WHY MILL­STREET HAS SO MUCH TO OF­FER

The Corkman - - FRONT PAGE - JOHN TAR­RANT

MILL­STREET Coun­try Park cel­e­brates 20 years in 2015 and a ma­jor re­vamp of its vis­i­tor cen­tre is sure to win wide­spread ap­proval over the com­ing months.

To mark two decades, the 500 acre park­land es­tate has de­vel­oped ad­di­tional fea­tures and at­trac­tions for the fam­ily to en­joy out­doors, from ex­hil­a­rat­ing walks around mag­nif­i­cent lakes and wa­ter fea­tures, his­tor­i­cal sites and trails, themed gar­dens and nat­u­ral bog­lands, and the deer farm to a new culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence.

Manager Donie Howard spoke of on­go­ing fea­tures to mark the 20th an­niver­sary. “We’ve re­fo­cused with new ini­tia­tives, the Park of­fers miles of walk­ing trails, re­mark­able gar­dens and wa­ter fea­tures, a red deer farm, ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites which date back to the Bronze Age, bi­cy­cle trails and sa­fari tours in a new Park Rover”, he said.

In­doors, a se­lec­tion of food out­lets in­cludes the award win­ning Nib­bles Cafe of­fer a re­laxed dining ex­pe­ri­ence while the Wil­low and Thyme Restau­rant fo­cuses on a full bistro style menu. Mean­while, the Retreat is per­fect for small gath­er­ings ow­ing much to its in­ti­mate and pri­vate sur­round­ings.

The Vis­i­tors Cen­tre has now been re­fur­bished in bright, lav­ish back­grounds and cheer­ful colours. Out­doors, mean­while, Get Ac­tive is a cen­tral theme for the park in 2015. “With des­ig­nated pic­nic ar­eas, pa­trons can take time out, en­joy the wildlife and na­ture all around and stroll through the herb rich mead­ows in the Park fol­lowed by dif­fer­ent culi­nary op­tions,” said Mr Howard.

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