Unique Gift Ideas for Couples

Posted on November 30, 2016 @ 12:31 PM in Adventure

What memories will you make this Christmas? Finding the perfect gift for your other half or another couple can often be a tricky task. They say the best memories are those we share so to help you put a smile on their face this christmas we have pulled together a list of some of our top Gift Experiences for Couples.

Christmas Shopping for Couples

Cosy Couples Luxury Bell Tent Glamping, Carromena Activity Centre, Limavady, Co. Derry~Londonderry
Enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors and sleep cosy in a fully furnished Luxury Solar Powered Bell Tent. Waking up to a spectacular view of the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Spend an evening toasting marshmallows on your private fire pit or just kick back with a glass of fizz!

Couples Mountain Bike Experience, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down
Let them loose on the spectacular mountain bike trails in Castlewellan Forest Park. Kitted out with everything needed to get started simply book, collect and go! With lots of trails to choose from there is something for everyone whatever their ability. 

Romantic Pedal Kayak with Afternoon Tea, Free Range Adventures at Finn Lough, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Discover deserted islands and hidden bays during a 2 hour self guided tour of Lough Erne on your very own pedal kayak. Sit back and relax to enjoy an al fresco gourmet afternoon tea waiting for you in a secluded spot on the river banks as you take in the beautiful views across the water.

Couples Mourne Food & Film Cycle Trail with Afternoon Tea, Enniskeen Country House Hotel, Mournes, Co. Down
With the Mourne Mountains as its backdrop, this tour pairs gentle cycling, stunning scenery and simply delicious artisan food as well as the famous filming locations. You'll recognise scenes from Game of Thrones, The Fall, Line of Duty and Dracula Untold before enjoying traditional 'Honeyed Afternoon Tea'. 

Christmas Shopping for Couples

Rathlin Island & Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge Sea Safari for 2, Aquaholics, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
The only way to see the legendary Causeway Coast in all its glory. Join the local experts from Aquaholics aboard their high speed boat heading over to Rathlin to view the spectacular sights of the West Lighthouse and puffins at the bird sanctuary from the water. 

Couples Pod Glamping & Adventure Package, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward, Co. Down
A minibreak with a difference, spend the night in a cosy heated camping pod in the enchanting Castle Ward Estate after a day of exploring on bikes. Wake up the next morning and choose an additional activity to do together including Game of Thrones Archery dressed as a member of the Nights Watch or canoeing on Strangford Lough.

Couples Thrill Seeking Experience, Todds Leap, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone
The perfect day out for adenaline junkies and competitive couples. Get behind the wheel during an off road driving experience, fly high on the 500m zip line and feel your pulse race on the Hill Rally.

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Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Executive

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She enjoys getting out and exploring the fantastic adventures on offer across Northern Ireland.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Posted on November 23, 2016 @ 10:10 AM in Adventure

We know Christmas Shopping for the men in your life can sometimes be difficult. Avoid the classics this year and pick something completely unique! To help you out we have put together some helpful suggestions to help make your Christmas shopping experience a success. 

Zorbing Northern Ireland

Extreme Downhill Zorbing, The JungleNI, Moneymore, Co. Derry~Londonderry
Send him rolling down a purpose-built run inside a giant inflatable 3 meter ball at speeds of over 20mph. As sky and grass blend into one blur of adrenaline fuelled exhiliaration nothing can quite describe this unique experience that is guaranteed to leave him buzzing!

Stand Up Paddleboarding Lesson, SUB 6, Ballintoy Harbour, Co. Antrim
An opportunity to learn the basics of Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) in the very place where the award winning HBO television series Game of Thrones was filmed. During this session he'll explore the "Iron Islands" from his SUP board under the watchful eye of one of Northern Ireland's top SUP instructors. 

Kayaking Experience, Mobile Team Adventure, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Just a stones throw from Belfast City Centre, he's sure to have a lot of fun paddling the River Lagan.  No experience necessary all equipment and instruction will be provided for a fun filled session.

Christmas Shopping for men

Off Road Driving Experience, Todds Leap, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone
Much more exciting than the daily commute he'll get a chance to take to the wheel to conquer the muddy climbs, drops and hazards alonng the 8 mile off-road driving course! Finishing off his day crossing a stage of the course at rally competition speed!

Clay Pigeon Shooting, The JungleNI, Moneymore, Co. Derry~Londonderry
He's sure to have a blast shooting down a few clay birds from the sky, whether he has never held a gun before or is an experienced shooter. This is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics or further develop his skills in the New Year. 

Mountain Bike Hire, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down
Kitted out with a Vitus Mountain Bike and helmet he's sure to have an epic morning/afternoon exploring the legendary Castlewellan MTB trails. With over 27.5km of green, blue and red grade trails a great day out is gauranteed whatever his ability. Add an extra boost to his day by booking him an electric bike.

Discover even more Christmas Gift Ideas for Men on OutdoorNI

Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Executive

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She enjoys getting out and exploring the fantastic adventures on offer across Northern Ireland.

OutdoorNI's Guide To Christmas Shopping

Posted on November 7, 2016 @ 12:31 PM in Adventure

What memories will you create this Christmas? Will it be another December filled with socks and jumpers, or an adventure on the horizon for a special someone to look forward to? With an OutdoorNI Gift Voucher you’ve got guaranteed good memories coming your way, and whether it’s adrenaline-fuelled, flavour-filled or completely unique, you’ll find something sure to put a smile on their face this Christmas.

Christmas Shopping from home

Do Your Christmas Shopping From Your Couch

Buying the perfect present is just one click away without having to brave over crowded shops and the cold winter air. Click here to check out OutdoorNI's action packed list of adventures where you are sure to find the perfect gift for him, for her, for couples, for families & kids


Choose Something Unique

Why risk buying them the same present as someone else! You won't find our adventures on the high street this Christmas, so why not think completly outside the box this year? From a pedal kayaking treasure hunt & Game of Thrones themed archery session to extreme downhill zorbing & adrenaline fuelled off road driving taster experience the list is endless.

Gift Experiences Northern Ireland

Buy Two Presents At Once

We’ve got the always tricky festive present buying for couples locked down, with our out of the ordinary collection of couples adventure vouchers. Get double the presents sorted in one day buy giving your parents, inlaws or other half a memorable experience to share this Christmas. Some of our favourite experiences include; Couples Mountain Bike & Kayak ExperienceCouples Mourne Food & Film Cycle Trail with Honey Afternoon Tea and Couples Glamping & Adventure Package.


Give A Gift That Will Last Long After Christmas Day

Many of us have inevitably experienced the joy of material gifts fading quickly and even the most anticipated present soon becoming a chore to clean up. Thankfully memories last a lifetime so this won't happen with our adventures! With all vouchers valid for 10 months from the date of purchase the choice is theirs to book a time and date to suit them in the New Year.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Whatever gift experience you pick, sit back and enjoy seeing the smile on their face when they discover what's inside the envelope on Christmas Day!

To guarantee delivery for Christmas purchase your gift voucher before 12noon on Wed 21st Sept 2016. E-Vouchers are also available for any late Christmas Shoppers!!

Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Executive

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She enjoys getting out and exploring the fantastic adventures on offer across Northern Ireland.

Halloween Haunts and Frightening Fun

Posted on October 10, 2016 @ 12:55 PM in Adventure

Whether you live for frights or you’re a bit of a scaredy cat, there are spooky (and not so spooky) Halloween adventures for those brave enough to leave their houses this October. To help you out we have pulled together our list of top Halloween events happening across Northern Ireland this year.

Northern Ireland's Scariest Halloween Event!

Fright Night Northern Ireland

Fright Night, Dates throughout October, The JungleNI, Moneymore, Co. Derry~Londonderry 
An action packed night sure to freak out the toughest of horror fanatics! The original “Woodland Trail” returns with an entirely new route and even more horrible creatures, sure to satisfy the Fright Night devotees and the newbies looking for a good scare.  Are you brave enough to meet the inbred creatures who promise to freak out the toughest of horror fanatics! Or visit the circus who has turned to the darkside. Check out OutdoorNI's Blog "OutdoorNI Does...The JungleNI's Fright Night" to find out more about the scare zones mentioned above as well as the murderous maze, zombie paintabll and more.

Spooktacular Family Fun!

Halloween Holidays Northern Ireland

Carrowmena’s Halloween Howler, Thur 27th Oct - Sun 6th Nov, Limavady, Co. Derry~londonderry
Get ready to celebrate the half term holidays as a family taking part in a range of activities including climbing, zip lining, archery and canoeing. After an action packed day spend the evening around the campfire carving pumpkins before spending the night if you dare in a camping pod.

Spooky Halloween Sea Safari, Sun 30th Oct, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Strangford, Co. Down
A special Halloween high speed voyage around Strangford Lough with some special Halloween treats for the kids! With lots of suprises along the way and spooky stories this is one half term adventure not to be missed. 

Halloween Outdoor Activity Afternoon, Tue 1st & Thur 3rd November, Breckenhill, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim
Have a half-term blast doing a range of activities with a spooky Halloween twist! There will be lots of activities to choose from including archery, giant catapults, night-line and splatmaster paintball. Finish your day off toasting marshamallows and drinking hot chocolate around the fire. 

Keep Your Wee Monsters Entertained While You're At Work!

Halloween Holidays Northern Ireland

BAC Halloween Multi Activity Scheme, Mon 31st Oct- Fri 4th Nov, Belfast Activity Centre, Belfast, Co. Antrim
An action packed multi activity scheme during the half term holidays for children aged between 8 and 12 years old. A lot of fun is guaranteed with activities including caving, climbing, archery and so much more.

Kids Activity Halloween Sports Camp, Mon 31st Oct- Wed 2nd Nov, Bryson Lagan Sport, Belfast. Co. Antrim
Drop your kids off on your way into work for a fun few days water zorbing, kayaking, learning circus skills and more on the banks of the River Lagan. An early drop off service is also available.

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Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Executive

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She enjoys getting out and exploring the fantastic adventures on offer across Northern Ireland.

Now or Never It's Time To...

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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Latest comment posted by Jayne Woodrow on September 21, 2016 @ 3:40 PM

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Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Executive

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She enjoys getting out and exploring the fantastic adventures on offer across Northern Ireland.

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