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Life Adventure Centre

Grange Yard Castlewellan Forest Park | Forest Park, Castlewellan BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
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Fan bloomin tastic

Our party of 4 aged 57-61 were warmly welcomed by the staff who described various sites and cycle... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brian E
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Kayaking, excellent value and fantastic experience

A group of ten on a team building exercise, fantastically organised, great value, staff were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
andy1287
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dublin
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Our Centre is located within the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park in the shadows of the spectacular Mourne Mountains. Offering a broad range of Adventure Activities to include Hill Walking, Canoeing, Archery, Wet Bouldering, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking and Canyoning. From 1.5 Hour 'Blasts' to multi day 'Journeys', from fully instructed/guided options to equipment rentals (Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Camp Kit etc) Individuals, Families and Groups all welcome. Call us to discuss your exact needs and if we can't help we'll do our very best to point you in the right direction.
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Grange Yard Castlewellan Forest Park | Forest Park, Castlewellan BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our party of 4 aged 57-61 were warmly welcomed by the staff who described various sites and cycle routes around Castlewellan. Jackie was great as were the e-bikes we did much more in 4 hrs than we would have on ordinary mountain bikes. Customer service...More

Thank Brian E
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victoria c, Public Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Lovely to hear such nice comments, thank you so much! What a great day you had for your cycle and delighted you enjoyed the electric bikes and the Forest park so much. I remember one comment that was made " my cheeks are sore from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of ten on a team building exercise, fantastically organised, great value, staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Couldn't recommend enough, really enjoyable day.More

Thank andy1287
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victoria c, Public Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andy, so glad you and your group had a great day out... the weather held out for you as well.. The Kayaking is a great activity for whether you are a beginner or experienced paddler as your team found out. Really looking forward to...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We have used this excellent facility a few times and it is consistently brilliant. The sit on top kayaks are great for beginners and more experienced paddlers. The lake is clean and great for splashing about in with the wetsuits and life jackets are all...More

Thank Siobhan G
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Michael W, Public Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you very much for the review. It is very much appreciated. All the Life staff take real pride in making sure our customers have an exceptional experience when they come to the centre whether its for mountain biking, kayaking or one of our other...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We took a group of young people to do electric mountain biking - Johnny was our guide for the day! He made it an even better experience - he was friendly, funny and really encouraging to those of the group who were slightly more nervous!...More

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Michael W, Public Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Great review... thank you very much. Jonny is delighted that you guys had an awesome day. The electric bikes are great fun and we are so lucky to have the wonderful Forest park on our doorstep. Come back and see us soon.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Myself, my 11 year old son and his friend hired the electric mountain bikes and had a fantastic day. Staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much bother. The tracks were fantastic and as tough or as easy as you wanted, the views were...More

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Michael W, Public Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review and we are so happy that you guys really enjoyed the electric bikes. What a great way to spend an afternoon. Come back again for some more great activities.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This place is fantastic. Great people who can't do enough to help you, lots of wonderful activities and a great cafe. What more could you want? The surrounding area is stunning and the team will recommend lots of trails for walking ,cycling or getting on...More

Thank DavidDundonald
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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi David, thank you so much for the kind words. The Life Team strive to make sure everyone who comes to the Centre has a memorable time. You guys were a pleasure to look after whether it was e-biking, kayaking or just drinking coffee. We...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

While in the area touring we decided to book some kayaking lessons online. We were blown away by how beautiful the park and lake are and our visit far exceeded our expectations. It was our first time kayaking so we arranged to go out on...More

Thank avrilWaterford
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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks guys for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are very lucky to have some great surroundings here up the Forest Park.... and also to have the lake right beside us. Its a perfect setting for mountain biking, kayaking and many...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We hired electric mountain bikes from 'Life' for a morning. The bikes were excellent, and were perfect for exploring the trails. They made riding up the hills easy, and riding downhill exhilarating. Castlewellan Park is absolutely stunning quiet, and riding was stress free.  Map and...More

Thank Garry H
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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks very much for your review. The Electric bikes have become really popular and are a brilliant way of exploring the park and surrounding areas.... and very accessible to everyone. Thanks for mentioning all the staff by name. Look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Just back from a few days camping in the forest park and we had an amazing time. Spent two hours kayaking around the lake and enjoyed it so much went back the second day this time with the grandkids, 5 and 4 year olds and...More

Thank freddie458
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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Its gives all the staff here a great sense of satisfaction to know that our customers go away happy with memories of a great experience. You have proved there is something for everyone here and with our new fleet of E-bikes it makes getting out...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

A large group of us went to life adventure centre for my brother's stag. We had 3 hours of kayaking followed by 3 hours of mountain biking on the mountain bike trail. We were all given wet suits for the kayaking, and the mountain bikes...More

Thank AllanMcKeown
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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thanks guys for the review.. Brilliant to hear you all had a great day between the mountain biking and kayaking. We are very lucky here in castlewellan Forest Park to have so many options on our doorstep and a great Centre right in the middle...More

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curlyred666
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Response from victoria c | Property representative |
Hi, We have two different types of trailers for the bikes. We have our Croozier and Weehoo trailers. They are available from £12.50 for 1 hour or £17.50 for 2 hours.
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