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Top activities for Stag Parties and Hen Parties in Northern Ireland

Posted on July 5, 2011 @ 2:17 PM in Adventure

With wedding season in full swing, Northern Ireland is full of maids of honour and best men frantically trying to organise the traditional send off for brides and grooms.

In the good old days this involved a party down the local pub but increasingly this has changed to a full weekend away with all sorts of activities taking place.  Great craic for all those involved except perhaps for the organisers who has to fill the role of travel agent, events organiser, social convener and financial director.

The good news is Northern Ireland is full of exhilarating activities to base a stag or hen party around. To make things even easier the team at OutdoorNI.com have put together their top ideas for that adventurous hen or stag.

Hovercrafting at Foyle Hovercrafting and Leisure, Limavady, Co Londonderry

Maybe one more for the lads than the girls!!  Experience the thrill of gliding over land and water on a cushion of air at speeds of up to 30mph around a purpose built tracks allowing ‘pilots’ to ride over grass and water, navigating through tricky courses of hairpins and bends in a safe and controlled environment.  The hovercrafts are 2-seater and can be driven solo or in tandem with a willing and cooperative partner!  Hovercrafting can also be combined with Laser Skirmish, Archery, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Powerturn Buggies. 

Once finished head of to Derry City or one of the many coastal town along the North Coast

The Jungle NI, Moneymore, Co Londonderry

The Jungle NI has established itself as one of Northern Ireland’s premier outdoor entertainment facilities making it perfect for stags and hens alike.  Activities include Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Zorbing alongside the recently introduced Irelands first Tree Top high Wire Adventure Course – a high ropes course with a difference! With over 40 elements including zip lines, bridges, scramble nets, tunnels, tarzan swings, and a powerfan descent; the course is sure to bring out the Tarzan or Jane in you!!

Tailored combination packages allow you pick and choose.  Barbeques and hot tubs also available.

Todds Leap, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone

Todds Leap Activity Centre brings you a range of multi-activity breaks just bursting with exciting outdoor adventures to get the heart pumping!  Off road driving, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, zipline, body-zorbing and much more can be built into a package to meet your needs!  Log cabin accommodation is available so you can stay for a night or a weekend and with a licensed bar and restaurant on-site, you won't want to leave!

Coasteering, North Coast, Co. Antrim or Ballyhornan, Co.Down 

Water, waves, rocks, gullies and cliffs.  Don a wetsuit take to the rocky coast and jump.  This activity is an exhilarating mix of body-surfing, rock scrambling and cliff jumping.  The activity is sure to create plenty of stories for the pub afterwards.  Top locations in Northern Ireland include Runkerry and Ballintoy on the North Coast and Ballyhornan in County Down.

Lurgaboy Adventure Centre, Co Armagh

Take on the 375 metre zip line, raft building, high ropes course as part of Lurgaboy Adventure Centre’s tried and tested hen and stag party packages.  Combine your activities with a stay in a luxury 4 star cottage or nearby 4 star hotel.

Corralea Activity Centre, Belcoo, Co Fermanagh

Take on caving, mountain biking, waterpark or surfing. Guaranteed to get you on a high before your night out.  Combine activities with an overnight stay in a self catering cottage on the shores of Lough MacNean.

 

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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