COVID-19 Update: Colin Glen Forest Park has reopened!


Check out high ropes, woodland walks and discover your sense of adventure at Colin Glen Forest Park!

Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded glen located in the southwest of Belfast, in the heart of the Belfast Hills. Visitors can enjoy beautiful woodland walks, adventurous outdoor activities and superb leisure facilities with a spectacular unparalleled view over Belfast from a height.

Colin Glen Activity Centre

Activities include:

SKYTrek – Ireland's premier high and low ropes activity centre includes climbing wall and challenges, zip lines and a fan descender. Suitable for everyone from five years and up, SKYTrek will take you out of your comfort zone and force you to overcome challenges at height, leaving you with elated self confidence.

Kayaking – The nearby man-made lake at the top of the beautiful glen is perfect for beginners right through to more experienced paddlers. The team of qualified kayaking instructors will be on board to ensure you not only have a great day in the water but also learn new skills and improve your kayaking ability.

Lazer Tag – This exhilarating outdoor experience is a game of wits and cunning, stealth and strategy. In close combat, try and lead your team to victory using infra-red gaming guns while navigating through the wilderness of the forest.

Mountain Biking - This is the most fun you can have on two wheels and the latest craze to sweep Belfast! Enjoy a leisurely cycle through the park or tackle a purpose built single track mountain bike trail.

Team Building - Test your teamwork with a range of physical, mental and skill based ‘Krypton Factor' or ‘Crystal Maze' style games tailored to your requirements.

Raft building – Robinson Crusoe eat your heart out! This water based competitive team challenge involves constructing a raft from barrels, planks and rope with a little encouragement from Colin Glen's skilled staff.

Archery – Try your hand at archery! This exciting sport is suitable for all ages and abilities, enabling everyone to challenge themselves and develop skills such as accuracy, concentration and mental discipline.

- A fantastic individual or team sport that involves map reading, exercise and attention to detail to ensure that you find all the control points.

Colin Glen Multi-sports

With a fantastic nine hole golf course, 16 bay floodlit driving range and golf lessons from pro Peter Martin, along with the 3G floodlit multi-sport pitch complex, Colin Glen are at the heart of local sport.

Golf - Colin Glen Golf Course is a challenging nine hole parkland course.

Driving range - A state-of-the-art driving range appeals to everyone from beginners to the top young and senior players.

Golf lessons – Colin Glen's very own PGA Golf Pro Peter Martin offers the latest in video technology in his own private teaching bay, equipped with indoor swing nets.

Nerf Wars - Nerf Wars is an outdoor battle using toy weapons to fire foam darts at other participants.

Bubble Football - Crash, bounce, bump and flip in the most unique, bizarre and energetic zorb soccer game.

Gym10 - Gym 10 is a fully accessible fitness room at Colin Glen Leisure.

3G sports arena – The 3G sports arena caters for a number of sports such as soccer, Gaelic football, hurling and rugby.

Gruffalo Trail at Colin Glen Forest

The Mouse took a stroll through the deep dark woods... Join the very clever mouse in Colin Glen Forest Park. Follow in his footsteps and meet the silly old fox, owl and snake on the way to an amazing eight foot tall Gruffalo, complete with knobbly knees, turned out toes and a poisonous wart on the end of his nose.

Each character from The Gruffalo has been magically recreated by sculptor Andrew McIntyre and set against the backdrop of the stunning forest park.

The trail takes approximately 45 minutes to get to The Gruffalo and back (depending on how many photos and selfies you take at each sculpture), and then you can sit for a moment or two and take in the beauty of the forest next to the river, before a comfortable stroll back down to the visitor centre, where you can grab a nice cup of tea or coffee.

The Gruffalo Trail experience is completely free, so bring the family and enjoy one of Belfast's most beautiful parks.
  • 163 Stewartstown Road
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT17 0HW

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Convenient location just a short drive from Belfast
  • Caters for all ages and abilities from 5 years and up
  • Open 7 days a week, with fantastic value for money
  • Dedicated and highly trained ropes instructors guiding you
  • Perfect for schools, youth and community, corporate users

Santa and Gruffalo Christmas Guided Walk – Temporarily Closed

03 - 23 Dec 2020

Visit Ireland’s only official Gruffalo Trail this Christmas, enjoy a Christmas themed walk with the family and visit Santa!

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