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Address: The Grange Grange Yard Castlewellan Forest Park | Forest Park, Castlewellan BT31 9BU, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4377 0714
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Our Centre is located within the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park in the...

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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I went here twice for Mountain biking. It was my fist time and it was mindblowing. The circuit was challenging (We went on Blue red and Black runs). It was like been in a mountain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here twice for Mountain biking. It was my fist time and it was mindblowing. The circuit was challenging (We went on Blue red and Black runs). It was like been in a mountain range in Canada and the snow was everywhere which made it even more class. The bike had some gear issues on my first visit (only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

After a walk round the lake stopped off at Life for a well earned cuppa and traybake. The cafe itself doesn't open until March and I must say the surroundings in Life are much better. Staff were very pleasant. Will call again

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Thank Donna M
Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the kind words. The Centre is open to everyone including those who have just went for a nice Forest walk and need a sit down, a cuppa and a bit of heat afterwards. Open all year round so see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Top way to spend a day off! It says online you get a kayak for a few hours and a wetsuit if needed, but you get so much more. Vikki treated us like one of her own and tried to provide us with anything we forgot.. 10/10 will be back again 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much guys for the great review. It proves a point that no matter what the weather Kayaking is great fun all year round. I'm sure you appreciated the hot showers after a dunk in the lake on a cold Jan day. Look forward to seeing you back at Life Adventure for some more awesome activities. More 

Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The folks at Life Adventure are amazing, they work so hard to ensure that everyone who comes through their door has a fantastic experience. We bring a group of young people here every year as part of our sports and adventures camp and Life Adventures is always a highlight. They provide a number of activities, we sampled canoeing for the... More 

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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a fantastic review. It is really important to us to make sure all of our customers have a great experience and more importantly fun from arriving in the park until leaving. The great thing is we are located in such a beautiful Forest Park with lakes and superb walks for all abilities so there is... More 

Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Up this morning, friend hired s bike for £20, very reasonable and good bike! I have a broken chain, young Jack fixed it for me and got back on the trail! Victoria was very approachable and informative, had a coffee upstairs afterwards! All tickets boo!

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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thanks guys for your very kind words. We always try our best to accommodate everyone who comes through the door even if it is not in our job description. After being out on the trails on a cold day its also important to have somewhere warm where you can shower, change or just chill out with some hot choc. Come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Me and my boyfriend arrived on Saturday planning to hire out the mountain bikes I didn't realise it was that busy and would have needed to been pre booked, asked the guy who was working (Didn't get his name) if there was anything else we could do and said about kayaking, so so glad we got to do this, it... More 

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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

What a fantastic reviews folks. Thanks so much for taking the time to write. It gives us great pleasure to know that you had a good experience at our Centre and appreciated all the facilities we have to offer. The hot showers, heated floors and hot choc always seem to be an added bonus. Come back and see us soon... More 

Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Hired the mountain bikes today at castlewellan forest park 2adults and 2 children cost £36 pound for 2 hrs was great fun and we would definitely do again Vicky who works there was also very nice and helpful

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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much guys for the excellent review. The location here is perfect for families to take the kids and the lake loop is great for cycling, not too hilly. Look forward to seeing you back again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon kayaking with 2 other families with kids ranging from aged 9 to 15, great days fun, helpful staff we will return

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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

We try to cater for every age group and are really happy you enjoyed your afternoon kayaking with the family. Look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks for lovely review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Best day mountain biking! Great trail, great bikes, great craic! Big shout out to Marty for the complimentary hot choc's- perfect end to a perfect day!!

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Michael W, Guest Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Hot chocs seem to be the way to everyones heart.... delighted you had a great day out. Thanks for the review guys and hopefully see you sometime soon More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We called in on a day out and hired kayaks out. The staff were great and informative without going over the top on health and safety talks, and super value for money.

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Michael W, Public Relations Manager at Life Adventure Centre, responded to this review

Really appreciate taking the time to write a great review and look forward to you coming back next time and maybe trying some of our other awesome activities. More 

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