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Top tips for May Day Fun

Posted on April 29, 2010 @ 10:06 AM in Adventure

Top Tips For May Day Fun


MAY DAY MAY DAY is well known as the international distress signal for an emergency but never fear because this Bank Holiday weekend the only distress you will encounter is deciding how to spend it in Northern Ireland’s outdoors.


To make your task easier we have listed some of our top tips – there is something for everyone and if you can’t find what you want here then be sure to check out our events page.


No experience is necessary for any of these activities – all you need is a sense of adventure.  It is strongly advised to book ahead to avoid any disappointment.


Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!!


County Antrim 

Come and Try Coasteering – The Adventure Team – Ballintoy Harbour

Sunday 2nd May

Are you ready to experience body-surfing waves, scrambling up cliffs and flinging yourself into deep water from heights of up to 20ft!
Coasteering involves walking, scrambling, jumping, swimming and sometimes crawling around the coast.
A wetsuit ensures that you stay warm at any time of the year, other equipment includes a helmet and a buoyancy aid.
If you are a beginner, you can start off on easy climbs and jumps and build up to the bigger ones once you gain confidence.

TIMES: 12.00pm - 2.30pm
AGE: There is a family session running the same time as the adult session. Kids from the age of 8 upwards are welcome.
£25 per person



County Down

May Day Activity Shindig – Action Outdoors – Delamount Country Park, Killyleagh

Monday 3rd May

May Day Activity Shindig is packed full of exciting activities for all ages. With canoeing, orienteering, archery and a bouncy castle, there's something to suite everyone, and no chance of the kids getting bored. The new grass sledges are perfect for letting out the kid inside. Demonstrated on The Gadget Show, these sledges are on tank tracks and provide the excitement of tobogganing without the need for snow.

11am - 5pm. Buy your ticket on the day

£6 for 2 activities, £12 for 5 activities -Car park charges may apply


Watersports Biking and Action Day – Clearsky Adventure Centre – Castle Ward, Strangford

Sunday 2nd May

Choose your activity – paddle around the sheltered lough bay or bike around the stunning estate trails.

There will be Canoes, ‘Sit on Top’ Kayaks and Mountain Bikes for hire.
Everyone is welcome ... individuals, groups of friends, families...
Hire times - 11:00-12:00, 12:30-13:30 and 14:00-15:00

Suitable for: Everyone - no experience necessary.
Children and Adults: 4+ yrs old – Kayaks and Canoes / 12+ yrs old – Mountain Bikes
(under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times).

 From £7.50pp


Family Canoeing


County Fermanagh 

 Awesome Archery Sessions – Life Adventure Erne Centre, Castle Island, Enniskillen

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd May – also available at Life Adventure Forest Centre, Castlewellan Forest Park. 

Got an hour to fill? Great! Life’s 1 hour Archery sessions are not only excitingly NEW, they're also fantastic FUN and very very SAFE!

The sessions are mighty craic with endless games and challenges that provide a great introduction to a super sport thanks to dedicated instructors and specialist equipment.

Suitable for 4 yr olds upwards...

From £14 per child and £16 per adult.




May Day Extravaganza – Share Holiday Village, Lisnaskea

Saturday 1st  – Monday 3rd May

Visitors may enjoy the thrills in a variety of land and water activities; one hour, two hour or even taster sessions in sailing, kayaking, canoeing and banana skiing or archery, Combat Corps, climbing and pedal go karting.

A wide range of combination packages are available so value for money is guaranteed.

Premiere activities - 1 hour sessions £7.50
Land Activities - 1 hour sessions £6.00
Taster Sessions - 2 hour sessions - £12.00


Banana Boating




Every Saturday Go Canoeing – Mobile Team Adventure, Shaw’s Bridge

Saturday 1st May

Learn how to canoe in the heart of the Lagan Valley Regional Park

9 - 11 AM Splash! Kids session £10pp (kids only)

2 - 4 PM Family open session - everyone welcome.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. £ 10pp (under 15's) £15pp (16+)

4.30 - 6.30 PM Adults open session (16+ only) £15 pp



Chris Scott
Chris Scott

When not boring everyone about his little kids’ latest antics, Chris enjoys sailing and cycling, if only to offset his love of eating out and Marlborough Cabernet Sauvignon..

5 comments have been posted in reply to this article

Posted by Travel Medical Insurance on February 4, 2011 @ 3:48 AM

These are great tips to make any vacation great for the kids. I may have to link to this from my travel blog. I love that you listed the activities out like this. More vacation desitnations need to do this.

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This blog is helping me very much, by giving tips for my outdoor adventure. Thank you very much for providing such a great tips for my fun.

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