Fancy some outdoor fun? Check out what's happening at the third annual and popular Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend which will take place on March 23 - 24.
More than 1400 people are expected to enjoy and take advantage of over 65 outdoor activity events offered by 21 different activity providers including canoeing, surfing, horse riding and hovercrafting across Northern Ireland during an action packed weekend.
The exciting two-day event is perfect for families and groups offriends, with no previous experience necessary and all activities are either £10 per person or 50% off their normal price.
Families can choose from either enjoying the sites of the Giant’s Causeway in a high speed powerboat, taking the plunge wet bouldering in the Mournes or experiencing an exciting combination of archery, grass sledging and climbing on the shores of Strangford Lough.
The more adventurous and brave can choose from tackling Northern Ireland’s first tree top adventure course, going coasteering along the Ballyhornan Coastline, having a go at hovercrafting in Limavady or taking to the wheel of a rally car near Portadown.
Fiona Brown, NITB’s Market Manager (ROI), said that whether people are looking to have fun with their friends, spend some quality time with their other half or do something different with the family, there is something for everyone on Adventureland Weekend.
“This is the third year of Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend and it has proven to be a great success with over 1,400 people taking part last year.
“The weekend gives everybody the chance to try something new and fun for great value. It is the perfect kick start to a whole summer of outdoor activities and with so much to choose from across Northern Ireland adventure activities are ideal to build a weekend break around.
“Whether people are with friends, planning a family day out or simply going it alone - NI Adventureland Weekend is just about getting outdoors and trying something new. With qualified and experienced instructors showing people the ropes, no experience is necessary and all that’s required is a sense of adventure and an expectation of fun.
Fiona added: “It promises to be a great weekend and with so many fantastic activities at such great prices, the events will sell out fast so make sure you get your place booked!”
To get you started, is a sample of the activities on offer during Adventureland this year.
Family Canoeing at Shaw’s Bridge with Mobile Team Adventure
Go canoeing with the family in the middle of the stunning Lagan Valley Regional Park only minutes from Belfast City Centre.
Sailing and Powerboat Rides at Belfast Titanic Quarter
See the Titanic Quarter while experiencing the thrill of sailing and power boating.
North Coast Horse Trekking with Sheans Horse Farm
Take a historical trek on horseback to experience the freedom and buzz of this wonderful activity.
Sea Kayaking North Coast / East Strand, Portrush with Xplore Outdoors
Enjoy a perfect paddle sport and explore the fabulous coastlines on offer on the North Coast.
Family Stand Up Paddleboarding Experience in Portrush with Troggs Surf School
Have fun with the family whilst learning one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
Sea Safari North Coast & Rathlin Island with Aquaholics
Join Aquaholics aboard their high speed boat trip. The only way to see the North Coast and Rathlin Island!
Portrush Surfing Experience with Troggs Surf School
Learn all you need to get riding the waves from paddling to popping up and surfing safely.
Family Surfing in Portrush - Learn to surf at one of Europe's best surfing beaches with the whole family - from kids to grandparents!
4x4 Off Road Experience at Superdrive Motorsports centre in Portadown
Drive a 4x4 as it was intended and get your adrenaline pumping.
Rally Driving at Superdrive Motorsports centre in Portadown
Take to the wheel for the drive of your life and learn to drive like a rally pro.
Segway – Skills and Speed Course at Tannaghmore Gardens, Craigavon
Test yourself around a skills course followed by an off road challenge!
Sea Safari North Coast and Giant’s Causeway with Aquaholics
See the Giant's Causeway from a different way Perspective aboard a high speed boat.
Tree Top Adventure Course or Zorbing at the Jungle NI, Magherafelt
Take a swing through Northern Ireland's only Tree Top Adventure Course or take a tumble in the Jungle inside a giant inflatable ball!
Hov a Go Hovercraft Experience in Limavady with Foyle Hovercraft and Leisure
Experience the thrill of skimming over land and water on a cushion of air and attempting the challenge of tricky corners on a purpose built hovercraft course.
Surfing Experience for Adults and Families with Long Line Surf School at Benone Beach
Jump into a wetsuit and grab a surfboard to experience a thrill the whole family can enjoy.
Strangford Sea Safari with Clearsky Adventure Centre
Enjoy an exhilarating sightseeing boat tour of Strangford Lough.
Coasteering with Clearsky Adventure Centre
Experience the thrill and adrenaline of Coasteering! Traverse the stunning Ballyhornan coastline by scrambling over rocks, launching yourself off sea cliffs into the Irish Sea and discovering hidden caves.
Family Adventure Trio with Action Outdoors at Delamont Country Park
Enjoy three great family activities including scaling a climbing wall, archery and grass sledging.
Wet Bouldering at Bloody Bridge in Newcastle with Outdoor Concepts
Get ready for an action packed two hours of maximum fun on the water by making your way up a river, jumping into pools and climbing up waterfalls.
Adrenaline Play Zone at Todds Leap, Ballygawley
The Adrenaline Play Zone is the event of choice for thrill seekers. Experience pulsating action on Todds Leap's most extreme outdoor activities - Drop Zone, 500 metre zip line and finish with a white knuckle, high speed Hill Rally!
Family Taster Experience at Todds Leap, Ballygawley
Get set for an exciting, fun taster session for families, incorporating archery, a 500 metre zip line and a high speed hill rally stage.
For a full list of activities on offer during Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend contact the Northern Ireland Tourist Board on callsave 1850 230 230, visit the Tourist Information Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 to avail of its free advice and booking service or click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/adventure