Liberty Consortium manage the Playtrail; a unique outdoor play & educational  facility located within the grounds of Ardnashee School & College, on the Racecourse Road, Derry.

The facility incorporates a number of significant play facilities (Junior Play Park, Adventure Play Area & Sensory Garden), Woodland Fairy Walk, Outdoor Amphitheatre Space, a straw bale house (EcoBase) and the 'Green Fingers' community allotment scheme.  The Playtrail is animated throughout the year with a range of play based activities and programmes, with events being advertised on our active Facebook page. All facilities are linked by an accessible trail network and car parking & toilet facilities are available on-site.

Our Transition Services provide a range of OCN accredited programmes for young adults with learning disabilities. These  range from social & life skills to horticulture and the arts. They also include the B.U.D Club, an inclusive youth provision providing a unique service aimed at breaking down barriers, promting inclusion and social integration.

Opening hours

The Playtrail is now open to the public until 6.00 pm everyday (Summer).

Monday - Friday: 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturday: 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sunday:     1.00 pm - 6.00 pm

What's On

  • Birthday's at the Playtrail
  • Camp Warrior's Days
  • Dads and Lads sessions
  • School visits (inc activity)
  • Team building programmes
  • Teacher / youth worker training


Camino de Santiago 2016
Thursday, October 22, 2015

In May 2016 a group will set off to walk the Camino Finisterre to raise much needed funds for the Playtrail. All costs for the trip will be meet by the individuals, so all funds raised will go directly to support the work of the charity. This year, we will spend every penny on a new capital project for the children & young people.

The group will be following a famous pilgrims route to the 'end of the world', walking approx 112 km during their trip and staying in hostels at night. The trek will finish in Santiago where they will receive their pilgrims certificate and visit the cathedral.

If you would like to support the efforts of the group and contribute to their fundraising, then simply click the link: