Categories: Family Friendly

Mid-Ulster is home to some wild open spaces and beautiful countryside. As well as running amok in the Sperrin Mountains or the glorious Gortin Glen, kids can have great fun at the many forest parks, theme parks and picnic areas in this part of the world. 

Find your home from home 

Before you get stuck into everything that Mid-Ulster has to offer, you’ll need to find a place to rest those weary heads at the end of each action filled day. 

You’ll get cosy rooms and creature comforts at the award-winning Corick Country House Hotel and Spa (4*) or Glenavon House Hotel (3*) in County Tyrone, while there’s a rich assortment of self-catering and B&B properties right across the region. 

An Creagan

An Creagán in Omagh is top notch and with cycle ways and walking trails, it is an ideal location for some family fun. Blessingbourne Courtyard Apartments in Fivemiletown are another excellent option and they’ll even let you bring the dog. For something that little bit different, Sperrin View Glamping offers a unique site located at the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains. Special see-through pods allow you to lie in bed and gaze up at the stars. 

Make time for adventure in Todd’s Leap 

Don’t get too comfortable though, you’ll need to get them out and about if you want to make the most of this beautiful part of Northern Ireland. Get the day off to a flying start on a zip line or a giant swing at Todds Leap, in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. 

Archery at Todds Leap

With more than twenty outdoor activities, this place is one for adrenaline junkies and any would-be acrobats. Even when you’re not swinging through the air, your feet will hardly touch the ground here.  

Go wild in Gortin Glen 

At the western gateway to the Sperrin Mountains, a visit to Gortin Glen Forest Park is a great way to appreciate the countryside of Mid Ulster. Follow a waymarked trail through this beautiful area while you can let the older kids out on a canoe on Gortin Lakes. If you’re more of a two-wheel family then nearby Davagh Forest Park has numerous great bike trails that you can bob and weave through. 

The Argory

You can mix it all up a little with a bit of learning at The Argory in Dungannon, County Tyrone. A beautiful neo-classical mansion, find out more about the house inside before getting out into the lovely woodland and riverside walk. Kids will love the adventure playground and sculpture trail. 

Revisit the past at the Ulster American Folk Park  

Ulster American Folk Park

Go back in time at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, County Tyrone, and live the stories of migration to the United States and Canada. You can step on board an old migrant ship before setting foot in a recreation of the new world. 

As you can see, Mid-Ulster has it all, right in the heart of Northern Ireland! 

Corick House Hotel & Spa
Hotel
Corick House Hotel & Spa

Nestled in the heart of the Clogher Valley where style and elegance meets country hospitality, this idyllic 4* 17th Century House offers a haven of tranquillity. A warm welcome awaits you in this family owned and managed charming William and Mary.

Glenavon House Hotel
Hotel
Glenavon House Hotel

Located at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains, this centrally located 3 star hotel is an ideal base, with ensuite rooms, restaurant, bar and lounge and leisure centre with pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi & fitness suite.

An Creagán
Visitor Centres & Museums
An Creagán

Situated at the foothills of the Sperrins, An Creagán is distinctively designed to mirror the archaeological sites of the area and give you the opportunity to step back in time. It also offers a range of archaeological and environmental information.

Blessingbourne Courtyard Apartments
Self-Catering
Blessingbourne Courtyard Apartments

Our collection of Award Winning self-catering accommodation includes five beautifully appointed Courtyard Apartments. Our collection of Self Catering apartments are Pet friendly.

Sperrin View Glamping
Guest Accommodation
Sperrin View Glamping

This unique glamping site is situated in Northern Ireland's only designated dark sky site. Each pod features it's own specially manufactured viewing window, allowing guests to lay in bed a gaze upon the stars.

Todds Leap Activity Centre
Activity Centre
Todds Leap Activity Centre

Todds Leap is a Multi Award Winning Activity Centre based in Ballygawley, County Tyrone.

Gortin Glen Forest Park
Nature and Wildlife
Gortin Glen Forest Park

There are over 10km of walking trails, a 6km scenic drive, wildfowl enclosure and deer enclosure and a new children's playpark to enjoy and explore.

Davagh Forest Trails
Land Adventure
Davagh Forest Trails

Located approximately 6 miles north west of Cookstown, in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains, Davagh Forest offers gentle mountain biking and walking trails as well as an impressive 16km red trail with some rock slab drops you will never forget!

The Argory
Nature and Wildlife
The Argory

The Argory was built in the 1820s and its hilltop location offers wonderful views over the gardens and 320 acre wooded riverside estate.

Ulster American Folk Park
Visitor Centres & Museums
Family listen to man teaching them how to carve objects from wood

Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier.