Coaches / Mini Buses
There are no discounts available for coaches or mini buses although season passes can be purchased and a free drop off / pick up is permitted for up to 30 minutes. Additionally registered disabled organisations with a disabled parking pass issued by the Department of Regional Development may park for free, subject to available spaces. We do not encourage coach parking at the Activity Centre, as this area can become congested and drivers may find it difficult to turn their vehicle.
For groups made up of less than 12 cars, normal parking prices will apply. If your group has more than 12 paying cars then a discounted parking rate may be given, subject to advance arrangement. To obtain this group rate it is the responsibility of the group leader to collect all tickets along with monies and bring them to the Visitor Centre for authorisation. The stamped tickets must then be returned to each driver and handed into the barrier on exit. Failure to produce a parking ticket will result in a full day charge. Additionally registered disabled drivers with a disabled parking pass issued by the Department of Regional Development may park for free, subject to available spaces.
If you do not wish to pay any parking fees, then there are free car parks located nearby in Drains Bay and Carnfunnock Bay. Your group can then walk into the Park free of charge, as we do not charge an admission fee. Unfortunately neither of these car parks accommodate coach or minibus parking, due to height restriction barriers. The nearest available parking for coaches and minibuses is within Ballygally car park, Town Park (car park after Chaine Park shelters, approaching from Carnfunnock) and the lorry park off Circular Road, Larne.