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August Bank Holiday Adventures 2012

Posted on August 20, 2012 @ 10:20 AM in Adventure

You have reached the August Bank Holiday Blog for 2012 but don't worry there is still plenty happening this year!  Check out our August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015 to see what you could be getting up to over the weekend.

Whether you want a last hurrah with the family before the kids go back to school or are planning to make the most of the long weekend with your friends celebrate the last weekend of summer with an outdoor adventure. Here are some fantastic events taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend 2012:

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Family Days Out

Beckett Bike It, Share Discovery Village, Colebrooke Estate, Co. Fermanagh, 25th August

Colebroke Estate has teamed up with Share Discovery Village for the ultimate bank holiday day out.  Competing as a family (teams of 4) your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to cycle round the stunning Colebrooke Estate completing a series of physical, mental and skills based team challenges en route to collect points.  With some fantastic prizes up for grabs it’s set to be an exciting and fun day out with a difference.

Family Coasteering, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward, Co. Down, 25th August

Suitable for ages 12 and up this is a great activity to earn cool points with the kids.  Supervised by experienced instructors jump off sea cliffs into the Irish Sea, scramble over rocks and enter hidden caves, all along the stunning Ballyhornan coastline.  Get your adrenaline pumping by seeing who can brave the highest jumps (not obligatory!) and tremble the least!  This is sure to be an unforgettable day out.

Surf Camp, Alive Surf School, Portrush, Co. Antrim, 27th August

With the Alive Surf School Summer camp you’re never too young to start surfing - all ages are welcome from 4 up meaning mum and dad can join in on the fun too!  Each session includes a surfing lesson, all equipment, free hot showers and a drink and snack – everything you need to have a good time on the sandy shores. 

Bank Holiday Activity Shindig, Action Outdoors, Delamont Country Park, Co. Down, 27th August

Based in Delamont Country Park, on the edge of the stunning Strangford Lough, Action Outdoors is offering 5 great activities including canoeing, kayaking, climbing, archery and grass sledging.  Don’t worry if you can’t decide which one to do at such great value you’ll be able to have a go at them all!

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Fun With Friends

Sailing at the Ol Lammas Fair, Causeway Coast Sailing, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, 25-31st August

Explore the North Coast like never before whilst learning to sail your very own yacht.  Leaving just around the corner form the fair in Ballycastle Marina, Causeway Coast Sailing is offering an introduction to sailing for groups of 1-3 people.  Learn the basics of sailing or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the scenic north coast from the water before returning to Ballycastle to enjoy the craic at the fair. 

Enniskillen Canoe Tour, Corralea Activity Centre, Co. Fermanagh, 26th August

Explore Enniskillen by canoe and discover the secrets of this island town. The tour is paddled at an easy pace, the canoes are very safe and the guides know the area inside out so you are guaranteed to have a great time paddling!  Gather up your mates and get ready to make a splash on the River Erne.

Surfing Experience, Long Line Surf School, Benone Beach, Co. Londonderry, 25th August

This bank holiday weekend head down to Long Line Surf School for a surf lesson on Benone Beach.  Enjoy the culture and lifestyle of surfing including the essential techniques to become a surfer.  Nothing beats the feeling of riding a wave into the shore so whether you’ve tried this before or it is something you always wanted to have a go at now is the perfect chance to get involved.

Belfast City Bike Tour, Belfast City Bike Tours, Belfast, Co. Antrim, 24th-27th August

Even if you are a ‘Norn Iron’ native the Belfast City Bike Tour is guaranteed to take you to places you never even knew existed.  Hop on the cool California Cruiser bikes and peddle to over 20 points of interest as the local guides keep you entertained with interesting facts and tales of the city.

August Bank Holiday Weekend

Have a great August 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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