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Rain, Hail or Shine- Activities to do whatever the weather

Posted on April 27, 2016 @ 2:59 PM in Adventure

Northern Ireland is well known for its mix of weather conditions in a day let alone each season. But don't let a bit of bad weather put you off your next adventure! Here are some fantastic activity ideas that you can do rain, hail or shine.

Surfing on the North Coast

Surfing Northern Ireland

Summer heat waves may be few and far between but that's still not an excuse to avoid the beach - some of the best surf comes when the sun isn't shining. Grab a surf board and wetsuit and run towards the water - the best waves to surf can be found on the North Coast of Co. Antrim and Co. Derry~Londonderry.  Book a session or rent a board from experienced instructors at Long Line Surf School or Troggs Surf School who will teach you the best tips and tricks to see you riding your first wave into the shore!

Off Road Driving on Tyrone's Toughest Terrain

Off Road Driving Northern Ireland

With rain comes mud and so you might as well make the most of it! Grab some friends and share the driver's seat at Todds Leap Activity Centre as you head off road to conquer the muddy climbs and downhill descents of Northern Ireland's most exhilarating terrain in a Land Rover. The muddier the better!

Coasteering & Wet Bouldering

Coasteering Northern Ireland

When it rains you're going to get wet anyway so why not embrace it and submerge yourself in water?! Pull on a wetsuit and make a splash along some of Northern Ireland's most spectacular coastline! With no experience necessary and all the best kit to keep you warm follow your instructor as you climb, scramble and jump off rocks into the sea along the spectacular coast (coasteering) or up rivers (wet bouldering). Check out some of the fantastic experiences to explore the coast with Outdoor Concepts, Life Adventure Centre or Clearsky Adventure Centre.

Paintballing & Combat

Paintballing Northern Ireland

If you're a real warrior the weather won't stop you from going to battle! Whether you are planning the ultimate Stag weekend or just a day out with friends a paintball session will be sure to separate your friends from your enemies. With a number of specifically designed paintballing and combat providers across Northern Ireland all with creatively themed paint balling game zones to choose from, this is one activity guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.  

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Northern Ireland

Bad weather is no excuse to leave your bike in the shed. With 3 purpose-built national trail centres and 3 regional trail centres to choose from across the country, fun and challenging riding is on offer whatever the weather to riders of all abilities. Each season brings with it different riding conditions making for a new, exciting and memorable experience with each visit.  With bike wash facilities and mountain bike hire available there's no need to worry about a bit of muck getting into your car!

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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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