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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

Newry Show

Newry Show

25 June, Co Down

Newry Agricultural Show is back again! Bigger and better than before.

Go Wild with the Rangers

Go Wild with the Rangers

19 August, Co Londonderry

A morning of fun and adventure with our National Trust Rangers. We will help you complete some of your '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4'. Suitable clothing and footwear is essential.

National Meadows Celebrations

National Meadows Celebrations

02 July, Co Fermanagh

Saturday July 2nd is National Meadows Day and it provides a perfect opportunity to explore one of Fermanagh’s finest meadows.

BWSO tents. Rahul Thanki (rspb-images.com)

Big Wild Sleep Out - EVENT NOW SOLD OUT

23 July, Co Down

This summer the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra will once again host RSPB NI’s annual Big Wild Sleep Out event, which is expected to attract more than 200 people from across the country.

Copeland Bird Observatory Exhibition

Copeland Bird Observatory Exhibition

04 June - 25 June, Co Down

Learn more about the work of the Copeland Bird Observatory in this exhibition. Founded in 1954, and still going strong, Copeland Bird Observatory is Northern Ireland's only working bird observatory.

Rose Week 2016

Rose Week 2016

18 July - 24 July, Belfast

The International Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is among the best in the world.

Discover Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula Exhibition

Discover Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula Exhibition

28 May - 27 June, Co Down

The exhibition showcases some of the special places that the National Trust owns and manages for wildlife and people across Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula.

Stars In Your Skies - Ballintoy

Stars In Your Skies - Ballintoy

28 September, Co Antrim

Join the Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society within the Causeway Coast of Outstanding Natural Beauty for a night under the stars.

Popular Sunday Lunch at Crom Castle

Popular Sunday Lunch at Crom Castle

24 July, Co Fermanagh

Popular Sunday Lunch at Crom Castle in association with Saddlers of Enniskillen in The Victorian Conservatory.

Butterfly Safari

Butterfly Safari

13 August, Co Londonderry

Great for kids - It's the season of butterflies and moths. Do you know what a Cinnabar moth looks like?

Butterfly Safari

Butterfly Safari

23 July, Co Antrim

Join local Biodiversity Officer, Rachel Bain for a leisurely safari through the sand dunes at Whitepark Bay hunting for the colourful and coastal butterflies and any other creatures we may encounter

From an Abbey to a Stately Home Tour

From an Abbey to a Stately Home Tour

23 July, Co Down

See one of the finest Georgian country houses in Ireland and explore the nearby Cistercian abbey on this tour visiting two of the area's architectural gems. Enjoy a guided tour of Grey Abbey House and tea and scones before visiting the Abbey.

Coastal Foraging - Cushendall

Coastal Foraging - Cushendall

10 September, Co Antrim

Join Dermot Hughes who will be conducting a coastal foraging walk along the Cushendall coast.

Strangford Lough Boat Tour

Strangford Lough Boat Tour

11 June - 14 August, Co Down

Take time away from the fast pace of everyday life to enjoy the magnificent scenery and fascinating wildlife of Strangford Lough. See where St Patrick first came ashore, view landscapes used in Game of Thrones filming and hear tales of Viking raids

Wild Cookery

Wild Cookery

09 July, Co Antrim

Come and explore the beautiful Cregagh Woodland in Cushendun in the company of Rachel Craig where you will learn how to source and identify edible treats.

Kid's Mini-beasts Nature Trail - Killynether Wood

Kid's Mini-beasts Nature Trail - Killynether Wood

06 August, Co Down

Join local naturalist "Woody" for a creative exploration of Killynether Wood. Look out for the "mini-beasts" that make the parkland their home and find out about the flora and fauna. Meet at Killynether Car Park.

Kid's Sea Creature Nature Trail - Millisle

Kid's Sea Creature Nature Trail - Millisle

02 July, Co Down

Join local naturalist "Woody" on a beachcombing adventure to uncover the numerous types of sea creatures who live on the shores. See how and where they live and what salty treats they like to eat.

Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

03 August, Co Down

Get snap happy and take part in our Free photography workshop. Its a great opportunity to learn how to take wildlife and landscape shots and master your digital camera's features. Please bring a packed lunch.

Foraging For Food

Foraging For Food

01 October, Co Antrim

Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme are partnering Ulster Wildlife on this fantastic forage along the coast to discover the many plants you can eat.

Strangford Lough Twilight Boat Tour

Strangford Lough Twilight Boat Tour

27 August, Co Down

Enjoy the colours of the summer evening, take time away from the fast pace of everyday life and soak up the magnificent scenery and fascinating wildlife of Strangford Lough on this evening cruise.

Serendipitous Music

Serendipitous Music

01 August - 05 August, Co Armagh

Take a walk round the Giant's Lair trail and keep your ears open for the magical sound of harps or fiddles. Is it the fairies or is it musicians from the Traditional Arts Partnership serenading you over lunch. Music as a serendipitous surprise.

Butterfly Safari

Butterfly Safari

23 July, Co Londonderry

Join the National Trust Rangers on the hunt to catch and identify the dunes' fluttering residents.

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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