It’s Picnic Time #3: My Top 6 Picnic Spots In Northern Ireland

Things I Like | August 7, 2015 | By

it's picnic time #3

Two things can make or break a picnic for me. One is the food, it’s got to be good and suitable for al frescoing and the other is the location. Everything in-between is a bonus. And that leads us here to the third and final part of my ‘It’s Picnic Time’ series.  I”m sharing my top 6 places to picnic in Northern Ireland, so if you are visiting the country or a local, be sure to check at least one of them out.

Places to picnic at in Northern Ireland 


1. Donaghadee is another place I’ve been going to ever since I was a child. On a bright and clear day you can see the coast of Scotland. It’s a quiet laid-back town, great for families and taking pictures with local pubs and shops all close together.

2. Crawfordsburn Country Park I have fond memories of spending time in Crawfordsburn Country Park. We used to picnic here when I was a kid and my sister got some of her wedding photos took here as well. There’s a visitor centre and picnic tables located near the carpark. Quite often there are family events on so it’s a great spot for families.

3. Lough Navar Forest Fermanagh is an exquisite part of the country. Here you can get dine at lough Erne and if you’re lucky you might spot some deer and wild goats, which isn’t something you see everyday.

  1. Cave Hill Country Park Cave Hill is in Belfast and pretty unmissable.Here you can visit Belfast Castle, go on ecotrails and enjoy the incredible views of Northern Ireland.

  2. Murlough Nature Reserve If the weather is good and you fancy a beach picnic, this is where you should set you sights on. The beaches are beautiful, as is the surrounding area. Great for walking and plenty of sight-seeing too.

  3. White rocks Beach Portrush There are so many areas along the causeway coast that are great for walkers and picnics. This beach was recently awarded the blue flag award again and it’s a wonderful area with limestone rocks and incredible views. Also see the Causeway Coastal Route website for all the must-see attractions in the area, including filming locations for Game of Thrones.


Northern Ireland really has some beautiful spots for outdoors activities. A lot of these places have visitor centres with information on other activities to do in the area. You’ll never be bored here, that’s for sure.

I hope you enjoyed my picnic series, if you’re looking for more reads, I’ve left links below.

Eating And Drinking Al Fresco And Why You Should Do It More Often
It’s Picnic Time Part 1
It’s Picnic Time Part 2


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      August 17, 2015

      Hi Katalina, I’m glad you find this post helpful. Do come visit for sure. 🙂

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