There's a new parent and baby room within the refurbished toilet block and a 'coffee dock' offering visitors refreshments.
There are a variety of play areas:
Castle themed area
This is where many children can play at any one time, it can be a place for physical and imaginary play. Around the castle is a high level trail to improve co-ordination, strength, stamina and agility in all levels of ability.
Inclusive play area
This area has both a roundabout and a swing that can hold a wheelchair, low level lookout tower and trampoline.
Multi sensory play area
Younger children and those with sensory needs will especially enjoy this area.
Twin cableway and five point swing zone
The two cableways are each 30m long allowing children to race each other. The swing zone offers dynamic play for older children and has three flat swings, one trapeze seat and a spinner.
Adventure play area
This play area has a 9m long double width wavy embankment slide, two large saddle nets to climb and scramble across, a 10.6m high Duo Pyramid Tower with two coloured tube slides, climbing frame structures and rope end swing.
Toddler play area
This area has slides, climbing walls, fireman's poles, a variety of different swings and more.
Natural play zone
It's within a bark mulch area that has long timber balance beams, vertical stepping logs, boulders for scrambling and informal seating.
Opening times/ getting there
The play park is open during daylight hours seven days a week from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
The children’s play park is close to the main entrance on the Upper Newtownards Road. Coming out of Belfast city centre, the car park is on the left about 100 metres after the main gate to Stormont Estate.
- Stormont Estate contact details includes a map and public transport information
Aside from the beautiful gardens there's an outdoor gym, a variety of walks, a fitness trail, adventure trails, picnic and barbecue facilities, historic buildings and statues:
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