News  |  June 28th, 2024

5 Reasons Blessingbourne is Perfect for Your Next Family Holiday

Reasons Blessingbourne is Perfect for Your Next Family Holiday - family picking leaves

Nestled in the heart of Northern Ireland, Blessingbourne Country Estate is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by families.

Our stunning 550-acre estate offers a blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and a welcoming atmosphere, making it the ideal destination for a memorable family holiday.

Whether you’re looking to relax, explore, or embark on an adventure, Blessingbourne has something for every family.

Here are five reasons why Blessingbourne should be your next family getaway.

1. Thrilling On-Site Activities for All Ages

Mountain Biking Adventures

Mountain Biking Family Holiday 2023 Northern Ireland

Mountain Bike Trails at Blessingbourne


For families who love a bit of excitement, Blessingbourne’s mountain biking trails are a must-try. With trails suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced riders, you can enjoy a thrilling ride through the estate’s beautiful woodlands and scenic landscapes.

The estate provides bike rentals and safety gear, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. You can also bring your own bike along if you prefer.

Boat Trips, Paddleboarding and Fishing

Father & Son Boat Trip Spring Activity

Boat Trips at Blessingbourne


If you prefer a more tranquil activity, Blessingbourne offers boat trips on the private lake on the estate, Lough Fadda. Glide across the water and soak in the peaceful surroundings, or try your hand at fishing.

The lakes are well-stocked, making it an exciting challenge for novice and experienced anglers alike. It’s a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon, and kids will love the thrill of catching their first fish.

Lots of our guests also bring their own stand-up paddleboards and enjoy gliding across the calm waters of Lough Fadda.

2. Explore the Stunning Countryside and Walks

Summer dog walks at Blessingbourne

What sets Blessingbourne apart from other family self-catering accommodations in Northern Ireland is its breathtaking private grounds, which are perfect for family walks.

The estate features well-marked trails that guide you through lush forests, open fields, and along picturesque lakeshores.

As you explore, you’ll encounter an abundance of wildlife and perhaps even spot some of the estate’s resident deer.

These walks are a fantastic way to connect with nature, get some exercise, and create lasting family memories.

3. Connect with Nature

Reasons Blessingbourne is Perfect for Your Next Family Holiday - family picking leaves

At Blessingbourne, nature is at your doorstep. The estate’s rich biodiversity and beautiful landscapes provide endless opportunities for outdoor exploration and learning.

Kids can embark on nature scavenger hunts, bird watching, or simply enjoy the freedom of playing in the great outdoors.

All of this is a welcome distraction from the screens that have taken over all of our lives!

4. Proximity to Exciting Activity Centres

zip lining at todds leap

Blessingbourne’s prime location means you’re never far from additional family-friendly attractions.

Just a short 20-minute drive away is Share Discovery Village, where you can enjoy a range of activities such as canoeing, archery, and their thrilling waterpark.

Another nearby adventure spot is Todd’s Leap, which offers exhilarating activities like zip-lining, off-road driving, and clay pigeon shooting.

These nearby centres provide even more options to keep your family entertained and ensure that every day of your holiday is packed with excitement.

5. Pet-Friendly Accommodation

family at pet-friendly Gate Lodge with dog

No family holiday is complete without your furry friends, and Blessingbourne welcomes pets with open arms.

The estate offers pet-friendly accommodation, so you don’t have to leave your beloved pets behind.

There are plenty of pet-friendly walking trails and outdoor areas where your pets can explore and enjoy the fresh air. If you plan to bring your dog, here are some tips for preparing for a pet-friendly holiday.

We are also located close to some of the top dog walking trails in Fermanagh and Tyrone so each day you can set off on a new adventure with your dog.


Family activity holidays are Blessinbourne’s speciality and offer a unique blend of relaxation, adventure and natural beauty.

So if you’re looking for a holiday with a difference this summer – pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and head to Blessingbourne for a holiday filled with joy, laughter, and cherished memories.

If you have any more questions about family holidays at Blessingbourne, contact our owner, Colleen Lowry, at any time.

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