Come out and play this summer in Northern Ireland

children enjoying a sack race

Join us at Rowallane Garden and Springhill this summer for some traditional family fun in the outdoors as we bring back some classic sports day favourites. Wooden spoons at the ready…

Do you remember how much fun you had at your school sports day? We’re bringing back those classic sports day activities with a range of fun family games running at Rowallane Garden and Springhill throughout July and August.

Games and family fun

Here’s a taster of some of the free activities you can enjoy over the summer months:

  • Egg and spoon race
  • Three-legged race
  • Wheelbarrow race
  • Obstacle courses
  • Sack race
  • Bean bag tossing
  • Traditional lawn games (croquet and tennis)
Enjoy traditional sports on the lawn at Rowallane Garden and Springhill
girl playing cricket on the lawn
Enjoy traditional sports on the lawn at Rowallane Garden and Springhill

Enjoy some quality time outdoors and put your sporting skills to the test. Don’t forget to have fun as you race friends and family for the finish line. Then take your places on our tree trunk podiums and see who is this summer’s sporting champion!

More outdoor adventures

Football a great team sport
Summer of Sport
Football a great team sport

Don’t forget there are lots of other ways that you can enjoy having fun outside this summer. Take your bike and go cycling on the trails at Castle Ward or Florence Court; hire a boat at Crom; go canoeing on Strangford Lough; play football on the grass at Mount Stewart,  climb to the peak of Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains or run up Divis and the Black Mountain.

Take on a new challenge and find yourself in nature at one of our special places.

Rowallane summer of sport

Summer Days

Spark your imagination for playful summer days as the Garden is open from 10am-8pm daily.

Summer of Sport 3

Come out and play this summer at Springhill

Summer of Sport is coming to Springhill from 2 July to 27 August! It’s time to get the most from what we care for on your doorstep and get in the sporting spirit!