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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.

Spellbound Bird Feeder Workshop

Wildlife Explorers

01 July - 29 August, Co Down

Lots of fun activities to learn and discover more about nature.

Dates: Monday to Friday - July & August

Tree detectives
Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th July
Monday 28th July -Friday 1st August

Earn your 'Tree detective' stamp.

Fright Night at The Jungle NI

Fright Night at The Jungle NI

10 October - 01 November, Co Londonderry

Fright Night is an immersive, spine-tingling Halloween adventure not for those faint of heart!  A Hellish Hayride will transport you and your party to The Jungle's cursed forest whose carnivorous depths you must summon your courage to explore.

Big Wild Campout

Big Wild Campout

23 August - 24 August, Co Tyrone

Experience a camping trip like no other at the Big Wild Campout!

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

23 August, Co Fermanagh

Popular dinner cruise of Upper and Lower Lough Erne with live commentary and music followed by a 3 course dinner in our private Regatta Suite at the 4 star Killyhevlin Hotel Enniskillen overlooking the Lough.

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

30 August, Co Fermanagh

Popular dinner cruise of Upper and Lower Lough Erne with live commentary and music followed by a 3 course dinner in our private Regatta Suite at the 4 star Killyhevlin Hotel Enniskillen overlooking the Lough.

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

16 August, Co Fermanagh

Popular dinner cruise of Upper and Lower Lough Erne with live commentary and music followed by a 3 course dinner in our private Regatta Suite at the 4 star Killyhevlin Hotel Enniskillen overlooking the Lough.

On the trail of Finn Mac Cool Exploring Big Dog Forest

On the trail of Finn Mac Cool Exploring Big Dog Forest

05 October, Co Fermanagh

Big Dog Forest takes its name after two very distinctive small rounded hills known as Big Dog and Little Dog. But, how have they formed? Legend tells us one way and science another – so why not come along and see which one you believe!.

Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair

20 September - 21 September, Belfast

The Autumn Fair marks the changing season with a weekend of food, flowers and family fun. You'll be amazed at the award-winning blooms, fruit, vegetables and cacti on display.

Get Outdoors Weekend

Get Outdoors Weekend

20 September, Co Fermanagh

Get Outdoors Weekend – Biodiversity & Red Squirrels Talk and Walkabout .Castle Archdale Country Park is home to a small population of Red Squirrels, which if you’re lucky you may spot feeding along the woodland edge.

Experience Ards - Strangford Lough Boat Tour

Experience Ards - Strangford Lough Boat Tour

31 August, Co Down

Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life and experience the serenity of a trip around the beautiful and mystical Strangford Lough.

Llama Trekking Tuesdays

Llama Trekking Tuesdays

01 April - 30 December, Co Londonderry

Experience the rare delight and therapeutic pleasure of Llama trekking at The Jungle.

Snowdrop Walks

Snowdrop Walks

07 February - 01 March, Co Londonderry

As winter melts away take a self-guided walk through Springhill's glorious display of snowdrops and enjoy a delicious tea and scone in the Servants' Hall Tea-Room.

Snowdrop plants also available to buy.

Dates: 7 February-1 March (Saturday ...

Magho Cliffs Nature Walk

Magho Cliffs Nature Walk

31 August, 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.

Harvest and Country Fair

Bird Box Day

15 February, Co Londonderry

Help rejuvenate Springhill's bird boxes. Learn how to build your own nest and make some bird feeders to take home. Watch while  staff and volunteers demonstrate how to make a bird box from scratch.

Christmas at the Zoo

Back to School Madness

23 August - 24 August, Co Antrim

Come along to Belfast Zoo and enjoy family activities that include:

• face painting
• animal feeding times
• a bouncy castle
• Mr Hullabaloo's interactive theatre

10.30am - 4.30pm

The Brent are Back

The Brent are Back

04 October - 19 October, Co Down

Discover more about the amazing and perilous journey taken by our light bellied Brent Geese from arctic Canada to the shores of Strangford Lough. Suitable for all ages.

4th & 5th October
11th & 12th October
18th & 19th October

2pm - 4pm

An Evening at Yellow Jack's Cairn

An Evening at Yellow Jack's Cairn

21 August, Belfast

Come along for an evening guided walk to Yellow Jack's Cairn on the summit of Armstrong's Hill.  Suitable clothing and footwear essential.

Booking essential
Contact 028 9082 5434

7pm - 9pm

Birdwatching Morning

Birdwatching Morning

30 January - 30 October, Co Down

Join Dot Blakely our resident birdwatching expert and find out more about the birds around Castle Espie. Dot will also tell you interesting facts about garden favourites such as the Robin to the more elusive but nonetheless firm favourites the Kingfisher, waders to waterfowl and all between! Included in cost of admission.

Get Outdoors Event at Ness Country Park

Get Outdoors Event at Ness Country Park

20 September, Londonderry/Derry

A day of outdoor activities at Ness Country Park focusing on the 'young and lively'.

Bat Evening at Roe Valley Country Park

Bat Evening at Roe Valley Country Park

28 August, Co Londonderry

An opportunity to hear from an expert about some of Ireland’s bat species. There will be a talk and a visit to a roost to see them emerging for evening feeding. Learn about the myths and old stories attached to this mysterious species.

Portmore Lough view  Photo credit Andy Hay

World Wetlands Day Walk

01 February, Co Armagh

ortmore Lough outside Aghalee, County Antrim is one of the best examples of wetlands which are managed for the benefit of birds and wildlife in the whole of Northern Ireland.

Fermanagh Walking Festival

Fermanagh Walking Festival

11 September - 13 September, Co Fermanagh

A variety of walks will be available within the Marble Arch Caves Global Geoaprk.

Spellbound Bird Feeder Workshop

Bird Watching Morning

31 July - 25 September, Co Down

Join Dot Blakely the resident birdwatching expert and find out more about the birds around Castle Espie.  Dot covers all types of birds on her informative monthly birdwatch morning.

Dot will also tell you interesting facts about garden ...

Reboot Fitness Classes

Reboot Fitness Classes

02 July - 31 December, Co Londonderry

The Jungle proudly boasts of one of the best gyms around: Mother Nature!  Why bust a gut in dreary, uninspiring surroundings when you could bust a gut in the beauty of The Jungle's enchanting forest and benefit from some fresh of the market ...

Harvest and Country Fair

Shamrock Shenanigans

15 March, Co Londonderry

With free entry for anyone who can prove they are called Patrick, this is sure to be a fine way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.  Discover the Shamrock Trail around the grounds and enjoy crafts, food and music.

Additional charge for Shamrock ...

Twilight Night by Fairy Light

Twilight Night by Fairy Light

31 October, Belfast

A magical lighting and sound spectacular for all the family culminating with a majestic finale fireworks display.  Wallace Park will once again be transformed into a magical kingdom when it hosts a very special 'Twilight Night by Fairy Light' on ...

Millisle Sandsculpture Extravaganza

Millisle Sandsculpture Extravaganza

23 August,

A great family day out building sand sculptures and castles under the watchful eye of our sand sculpture expert Tony Hawkins.

Family Nature Detective Trail

Family Nature Detective Trail

21 September, Londonderry/Derry

Can you be a Nature Detective and solve the crime at Banagher Glen?

Guide in the Hide

Guide in the Hide

07 September - 21 September, Co Down

Join Dot Blakely the resident bird watching expert and guide in the hide to find out more about the birds around Castle Espie.

7th, 14th, 21st September
2pm - 4pm

Streamvale Sheep Race

Streamvale Sheep Race

01 July - 31 August, Belfast

Watch the spring lambs race and jump along the steeplecase course, skilfully guided by a range of super teddies.

2.30pm daily.

Autumn Festival at Crawfordsburn

Autumn Festival at Crawfordsburn

12 October, Co Down

The Autumn Festival is back with an apple theme. Celebrating all things Apple, the day will be packed with fun activities, games, stalls and competitions for the whole family.

Planters' Seminar

Planters' Seminar

23 August - 24 August, Co Down

This year's seminar in the glorious setting of Mount Stewart House and Gardens explores themes of how to compose with plants. Expert speakers include Helen Dillon, Alexis Datta and Fergus Garrett.

Portmore Lough view  Photo credit Andy Hay

Autumn on Camera

11 October, Co Armagh

As temperatures fall and the leaves turn stunning shades of russet and gold, Portmore Lough nature reserve in County Antrim is at its most photogenic.

Dead Men's Tales Lough Tour

Dead Men's Tales Lough Tour

24 August, Co Down

Come along on a RIB boat tour adventure on Strangford Lough. Your guide will tell true stories of smuggling, dead bodies and coffins from around the lough. Complete this great day out by taking a complimentary tour of Castle Ward house.

Family Fun Day at The Jungle

Family Fun Day at The Jungle

06 July - 28 September, Co Londonderry

Enjoy a colourful carnival of adventure activities, arty happenings and tasty treats suitable for all ages!

The Jungle's Family Fun Day is the ultimate value get-away and offers a feast of family fun suitable for all ages.

Cot Trips at Crom

Cot Trips at Crom

25 August, Co Fermanagh

Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to see Crom from a different perspective, Cruise around the Lough in Crom's 100 year old traditional craft. Weather dependant.

Fungi Foray

Fungi Foray at Downhill

21 September, Co Londonderry

Perfect for kids - the estate ranger team will help you discover and explore the fascinating world of fungi to learn why these are vital to the entire world’s ecosystems.

Early Life on Devenish Island

Early Life on Devenish Island

06 July - 31 August, Co Fermanagh

Every Sunday in July and August travel back in time with our Early Christian monk and learn about his way of life on this important and busy island monastery founded by St Molaise in the 5th century.

RSPB Seabird Centre

RSPB Seabird Centre Rathlin Island

Co Antrim

The RSPB Seabird Centre on Rathlin Island is home to one of the largest breeding seabird colonies in Europe including puffin, guillemot, razorbill and kittiwake.

Guided Walk and Coastal Migrant Bird Watch

Guided Walk and Coastal Migrant Bird Watch

05 October, Co Down

This is a guided nature walk and talk tailored for bird lovers.

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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