Barnett Demesne opened to the public in 1951. The park is popular with walkers and joggers due to its proximity to the River Lagan, Shaw's Bridge and Clement Wilson Park.
The park features include an aboretum, daffodil garden, ecotrail, orienteering routes, a children's playground, walking trails, mountain biking trails and a jumps park.
Refreshments are available in Malone House. Barnett Demesne is also home to tree and plant collections with semi-natural features such as woodland and wildflower meadows, many wild animals, including rabbits, badgers and grey and red squirrels, and birds such as jays, rooks and a range of songbirds. More than 70 species of wildflower grow in the meadows during the summer months.
Additional Activities on Site:
High ropes and Ziplines available via Belfast Activity Centre
Climbing available via Belfast Activity Centre
Mountain Biking trailhead is located at Mary Peter’s Track
Canoeing available at Shaws Bridge
Showers (Located at Mary Peter’s Track)
Parking (Located at Malone House, Mary Peter’s Track and Shaws Bridge)
Playpark is located at Shaw’s Bridge Car Park