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Posted on September 7, 2016 @ 12:59 PM in Adventure

Here at OutdoorNI we believe learning something new is for everyone not just those heading back to school! Forget about tests and grades and get out into the great outdoors where a whole host of outdoor courses will stimulate your mind, enrich your life and see you have a lot of fun along the way. 

…Learn to Stand Up Paddleboardstand up paddle boarding northern ireland

Stand Up Paddleboard Sessions, Sub 6, Ballintoy Harbour, Co. Antrim
You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to have a go at one of the most popular activities in Hawaii. Stand up paddle boarding is a lot of fun especially when you have a chance to explore the harbour made famous for its appearance in the award winning HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Kitted out with a board and a paddle your instructor will soon have you confidently paddling in no time.

...Learn to Canoe/Kayak
Kayaking Northern Ireland 

One to One Paddlesport Session, Mobile Team Adventure, Various locations across Northern Ireland
A great opportunity to get out and explore the spectacular coastline and inland waterways of Northern Ireland. Learn new kayak/canoe skills during a one to one tailored session with an expert level 4 coach.

…Do Something Completely DifferentMountain Biking Northern Ireland

Women Only Yoga & Mountain Biking Weekend, Dates throughout Sept & October, Outdoor Concepts, Mournes, Co. Down
This one's for the girls! An opportunity to push yourself physically and mentally on a mountain bike mixed with a chance to unwind and rebalance during some yoga sessions. Geared towards those who are at the beginning of their mountain biking journey. 

…Learn to Suba DiveDiving Northern Ireland

Try a Dive, Aquaholics Dive Centre, Portstewart, Co. Antrim
An experience you won't forget in a hurry, discover the underwater world of the iconic Causeway Coast during a three hour dive lesson. With September & October providing some of the best diving conditions now is the perfect time to dive right in to this adventure.

...Learn to Sea KayakSea Kayaking Northern Ireland

Sea Kayak Skills Course, Xplore Outdoors, Coleraine, Co. Antrim
This half day course is aimed at newcomers and is a great safe, fun and informative session. By the end of the course you should be able to paddle your kayak confidently in open water. 

...Hit The Trails
Mountain Biking Northern Ireland

MTB Skills Coaching Course, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan Forest Park, Co. Down
Created just for you! whether you want to learn basic mountian bike skills, safety and hazard awareness or navigation and trail use, this course is action packed with full coaching and all essential equipment provided. No experience necessary this course is ideal for beginners or those who have tried Mountain Biking before including individuals, groups or clubs wishing to move to the next level.

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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.

2 comments have been posted in reply to this article

Posted by Michael Clarke on September 9, 2016 @ 8:08 PM

Distressed and astonished no mention of recreational sailing (or racing for that matter), Especially as Northern Ireland with Lough Erne has Europe's very best inland sailing waters. A couple of weeks ago, for example, a Lisburn couple with a Drascomb lugger, camped ashore (at the yacht club) and explored Erne's capes, bays and islands from Enniskillen to the Broad Lough. Afterwards, hauled the boat out hitched on to the car and off home.

Posted by Jayne Woodrow on September 21, 2016 @ 3:40 PM

Hi Michael, Thank you for your comment . All the events and experiences are selected from OutdoorNI from our accredited provider's listings. If you have a company who provides these recreational sailing opportunities to the public we’d be more than happy to help you create a profile and promote through our site.

Many Thanks,


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