Summer fun at Castle Coole
Planning some family time with the kids this summer and not quite sure what to do? At Castle Coole we've got summer sorted - read on for our top things to do in July and August.
Set in a beautiful wooded landscape on the edge of Enniskillen, the 18th-century mansion of Castle Coole doesn't just offer stately grandeur but action-packed outdoor fun.
Come out and Play
Family fun is wiating to be had at Castle Coole as we lay out games and activities for you to enjoy on your visit.
Challenge friends and family to a game of tennis, a sprint race, or a workout in the Bootcamp. Little ones have their own tailor-made mini challenges involving balance boards and beanbag throws in the Secret Garden!
Take your four-legged friends for a lap around our horse-less show-jumping course – see if four legs are faster than two!!
Once you’ve conquered all the challenges you’ll have the chance to earn yourself a medal and get some great photos on our trunk podium!
Get set, go for summer
At many of the places we look after, you'll be able to pick up a 'Get set, go' activity card — or, if you prefer, download them below to take with you — to inspire your summer adventure. These activity cards have lots of ways to enjoy summer activities, such as 'Find your way' to explore new paths and discover different natural textures, or 'Feel the beat' to tune in to the sounds and rhythms of nature. Each activity is designed to have fun with what's around you and explore the simple things this summer.
Go exploring with a Tracker Pack
Pickup a Tracker Pack from Visitor Reception and start exploring
Our family tracker packs are full of essentials to get you and your little ones closer to nature and explore the great outdoors at Castle Coole.
Perfect time to start ticking off those 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activities!
Visit the Tallow House Gift Shop at Castle Coole soon to pick up your family tracker pack or 'Get set, go' cards.
Experience the history beneath your feet
The Queen Anne house with canal and formal gardens
Learn more about Castle Coole and the history hidden beneath your feet on a guided walk every week with our Queen Anne Site tour.
The estate in 1707 would have been very different to the one you see today with major developments being made by the owner, Col. James Corry, who inheirited the land from his father. The Queen Anne House was built and large additions made to the estate including a large walled deer park which has now mostly been lost.
This is a free event and is weather dependant. Visit the reception on arrival at Castle Coole to book onto the tour which takes approximately 45 minutes. The walk takes place on road and some forest path and is wheelchair accessible.
Contact Castle Coole on 028 6632 2690 for more information.
Take a guided tour of the house and explore the miles of trails at your leisure
The State Bedroom at Castle Coole was fitted for a King
Learn something new this summer and find out more about the history of James Wyatt’s masterpiece, marvel at the lavish interior, hear stories of the family that lived here, and explore the extensive world below stairs on a guided tour of the house.
Don't forget to explore the miles of trails around the estate including the Beech Walk and Lake Walk, bring along the kiddies bikes to add in some extra summer family fun!