The Mo Mowlam Play Park at Stormont Estate in Belfast is an all inclusive play park, specially designed so children of all abilities can play together and has over 40 separate pieces of equipment. Entry is free.
COVID-19 update- The playpark is currently closed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
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 accommodate 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 30 metres 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 nine metres long double width wavy embankment slide. It also has two large saddle nets to climb and scramble across, a 10.6 metres 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.
There is a coffee and refreshment dock which is open during busy periods including the weekends and school holidays.
The park also has a toilet block including a parent and baby room.
Opening times and getting there
The play park is open during daylight hours seven days a week and closes 30 minutes before the Estate.
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.
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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