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Sustainable Tourism

Discover Northern Ireland the green way. Find ideas for car-free days out, great green places to stay and how to get around Northern Ireland sustainably. There are also tips on how to 'green your holiday' in our Green Travel Code.

March 2015: Three Northern Ireland tourism businesses have been successful in the 2015 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards.  Find out more

Giant Lego Trail at Castle Espie

Giant Lego Trail at Castle Espie

11 February - 02 April, Co Down

The giant LEGO brick trail is returning to Castle Espie Wetland Centre. Through this trail, the WWT is using the world's most popular toy to encourage kids (and big kids) to build a better future for nature.

Winter Wildlife Walk

Winter Wildlife Walk

11 February, Belfast

Join the friendly team at Belfast's Window on Wildlife (WOW) for a guided tour of this haven for nature, nestled in the bustling Harbour Estate.

Big Garden Birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch

22 January, Belfast

Join the team at Belfast's Window on Wildlife (WOW) for this free drop-in event to learn basic bird watching skills.

Big Garden Birdwatch at the Ulster Museum

Big Garden Birdwatch at the Ulster Museum

28 January - 29 January, Belfast

Be part of the world's biggest wildlife survey in Belfast!

For almost 40 years, nature charity the RSPB has been asking people to count the feathered friends which visit their patch to help create a 'snapshot' of bird numbers across the ...

Bug Detectives

Bug Detective

20 July, Co Down

Join in as we get out the magnifying glasses and discover a whole world of bugs and beasties....just where could those little critters be hiding? This is a drop off activity for children ages 5 - 11 years. Booking is essential for this event.

Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair

16 September - 17 September, Belfast

Come along to the annual Autumn Fair and enjoy a fun-filled weekend of food, flowers and family entertainment.

Enter the tented village and be amazed at the colourful prize blooms on display, including spectacular prize-winning exhibits of ...

Northern Ireland Puddle Jumping Championships

Northern Ireland Puddle Jumping Championships

17 February - 19 February, Co Down

Make a big splash this February at Castle Espie by entering the Northern Ireland Puddle Jumping Championships.

Rose Week 2017

Rose Week 2017

17 July - 23 July, Belfast

The International Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in Belfast is famous for its annual Rose Week event and International Rose Trials. The flower spectacular, which attracts thousands of visitors to Belfast, runs every July.

Spring Fair

Spring Fair

29 April - 30 April, Belfast

Barnett Demesne will be filled with more than just flowers during Belfast's Spring Fair which is taking place during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 29-30 April 2017.

There will also be children's entertainment, music, dance, plant and ...

More Information

  • What is Sustainable Tourism?

    Sustainable tourism is tourism that takes account of environmental and social issues as well as economic factors.

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Useful Links

The following agencies & associations can offer more information on sustainable tourism -