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3. ECOS Environmental Centre

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ECOS Environmental Centre

The high-tech interactive galleries at the Ecos Centre in Ballymena help kids to understand the importance of sustainability and biodiversity and how to care for the world we live in. There are also plenty of outdoor activities, including toy tractors and sand pit, duck feeding, play park, willow tunnel and picnicking facilities.

You can easily make a day of it by bringing along a barbequue and going for a walk or cycle along the extensive network of paths in the ecos park that extends to approximately 150 acres.

Within the park there are playparks, picnic sites and walks that take you over bridges, through the willow fairy ring, around the ecos lake and alongside the Braid River.

If you are a keen cyclist you could follow the ecos trail (National Cycle Network 97) all the way to Glenarm or alternatively just enjoy an easy pedal through ecos with the family.

The Ecos Trail
Get on your bike and take a cycle along the ecos trail, (NCN 97). This trail takes cyclists past an array of beautiful scenery including the ecos country park and Slemish and eventually to the picturesque village of Glenarm.

ECOS Environmental Centre Address:
Kernohans Lane
Antrim, BT43 7QA
Northern Ireland, UK

Opening Times:
September to May, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
June to August, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm

ECOS Environmental Centre Admission:

T  +44 (0)28 2566 4400

F  +44 (0)28 2563 8984

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