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Top Adventures for Under 8’s During Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend 2013

Posted on March 15, 2013 @ 9:23 AM in Adventure

You've reached the Northern Ireland Adventureland Blog for 2013 but don't worry this fantastic weekend of half price and discounted events is back for 2014.  Check out our Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend family blog for 2014 for a whole host of fantastic family events happening on Sat 5th & Sun 6th April 2014.

You’re never too young to have an adventure that’s why as part of Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend £10 and half price outdoor activities are being offered for children as young as 3.

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March you can take part in an affordable adventure that the whole family can enjoy.  But if you think you’re just going to have to sit back and watch the kids have all the fun think again... all the events have been created so everyone can take part together, both the kids and the kids at heart! 

With all activities taken by fully qualified instructors and offered for a fraction of the normal price it’s time to get outside with the kids and have a hassle free and most importantly affordable adventure.  The only question now is which activity to choose….?!

Northern Ireland Adventureland


Family Canoeing, Mobile Team Adventure, Belfast, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th March, £10pp
Designed for ages 4 and up this event is perfect for both kids and families to have some fun on the water. Enjoy a paddle with experienced and friendly instructors in the middle of the stunning Lagan Valley Regional Park only minutes from Belfast City Centre. 

North Coast

Family Adventure Activities, Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady, Sun 24th March £10pp
Enjoy an afternoon of adventurous activities together.  Zoom down the zipline, aim for the bull’s-eye in archery, race to the top of the climbing wall and take part in some fun team games together! Suitable for children 6 and up.

Rathlin Island Sea Tour, Portrush Sea Tours, Ballycastle Marina, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th March, £20pp

Forget the ferry; this high speed boat will add some excitement to a trip to Rathlin.  See the stunning sights of the North Coast by sea as your skipper takes you to Rathlin where you will see the famous bird sanctuary and West Lighthouse before getting off to explore the island and zooming across the waters back to Ballycastle. No minimum age. 


Family Surf Session, Long line Surf School, Benone Beach, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th March, £10pp
Jump into a wetsuit and grab a surf board to experience a thrill the whole family can enjoy. A surf lesson aimed at all ages (from 6yrs old) to learn the skills and techniques needed to ride the waves on one of the best beaches in Northern Ireland.

Family Canoe Session, Four Elements Adventure, Gortin Lakes, Sat 23rd March, £10pp

Take to the water at Gortin Lakes for a fun filled family canoeing session whilst learning the basic skills and techniques with fun games to build you and your family's confidence on the water. This session is great for the wee ones as kids from as young as 4yrs old can take part.


Kids Tree Top Adventure Course, The Jungle NI, Moneymore, 24th March, £10pp

Specifically designed for children aged 5 to 11 years, (minimum height 1 metre) this is an obstacle course with a difference.  Your little ones will be harnessed up by friendly, fully trained staff and, after a safety briefing, they will be set free to roam the trees, with the opportunity to test their skills of monkeying around!

Llama Trekking, The Jungle NI, Moneymore, Sun 24th March, £20 for a family of 4
A family day out with a difference - take an exciting trek through a enchanted woodland in search of some mystical treasure from a bygone era with a friendly Llama as your scavenging companion.  Suitable for any kids able to walk along beside the Llama.

Lough Neagh

Kids Pony Lesson, Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Templepatrick, Sat 23rd March, £10pp

Has your child always wanted to get on a horse? Now is their chance. They can enjoy a lead rein lesson especially for kids from 6yrs and up. Mum and dad can join in on the fun too by getting involved with the leading.

Northern Ireland Adventureland


Family Frollicks, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward, Sun 24th March, £10

Suitable for ages 4 and up, have a blast with the family and enjoy some quality time together. Take part in three fun-packed activities everyone can enjoy including archery, orienteering and crate stack climbing. Afterwards why not enjoy a picnic in the grounds of the Castle Ward Estate?

Family Canoeing & Pier Jumping Session, Action Outdoors, Delamont Country Park, Sat 23rd March, £10pp

Using a variety of boats - Canadian canoes and sit-on-top kayaks that are easy and fun to paddle, experienced instructors will show you a few of the basic strokes before heading off for a paddle under the watchful eye of St Patrick towards the Quoile Barrier.  Look out for the seals as you make your way to the pier for a fun jump into the sea! Suitable for 6yrs and over.

Strangford Sea Safari Whirlpool Special, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward Demesne, Sun 24th March, £10pp
For all ages from 3 to 103, an exhilarating sightseeing boat tour of Strangford Lough. See the SeaGen, Angus Rocks Lighthouse and some of the many seals at Cloughy Rocks Nature Reserve. This trip is run at the best time of day to see The Narrows' unusual natural phenomenon - the surface whirlpools! See them spin as the tide rushes through. You might get to see a pod of porpoises or even a Basking Shark! An excellent trip available to anyone, young or old, which never fails to please.


Family Wet Bouldering, Outdoor Concepts, Bloody Bridge, 23rd March, £10pp
Wet bouldering is all about the water – make your way up a river, jump into pools and climb up waterfalls on this wet and wild experience all under the supervision of fully qualified instructors.  This is one experience the kids (from 6yrs) won’t forget!  

Check out the Northern Ireland Adventureland Website for even more great family activities happening over the weekend.


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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