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“A great couple of days!”

Life Adventure Centre
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Owner description: Our Centre is located within the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park in the shadows of the spectacular Mourne Mountains. Offering a broad range of Adventure Activities to include Hill Walking, Canoeing, Archery, Wet Bouldering, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking and Canyoning. From 1.5 Hour 'Blasts' to multi day 'Journeys', from fully instructed/guided options to equipment rentals (Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Camp Kit etc) Individuals, Families and Groups all welcome. Call us to discuss your exact needs and if we can't help we'll do our very best to point you in the right direction.
Portglenone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A great couple of days!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Our family had two great days with Life; kayaking 1st day and rock climbing/ absailing 2nd day.
Our family consists of 2 adults and two girls, aged 9 and 15. The staff were so nice and extremenly helpful, namely Mike and Simon (who was the rock climbling instructor), both very experiened in their fields.These two days made our week away and I would say to anyone who may be a bit timourous of this sort of thing....give it a go! the rock climbing and absailing is adrenaline pumping and what an achievement for kids who are not used to that sort of thing!
All in all a super place...we will do bouldering next time!!

Visited July 2014
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Such a brilliant day out at Life! Our group went 'Bouldering' and we loved it! Hard work but the best of fun! Thanks to great staff especially Simon our guide! Can't wait to have another reason to go back again! :)

Visited June 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great day out”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Had a fab day canoeing, raft building and mountain biking. Definitely recommend. Great group leaders.

Visited September 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Terrific equipment, lovely staff - a real asset to the park”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Our first visit to this centre, but hopefully not our last. It was a real joy to see people hiring out bikes and kayaks, and making the most of the lovely Castlewellan Park, getting fit and enjoying the fresh air! We hired 3 bikes on the "early bird" deal for £15 per bike. The chap who dealt with us was really helpful, and took time to sort out bike sizes and helmets, and advise us on routes. The bike trail was great for us (wanting a relatively easy cycle) - the trail round the lake is flat almost all the way, with only a couple of very small slopes, and the slightly harder trail through the trees is still very easy.
Only slight quibble was we couldn't book by phone, only email, which was a shame. However, overall this is a really excellent facility which I hope will draw loads of people to the park.

Visited August 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“A great family day out”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

I booked 2 mountain bikes for the morning so that we could try out the excellent mountain bike tracks in Castlewellan forrest. It only cost £12 per bike (this was the online price which is cheaper than phoning or dropping in). My husband, a bit of a keen cyclist, was very impressed with the bikes and particularly liked the new style 29" wheels. They also had childrens bikes available for hire.
The young man who dealt with us was very pleasant and helpful and we were able to use the excellent facilities to freshen up afterwards. ( toilets and showers available).
The cycle tracks were graded for the full range of experienced and inexperienced riders and the fantastic views of the forrest and surrounding countryside made all the effort very worthwhile.
We were able to complete a lovely morning out with a cup of coffee in the courtyard cafe beside the adventure centre.
( we brought 2 of our own bikes as well as hiring 2 from the centre. My two sons, aged 12 and 16 , absolutely loved the experience and can't wait to go back. )

Visited August 2013
Thank Elaine B
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