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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

Forest Fun and Minibeast Hunt - European Geoparks Week

Forest Fun and Minibeast Hunt - European Geoparks Week

07 June, Co Fermanagh

Come along and join staff at the Marble Arch Caves on Saturday 7th June, in a hunt for unseen wildlife in the Marble Arch National Nature Reserve. We will hunt in habitats throughout the Nature Reserve, catching and identifying invertebrates as we go!

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Father's Day and Summer Solstice Sea Safari Trips

21 June, Co Down

Everyone loves the sightseeing tour of Strangford Lough with its abundance of nature and wildlife.

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Strangford Sea Safari (12 July)

12 July, Co Down

Everyone loves the sightseeing tour of Strangford Lough with its
abundance of nature and wildlife.

Aquaholics

Aquaholics Puffin Express Sea Safari

19 April, Co Antrim

There is no better way to discover the delights of the North Coast of Ireland than from the sea. Join us on one of our fantastic Sea Safaris and see for yourself one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Strangford Sea Safari (28 July)

28 July, Co Down

Everyone loves the sightseeing tour of Strangford Lough with its
abundance of nature and wildlife.

Aquaholics

Aquaholics

25 July, Co Antrim

There is no better way to discover the delights of the North Coast of Ireland than from the sea. Join us on one of our fantastic Sea Safaris and see for yourself one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

High Tea at Sea (24 May)

24 May, Co Down

Enjoy an afternoon tea with a difference. See the sights of Strangford Lough before stopping of in a beautiful spot to enjoy a nice cup of tea and some homemade scones.

You might get to explore Salt Island or even see the seals playing at the...

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Full Moon Twilight Boat Trip on Strangford Lough (29 August)

29 August, Co Down

Enjoy the tranquility of Strangford Lough at twilight, a full moon rising over the water to set off the beautiful scenery of the area. Visit the SeaGen, Angus Rocks Lighthouse, Seal colonies at Cloughey Rocks Nature Reserve and much more.

Aquaholics

Aquaholics Puffin Express Sea Safari

25 July, Co Antrim

There is no better way to discover the delights of the North Coast of Ireland than from the sea. Join us on one of our fantastic Sea Safaris and see for yourself one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

High Tea at Sea (3 May)

03 May, Co Down

Enjoy an afternoon tea with a difference. See the sights of Strangford Lough before stopping of in a beautiful spot to enjoy a nice cup of tea and some homemade scones.

You might get to explore Salt Island or even see the seals playing at the...

Copeland Island Boat Tour

Copeland Island Boat Tour

13 June, Co Down

Departing from picturesque Donaghadee harbour, your trip to Copeland Island will be enhanced by tales of those who have travelled across this small stretch of water over the centuries.

Orchid Walk - Portstewart Strand

Orchid Walk - Portstewart Strand

21 June, Co Londonderry

Our amazing sand dune system is host to a range of orchids, including bee and pyramidal orchids, which can be seen growing in their natural habitat.

Aquaholics Dunluce, Skerries & Giant's Causeway

Aquaholics Dunluce, Skerries & Giant's Causeway

07 April, Co Londonderry

There is no better way to discover the delights of the North Coast of Ireland than from the sea. Join us on one of our fantastic Sea Safaris and see for yourself one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Strangford Sea Safari (3 May)

03 May, Co Down

Everyone loves the sightseeing tour of Strangford Lough with its abundance of nature and wildlife.

Copeland Island Boat Tour

Copeland Island Boat Tour

16 August - 16 September, Co Down

Departing from picturesque Donaghadee harbour, your trip to Copeland Island will be enhanced by tales of those who have travelled across this small stretch of water over the centuries.

Rose Week

Rose Week

14 July - 19 July, Belfast

The International Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, is amongst the best in the world. From July to September over 45,000 roses are in bloom. A full programme of events takes place in the park during Rose Week including music and a...

Copeland Island Boat Tour

Copeland Island Boat Tour

29 August, Co Down

Departing from picturesque Donaghadee harbour, your trip to Copeland Island will be enhanced by tales of those who have travelled across this small stretch of water over the centuries.

Rocky Ramble on Gortmaconnell Rock

Rocky Ramble on Gortmaconnell Rock

12 September, Co Fermanagh

Why not come along and explore the fascinating and unique landscape of Gortmaconnell townland on Cuilcagh Mountain. Discover more about how the landscape has been shaped, the rocks beneath your feet and the many unique plants and animals that live here.

Aquaholics

Aquaholics Puffin Express Sea Safari

04 June, Co Antrim

There is no better way to discover the delights of the North Coast of Ireland than from the sea. Join us on one of our fantastic Sea Safaris and see for yourself one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

Strangford Lough Pirate Tour with Captain Codfish

Strangford Lough Pirate Tour with Captain Codfish

12 July, Co Down

Avast ye young pirates! Join Captain Codfish's motley crew to search Strangford Lough for treasured tales of pirates from bygone years!

Going Batty - Geopark Bat Detectives

Going Batty - Geopark Bat Detectives

21 August, Co Fermanagh

Join staff from the Northern Ireland Bat Group and discover more about some of our most elusive and mysterious mammals in their natural environment.

Glorious Gardens of the Ards Peninsula Coach Tour

Glorious Gardens of the Ards Peninsula Coach Tour

04 July, Co Down

Experience the horticultural delights of some of the Peninsula's famous gardens, including Mount Stewart, Greyabbey House, and the Physic Garden.

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour - August

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour - August

19 August, Co Down

Tour the beautifully restored Walled Garden.

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Strangford Sea Safari Seal Pup Special SSS (24 May)

24 May, Co Down

Everyone loves the sightseeing tour of Strangford Lough with its abundance of nature and wildlife.

Cuilcagh Mountain Jeep Safari

Cuilcagh Mountain Jeep Safari

08 August, Co Fermanagh

Jump on board one of the Geopark Land Rovers and explore the stunning scenery of Cuilcagh Mountain Park. Ranging from the rugged upland cliffs to the weathered limestone landscapes on the lower ground, this safari is a chance for you to experience and explore the patchwork of landscapes found on Cuilcagh Mountain.

Victorian Tea Party (27 Septemberl)

Ranger Round-Up (23 August)

23 August, Co Tyrone

Join Rudy-Ranger on all-weather explorations of The Argory.

Kids Nature Trail - August

Kids Nature Trail - August

19 August, Co Down

Join this fascinating interactive nature trail led by Patrick Cregg from the Woodland Trust and bird expert Dot Blakely

Spring Fair

Spring Fair

18 April - 19 April, Belfast

A weekend of family fun with activities on an environmental theme:

• free admission
• flowers, animals and birds, entertainment and environmental activities.

There is no parking at Barnett Demesne.

Butterfly Safari - Portstewart Strand

Butterfly Safari - Portstewart Strand

12 July, Co Londonderry

Great for kids – it’s the season of butterflies and moths. Join our rangers on the hunt to catch and identify the dunes fluttering residents.

Victorian Tea Party (27 Septemberl)

Ranger Round-Up (9 August)

09 August, Co Tyrone

Join Rudy-Ranger on all-weather explorations of The Argory.

Daffodil Danders (28 & 29 March)

Batty Bonanza

21 August, Co Londonderry

An exciting night of fun for all the family. Learn more about the bats that make their home in and around Springhill and make something batty to take home.

7.30pm-10pm

Normal Admission
Members Free

Aquaholics Puffin Express Sea Safari

Aquaholics Puffin Express Sea Safari

02 August, Co Antrim

There is no better way to discover the delights of the North Coast of Ireland than from the sea. Join us on one of our fantastic Sea Safaris and see for yourself one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

Sunset Kayaking for Beginners

Lyrids Meteor Shower - Paddle Power

22 April - 23 April, Co Down

The Lyrids meteor shower are only active for a few days every year. It tends to peak around 22nd April and 23rd April.

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Full Moon Twilight Boat Trip on Strangford Lough (31 July)

31 July, Co Down

Enjoy the tranquility of Strangford Lough at twilight, a full moon rising over the water to set off the beautiful scenery of the area. Visit the SeaGen, Angus Rocks Lighthouse, Seal colonies at Cloughey Rocks Nature Reserve and much more.

Aquaholics

Aquaholics Puffin Express Sea Safari

09 May, Co Antrim

There is no better way to discover the delights of the North Coast of Ireland than from the sea. Join us on one of our fantastic Sea Safaris and see for yourself one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

Exploring the Cliffs of Magho

Exploring the Cliffs of Magho

24 May, Co Fermanagh

Come along and join Geopark staff for a guided walk along the newly refurbished Magho Cliffs pathway leading from the shore road to the Magho Viewpoint.

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour - July

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour - July

15 July, Co Down

Tour the beautifully restored Walled Garden.

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Strangford Sea Safari Seal Pup Special SSS (7 June)

07 June, Co Down

Everyone loves the sightseeing tour of Strangford Lough with its abundance of nature and wildlife.

Easter Bunny Hunt at the Ark Open Farm

Easter Bunny Hunt at the Ark Open Farm

04 April - 10 April, Co Down

Spring has sprung with chicks hatching, lambs skipping in the fields, new born bunnies and little calves. Come down to the farm to find the Easter Bunny and win a chocolate one of your own.

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Brunch on a Boat Trip (12 July)

12 July, Co Down

Spoil yourselves with this unusual weekend treat! Skip the hussle and bussle of breakfast and make your way to the Strangford Sea Safari, where you will be woken up by the wind in your hair as you travel around the lough seeing the beautiful ...

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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