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Hit the Beach during Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend!

Posted on March 25, 2014 @ 4:29 PM in Beaches

Adventureland is back and there’s lots happening on the beach!

On Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April 2014 an array of outdoor activities are taking place across the country at prices too good to miss for Northern Ireland’s Adventureland Weekend. With a packed programme of events for either £10pp or 50% off there is something for everyone from those looking for a great day out with the kids to the adrenaline junkie looking for their next adventure. If you love hitting the beach to experience the ‘great outdoors’ then here is what’s happening on a variety of beaches over the weekend:

Surf’s Up!

Surfing is undoubtedly one of the most popular activities on the beaches of Northern Ireland. This year’s Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend includes lots of fantastic offers to get you riding your first wave in no time, all at a reduced cost!

NI Adventurland Weekend Surfing Lessons

Family Surf Session: Long Line Surf School, Benone Beach, £10 (Saturday 5th April)

The perfect activity for all ages from 6 years old meaning the whole family is sure to have a blast on the water! Put a wetsuit on and jump into the blue Atlantic Ocean; it’s time to learn how to surf the waves into the shore! The perfect opportunity to take in the culture of surfing along one of Ireland's longest beaches, this exhilarating and exciting experience is perfect for all families who love the beach and everything about it.

Surf Experience for Adults: Long Line Surf School, Benone Beach, £10 (Saturday 5th April)

During this adult only session you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to ride the waves at one of the most highly qualified ASI (Academy of Surf Instructors) schools in the country.

Portrush Surfing Experience: Troggs Surf School, East Strand Portrush, 50% off (Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April)

Learn to surf with Northern Ireland’s only Quicksilver approved surf school with the highest qualified coaches in Northern Ireland. This is a 2 hour beginner session where all equipment is provided including wetsuits and surf boards so all you have to worry about is showing up and having fun!

Learn to Surf: Alive Surf School, Portrush West Strand, 50% off (Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April)

Join Alive Surf School for a brilliant day out and learn how to surf on one of the North Coast's most popular beaches.  All equipment including surf boards and wetsuits will be provided. Once kitted out you will learn the basics before hitting the waves to put it into practice. All ages from 8 and up are welcome.

Try something NEW!

A number of activities are NEW to this year’s Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend which we think are well worth a blast! Have a go at one (or more) of these activities during this special offer weekend:


Land Paddling Experience:  Blokart World, Benone Beach, 50% off (Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April)

You won’t have to travel far to participate in this popular Californian beach activity. A new activity to the beaches of Northern Ireland, a land paddle is a long board on skate wheels controlled by the rider’s feet, weight and distribution, similar to stand up paddleboarding (but on land). After a short briefing your instructor will guide you on the skills required to get the best from your experience introducing riding stance, stopping and breaking techniques, toe side turns, heel side turns and paddle techniques.  

SUP Experience
Troggs Surf School, East Strand Portrush, 50% off (Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April)

Have fun with family and friends whilst learning one of the fastest growing sports in the world with Northern Ireland’s first ASI Accredited SUP Instructors. Get ready to take part in a fully structured 1 hour starter lesson at East Strand Beach or Portrush Harbour (depending on conditions). The lesson will include information on your paddle and board as well as all the paddling skills and techniques you need to know to learn stand up paddling in a few easy and fun steps.

All bookings should be made through the OutdoorNI Adventureland Website where the full programme of events can be viewed. Places are filling up fast so we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.

Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Officer & Active Clubs Coordinator for Walking

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She oversees the marketing and communication on WalkNI, OutdoorNI and Walking in Your Community Project. Most recently she has been working with Parkrun Ireland & UK to introduce the 'Walk @ parkrun' initiative.

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