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6 Ways to Get into the Outdoors this Spring

Posted on April 20, 2016 @ 10:42 AM in Adventure

You’ve been indoors most of the winter and now the warmer weather and sunshine is calling you outside. But what should you do once you get out there? With that in mind we wanted to share a few tips of how to make the most of the outdoors this spring. With no experience necessary and all levels catered for, there really is nothing stopping you.

Try Something New

Mountain Biking Northern Ireland

Try a new activity for the first time. Whether you are looking to have a go on the mountain bike trails, take aim during an archery session or paddle down river in a kayak/canoe there are lots of activities for you to try for the first time across Northern Ireland this spring. Click here to find out what's on.

Go With the ‘Flow’

Try out watersports in your local area for free with 'Flow- Get into watersports campaign'

Over the weekend of Sat 14th & Sunday 15th May 2016 there will be over 20 watersport clubs based all over Northern Ireland offering local people an opportunity to ‘Have a Go’ in a range of watersports for as little as £10 or less! To see what’s happening in your local area visit

Sign up to a beginner’s course

Learn Something New Northern Ireland

Spring into action and make 2016 the year you learn a new skill from the experts! With a whole host of courses designed specifically for beginners and led by qualified and experienced instructors you're sure to pick up lots of new skills & techniques for your next adventure. Designed to suit your busy lifestyle courses vary from 1 day to multi day and evening sessions, so there really is no excuse. See here for a list of courses.

Keep it local

Zip Lining Northern Ireland

You don’t have to spend hours travelling across the country in search of your next adventure. Whether you are looking for a day out just a stone's throw from the city centre or high up in the mountains we have the perfect list of activities for you. Check out our Top Tips in North Coast, Derry~Londonderry, Sperrins, Belfast, Fermanagh, Mournes, Strangford to find out what's on your doorstep this spring.

Take on a challenge

Charity Challenges Northern Ireland

Whether it's a personal challenge or doing something different for charity, there are lots of challenge events to choose from across Northern Ireland this year. From the lofty heights of an abseil from Northern Ireland's tallest building to a muddy marvellous run our calendar is sure to keep you up to date with the next challenge on the horizon! Visit the Take on the Challenge for some inspiration and motivation

Buddy Up

Skydiving Northern Ireland

Memories can be made, fears can be fought and the laughs will be louder with a friend by your side. For those seeing an adrenaline rush, our list of experiences won't be forgotten about in a hurry! From skydiving and off road driving to zip lining and paintballing the hardest part of planning this adventure will be deciding what activity to try first. To plan an epic day out with friends Click here to discover what experiences await!

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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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