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August Bank Holiday 2014

Posted on August 21, 2014 @ 10:19 AM in Adventure

You have reached the August Bank Holiday Blog for 2014. Click here to read out August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015 Blog!

From splashing good fun in the water to knee trembling heights there are lots of action packed activities taking place during the August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014, ideal for those looking to make the most of the last weekend of summer with friends or family before school starts back!

August Bank Holiday Family Fun

This bank holiday weekend will not disappoint when it comes to fun-filled, action-packed activities to keep the kids entertained!August Bank Holiday Family Fun

Belfast is a great location to start the fun. Visit Mobile Team Adventure at Shaw's Bridge, just a short drive from the city centre where you can enjoy a morning out on the water during a family canoe/ kayak open session. Later in the afternoon, why not hire bikes and hit the family friendly mountain bike trails in Barnett Demesne.

Ever thought about spending your bank holiday weekend in a Jungle? Now you can during a Family Fun Day at the Jungle NI. Find your inner Robin Hood during an archery session, scale the climbing wall or experience the thrill of speeding along on two wheels on one of JungleNI’s segways!

For those with kids aged 12 years and up seeking the adrenaline rush of something a bit more adventurous then Family Coasteering with Clearsky Adventure Centre is the ideal family activity. Supervised by experienced instructors, dive right into this action packed activity as you walk, scramble, jump and sometimes crawl along the Strangford coastline.

August Bank Holiday Adventures With Your Mates

Its a long awaited three days of work! So grab a couple of mates and head to on of the many great action packed activities sure to get your adrenaline pumping!August Bank Holiday Adventures With Your Mates

Whether you are new to surfing and keen to catch your first wave or if you are a seasoned pro, enjoy a ladies only day out on the waves during Northern Ireland's Roxy Ladies Surf Day on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th Aug at East Strand Watersports Centre, Portrush. Take part in a 1 hour surf lesson followed by a 1 hour Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and on board yoga session.

Join Simply Sea Kayak for a half day Introduction to Sea Kayaking course on Sat 23rd or Sun 24th Aug.  Aimed at newcomers to the world of paddle sport. This is a fun and informative session out on the water which can be enjoyed individually or with friends.

Get competitive as your time yourself against the clock to navigate the obstacle course and race through the forest trails during the Segway Off-Road Experience with Segway NI.

Check out OutdoorNI Fun with Friends for even more fantastic activities!

Exam Results Gift Ideas

A fantastic reward for a job well done! OutdoorNI have a number of exciting Gift Vouchers for you to choose from to reward the hard work put in by all those who have got or are waiting on exam results.Exam Result Gift Ideas

Learn to Surf with expert instruction from Long Line Surf School. Learn the basics needed catch your first wave! All equipment is provided during this 2.5 hour lesson so all you have to do is turn up and enjoy the surf!

Share the driver's seat with 2 friends during an Off-road Driving Taster Experience with Todd’s Leap as you conquer the muddy climbs, drops & hazards of an exhilarating 8 mile off road course guided by a qualified instructor. Finish the day being driven round the course at Rally Competition speed! With no age restrictions or need for a driving licence for this experience everyone can have a go. 

Experience the Tarzan Tree Top Adventure Taster Session at The Jungle NI. Take on 12 challenging elements set at varying heights above the ground, some up to 70ft high, concluding in spectacular fashion with the exhilarating 200m zipline and gravity-defying Power Fan Drop.

Have a great August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014!

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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