We've put together a list of up and coming events within The Gobbins area. We are confident that you, your family and friends will have a memorable time with us. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

From the Gobbins team.

Wreath Making

Make your very own wreath from all natural materials, take it home and hang it pride of place!

All materials provided.


Opening Times

Saturday 25 November 2017 11am - 1pm


Free event


Dixon Park, Larne

Contact Details

For further information, call T: 028 9335 8231.

Toddle Tuesdays

Carrickfergus Museum welcomes its very smallest of visitors through a new series of sessions that support the pre-school curriculum with learning through play.

Fostering communication skills and creativity through sensory, hands-on activities including puppet shows, storytelling, music and crafts relating to historic Carrickfergus.

Suitable for children under 5. Places limited, booking essential.


Opening Times

Tuesday 31 October 2017 To Friday 8 December 2017 ​11am - 12noon



Carrickfergus Museum And Civic Centre

Contact Details

For further information, contact Carrickfergus Museum on T: 028 9335 8241 or E: carrickfergusmuseums@midandeastantrim.gov.uk.

Carrickfergus Christmas Minecraft

Explore 17th Century Carrickfergus, transformed into a winter wonderland.

Children of all ages will get to explore Minecraft and complete Christmas themed tasks in our special workshops. Explore 17th Century Christmas Carrickfergus, the sessions will have a treasure hunt and build time for tasks in both creative and survival. Team building and fun is the aim of the game so come join us for some block shaped fun!

£10 – 1hr 45 min session (ages 8-12)
£7.50 – 1hr session (ages 6-8)

Booking essential.


Opening Times

Saturday 9 December 2017


£10 – 1hr 45 min session (ages 8-12) £7.50 – 1hr session (ages 6-8) Booking essential.


Carrickfergus Museum

Contact Details

Contact Carrickfergus Museum on T: 028 9335 8241 or E: carrickfergusmuseums@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
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Booking Temporarily Closed


Welcome to The Gobbins….

The Gobbins Path is currently CLOSED until Spring 2018. However our visitor Centre is open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm and the Café is open daily from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

Further updates on The Gobbins Path and its re-opening will be provided here and also on our social media sites.

Please contact us on 028 9337 2318 or email info@thegobbinscliffpath.com if you would like further details.


A spectacular location where you can truly escape everyday life and experience nature at its most elemental. During your amazing 2.5 hour fully guided walking tour you may even taste the sea salt on your lips, feel the Irish Sea wind, marvel at tales of local smugglers, witness the native sea birds and keep your eyes open for some dolphins swimming off the rugged coastline. The Gobbins experience will take you along a narrow path hugging the dramatic cliff face; across spectacular bridges amid the crashing waves of the North Channel; traversing hidden Tunnels under the Irish Sea; up and down rugged staircases carved into the cliff face and into caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers.

The Gobbins visitor centre is the start of your adventure and where you will meet your guide for your adventure, please remember to bring along your booking confirmation. The centre hosts a fabulous interactive exhibition telling the history of The Gobbins Path, its flora and fauna, and the story of how the path was reborn. Guests with young children or with reduced mobility are welcome to browse our gift shop, enjoy a coffee in The Gobbins Cafe, or enjoy the outdoor children’s play and picnic area. You may also avail of the free car parking located at the Visitor Centre. We understand that The Gobbins Path may not be suitable for everyone and details are contained on our booking page.

The Gobbins Path was masterminded by the Irish railway engineer, Berkley Dean Wise as an incredible tourist attraction. The path originally opened in 1902 and was later abandoned in the 1960’s until an investment of over £7.5 million brought about its rebirth in 2015.


The Gobbins Experience

The Gobbins Path is an arduous trek that is often narrow and uneven, accessed by a very steep pathway. Due to the nature of the rugged coastal location suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots or shoes are essential. Without exception, all guests must wear a safety helmet whilst experiencing The Gobbins. To enjoy The Gobbins a good level of fitness is needed. You must be fit enough to climb 50 flights of stairs and walk a very steep 1 in 5 gradient.


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