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Top Tips for Family Fun in Fermanagh

An area surrounded by water it's no surprise that Fermanagh has a lot to offer when it comes to water sports and having a splashing good kids day out on the lakes! With a number of activity providers there is also just as much fun to be had on land.

Be sure to check out our extensive list of activity events and activity experiences in FermanaghNo experience required, no specialist equipment needed, you don’t need a big group or lots of organisation. Just make a quick call or email to the activity providers to begin your adventure.

Add a bit of excitement into your day by trying out the Blessingbourne Mountain Bike Trails and Pump Track. These family friendly trails are ideal for a kids day out introducing your family to the exhilarating world of mountain biking. For the more adventurous family members have a go at honing your skills on the pump track.

For those who love getting out on the water look no further than the Lough Erne Canoe Trail. Upper Lough Erne with its narrow channels and slow flowing water makes it the ideal location for a relaxed canoe trip. Complete beginners can start with a guided trip whereas the more experienced can avail of canoe hire, and camping facilities available along the trail.

Think the kids would love to spend the night on their very own island? With a cosy wood burning stove, toilets, showers and camping platforms to sleep on, Trannish Island Bothy situated on the Lough Erne Canoe Trail is definitely a bit more luxurious than your average camp site.There are BBQ facilities for dad, spectacular scenery for mum and the children can go on a fossil hunt, collect wood for a fire or explore this island underfoot. Only accessible from the water this is a completly unique experience.

Alternatively, if you want to take it easy then hire a boat from Manor House Marine and explore the lough. With room for up to 6 people on their puffin boat you'll have no problem fitting the whole family on board for a spot of fishing. Pay a visit to Devenish Island's ancient monastic site or just simply sit back, relax and enjoy a picnic on the water. 

Make a Break of it! 

With so many great outdoor activities happening in Northern Ireland it makes sense to create a short break around the fun! 

From chic, city boutique hotels to rustic rural retreats and from self-catering apartments to outdoor glamping, Northern Ireland has a wonderful variety of accommodation for all tastes & budgets!

To book a short break or to find out about Northern Ireland’s visitor attractions, accommodation and things to do, visit

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