Head to Peatlands Park for a day out

The train at Peatlands Park in Dungannon, Co Tyrone
The train at Peatlands Park in Dungannon, Co Tyrone

If you’re looking for inspiration for things to do this summer, either with or without the kids, check out Peatlands Park in Dungannon, Co Tyrone.

You can enjoy a picnic and an ice-cream, feed the ducks, take a walk through 16km of paths or have fun on the Peatlands train -which travels through tree- lined corridors and across the peat bog.

“The train is very popular with visitors of all ages and we know there has been a railway operating here since the early 20th century. It’s a relic of the previous commercial peat-harvesting operation that took place on the site,” said Colin Gates, Assistant Warden at Peatlands Park.

The train runs on weekends and public holidays between 1.00pm and 4.00pm until the end of August. Entrance to the Park, which is open from 9am to 9pm until 15 September, is off Junction 13 on the M1 and is free, as is car parking. A family ticket for the two mile train journey is £5, with under 5s going free.

For more information on the Park visit the DiscoverNI website at www.discovernorthernireland.com/Peatlands-Park-Dungannon-P2847