For a wide range of local attractions and events in the mourne area, please visit the link below.
The World famous Royal County Down Golf Links.
The world renowned Royal County Down Golf course is only 5 minutes walk from Windsor Holiday Park, making us an ideal base for you to enjoy a golfing break. Many other good quality courses are available locally. The Province recently beat off stiff competition from the top golfing locations around the world - including the US, Portugal, Spain, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland to receive the IAGTO 'Established Golf Destination of the Year' award.
Royal County Down is located in one of the world's most naturally beautiful links settings in the Murlough Nature Reserve. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne, the links stretches along the shores of Dundrum Bay, zigzagging back and forth to provide a different vista from virtually every hole.
The Mourne area of outstanding natural beauty is the ideal walking break destination. Whether you are a keen hill walker or just enjoy a gentle stroll, there are walks for every ability. There is a diverse landscape, which offers walks to savour mountains, drumlins, forests, lakes, rivers and beautiful sandy beaches.
Great places to walk -
- Murlough nature reserve ( The 12 arches board-walk)
- Tollymore forest park
- Castlewellan forest park
- Donard park (Glen river trail)
- Newcastle promenade and beach
- Keel point (Dundrum)
All the above are gentle walks . Of course if you wish for something a little more up beat you can take on the Mourne mountains.
The Mourne mountains offer a variety of rock climbing unparalleled in Ireland, with over 20 crags spread throughout the range. The high granite tors of Slieve Binnian, Slieve Bearnagh and Hen Mountain give excellent short routes on rounded weathered granite. The easy-angled slabs of Slieve Bearnagh and Slieve Lamagan offer long but generally easy expeditions and the steeper faces of Slieve Beg, Spellack, Cove Mountain and Pigeon give quality routes mostly from 'Severe' upwards. The 'fun crags' of Hares Castle, Annalong Buttress and Wee Binnian give short test pieces of all grades, but with a less serious atmosphere and a south-facing aspect. Couple this variety with over five hundred quality routes and there is the opportunity for endless climbing trips. New routes are continually being put up and many fine lines remain.
The Mournes is an ideal cycling destination as it has terrain to suit all types of cyclists, from challenging mountain climbs to flat and gently rolling hills of the lowland coastal planes. There are seven local sign posted Cycle Trails for you to follow each with varying degrees of difficulty and length. Mountain bikers have their own dedicated off-road trail at Moneyscalp in the Mournes. Bikes can be hired locally.
Enjoy gentle treks through forest glens, a pleasant canter by the waters edge of the Irish Sea or an exhilarating gallop along the sands. All levels of riders are catered for, whether it's your first time or you're an experienced rider, there are all degrees of trekking available with horses and ponies to suit everyone. Below are a list of links of Horse/trail riding centre's nearby.
Cocos Adventure Playground
Large indoor adventure playground. Kids under 14 years will have a funbelieveable time on our large selection of slides, eg Free Fall, Snake Slide, Astra Slide, Assault Courses, Activity Tower, Cable Ride, Ball Pools, sports court and fabulous Soft Play Area for toddlers. Great place for birthdays and group bookings.
Fabulous cafe and junior disco every Friday night.
Opening times Weekends, Easter & Summer Season Monday - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Off Season Monday - Thursday 12:30 - 19:00 Friday 12:30 - 22:00 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 19:00
The Tropicana Fun Pool
The Tropicana is an open air warm swimming pool loacted in the town centre. The deepest it goes is 1.2 metres and it is a childrens swimming pool consisting of two pools, both with their own slide. The smaller pool is very small and is mostly used for babies and toddlers with an elephant slide that goes into the water. The bigger pool is deeper than the small one and has a large yellow water slide that twists and turns, and is quite high up. The tropicana has been in Newcaslte since the eighties and is well liked by both locals and tourists. It is only open during the summer months of July and August.
www.Tropicana Fun Pool.co.uk