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.

Activities for Life; Nature Walk

Enjoy a guided nature walk taking in Shaftesbury park, Mill Ponds Nature Reserve and the old North Road Cemetery.

Contact our Play Development Officer on T: 028 9335 8235

Opening Times

Wednesday 16 May 2018 10am to 11am




Shaftesbury Park, Carrickfergus

Contact Details

Contact our Play Development Officer on T: 028 9335 8235

Friends’ Goodwill Music Festival

The Friends’ Goodwill Festival will take place in Larne on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May at the Market Yard, Broadway and Curran Park. The festival will comprise of live music, dancing, history, family entertainment and activities in recognition of the cultural links between here and USA.

The festival commemorates the departure of the Friends’ Goodwill ship from Larne, which was the first known emigrant ship to leave our shores bound for America, marking the start of the great migration in 1717. Her difficult voyage from Larne to Boston lasted four months; one of her 52 passengers sadly did not survive and the statue in Curran Park remembers all those who sailed.

We look forward to seeing you at there!

For further information email events@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Opening Times

Saturday 12 May 2018 To Sunday 13 May 2018




Contact Details

For further information email events@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Woollen Woods Grand Opening

Visit the only Woollen Wood in Ireland!

The wood will be full of wonderful woolly creations today and jam packed with fun, family activities.

The theme this year is Alice in Wonderland.


Opening Times

Saturday 16 June 2018 1pm to 4pm




Diamond Jubilee Wood, Whitehead

Contact Details

Contact Growing Communities on T: 028 9335 8233
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Booking is OPEN now


Welcome to The Gobbins….

Tours are now available for booking via our booking tab above.

Due to the popularity of the spectacular guided walk it is advisable that visitors book in advance. We would also like to remind visitors part taking in tours that suitable outdoor clothing and walking/hiking boots with thick tread and ankle support are essential.

Our visitor Center is open daily from 9.30am to 9.30pm and the Café (view menu) is open daily from 9.30am until 9.00pm.

Please contact us on 028 9337 2318 or email info@thegobbinscliffpath.com if you would like further details.

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/hiking  boots with thick tread and ankle support 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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