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.

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park – ‘The Comedy of Errors’


The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth (Shakespeare was father to one pair of twins).

Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus.

When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Opening Times

Tuesday 18 July 2017 Time: TBC



Outdoor Theatre at Shaftesbury Park, Carrickfergus

Contact Details

Big Splash Triathalon and River Festival

The Big Splash began about 20 years ago and has grown year by year to become The Big Splash Triathlon and River Festival which is now into its 7th year.

Set in the picturesque village of Portglenone Co. Antrim on the bank of the River Bann. The Big Splash River Festival prides itself in organising a family fun packed week long series of events. All of which are organised by committee members at our headquarters in the Portglenone Enterprise Group.

Sponsored and supported by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and Waterways Ireland.

For our full time table of events search for them on Facebook or why not check out the Big Splash River Festival website.

Opening Times

Sunday 16 July 2017 To Saturday 22 July 2017
​Portglenone from 16 to 22 July 2017



Contact Details

Love Parks Week 2017

Wide range of activities and events across Mid and East Antrim

Love Parks Week is a platform for thousands of park lovers to join forces in the UK’s largest celebration of green spaces.

To celebrate our fantastic parks and open spaces, we have an exciting ten-day programme packed with free events.

Details to follow!


Opening Times

From Friday 14 July 2017



Contact Details

For more information contact T: 028 9335 8231 or E: parks@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
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One of Northern Ireland's greatest adventures...

Welcome to The Gobbins….

A spectacular location where you can truly escape everyday life and experience nature at its most elemental. During your amazing 2.5 hour fully guided walking tour you may even taste the sea salt on your lips, feel the Irish Sea wind, marvel at tales of local smugglers, witness the native sea birds and keep your eyes open for some dolphins swimming off the rugged coastline. The Gobbins experience will take you along a narrow path hugging the dramatic cliff face; across spectacular bridges amid the crashing waves of the North Channel; traversing hidden Tunnels under the Irish Sea; up and down rugged staircases carved into the cliff face and into caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers.

The Gobbins visitor centre is the start of your adventure and where you will meet your guide for your adventure, please remember to bring along your booking confirmation. The centre hosts a fabulous interactive exhibition telling the history of The Gobbins Path, its flora and fauna, and the story of how the path was reborn. Guests with young children or with reduced mobility are welcome to browse our gift shop, enjoy a coffee in The Gobbins Cafe, or enjoy the outdoor children’s play and picnic area. You may also avail of the free car parking located at the Visitor Centre. We understand that The Gobbins Path may not be suitable for everyone and details are contained on our booking page.

The Gobbins Path was masterminded by the Irish railway engineer, Berkley Dean Wise as an incredible tourist attraction. The path originally opened in 1902 and was later abandoned in the 1960’s until an investment of over £7.5 million brought about its rebirth in 2015.


The Gobbins Experience

The Gobbins Path is an arduous trek that is often narrow and uneven, accessed by a very steep pathway. Due to the nature of the rugged coastal location suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots or shoes are essential. Without exception, all guests must wear a safety helmet whilst experiencing The Gobbins. To enjoy The Gobbins a good level of fitness is needed. You must be fit enough to climb 50 flights of stairs and walk a very steep 1 in 5 gradient.


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