Your Summer at The O’Neill Arms Country House Hotel

At The O’ Neill Arms Country House Hotel you are never too far away from a tourist attraction, historic property, visitor centre or park.

Are you planning a family stay at The O’ Neill Arms Country House Hotel this summer or are you just looking for a romantic getaway for two? Whatever the occasion we have something for everyone.

Keep reading to find out more….

Discover a wealth of amazing ideas and activities with our list of things to do. Take your family, friends or someone you love on some great adventures and discover Northern Ireland in all its glory.

The Peoples Park

Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Peoples Park is a great venue for free family fun, whatever the season, with a number of events to participate in and enjoy throughout the year.
There is a well-equipped play area for the kids, plus a number of picnic areas, a bowling green, and tennis courts. There is also a Pavilion at the centre of the park, which overlooks a large lake that is full of a wide variety of geese and ducks to feed.

During the summer, the park is host to a number of events such as Art in the Park, which is a children’s art festival, full of fun, free events to amuse all ages, such as live music, street theatre, and workshops. There is also the Music in the Park event to enjoy, which involves all kinds of music, from brass to pop, and everything in between!

Fun Factory Ballymena

Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Fun Factory has a large multi-level climbing frame for adventurous 5 to 12-year-olds comprises 3 slides – of the free fall, astra and spiral varieties – Ball Zone and Ball Blast game, plus loads of classic physical play fun in the usual eye-watering colours!

Plus all ages come together int the multi-use Sports Court, with variable markings and loads of full-size balls to muck about with.

The medium climbing frame for 2 to 5-year-olds features 3 more awesome slides – a soft slide, vortex slide and a bumpy 2 lane racing slide this time! – and kids can also hop into a pedal vehicle and burn up the kiddie track!

Upstairs and downstairs cafes to chose from, so you can always find room for yourself and there’s great visibility of the play areas from both seating zones.

Plus they offer 2 large themed party rooms with different options and cool party thrones for the birthday child.

Raceview Karting

Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Raceview Karting has now been open for 13 years and even has an F1 simulator which is the only one in the UK that is available to the public.

Boasting not one but two tracks, one of which is outdoors, Raceview will be great fun for all the family.

The Time Attack race would be ideal where you and your family will race against the clock and each other. Each of you will receive a personal data sheet after every race showing the lap time and speed to help you perform better in your next race.

A fully air-conditioned briefing room gives you all the information you need on our large LCD screens along with safety gear including helmets, suits and balaclavas.

Get treated like a champion if you make it on to the podium for photos!

There we have it.. lots for you and the family to get stuck into while enjoying your Mid Ulster stay at The O’ Neill Arms Country House Hotel and with rooms starting from just £69 per night, what’s not to like.

For more information or to book a room please contact our team on and they will be happy to help.
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