Guide centres and facilities

Forest Service Guides are available at the forests listed below. Details of the facilities available at the forest together with information of educational programmes that have been developed

Education facilities

Belvoir Park Forest


Belvoir Park Forest, located at Newtownbreda, Belfast has many facilities available for educational visits including:

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • guided tours available
  • lecture room/classroom
  • permanent exhibition
  • commercially managed forest
  • picnic areas
  • toilets (disabled access)

This forest also has an education programme

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Belvoir Park Forest (nidirect website)

Castlewellan Forest Park

Castlewellan Forest Park has many facilities available for educational visits including

  • the peace maze
  • the national arboretum and Annesley gardens
  • way-marked/nature trails
  • guided tours available
  • lecture room/classroom
  • exhibition
  • picnic areas
  • café
  • toilets (disabled access)
  • camping
  • commercially managed forest
  • permanent orienteering courses

This forest also has an education programme

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Castlewellan Forest Park (nidirect website)

Drum Manor Forest Park

Drum Manor Forest Park has many facilities available for educational visits including

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • guided tours available
  • picnic areas
  • café (seasonal)
  • toilets (disabled access)
  • butterfly garden
  • wildfowl ponds
  • commercially managed forest

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Drum Manor Forest Park (nidirect website)

Florence Court Forest Park

Florence Court Forest Park has many facilities available for educational visits including

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • guided tours available
  • picnic areas
  • electronic 'in-touch' information kiosk
  • toilets (disabled access)

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Florence Court Forest Park (nidirect website)

Glenariff Forest Park


Glenariff Forest Park has many facilities available for educational visits including:

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • guided tours available
  • lecture room/classroom
  • permanent exhibition
  • electronic 'in-touch' information kiosk
  • picnic areas
  • café
  • toilets (disabled access)
  • camping
  • shop
  • commercially managed conifer forest

This forest also has an education programme

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Glenariff Forest Park (nidirect website)

Gortin Glen Forest Park


Gortin Glen Forest Park has many facilities available for educational visits including:

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • guided tours available
  • lecture room
  • picnic areas
  • toilets (disabled access)
  • wildlife display areas
  • commercially managed forest

This forest also has an education programme

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Gortin Glen Forest Park (nidirect website)

Gosford Forest Park

Gosford Forest Park has many facilities available for educational visits including:

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • permanent orienteering courses
  • guided tours available
  • deer enclosures
  • wildfowl ponds
  • poultry collection
  • picnic areas
  • toilets (disabled access)
  • camping

This forest also has an education programme

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Gosford Forest Park (nidirect website)

Knockmany Forest

Knockmany Forest has many facilities available for educational visits including:

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • permanent orienteering courses
  • guided tours available
  • lecture room/classroom
  • picnic areas
  • toilets
  • archaeological site
  • mixed commercial conifer and broadleaved forest
  • Douglas Fir heritage stand

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Knockmany Forest (nidirect website)

Parkanaur Forest


Parkanaur Forest has many facilities available for educational visits including:

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • permanent orienteering courses
  • guided tours available
  • lecture room/classroom
  • exhibition
  • picnic areas
  • toilets (disabled access)
  • herd of white fallow deer in enclosure
  • commercially managed conifer forest

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Parkanaur Forest (nidirect)

Portglenone Forest

Portglenone Forest has many facilities available for educational visits including:

  • way-marked/nature trails
  • guided tours available
  • commercially managed conifer forest
  • picnic areas
  • toilets (disabled access)

This forest also has an education programme

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

Portglenone Forest (nidirect website)

Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park has many facilities available for educational visits including:

  • way-marked/ nature trails
  • guided tours available
  • lecture room/classroom
  • commercially managed conifer forest.
  • electronic 'in-touch' information kiosk
  • picnic areas
  • toilets (disabled access)
  • camping
  • wild herd of fallow deer

This forest also has an education programme

General information regarding this forest is also available on nidirect.

 Tollymore Forest Park (nidirect)

Further Information

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