Autumn Break on a Budget

Not all adventures have to be expensive, and who doesn’t like a little Autumn break that won’t break the bank. We’ve got lots of hints and tips to help you plan a budget friendly break in the Fermanagh Lakelands.

Budget friendly activities:

Boasting a 25 meter swimming pool, indoor soft play area and outdoor children’s playzone the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen ticks all the boxes for a budget friendly family outing. For only £9.30 enjoy a family swim for 2 adults and 3 children.

Why not explore Fermanagh's unique stories within the picturesque setting of Enniskillen Castle, discover diverse histories within the castle walls from Medieval Stronghold to Plantation Castle to later Military Barracks. Today, the historic Castle complex houses two Museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum, forming Enniskillen Castle Museums. A visit to the Castle offers excellent value for money with a Family Rate of just £13.50, which covers 2 adults and 3 children. Other ticket options are also available, Adult - £5, Senior - £3.50, Student - £3.50, Child - £3.50, Under 5s – FREE.

Fancy a little fun on the water, then Hydrobiking from Erne Adventures is for you, The perfect way to explore Ireland’s only island town of Enniskillen, through this unique water sports experience. You can even bring your dog along for the ride. This Autumn you can enjoy a special 3 for offer from Erne Adventures, for £32 you can hire 3 bikes!

With lots of reasonably priced seasonal events to enjoy check out Share Discovery Village, Marble Arch Caves, and Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark.

This Halloween Share Discovery Village have lots of great events on offer, check out their Haunted Forest Walk and Creepy Combat Corps both running from 25th Oct to 31st Oct, you can also enjoy The Big Howl Event on October 29th.

The Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark are running their Dark Skies event on 29th October.

The ever popular "The Wicked Witch Trail" returns to the Marble Arch Caves this October, running 29th to 31st.

Now to eat…. For a delicious meal that ticks all the value boxes you can’t pass Little Wing, their amazing kids menu gives you a 4 course meal, including dough sticks to start, pizza or pasta as main, ice-cream for desert and a nice little babychino to finish, all for an amazing £5.95!!!!!!! They also offer students a 20% discount!

The wonderful Crowes Nest in Enniskillen have launched a fantastic Friday offer and we're loving it, TCI Fridays! Every Friday from 5pm:

One Course & One Cocktail, Beer or Wine - £20PP

Two Course & Two Cocktails, Beer or Wine - £30PP

Three Course & Three Cocktails, Beer or Wine- £40PP

Free to enjoy:

There are lots of things you can enjoy for free in our beautiful lakelands, and one of the most interesting has to be a visit to Headhunters Railway Museum and Barber Shop,  How many places can you get a haircut and explore the golden age of steam travel at the same time? You’ll find an absorbing range of memorabilia including uniforms, signalling instruments, signs, lamps, tableware, timetables, tickets and photographs from the three local railway companies – The Great Northern Railway(Ireland), The Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway and The Clogher Valley Railway.
Whether you are a railway enthusiast or just a child who loves the adventures of 'Thomas The Tank Engine', why not combine your visit with a unique opportunity to have your hair professionally styled in the most nostalgic of surroundings and all for FREE!

Walking & Hiking – Fermanagh is a treasure trove of walks, the enchanting Lakelands are laced with a network of paths and tracks that allow for endless exploration, on terrain that is ideal for keen walkers and families alike. For more wonderful walking ideas visit WalkNI 

Get Outdoors – There are wonderful playparks dotted throughout Fermanagh, one of our favourites sits just outside The Lakeland Forum in Enniskillen, with lots of fun to be had it’s sure to keep the kids entertained. Forthill Park and Cole's Monument are also wonderful to visit. Enjoy cycling? Check out some fun options here

Climb Cuilcagh – One of Ireland’s most iconic mountains otherwise know as “The Stairway To Heaven”, Cuilcagh Mountain Boardwalk Trail is an absolute must for the keen walker or hiker, enjoy panoramic views that last for miles and savour Fermanagh from it’s highest point!

ACCOMMODATION

When it comes to budget friendly accommodation there are lots of fabulous options dotted throughout the beautiful Lakelands. A top pick for those looking to base centrally in Enniskillen is the award winning Belmore Court & Motel, four-star guest accommodation which is listed as the number 1 place to stay on TripAdvisor in Fermanagh for more than 10 years! This Autumn at the Belmore Court & Motel you can avail of 10% off Two Night B&B breaks and 15% off Three Night B&B breaks!

For something a little different you can check out Drumhoney Holiday Park, their self catering lodges are a perfect retreat and this September and October you can grab an extra night FREE with their fantastic 3 for 2 on midweek stays offer! Valid for arrivals on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Did someone say Wood Fired Hot Tub? Yes they did, Fermanagh Lodges have a wonderful special offer running from October to December, for just £100 per person you can enjoy a two night stay which includes exclusive use of the wood fired hot tub and a cooked breakfast pack!

Nestled in the heart of Irvinestown is Mahon’s Hotel, here you’re stepping into a little piece of history, as this is the oldest family-runfamily-owned hotel in Northern Ireland! A warm welcome and delicious food awaits, and this September and October there are amazing special offers to suit the budget friendly tourist! Midweek Stay Offer - 2 Nights B&B and 1 meal - September & October from £90pp Weekend Stay Offer -  2 Nights B&B and 1 meal - September & October from £110pp.

Always a popular choice in the Island Town is the stylish Westville Hotel, boasting 28 beautifully appointed, luxury rooms and suites which feature stylish interiors, super comfy beds, bright airy bathrooms and all the little extras one could hope for. Check out their Sunday Saver offer from only £123! Package includes, one night bed & breakfast, a main course and drink (soft drink, wine or beer), all for just £123.00. Price based on two persons sharing.

For a B&B getaway then Arch House is a fantastic option, Celebrating 35 years in business, this family run Bed & Breakfast is the perfect base for you to explore the Fermanagh Lakelands and with their Winter Offer -  you’ll get 3 nights for the price of 2 midweek, From only £195 midweek for 2 people sharing. To book call +44(0)28 6634 8452 or email tullyguest60@hotmail.com

Check out lots more special offers here and get booking your budget friendly Fermanagh escape!

Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum
Visitor Centres & Museums
Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum

A trip to Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum is like taking a remarkable journey into the past bringing the golden age of steam travel vividly to life. It's the only barber shop and railway museum in the world and a friendly welcome awaits!

Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail
Walking & Hiking
Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail

The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase. A steep climb is required to reach the viewing platform which provides breath taking views of the surrounding low lands.

Fermanagh Lakeland Forum
Sport/Leisure Centre
Lakeland Forum

Activities include badminton, football, fitness classes, soft play areas, steam room, squash, 5 playing fields, fitness suite with functional rig. Indoor heated swimming pool. Disabled suite. Outdoor children's playzone, 3G general games area and full size 3G soccer pitch.

Forthill Park And Cole's Monument
Public Park
Forthill Park And Cole's Monument

Forthill Park is a pleasantly wooded town park with walks, shrub gardens and children's play area in central Enniskillen. Cole’s Monument, which stands within Forthill Park is one of the most prominent landmarks in the town’s skyline. A series of 108 spiral steps lead to a viewing platform with magnificent views of Enniskillen and the surrounding area.

Erne Adventures - Hydrobikes & eBoards
Water Sports
Hydrobikes Enniskillen Castle

Take cycling off the road and onto the water with a hydrobike rental or new Summer 2022 is the eBoard experience - a new & unique way to explore the island town of Ennniskillen!

Belmore Court and Motel
Guest Accommodation
Belmore Court and Motel

Stay Closer to N. Ireland's original 4 Star Motel, situated within walking distance of Enniskillen. Choice of Superior/Executive Accommodation with B&B or Self Contained Standard Accommodation. Central location, Free WiFi and parking. Book Direct.

Little Wing
Restaurant
Little Wing

At Little Wing we couldn’t be more passionate about our pizza – just taste one of our yummy, traditionally made Naples style pizzas and you'll know what we're talking about. We tirelessly search for the finest fresh ingredients which we cook using time honoured methods, all served in a warm and friendly atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy!