Mo Mowlam Play Park for children

The Mo Mowlam Play Park at Stormont Estate in Belfast has re-opened to the public as the major refurbishment is complete. It's now an inclusive play park, specially designed so children of all abilities can play together and has over 40 separate pieces of equipment. Entry is free.

New facilities 

There's a new parent and baby room within the refurbished toilet block and a 'coffee dock' offering visitors refreshments.

Play areas

There are a variety of play areas:

Photo of castle themed area at the children's play park at Stormont Estate, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Castle themed area
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. 

Swing that can hold a wheel chair at the children's play park on Stormont Estate, Belfast
Swing that can hold a wheelchair
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.

Photo of play area for children with sensory needs at Stormont Estate children's play park
Play area for children with sensory needs


Photo of twin cableway that allows children to race each other at Stormont Estate, Belfast
Twin cableway
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.

Photo of the Duo-Pyramid Tower at the children's play park on Stormont Estate, Belfast
Duo Pyramid Tower
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.

Photo of toddler play area at children's play park at Stormont Estate, Belfast
Toddler play area
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 8.30 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 100m after the main gate to Stormont Estate.

Other attractions

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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