Colin Glen is calling on local schools to name Ireland’s first alpine coaster and longest zipline

As anticipation builds for the Summer ahead, Ireland’s leading outdoor adventure park, Colin Glen has launched a school’s competition to name its three newest attractions.



The West Belfast community trust is calling on school children across the North to submit their ideas for naming Ireland’s first alpine coaster and Ireland’s longest zipline ahead of their official opening in May 2021 (subject to government restrictions). The prize? A free day of adventure at Colin Glen for their whole class!


The competition, #ColinAllCreatives, challenges primary school children (P4 to P7) to name the pioneering coaster with secondary school students (Years 8 to 10) set to tackle the park’s two new ziplines.


As Ireland’s first and only alpine coaster, this adrenaline-pumping woodland course will see visitors zooming through the dense woods of Colin Glen forest at 25 miles per hour, twisting and turning through tunnels and trees to experience the outdoors like never before!


The all new 235m and 700m ziplines at Colin Glen will also offer thrill-seekers the unique chance to skim the treetops as they soar above the Belfast skyline at speeds of up to 55mph.


Announcing the competition today, Colin Glen Chief Executive, Colin O’Neill says, “We offer adventures for all, and we want our world-class attractions to be shared by everyone, right down to their names! That’s where our local schools come in, and we can’t wait to read everyone’s creative entries.”


Think you’ve got a winning name for the all new Colin Glen attractions? To be in with a chance to win a day out for you and your classmates, visit and follow the instructions to submit your #ColinAllCreatives entry. The competition closes on Tuesday 23rd March, with the winners announced week commencing 29thMarch on Colin Glen’s digital channels.


The project has been supported by Belfast City Council’s Belfast Investment Fund, DAERA Rural Tourism, DAERA TRPSI Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities. 



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