Lough Key Forest  and Activity Park Rockingham, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Heritage/Visitor Centre at Lough Key Forest  and Activity Park

Lough Key Forest and Activity Park

Offering fun for all the family including outdoor play area, puzzle rooms and tours of the tunnels to the top viewing tower - a great day out for all ages.

The Adventure Play Kingdom - A purpose built outdoor childrens play area, fully enclosed with impact absorbing floor coverings under all play equipment.

Boda Borg - A Swedish concept of puzzle rooms through which you must progress using different skills, teamwork, ingenuity, trial and error. The Boda Borg is suitable for children over 7 years and adults.

The Lough Key Experience - A self guided audio tour through the original service tunnels to the top of the Moylurg viewing tower and over the Tree Canopy Walk. It is suitable for all ages and is fully wheelchair accessible.

Lough Key Forest and Activity Park Admission Price

  • Adults €7
  • Children (ages 5 to 17) €5
  • Children (under 5) Free
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children) €20

Lough Key Forest and Activity Park Opening Times

January, February, November, December
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.
The Visitor Centre will open outside of these hours for School Mid-Term Breaks and Pre-Booked Groups.

March, September, October
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 6pm.
The Visitor Centre will open outside of these hours for School Mid-Term Breaks and Pre-Booked Groups.

April, May, June, July, August
Monday to Sunday, 10am-6pm

July and August
Later Opening Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 7pm


Boda Borg is 2 hours before closing
Lough Key Experience is 1 hour before closing
Adventure Play Kingdom is 1 hour before closing
Last serving at the Lakeside Cafe is 30 minutes before closing

The Boda Borg Adventure House will be open all year round for pre-booked groups.

Note: The Lough Key Experience and Adventure Play Kingdom will close due to extreme weather conditions or hours beyond dusk.

The centre will open outside of these hours for School Mid-Term Breaks and Pre-Booked Groups.

​Other Activities in the Park

Lough Key Experience

A visitor centre overlooking the lake of Lough Key acts as a gateway to unique attractions and activities. Allow yourself to be taken back in time on the ‘Lough Key Experience’ as you are guided through the old 19th century servant tunnels that once belonged to Rockingham House. You will be blown away by the views from the refurbished Moylurg Viewing Tower and experience Irelands only Tree Canopy Walk as it gently rises above the forest floor. This is a self-guided tour which allows you to get lost in time and a tour that can be enjoyed at your own pace. The Lough Key Experience is fully wheelchair accessible and buggy/pram accessible. 

Boda Borg 
There is fun and adventure, solving challenges and conquering quests in the weather independent Boda Borg where you can spend fun filled hours experiencing the quests, a totally unique activity to Ireland, suitable for adults and children over 7 years! To survive the Quests you will need to employ many different skills you may not even be aware you have, teamwork, ingenuity, trial and error! Solving one challenge opens the door to the next, and another blast of curiosity, laughter and excitement. The only requirement is a minimum of 3 people per team & maximum 5. Pre-Booking recommended!! 

Adventure Play Kingdom 
Watch the younger children discover a magical land of stimulating and innovative play equipment in the Adventure Play Kingdom.  The outdoor Adventure Play Kingdom is a dynamic, colourful and safe environment that will keep children of all ages entertained for hours. It has climbing frames, magical slides a mini zip wire and all on a safe sponge floor.

The Lakeside Café
The Lakeside Café provides a beautiful vista over Lough Key where you can enjoy gourmet Fair-trade Coffee & Tea with some sweet delights & savoury snacks overlooking the magical Castle Island. All food is locally sourced and cooked on site. All of this can also be enjoyed on our outdoor deck!

Caravan and Campsite
Accommodation can be found in the refurbished Caravan and Campsite on the grounds of Lough Key or self-catering and hotel accommodation nearby. There is also a 50 berth Marina on site with electric and Shower Facilities. 

Other Activities located in the Park
If all that is not enough, you can attempt an obstacle course up in the Trees with Zipit Forest Adventures. Hire a rowing boat or take the tour boat around the islands of Lough Key with Lough Key Boat Tours. Another fun and unique way of enjoying the 350 hectares of woodland forest is by Segway and the younger kids can unleash their adventurous streak by driving their own mini jeep across a specially designed trail with woodland Segway and Safari. And you could even hire an ordinary or electric bike with Electric Bike Trails.  

Contact Lough Key Forest and Activity Park

We(2 adults, 1 child(9yrs))recently spent the day at Lough Key and had a great, fun-filled day. The Borda Borg experience is fabulous fun but does require patience!We enjoyed the tree canopy walk and the tour beforehand. Our little girl loved the play area afterwards. We didnt have time to do a boat trip, so we will be returning. Thanks Lough Key for a great day out. ”
Posted by Michele, Cork