Top Unusual Winter Activities
Never Thought of Stepping Foot on a Beach in Winter? Or Husky Trekking Right here in Northern Ireland?
Check them out and even try them out! What better way to get the pulse racing and forget about the cold. You don’t need big groups or lots of organisation, just wrap up warm and get set for some adventure.
Castle Ward Demesne, Strangford, Co Down
Castle Ward Demesne has become a real adventure playground with up to 21 miles of newly launched trails designed for walkers, off road cyclists and horse riders and meander through the picturesque parkland, forest and farmland on the shores of Strangford Lough. Bike hire is available from Clearsky Adventure Centre.
Todds Leap, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone
Todds Leap has some of the most exciting, adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activities on offer today, to guarantee you a Muddy Marvelous time! Tackle the toughest terrain imaginable on an Off-Road Driving Course, experience the buzz of a freefall jump in the exclusive Drop Zone, have a go at the latest craze with some bouncing, bumping Body Zorbing madness, and for the grand finale, strap yourself in for a high speed Hill Rally... it's electrifying!
Blokarting, Benone Beach, Limavady, Co Londonderry
Blokarting provides an exciting way to make the most of our splendid beaches, and there's no better time than the winter when they are a wee bit quieter. Due to the simple nature of control, most newcomers find they are zooming about in no time. Potentially you can blast along the beach at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, but when learning speeds of 15 - 20 mph are much more realistic. Mectec Blokart offer several demo and funs days throughout the winter on Benone Beach.
Bessy Bell Husky Trekkers, Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone
Explore the breathtaking countryside of the Duke of Abercorn Estate, Baronscourt, and be pulled by a team of highly trained Siberian Huskies. This unique experience was featured on BBC's Northern Exposure with Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux and there are seven different trekking routes to cater for different levels of fitness. Find out more at www.bessybellhuskytrekkers.co.uk.
Belfast City Bike Tours, Belfast
Belfast City Bike Tours offer fun, eco-friendly tours of Belfast City with local guides to show you the sites, some of which are only reachable by bike. The easy paced tours take in over 30 points of interest with plenty of photo opportunities. The tours are very safe, the bikes are cool, fun, extremely comfy and easy to pedal and the guides know the area inside out! Perfect to combine with a city break or just to explore a new side of Belfast.
Blessingbourne Mountain Bike Trails and Pump Track, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone
Hire a bike and take on the four miles of trails which cater for all abilities, with snaking single-track and lots of trail features including jumps, table-tops, berms, rock-gardens and drops, each with easier options for the kids and the faint-hearted! Also included is a ‘pump track’, which is an area specially designed for riders of all abilities to develop their skills. After all the activity, head along to The Valley Hotel for some great grub.