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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.

Easter Monster Egg Roll

Easter Monster Egg Roll

15 April - 23 April, Co Antrim

Watertop Farm will re-open for the season on 15th April until 23rd April. On Easter Sunday and Monday we have our annual Egg Rolling with lots of prizes for different age groups

Roonivoolin

Roonivoolin Ramble

01 April, Co Antrim

Rathlin Island lies just six miles off the coast of Northern Ireland but a short ferry crossing will transport you to another world. Join warden and islander Liam McFaul to explore the RSPB’s Roonivoolin reserve on the southern arm of Rathlin Island.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

CF yoga

Nature Walk and Yoga

22 April, Co Armagh

The RSPB’s Portmore Lough nature reserve is home to all sorts of amazing wildlife - from birds to butterflies, badgers to bees. Join warden Laura Smith for a guided tour of the reserve, followed by a relaxing indoor yoga session with Claire Ferry.

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.

Balmoral Show

Balmoral Show

10 May - 13 May, Lisburn

Ireland's largest agri-food event, the Balmoral Show, is back at Eikon and Balmoral Park and this time it will be for four days.

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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