have any queries, please contact us on 028 9337 2318.



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