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Find your #MEAdventures in Mid and East Antrim this summer!

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Council is launching an exciting new campaign to encourage everyone to create their own adventures, right here, in Mid and East Antrim.

Abi Vance, Alex Jones, Evie Morrison, Tassie Vance and Harry Jones setting off on one of the hundreds of MEAdventures you can have in Mid and East Antrim this Summer

With parks and play days, forests and festivals, coast roads and culture, we are celebrating everything there is to do in our 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, Cllr Paul Reid 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 our borough from Carrickfergus to Garron Point, taking in Larne’s Black Arch and our coastal villages of Whitehead, Glenarm and Carnlough.

We have a number of award winning marinas across the borough so why not stop off for a coffee and a catch up to hear the tales of seafarers, or boaters from all over the world.

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

If sports is more your thing, then sweat it out on one of Council’s 28 sports pitches, 18 MUGAs, 14 outdoor gyms, four bowling greens, four tennis courts, three leisure centres, two nine-hole golf courses and skate park.

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

Go for a paddle at one of our three Seaside Award winning beaches at Carnlough, Ballygally and Browns Bay.

It’s not just the outdoors you can explore, what about taking a step back in time and getting a taste of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in Carrickfergus in July or the re-enactment of the Siege of Carrickfergus in August.

We have a full programme of exhibitions and masterclasses online. For more information and to find where your next #MEAdventures will be, visit our What's On page.

Photograph: Abi Vance, Alex Jones, Evie Morrison, Tassie Vance and Harry Jones setting off on one of the hundreds of MEAdventures you can have in Mid and East Antrim this Summer