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.

COVID-19 update

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. 

Opening times

The Stormont Estate opening times change throughout the year but in general follow daylight hours. The latest opening times are:

  • Monday to Friday - 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. Current opening times are:

  • 9.30am to 8.30pm Monday to Sunday

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:

Facilities

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 six Green Flag Awards in a row since 2014.

The Green Flag Award is the most accepted national measure of quality for the management, operation and improvement of free public parks and green spaces.The award is overseen by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. They arrange for independent judges to visit and score against set criteria.

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