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Events Fit for the Queen – Adventure Activities for the Jubilee Bank Holiday 2012

Posted on May 22, 2012 @ 5:22 PM in Adventure

It’s not long now until the June Bank Holiday Weekend and thanks to the Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee there’s double the fun to be had this bank holiday! 

Make the most of your extra long weekend with an outdoor adventure.  Whether you are looking for something you can enjoy with the kids or want to get an adrenaline fix with your mates, there is plenty happening across Northern Ireland.


Family Days Out Northern Ireland

Kids & Family

Jubilee Surf Camp, Longline Surf School, Benone Beach, North Coast, 2nd-5th June

The perfect way to keep the kids amused over the break while mum and dad relax.  Especially designed for 6-12 year olds the kids will learn everything from surf history and beach environment to how to ride the waves into the shore.

Spring Bank Holiday Extravaganza, Share Discovery Village, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, 2nd-5th June

Choose from the classics including canoeing, archery and climbing or something a little different such as banana boating, combat corps, sailing and circus skills.  With so much on offer you can mix and match the activities to create a hassle free and exciting day everyone will enjoy.  

Family Adventure Day, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward, Co. Down, 3rd June

Have a fun day out trying various outdoor activities. Watch Dad get red in the face, have a laugh at mum, encourage the little ones and capture the memories with a 2.5 hour session giving you a taster of activities such as Canadian canoeing, archery and orienteering.

Half Price Canoe Rental, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down, 4th-5th June

Explore Castlewellan Lake with the kids.  This fantastic canoe rental offer allows you to create your own adventure on the water.  With canoes big enough fro 2 adults and 2 children the whole family can join in on the fun – just try not to get splashed by the kids!

Climbing Wall, Action Outdoors, Delamont Country Park, Co. Down, 5th June

Race your little monkeys to the top of Action Outdoor’s outdoor climbing wall.  With different ways to get to the top (some more difficult than others!), there will be an instructor on hand to rope you up and guide you to victory.

Fun With Friends

Buy One Get One Half Price Surfing Offer, Longline Surf School, Benone Beach, North Coast, 1st - 5th June

It’s hard to think of a better way to spend the bank holiday weekend than chilling out on the beach with your friends, learning how to surf.  With this great offer you can take to the waves for a bargain price.  Free water photography is also included so you can relive the good times again and again! 

Go Coasteering, Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Bryansford, Co. Down, 2nd June

If you and your mates are looking for a real adrenaline rush then coasteering is for you!  An action packed water activity, coasteering involves walking, scrambling, jumping, swimming, and sometimes crawling, around the coast.  Starting off on easy climbs and jumps before building to the big ones it won’t be long until you are egging each other on to take the plunge!

Learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard, SurfSUPNI.com, Portballintrae, 2nd June

Learn the basics of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the spectacular Causeway Coast!  Take advantage of this special discounted offer and get to grips with the latest craze to hit Northern Ireland. A fun and easy way of riding a surf board on flat water, you’re sure to find Stand Up Paddleboarding an exhilarating experience.

Do Adventure, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down, 2nd-3rd June

Want to DO Something Different? Something Fun? Something Adventurous? Then head down to Life HQ in Castlewellan Forest Park for an outdoor adventure.  Choose between a whole range of activities including kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, abseiling and bouldering…the list is endless!

Surf & Zumba Beach Party, Troggs Surf School, Portrush, North Coast, 2nd-3rd June

Enjoy a Zumba session on the beach before heading out to the waves for an hour long surf lesson – both under the supervision of qualified instructors. As if that wasn’t enough, lunch is provided and there will be a live DJ to get you in the party mood.  Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event!

SUP Northern Ireland

Have a great June bank holiday weekend 2012!


Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson  Marketing Officer

Sarah joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in 2011. A firm believer in giving anything a go at least once (unless it involves jumping out of a plane at 6,000ft!) she is always looking for new adventures in the outdoors and can often be found wandering the Mournes or Glens of Antrim attempting not to get lost!

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