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Easter Family Adventures in Northern Ireland 2014

Posted on April 10, 2014 @ 7:08 PM in Adventure

If you’re struggling to think of something to keep the kids and teens amused over the Easter break that doesn’t involve a T.V. then don’t worry we’ve got a fantastic list of great outdoor family events that are sure to inspire. Join in on the fun or leave the kids to it at one of the many adventure camps taking place over the easter school holidays.   

Easter Family Friendly Adventures

Make the most of your time off together with the kids, here are just a few of the many things for families to do outdoors this easter:

Family Tri-Adventure Package, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down, 19th-26th April

Create your own adventure with 2 hours of mountain biking and 2 hours of canoe hire as well as an orienteering challenge all on the brilliant Castlewellan trails.  Why not make a day of it, pack a picnic and see who can find their way in the famous hedge maze?!

Come and Try Sailing Session, Donaghadee Sailing Club, Co. Down, 19th April

Set sail and try the exciting sport of dinghy sailing with experienced Instructors. This taster session is an ideal way for families to have their first experience of sailing on the seas.  All equipment including wetsuits and buoyancy aids will be provided so all you have to do is turn up and have fun!

Easter Family Madness, Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady, Co. Derry~Londonderry, 18th, 21st & 25th April

Enjoy a half or full day of activities for all the family.  Race to the top of the climbing wall, zoom along the zipline, practice your aim at archery or have a splash canoeing. If you’re having too much fun to leave then take advantage of their special glamping offer and spend the night in the great outdoors with a bit of added comfort!

Giant’s Causeway Sea Tour, Portrush, Co. Antrim, 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st April

Hop aboard the sea tour for an exciting tour with a twist!  You’ll take in the fabulous sights from the sea including the Giant’s Causeway, the Skerries, the stunning white rocks beach and historic Dunluce Castle whilst hearing some fun facts along the way.  Watch out for the seals before whizzing round the harbour on your return. 

Easter Surfing Lesson, Alive Surf School, Portrush, Co. Antrim, 21st April

Take a trip to the beach and learn to surf the waves of the North Coast together.  Equipment and tuition are included as well as a free easter egg for everyone! Mention OutdoorNI when booking to get £5 off.

Eggstreme Egg Hunt and Bunny Cruise, Share Discovery Village, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, 20th & 21st April

Hunt for the easter bunnies on a fun orienteering egg hunt to win your very own easter egg before cruising on the Lough Erne with plenty of fun games and activities to keep the kids amused. 

Easter Eggstravanganza, Jungle NI, Moneymore, Co. Derry~Londonderry, 21st & 22nd April

There’s plenty for everyone at the easter themed family fun day at the Jungle.  Climbing wall, archery, llama trekking, boat rides and of course an all important easter egg hunt!

Easter Adventure Camps for Kids

If you don’t want to cramp their style, drop the kids off and leave them in the safe hands of instructors who will make sure they have a fantastic time with kids their own age during these great kids camps:

Kids Easter Adventure Camp, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward, Co. Down, 23rd – 25th April

There’ll be no need to worry about who’s going to look after the kids with activities galore in the fabulous setting of Castle Ward including pier jumping, climbing, canoeing, archery and mountain biking to name a few.  With a free bus service running from Newcastle, Downpatrick and Strangford there will be need to call on the taxi of mum and dad!  Suitable for ages 8-15.

Kids Surf Camp, Long Line Surf School, Benone Beach, Co. Derry~Londonderry, 19th-27th April 

Sure to be an experience the children will remember forever, they’ll get to have 2 hours of fun on the beach everyday whilst learning about the sport, lifestyle, culture, history and safety aspects of surfing. 

Kids Easter Adventure Camp, Mobile Team Adventure, Ardnavally Scout Centre, Belfast, 22nd - 24th April

With rafted canoeing, rock climbing, archery, orienteering, abseiling, team building games and survival skills, there won’t be a cry of ‘I’m bored!’ in sight on this adventure camp. Suitable for ages 5-14 years (split into two age groups) nobody has to miss out on the fun. 

Easter Activity Club, Bryson Lagan Sports, Belfast, 21st-25th April

Drop your kids off on the way to work for five fun filled days of activities in the heart of the city.  Enthusiastic and experienced instructors will ensure they have an exciting week of activities including canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, archery and water roller zorbs.

Check out for even more family days out this Easter.

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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