About Stormont Estate
Stormont Estate in Belfast is open to the public and entry is free. It has beautiful gardens, a variety of walks, fitness and adventure trails, a children's playground, picnic and barbecue areas, historic buildings and hosts many events throughout the year.
Public car parking on the estate is open. At times car parks and other facilities may be closed temporarily to support social distancing if they become too busy or crowded.
Make sure you follow Public Health Agency guidelines and maintain social distancing at all times. You should follow official guidance and keep a distance of at least two metres from others while on the estate.
The Stormont Estate opening times change throughout the year but in general follow daylight hours. The latest opening times are:
- Monday to Sunday - 7.30 am to 9.00 pm
- Saturday and Sunday - 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
The Mo Mowlam Play Park closes 30 minutes before the park. Opening times are:
- 9.30 am to 8.30 pm Monday to Sunday
Quiet Hour at the play park
The Mo Mowlam Play Park will now open one hour earlier each Wednesday morning during July for a four-week trial. The new Quiet Hour will run from 8.30 am to 9.30 am to help create a calmer environment for children with extra needs. If successful the Quiet Hour will become a regular fixture.
Getting to Stormont Estate
Stormont Estate is in the east of Belfast, on the Upper Newtownards Road (A20). When travelling along the Upper Newtownards Road, the large entrance to the estate is visible on the left, about five miles from the city centre. A second entrance for the public on foot is available at Massey Avenue, Belfast BT4.
Parking is available in front of the main gates on the Upper Newtownards Road, at the Massey Avenue entrance and in the play park car park located on the left about 100 metres after the main gates to Stormont Estate.
You can find contact information for the Stormont Estate management and more information on getting there at the following link:
- dog park
- historic buildings
- outdoor gym equipment
- picnic areas and barbecue facilities
- statues and WW2 points of interest
- Mo Mowlam Play Park for children
- Stormont trails
- Stormont Estate map
Mo Mowlam Play Park
The Mo Mowlam Play Park is an inclusive play park, specially designed so children of all abilities can play together and has over 40 separate pieces of equipment.
Green Flag Awards
Stormont Estate has been awarded its seventh consecutive Green Flag award. The Green Flag award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. It measures the quality of the management, operation and improvement of free public parks and green spaces. It was first launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country and is an internationally recognised certification.
The Awards are judged annually by a panel of experts, who volunteer their time to assess the management plans and the applicant sites through a tough judging process.
For the first year, Stormont Estate has also been awarded the Green Heritage Award which recognises the historic importance of the site.