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.

Wild Survival Skills

Could you survive in the wild?

Learn how to build a shelter from natural resources and make your own herbal tea. Northern Ireland Survival School experts will guide you.

Meeting at the Ecos Centre at 2pm.

Opening Times

Saturday 14 July 2018 2pm to 4pm



Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena

Contact Details

Thrifty Threads

Thrifty Threads

Saturday 7 July 2018
Featuring quilts from the Carrickfergus Museum collection, as well as the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, this colourful exhibition celebrates the traditional art of Ulster quilt-making.

Demonstration and patchwork workshops

Saturday 7 July

Demonstration of patchwork skills from Boom! Stitchers.

Come and meet the experienced patchwork quilting group from from Boom! Studios and see them creating and making.

Also see a stunning display of contemporary textile arts and embroidery by textile artists group, Lecora.



Saturday 4 August
Introduction to sewing skills
Learn some basic sewing skills including hand-sewing and working with a sewing machine.
Ages 8+

Saturday 11 August 
Introduction to patchwork quilts
Learn the basics of traditional patchwork with the disappearing 9-patch technique.
Ages 16+ basic sewing skills required

Saturday 18 August
Traditional patchwork techniques
Inspired by the Thrifty Threads Exhibition, learn some of the more traditional skills in­cluding the Log Cabin and Lightning Streaks pattern.
Ages 16+ basic sewing skills required

All sessions will take place 11am -1pm at Carrickfergus Museum.
Cost £10 per class.
Book all three classes for £20

To book a place please contact Carrickfergus Museum
T: 028 9335 8241 E: carrickfergusmuseums@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Opening Times



Carrickfergus Museum

Contact Details

Super Saturdays

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for FREE sessions supporting early years development.

Fire your little one’s imagination and creativity through sensory, hands-on activities including storytelling, music, dance, crafts and puppet shows and more.

Suitable for ages 1-5. Booking essential.


Opening Times

Saturday 7 July 2018 To Saturday 1 September 2018  


Join us on the first Saturday of every month for FREE sessions supporting early years development. Booking essential.


Carrickfergus Museum And Civic Centre

Contact Details

  Contact Carrickfergus Museum on 028 9335 8241.or email carrickfergusmuseums@midandeastantrim.gov.uk.
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Booking is OPEN now


Welcome to The Gobbins….

Tours are now available for booking via our booking tab above.

Due to the popularity of the spectacular guided walk it is advisable that visitors book in advance. We would also like to remind visitors parttaking in tours that suitable outdoor clothing and walking/hiking boots with thick tread and ankle support are essential.

Our visitor Centre is open daily from 9.30am to 9.30pm and the Café (view menu) is open daily from 9.30am until 7.00pm.

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/hiking  boots with thick tread and ankle support 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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