The Landscape Centre

The Landscape Centre, Antrim: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, The Landscape Centre Reviews: 4/5

The Landscape Centre
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Speciality & Gift Shops
This location was reported permanently closed

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Alexander M
Ballyclare, UK384 contributions
Donegore 'open Farm & Restaurant
Aug 2016 • Family
No longer the Landscape Centre, it has been re-opened as an open farm !!
A great place for young families, & 'Young at heart parents & indeed Grand Parents.
Many animals are on show & almost all are able to be 'patted & stroked' by the Children..
Very helpful staff are on hand to introduce the animals to them.
The Motorised 'Barrel Rides' are proving to be very popular, judging by the queues waiting to get on board the next ride...
Then of course there's the very popular restaurant to retire to even the visit is nearing an end.
But 'the children may have other ideas before they are finished..
The 'ride on toys' are an attraction not to be missed..
A 'Great Day out'
Written August 3, 2016
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BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, UK5,961 contributions
Great outdoor centre
This is a superb very open area for all things to do with the garden. Great for a cuppa, I got so many ideas for my garden- pity it's so small!!!!
Written April 11, 2015
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Paul D
Ballymena, UK318 contributions
Great selection
Jan 2015 • Friends
Very wide and varied selection of everything gardening and lots of useful advice available,relaxed browsing without pressure sales
Written January 25, 2015
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BenCartwright
26 contributions
Closed. Forever
Twas a good wee place but it is no more. Such a shame as the coffee shop was excellent. Very disappounting from Donegor's cafe.
Written September 2, 2014
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BigAl1050
Northern Ireland, UK206 contributions
Closed
Jun 2013 • Friends
These premises closed about a year ago it was good but not anymore
closed about a year
closed about a year
closed about a year
Written June 28, 2013
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Belfastgirl23
Belfast, NI834 contributions
Not just for santa
Feb 2012
I stumbled across The Landscape Centre with a group of friends recently and we decided to go in for afternoon tea in their cafe. It's a very pleasant and interesting garden centre with lots of interesting bits and pieces besides the obvious plants etc. Also oddly from the garden centre car park there is an absolutely amazing view - but not from the cafe, go figure!

We had a variety of cakes, buns, scones etc between us all. And everything was excellent. My own vanilla sponge tasted like cake used to taste when I was a kid. And portions were huge! Everything home made and the choice was excellent.

The cafe was also very pleasant with a lovely wood burning stove in the middle of the room that really warmed us up on what was a very cold day. And the staff in both the cafe and the garden centre itself were lovely.

This is a destination all year round. Would highly recommend it.
Written February 21, 2012
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galh
Annahilt, UK58 contributions
magical
Dec 2011
Best Christmas experience! This is our second year on the trail. My 2 year old is still not sure about Santa, but LOVED everything else. From the 'wow's' at all the lights and her delight at seeing all the animals, a super experience that I would recommend for all the family.

AND, when the trail is over, the cafe is NOT to be missed! The sausage rolls are to die for and the log stove perfect to warm you up for the drive home. A super start to 2011 Christmas.
Written December 9, 2011
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Anita
Lurgan, United Kingdom94 contributions
The best 'Santa' in Northern Ireland .... Landscape Centre, Donegor, Antrim
Dec 2010
The best ‘Santa’ experience to go to is definitely Donegor, just off the motorway outside Antrim, it is brilliant. It is a very big garden centre and once you walk across that little bridge and see the huge 'gold fish' swimming in the pond, the magic begins just follow the signs to the Santa Trail. If you go at a busy time there will be entertainers waiting for your arrival, like someone dressed up juggling or someone doing tricks. You will be given your age appropriate tickets which you redeem when you get to see the man himself. The rest is from memory so if i get it slightly mixed up bear with me. First of all you enter a canvas tent thing and they close the doors behind you usually about 8 families in a group but depends on time you go, anyway there is a wee thing there to watch with shortbread and drinks, then you are on the trial, probably best to stay at the back if you have smaller kids so they can stop and look at the things that they really wants an extra look at along the path. It is magical lots of snowmen, etc all light up with twinkly lights hidden along the path. You also see animals along the way as you wind the path to see the man himself. It is quite a walk, well for wee ones, lots of photo ops along the way. Then you get to the toasted marshmallows on an open fire and you get to sample their ware before you are directed down one of several paths to see the main man, there is no real queues as there are several path, you just wait a few minutes which really builds up the excitement, then your there, you walk around that corner and see Santa in his log cabin surrounded by toys. Santas are really good and will spend that extra bit of time with each child, very child sensitive. You are able to take you own photo with Santa, well at least you were last time i was there but it could have changed now. Then you get his present from Santa, which is a really good gift, not the usual rubbish that ends up in the bin the next day. We also got an apple and some seeds to plant. You would think that was the end but there is more to come ... you leave Santa and go further along the trail and find a roundabout, like an old one from way back, it has cars and wagons etc. and the kids love to go round on it, it’s not a massive roundabout but it holds about 15 kids i would think and it just reminded me of what i imagine Christmas would have been like when my parents were growing up, the sparkle thing. Then it’s time for the sausages, there were delicious ....... then you reach the end of the trail …… well not really then you get to see animals up close, well they are all behind a fence but you know what i mean, animals can vary but i remember donkeys, lama, sheep and ponies. Then you are out the other side back where you started and there is usually something else, it has been a petting area where you can stroke rabbits etc, one year i remember a display of birds of prey. All in all it is just brill, i would recommend going when it starts to get darker so that you get the full effect of the lights. There is a good shop that will take a while to walk around and a nice coffee shop as well. It is quite expensive and as adults pay as well as kids it is an idea for one to stay with the baby while the other one takes the older kid round the Santa Trail. Mind you I think when I have stayed I spent the cost of the ticket in the gift shop, you could spend a long time in there, its big and there are lots of books, crafts and toys as well as gardening stuff which i am not really into … and then there is always that coffee shop if shopping gets too much. I can remember my own son coming back to report on everything he had seen and he just couldn’t get the words out fast enough.... all in all an experience that you will never forget. I just read this myself and honesty i do not work for Donegor, i am not getting commission or anything like that, but i have been many years and i have always had such a special time. I have been to others and left disappointed. ps make sure you book well in advance to get the time slot you want and avoid disappointment.
Written October 20, 2011
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