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August Bank Holiday Adventures 2013

Posted on August 19, 2013 @ 3:05 PM in Adventure

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With August coming to an end many of us are wondering ‘where did the summer go?’  But don’t worry it’s not over yet! The August Bank Holiday is this weekend and we’ve got the perfect way for you to celebrate it! 

Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a peddle through the forest or something a little bit more crazy, make the most of the last weekend of summer with friends or family on an outdoor adventure. Here are some fantastic events taking place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend 2013:

Todds Leap

Fun with Friends

Coasteering, Ardclinis, Dunseverick Harbour, Co. Antrim, 25th August

Traverse around sea cliffs and take the plunge as you jump into the waters below; this is one activity that is sure to inject some excitement into your weekend!  Guided by experts you’ll swim, climb and jump your way around part of the North Coast ending with a 20ft jump into the sea for those who are brave enough!

Hydro Zorbing, Jungle NI, Moneymore, Co. Derry~Londonderry

The best and most refreshing cool down around, hydro zorbing involves rolling at top speed down a hill in a zorbing ball while enjoying the refreshingly chilled accompaniment of 10 gallons of water - it’s sure to be a blast!

Hire a Kayak, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down

 Create your own adventure; hire a canoe or kayak and explore Castlewellan Lake.  Instructors will kit you out and give you some tips before leaving you to paddle the lake at your own pace.

The Ultimate Adrenaline Experience, Todds Leap, Co. Tyrone

If you are loooking for some excitement over the long weekend then look no further!  Off road driving, freefall jumping, body zorbing, ziplining…there are literally too many activities in this session to mention. In fact the experience is so action packed Todd’s Leap have even included one night stay in their log cabins! 

Family Days Out

Bank Holiday Activity Shindig, Action Outdoors, Delamont Country Park, Co. Down, 26th 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!

Mountain Biking for Kids, Outdoor Concepts, Davagh Forest, Co. Tyrone, 24th August

Perfect for all kids aged 7-12 who love adventures on their bikes!  Drop them off at the new trails in Davagh forest where they will learn new skills whilst having fun with kids their own age in a safe environment. The kids don’t have to have all the fun though, while you wait take the time to head out on the trails yourself or simply chill out and enjoy a tea or coffee at the trailhead facilities.

Family Surf Lesson, Alive Surf School, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Have a last hurrah with the kids before school starts back with a family surf lesson.  See who will be the first to ride the waves into the sandy shores of Portrush beach as your friendly instructor ensures you have a memorable time in the water.  Lessons last for 2 hours and include all equipment, tuition and a snack for afterwards.     

Family Days Out Northern Ireland

Have a great August Bank Holiday Weekend 2013!

 

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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