Things to do2019-05-15T19:46:37+00:00


Things to do

Out and about in the Cookstown area

There are endless activities available in and around the hotel. Ranging from the Glenavon Hotel’s own Leisure & Beauty facilities, to walking and golfing through to equestrian and ecological pursuits here you will find a comprehensive listing of all that is great about Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland (NI). Feel free to browse through our many visitor attractions or sample our many activities and great entertainment. Why not sample fresh produce from our Tyrone Farmers Market or eat in a Flavour of Tyrone restaurant. Most importantly take time in Tyrone. With Lough Neagh a short distance away, watersports are popular, including water-skiing, sailboarding or canoeing.

Lough Neagh

Step into Seamus Heaney HomePlace and begin your journey through the life and literature of the poet and Nobel Laureate.  Standing at the heart of the place and a people which so inspired him, HomePlace includes a stunning exhibition which interprets Seamus Heaney’s work.  The entire space over two floors is filled with personal stories and artefacts, dozens of family photographs, video recordings from friends, neighbours and cultural figures, and the voice of the poet himself reading his own words.

And for all our literary guests you can join Fergal Kearney in his ‘In the footsteps of Seamus Heaney Tour‘.  An intimate and respectful journey through the places and people of Seamus Heaney’s life and work.

The hotel is situated close to the seat of the historical O’Neills, Kings of Ulster at Tullyhogue Fort. The sense of history and heritage is all around, from the Ulster American Folk Park, in Omagh to Lissan House, a 17th Century restoration property 1.5 miles from Cookstown.

American Folk Park

Not forgetting Springhill House, a 17th Century National Trust property housing a museum, cottage kitchen and reputedly two ghosts! A full range of excellent value activity and specialist holidays are available at the Glenavon House Hotel. Further details are available on request.


Killymoon Golf Club offers a discounted rate for residents to play our local course in Cookstown – Killymoon which is only 1 mile away.


Davagh Forest lies in an untouched rural landscape of rolling hills and sweeping forests.  Located approximately 6 miles north west of Cookstown, Davagh Forest offers gentle mountain biking and walking trails as well as an impressive 16km red trail with some rock slab drops you will never forget!  Visit Davagh Forest Trails for more information on a range of fantastic trails.


The Jungle NI is an award-winning outdoor entertainment facility set in the heart of Northern Ireland who pride themselves on offering unique activities supervised by fun, friendly and helpful staff. Activities include: Paintballing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Team Building, Zorbing and recently introduced Irelands first Tree Top High Wire Adventure Course! With over 40 elements, zip lines, bridges and a powerfan descent; this course is sure to bring out the Tarzan or Jane in you!! There are a wide range of activities and the flexibility to tailor your own day so you’ll be guaranteed to have a truly memorable experience at the Jungle! Ideal for Stag/Hen do’s, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Youth Groups or just a few friends looking for a great day out!

The Flax Visitor Centre in Upperlands is must see to discover the history of one of Northern Ireland’s most important industries.  The Centre offers a historical display from the stone age to the present day. With trained staff who are eager to help you in anyway they can.