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Great Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Posted on June 3, 2011 @ 3:43 PM in Adventure

Aren’t Dad’s great!!

Over the years they have combined the role of taxi driver, pocket money dispenser, boy friend / girl friend assessor and generally kept you on the straight and narrow!!

So Fathers’ Day on Sunday 19th June gives the perfect opportunity to say thanks.   Whether you’re buying a present for your Dad; or a Mum looking for a great day out with the whole family then you need look no further than Northern Ireland’s outdoors.

Whilst commodities have a limited life span, experiences last forever so forget the box of chocolates, bottle of wine, new shirt - get outside and have some fun.

There are loads of great activity events on throughout Northern Ireland but here are some of our top tips:

Coasteering for Families – The Adventure Team, Ballintoy, Co Antrim
£30 per adult and get a child's place free! Additional children only £10 each!

If you are after a buzz with plenty of laughter, water and splashes then this is definitely for you. Experience body-surfing waves, scrambling along rocks and exhilarating jumps into the sea.




ON TARGET for families – Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward, Downpatrick, Co Down
£29 under 18s, £35 adult

Try your aim! A special Fathers' day afternoon of Archery and Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting. A perfect opportunity to try your chances in these two exciting activities.


Dads, Daughters and Dudes Day – Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Bryansford, Co Down
£15 per person for one session / £25 for high ropes and climbing wall sessions

Why not take your Dad to Tollymore National Outdoor Centre for a real treat for Fathers’ Day with some High Ropes and Climbing Wall adventures?  Challenge yourself (and your Dad) at 40 feet above the ground on our High Ropes Course and scale new heights at the Hotrock Climbing Wall.





Fathers’ Day at Todds Leap – Todds Leap, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone
Adults £50/Children £40. Age restrictions apply.

Special FAMILY DRIVE PACKAGE is available to book if you wish to bring the whole family along on the day. Everyone including the kids can try offroad driving and another adventure such as archery, bodyzorbing or zipline.




Strangford Sea Safari – Fathers’ Day Special, Strangford, Co Down
£15 per adult or £12 per child

An extra special Fathers' Day treat! Come along to experience a fantastic RIB trips.  Highlights include Angus Rock Lighthouse, Seal Colonies at Cloghy Rocks Nature Reserve, great whirlpools at the famous ‘Routen Wheel’ and of course guaranteed exhilaration!


Lads and Dads Adventure Packages
£70 for Father & son – additional family members £15pp

Forget the games console! This FULL DAY of activities includes 5 amazing activities including kayaking, archery, orienteering, rock climbing and laser clay pigeon shooing.


Have a great Fathers’ Day.


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..

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