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August Bank Holiday Adventures 2015

Posted on August 20, 2015 @ 11:27 AM in Adventure

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! With the August Bank Holiday Weekend just around the corner make sure you make the most of the last weekend of summer and an extra day off work with friends or family on an outdoor adventure.

Bank Holiday Family Fun

Family Climbing & Archery, Mon 31st Aug, Mobile Team Adventure, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Just minutes from Belfast City Centre join Mobile Team Adventure at Ardnavalley for a bit of competitive family fun.  Race to the top of the mobile climbing wall and see who can hit the bulls-eye as you take aim at archery on this family afternoon out with a difference (suitable for ages 4 and up). 

Bank Hol' Blowout, Mon 31st Aug, Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady, Co. Derry~Londonderry
Set at the foot of Binevenagh along the Causeway Coastal route, Carrowmena Activity Centre is having a ‘Bank Hol' Blow Out’ for all the family with 3 for 2 entry. Have a go canoeing, reach new heights on the climbing wall, defy gravity on their zipline or get to grips with a bow and arrow (minimum age 6).  You can also extend the family fun with a night in their glamping pods.

Family Mountain Bike Hire, Outdoor Concepts, Davagh Forest Park, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
With its blue, green, red grade mountain bike trails, skills park and jumps track the kids wont be complaining of getting bored during this day out. With bike hire available from the trailhead from Outdoor Concepts avoid the hassle of putting your bikes onto the car and pack a picnic instead to refuel after a day on the trails. 

Family Fun Days, Sun 30th & Mon 31st Aug, The Jungle NI, Moneymore, Co. Derry~Londonderry
Get yourself some tokens and enjoy an action packed family day out in The Jungle with activities including zorbing, archery, segways, treasure hunts and more the whole family are sure to stay entertained. 

Adventures With Your Mates

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Sun 30th Aug, Long Line Water Trails, Limavady, Co. Derry~Londonderry
For those wanting to try something unique, chilled out and fun then sign up to a Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) session (an ancient form of surfing with a paddle) with Long Line Water Trails. Paddle down the idyllic River Roe alongside a knowledgeable instructor providing you with tips and sharing local heritage as you travel along remote parts of the river under the shadow of the beautiful Binevenagh Mountain.

Coasteering, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Strangford Lough, Co. Down
Continue the fun on the water with a high energy coasteering session with Clearsky Adventure Centre which will see you traversing the stunning Ballyhornan coastline scrambling over sea cliffs, crawling and even jumping off rocks into the sea lead by your instructor.

Shoot Out, Todds Leap Activity Centre, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone
An action packed day out you won't want to miss! Kick off your day at Todds Leap learning to Clay Pigeon shooting under the watchful eye of your qualified instructor, followed by 2 hours of back to back combat paintballing an activity certainly not for the faint hearted! Before finishing your day hitting bullseye during an archery session. 

Mountain Bike & Kayak Hire, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down
Avoid the hassle of attaching bikes to your car and get ready to hit the Castlewellan blue, green and red mountain bike trails. Spend the afternoon out on the lake in your very own kayak practicing your paddling skills and. Kitted out with everything you need by Life Adventure Centre at the trailhead for a day of adventure with your friends!

Whatever your Adventure have a great August Bank Holiday Weekend!

For more information on the above events as well as a whole range of exciting outdoor activities and events happening throughout the year visit www.OutdoorNI.com 

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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