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Top Tips for August Bank Holiday Fun

Posted on August 23, 2011 @ 2:04 PM in Adventure

This is OutdoorNI.com’s August Bank Holiday blog for 2011 but don’t worry we’ve got a brand new blog with details of loads of exciting events happening over the August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015 

Mark the last weekend of the summer with a great day out in Northern Ireland’s outdoors.  Our events section is full of activity ideas taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend but here are some of our top tips. 

Kids & Family

Strangford Sea Safari – Strangford Sea Safari, Strangford Co Down
Skim across the surface of Strangford Lough aboard an exhilarating purpose built Rigid Inflatable Boat. Experience the treasured seals, castles and whirlpools.

Coasteering for Families – The Adventure Team, Ballintoy, Co Antrim
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.

Mountain Biking for all the family – Far & Wild, Downhill, Co Londonderry
Enjoy a scenic ride through Binevenagh, Downhill Forest and Beach under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor. Bike hire included.

Family Adventure Day – Clearsky Adventure Centre, Downpatrick, Co Down
Have a fun day out, enjoying canoeing, archery and orienteering. Watch dad get red in the face, have a laugh at mum, encourage the little ones and capture the memories!

Fun with Friends

Super Sunday – The Summer Finale – Todds Leap, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone
Body Zorbing, Drop Zone, Zip Line, Hill Rally Stage and Rodeo Bull are just some of the activities on offer to mark the end of the summer.

Do Kayaking – LIFE, Castlewellan, Co Down
Enjoy an excellent introduction to sea kayaking whilst exploring Northern Ireland’s beautiful waterways.

Belfast City Bike Tour – Belfast City Bike Tours,  Belfast 
Enjoy a tour of Belfast City on a funky California Cruiser bicycle. The easy paced guided tours will show you over 30 points of interest, some of which are only reachable by bike.

Swing N Roll – The Jungle NI, Moneymore, Co Londonderry
Release your inner Tarzan or Jane whilst you swing through the trees suspended 60ft above the forest floor! If that’s not enough excitement take a spin downhill in an inflatable zorbing ball.


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..

1 comment has been posted in reply to this article

Posted by Champ on October 9, 2011 @ 5:13 PM

BION I'm imrspesed! Cool post!

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