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10 Activities You Have to Try in NI - Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend 2014

Posted on March 7, 2014 @ 2:48 PM in Adventure

You've reached the Northern Ireland Adventureland Blog for 2014 but don't worry this fantastic weekend of half price and £10 events is back for 2015.  Check out our Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend blog for 2015 for a whole host of adrenaline pumping events happening on Sat 28th & Sun 29th March 2015.

On 5th and 6th April Northern Ireland is being transformed into an action packed adventureland.  With outdoor events for just £10 and a massive 50% Off normal prices there has never been a better time to start scoring a few things off your bucket list!  Here are our top ten things you have to try in Northern Ireland’s great outdoors:

Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend

1. Travel in Style on a Hovercraft

Hov a Go, Foyle Hovercrafting and Leisure, Limavady, Co. Dery~Londonderry

Experience the thrill of skimming over land and water on your very own hovercraft.  Attempting the challenge of tricky corners on a purpose built course and make sure to watch out for those water hazards!

2. Go Against the Flow on a Wet Bouldering Session

Wet Bouldering, Outdoor Concepts, Newcastle, Co. Down

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.

3. Be Your Own Stunt Man

Adrenaline Playzone, Todds Leap Activity Centre, Co. Tyrone

Release your inner Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Angela Jolie and experience pulsating action on Todds Leap's most extreme outdoor activities – take a giant leap of faith from their 30ft Drop Zone, zoom down a 500 metre zip line and finish with a white knuckle, high speed hill rally!    

4. Burn Some Rubber During a Rally Experience

RWD Rally Experience, Superdrive NI, Portadown, Co. Armagh

It’s time to get fast and furious!  Take to the wheel and learn to drift and make handbrake turns round hairpin bends in an awesome RWD Ford Focus or the legendary MII Escort. 

5. Swing from the Trees on a Tree Top Adventure Course

Tarzan Tree Top Adventure Course, Jungle NI, Co. Derry~Londonderry

Are you brave enough to tackle the unique obstacle course set in the canopy of The Jungle's forest?  Made up of over 40 exciting elements set at varying heights above the ground, some up to 70 feet high, this is sure to be an experience you'll never forget.

6. Ride the Waves of the Irish Sea

Surfing Sessions, Portrush, North Coast

The North Coast has some of the best surf going, don’t let it go to waste!  Grab a surf board and learn from expert instructors how to become ‘totally awesome’ on the waves. 

7. Zoom Along the Coastline on a Sea Safari

North Coast & Giant’s Causeway Sea Safari, Aquaholics, Co. Derry~Londonderry

Zoom across the waters on a speed boat à la James Bond and see the fabulous coastline including the Giant’s Causeway from a whole new perspective. 

8. Reach New Heights Rock Climbing

Intro to Rock Climbing, Xplore Outdoors, Ramore Head, North Coast

The impressive cliffs at Ramore Head are definitely a sight of beauty, learn to climb them and the view will be even more mesmerising from the top! 

9. Discover Uninhabited Islands by Sea Kayak

Sea Kayak Safari on Strangford Lough, Mobile Team Adventure, Strangford, Co. Down

Learn to sea kayak and explore the stunning Strangford Lough where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the astonishing scenery, abundance of marine creatures, beautiful wildlife and many islands in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

10. Be at One with Nature Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding River Trail, Long Line Water Trails, Limavady, Co. Derry~Londonderry

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP), an ancient form of surfing (with a paddle), is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage involving standing up on a large board and using a long paddle.  A unique, chilled out and super fun activity the idyllic River Roe is the perfect setting to try it out. 

With such great offers, events are sure to sell out fast.  Visit the Northern Ireland Adventureland Page for a full list of Adventureland activities and to book online today.

With so many great outdoor activities to try over Nothern Ireland Adventureland Weekend, it makes sense to build a short break around the fun! Make sure to check out the Discover Northern Ireland for deals on great value short breaks.

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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