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Visiting Florence Court with Family

Roses in bloom on the pergola in Florence Court
Things to do with the family at Florence Court this Spring | © National Trust/Catriona Corrigan

Uncover all the essential details for a family day out at Florence Court, from walking trails, bike hire, the play park and more.

A young boy holding an Easter egg beside his mum on a sunny day in Fermanagh
Visitors on an Easter trail | © Annapurna Mellor

Everyday adventures

Family bike hire

With more cuckoos than cars, the miles of family-friendly forest trails provide the perfect place to pedal. From short loops to longer challenges, enjoy a day out on the bike whatever your energy level. For a gentle cycle on the Blue Trail passing through the Pleasure Grounds to the more adventurous ride along the Red Trail with its hills, trails and downhill stretches.

We have a number of bikes available to hire from the Florence Court Visitor Centre for half or full day hire. Bike helmets are provided.

Bikes are available for adults. Under 18s will need to be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own children’s bikes so the whole family can all enjoy the estate.

Balance Bikes

Balance Bikes are the perfect way to help your future cyclists learn how to ride in the safety of the great outdoors. Cycling is an important life skill and a healthy way to explore outdoors. We want to help the next generation’s cyclists learn to ride, starting their lifelong love of cycling in beautiful natural surroundings. That's why we are delighted to offer free-to-hire balance bikes to our visitors.

The balance bikes and helmets are available to hire from the Visitor Centre. You don’t need to book anything, and the balance bikes are free to use - just turn up and get going.

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Are you ready for your next wild adventure? Florence Court is the perfect place to explore outdoors and tick some fun activities off the National Trust’s '50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ list.

Here are just some of the activities you can conquer with family and friends at Florence Court. How many can you do on your next visit?

  • No. 1 - Get to know a tree
  • No. 4 - Build a den
  • No. 6 - Go welly wandering
  • No. 5 - Skim a stone
  • No. 9 - Eat a picnic in the wild
  • No. 11 - Explore on wheels
  • No. 18 - Create some wild art
  • No. 19 - Play pooh sticks
  • No. 26 - Hunt for fossils and bones
  • No. 31 - Make friends with a bug
  • No. 34 - Discover wild animal clues
  • No. 44 - Watch a bird
  • No. 50 - Take a friend on a nature adventure

Planning your family visit

  • Children must be supervised at all times as there are water features and uneven surfaces on site.
  • Balance bikes can be borrowed free of charge from the Visitor Centre.
  • Bike hire is available for all ages, just ask in the Visitor Centre when you arrive on site.
  • Tracker packs can be borrowed with a small refundable deposit from the Visitor Centre and include kits to go bug hunting, butterfly catching and pond dipping.
  • Baby changing facilities located in disability access toilets in the Visitor Centre and there is a parent changing room in the Stable Yard.
  • The tearoom is located in the Stable Yard, with both indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Picnic tables are located in the main visitor areas including beside the car park, at the Visitor Centre, in the Play Grounds or alternatively bring a rug for a picnic on the front lawn.

Play areas


The play area is located up behind Florence Court House beside car park 2. It has 2 rope swings as well as a slide, swings and a natural play area. We encourage children to use their imagination and enjoy adventures in nature.

Along the red trail you will find an area where families have created dens, enjoy the outdoors and add to the collection.

The east front of Florence Court, County Fermanagh

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