Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle

(440+ reviews on the web)
Nature / Park
Thick with trees and rich in history, the forests and castle of Lough Key Forest Park give you a glimpse of what old Ireland must have looked like. The tower and tunnels are all that remain of the park's estate, but it is surrounded by hiking trails and campsites that offer access to the countryside. Start your visit at the lakeside center, where you'll find maps of the area, as well as a place to book boat tours across the lakes. Try the tree canopy walk far above the forest floor, or experience a 47-room indoor obstacle course. Some activities require advance reservation, so if there is something specific you would like to try, check the website for ticket information. Plan to visit Lough Key Forest Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boyle attractions using our Boyle vacation route planner.
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  • Without a doubt the best family activity we have done with our 7 year old. We had no idea what to expect. And to be honest even after the safety talk and instructions we were still a bit clueless, but...  more »
  • We went as a group of friends with children we really had a great day the weather was lovely the area was lovely. We then took the kids to the play yard the staff was lovely will be going again  more »
  • We've been to Lough Key countless times as it's close to family, great for a day out, loads of beautiful woodland for free. We did the tour, treetop walk and viewing tower last year and it was all lov...  more »
  • This is quite local for me and I love to support it when I can. This is a vast forest area with something for everyone. I almost gave this 4 stars as I do not like the bustle of the theme park style activities around the main visitors area, the indoor games, the coarse rather than cosy cafe, the zip lines area, the Segway rentals zooming everywhere ... but this is me being a bit of an old fart and tree hugger. These activities fund the park and are enjoyed by 1000s. Within 10 mins, even 5 mins, anyone can can be away from all of that into the silence, relaxation and abundance of nature and be quite alone, if you wish too. Lough Key is spectacular too with various wonderful boating options. Trinity Island worth a visit and picnic.
  • Great place to bring kids or even spend time on your own for a walk. Borda Borg is great and there is plenty for kids to do. Great place to spend a day.
  • Loved what little of the place me managed to see. Plenty of activities here in the centre and the Zipit treetop ziplining course was great fun, with multiple levels of difficulty.
  • Great place to go for a walk or run. Lots of hidden trails & you can do zip-lining & other activities. Good for Hens + Stags + good spot for picnics etc. You can hire a boat + go out to the many islands + visit the many castles, ruins + underground paths scattered around this huge park.Great scenic views.
  • Brilliant forest park! Amazing facilities for both visitors from both land and water. Zip-it is expensive but there are better ways to spend time in the park.