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Wilderness Survival Day

Bring all the family and see if you have what it takes to survive being lost in the wilderness! Discover the art of fire and shelter building, food foraging, flint knapping and track mark identification with the NI Survival School. More adventurous children (8 years+) can take part in a survival challenge event and obtain a special completion certificate - advance booking required! St. Johns Ambulance will demonstrate emergency first aid techniques, without any first aid equipment. The Ulster Aviation Society and local RAF Air Cadets will also show you some special aviation equipment, rock climbing, map navigation and other useful outdoor gear.

This event is free and there is free parking at Drains Bay and Carnfunnock Bay but normal parking charges apply at Carnfunnock Country Park. Event is in association with Northern Ireland Survival School, Climb NI, RAF Air Cadets and St. Johns Ambulance (Larne).


Sunday 21st September


Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne

Session Times

14:00 to 17:00

Event Mainly Suited For

Families with older children

Fitness Level


Key Info
  • Bushcraft activities including fire and shelter building
  • Climbing and map navigation
  • Emergency first aid
  • Lots more outdoor survival fun!
Bookings have now closed for this event.

Contact us if you would like more specific information on the event:

Phone+44 28 2827 0541

What to Bring

Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear.


All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Minimum Age & Activity Length

The survival challenge event is suitable for those aged 8 years+ with advance booking required. Please contact

Meeting Point

Head to Carnfunnock Visitor Centre to find out activity location points.

Directions to Location

From the direction of Larne Town Centre: Follow the signs and drive along the Coast Road (A2), through Drains Bay. The Park entrance is 0.5 miles on the left.

From the direction of Glenarm: Follow the signs for Larne and drive along the Coast Road (A2), through Ballygally. The Park entrance is 1 mile on the right.

Look out for our unique pyramid feature indicating the Park entrance.