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  1. A group of children enjoying the outdoor trails at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium on a sunny day
    Follow interactive outdoor trails marked on a special map. Discover clues along the way and locate markers to help Cosmo the dog launch his spaceship.
    1. The beautiful Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park comprises rolling meadows, woodland, riverside fields and formal gardens which includes the famous rose garden. Visitors to the park can also enjoy a walled garden, a Japanese-style garden with water features for quiet contemplation, a very popular children's playground, an orienteering course and many walks.
      1. Gruffalo & Stickman Trail - Colin Glen, River Entrance
        It’s Ireland’s only official Gruffalo Trail; a Julia Donaldson-endorsed walk. Step into the glorious world of the Gruffalo. Enter the deep, dark wood, meet the clever little mouse, the fox, the owl, the snake, before stumbling upon those knobbly knees and turned out toes and that poisonous wart on the end of his nose: The Gruffalo!
        1. A view of the tubular bridge with flowers on the rock face and the ocean beyond.
          On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It completely engulfs you: from the all-enveloping Irish Sea winds and the dolphins dancing off the coastline. Pull on your walking boots and enjoy this 2.5-hour walking tour through tunnels and bridges with the waves crashing at your feet.
          1. View of the Annesley Walk in Castlewellan Forest Park
            Castlewellan Forest Park boasts a stunning Victorian Castle, incredible panoramic views, scenic walking trails, 27 km of mountain bike trails, nature play perfect for the kids, an on-site multi-activity centre, hedge maze and equestrian centre, making it a must-visit for all ages.
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          2. Feel the stresses and strains of daily life vanish in the presence of beautiful animals and majestic scenery of the Mourne Mountains.
          3. First established in 1828, the gardens have been enjoyed as a public park by the people of Belfast since 1895. There is an extensive rose garden and long herbaceous borders and the tree enthusiast can seek out the rare oaks planted in the 1880s.
            1. Image of beach with cliffs and sea in the background. The iconic Mussenden Temple is visible in the distance. In the foreground, 'welcome' has been ca
              Benone Strand, multiple recipient of the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award, is a must-see when visiting the area. With seven miles of golden sand and a magnificent back drop of mountain and cliff scenery and stunning views.
              1. View from the top at Cuilcagh Boardwalk
                The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase. A steep climb is required to reach the viewing platform which provides breath taking views of the surrounding low lands.
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              2. On a city walking tour, join your guide as they take you around key locations in and around the only intact walled city in Ireland on a fully guided tour, lasting approximately 1 hour.
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              3. The Blessingbourne Mountain Bike Trails, near Fivemiletown, lie in the heart of the Clogher Valley and are packed full of technical trail features such as berms, tabletops and rock drops. The trails at Blessingbourne are suitable for all ages and abilities and always provides a fun day out.

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