Vehicle Parking

Photograph of tree lined lane

Parking charges apply at various times throughout the year.  However there are certain exemptions:

Daily Car Parking Rates


(9.30am - 6.00pm)  Charges payable on exit

Time Rate
0 - 30mins FREE
31mins - 1 hour £1.50
1 - 2 hours £2.50
2 - 3 hours £3.50
3 hours and over £9.00
Minibus* £9.00
Coach* £15.00

6.00pm onwards - set rate payable on entrance

Car £1.50
Minibus* £9.00
Coach* £15.00

* Free drop off or up to 30 minutes free of charge.

Bank & Public Holidays / Special Event Parking

A pre-paid fee of £4.00 will be payable per car on entrance.

Motorbike Parking Rates

50% discount on above car rates.

Car Parking Season Pass

Access from mid-March to November

Type of Pass Price
Full £20.00
Senior Citizen £14.75
Minibus £28.50
Coach £42.00
Replacement Pass £3.50

Please ask at Visitor Centre about special pre-booked group rates for 12 or more paying cars or visitors to campers of £3.00 (exc. bank holidays).

Season pass holders

Season passes offer great value and are sold in the form of a vehicle disc. The season runs from March / April (upon official opening) until October / November inclusive and the season pass provides free parking for this period only.  Season passes are issued subject to terms and conditions – see below.  Reduced rates are available for senior citizens.

Season passes can be obtained from the following locations:

  • Larne Visitor Information Centre, Narrow Gauge Road, Larne;
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (Larne Offices), Smiley Buildings, Victoria Road, Larne; and
  • Carnfunnock Country Park Visitor Centre. 

Blue Badge Holders

Free parking is available for blue badge drivers / groups, on production of a blue badge parking pass issued by the Department for Infrastructure and subject to available spaces.

Royal Horticultural Society Members

As the walled garden is a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Free Access Garden entrance is permitted free of charge for valid cardholders.

Carnfunnock Driving Range & Golf Academy Customers 

Normal parking charges apply for driving range customers.  Customers are advised to become members of the Driving Range as membership includes a Carnfunnock Country Park season parking pass.  This season pass must be displayed on the vehicle to gain free exit from the Park.

All individuals paying green fees for the 9 hole golf course are entitled to free parking, on presentation of their golf score card (with till receipt attached for that day).  This must be handed into barrier staff when exiting the park, along with the original parking ticket.  Many of the golf course membership packages also include for a car parking season pass.

Please note:  Lost tickets will be charged at the full daily rate.