Why not have an adventure right on your 'doorstep'?

Dessie Blackadder


Dessie Blackadder

A new campaign to encourage locals to create their own adventures right on their ‘doorstep’ has been launched by Mid and East Antrim Council.

With parks and play days, forests and festivals, coast roads and culture, Council are celebrating everything there is to do in the borough.

You don’t have to go too far or spend too much money to have a world-class adventure this summer.


Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Lindsay Millar, said, “We have such fantastic assets here in our borough so what better way to get enjoying the better weather than getting outdoors and exploring what’s right on your doorstep.

“We want everyone to get involved in the conversation online and share all your #MEAdventures using the hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

“We will also be running competitions later in the year so stay tuned to find out more.”

There are 400 square miles and 62 miles of coastline to explore in Mid and East Antrim. Take in the stunning sights along the Causeway Coastal Route, recently named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s ultimate road trips.


Enjoy the Mid and East Antrim section as it winds its way around the spectacular coastal edges of the borough from Carrickfergus to Garron Point, taking in Larne’s Black Arch and our coastal villages of Whitehead, Glenarm and Carnlough.

Broughshane was voted UK Village of the Year by Channel 4, visit and find out why for yourself.

Other award-winning villages include Ahoghill, Glenarm and Whitehead.

Be a tourist without leaving your own borough.

Top visitor attractions include The Gobbins in Islandmagee, Carrickfergus Castle, Slemish Mountain and the presidential homesteads of Andrew Jackson Cottage and Arthur Cottage.


With over 100 parks in Mid and East Antrim, take a picnic or join in some of our outdoor activities.

Or simply go for a paddle at the award winning beaches at Carnlough, Ballygally and Browns Bay.

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