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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.

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Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise 13th June

13 June, 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 Night Dinner Cruise

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

06 June, 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.

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.

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

30 May, 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 Night Dinner Cruise

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise 4th July

04 July, 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

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Mourne International Walking Festival

26 June - 28 June, Co Down

This internationally recognised festival offers walkers, of all levels of fitness, stunning routes in the Mourne Mountains and surrounding countryside.

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.

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise 27th June

27 June, 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

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.

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise

Saturday Night Dinner Cruise 20th June

20 June, 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.

Sunset Kayaking for Beginners

Perseids Meteor Shower Kayaking

12 August, Co Down

The Perseids Meteor Shower can be seen for a few days only and is at its most active on this day.

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.

Focus on Runkerry

Focus on Runkerry

25 July, Co Antrim

Focus on Runkerry

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.

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!

Kilcoan Gardens

Flowers in the garden at Kilcoan Gardens

30 May, Co Antrim

Come and enjoy a flower filled afternoon which begins with a tour of the garden. We will focus on flowers which will not only make your garden beautiful, but can also be used to create stunning displays for your home.

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 ...

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour

10 June, Co Down

A tour of this beautifully restored Walled Garden.

Cuilcagh Mountain Jeep Safari

Cuilcagh Mountain Jeep Safari

04 July, Co Fermanagh

Jump on board one of the Geopark Landrovers 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.

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!

Open Farm Weekend

Open Farm Weekend

13 June - 14 June,

Farms all over Northern Ireland will be opening their gates for a weekend of food, fun and farming!

Carnfunnock Country Park

Beefriendly at Carnfunnock Country Park

30 May, Co Antrim

Did you know that bees are the world's most important pollinator of food crops? Join the East Antrim Bee Keeping Association at Carnfunnock Country Park for a talk on helpful bees and bee friendly flowers to plant in your garden.

Wildlife Trackers

Wildlife Trackers

19 August, Co Down

Explore the many habitats to be found around the grounds of Mount Stewart. Through games and interactive activities we will learn tracking skills and how to look for telltale signs of wildlife. You may even spot some red squirrels.

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.

Daffodil Danders (28 & 29 March)

Ranger Round-Up (12 July)

12 July, Co Londonderry

Join Rudy-Ranger on an all-weather exploration of Springhill. Make mud
pies, set up a snail race, find a mini-beast, explore our natural play
trail and toast marshmallows on the campfire.

Daffodil Danders (28 & 29 March)

Ranger Round-Up (5 July)

05 July, Co Londonderry

Join Rudy-Ranger on an all-weather exploration of Springhill. Make mud pies, set up a snail race, find a mini-beast, explore our natural play trail and toast marshmallows on the campfire.

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!

Woodland Warriors

Woodland Warriors

22 July, Co Down

An action packed day of adventure while learning how to survive in the woodlands. This is a drop off activity suitable for young people aged 11 – 14 years. Booking essential.

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

Brunch on a Boat Trip (28 June)

28 June, 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 ...

Ballynahinch Living & Harvest Fayre

Ballynahinch Living & Harvest Fayre

26 September - 27 September, Co Down

Ballynahinch Harvest and Country Living Festival
Montalto Estate Saturday 26 September 2015.

Strangford Lough Boat Tour

Strangford Lough Boat Tour

23 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.

Victorian Tea Party (27 Septemberl)

Ranger Round-Up (9 August)

09 August, Co Tyrone

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

Copeland Island Boat Tour

Copeland Island Boat Tour 19th July

19 July, 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.

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Big Butterfly Count

25 July, Co Armagh

In the summer months the RSPB’s Portmore Lough reserve outside Aghalee, County Antrim is all-a-flutter with beautiful butterflies.

Family Adventure Day (4 April)

Family Adventure Day (23 August)

23 August, Co Down

A fun day out with the family! Try out our range of activities to entertain all the family including canoeing, archery and orienteering.
Enjoy some quality time together and have fun.

Jazz in the Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens

31 May, Co Down

Bring a picnic and settle down on the lawn with your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of jazz in the beautiful gardens at Mount Stewart.

Belfast Hills Heritage Festival 2015

Belfast Hills Heritage Festival 2015

03 August - 08 August, Belfast

Join the annual celebration into the Belfast Hills that promises to be packed full of fun activities for all the family.

Family Adventure Day (4 April)

Family Adventure Day (12 July)

12 July, Co Down

A fun day out with the family! Try out our range of activities to
entertain all the family including canoeing, archery and orienteering.
Enjoy some quality time together and have fun.

Suitable for age 4+.

Red Squirrel Day

Red Squirrel Day

26 September, Co Down

Join us for a guided walk around the Red Squirrel Trail at Mount Stewart and learn all about the work of the Trust to save these endangered animals.

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.

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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