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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

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

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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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!

Sunset Kayaking for Beginners

Island Hopper Day Trip (19 July)

19 July, Co Down

See the stunning sights on an island hopping kayaking tour of Strangford Lough.

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour - July

Bangor Castle Walled Garden Tour - July

15 July, Co Down

Tour the beautifully restored Walled Garden.

Daffodil Danders (28 & 29 March)

Garden Fair

20 June, Co Londonderry

A great opportunity to stock up on all your shrubs and plants, herbs and other specimens native to Springhill.

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.

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 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 ...

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!

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+.

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.

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.

Victorian Tea Party (27 Septemberl)

Ranger Round-Up (9 August)

09 August, Co Tyrone

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

Sunset Kayaking for Beginners

Island Hopper Day Trip (16 August)

16 August, Co Down

See the stunning sights on an island hopping kayaking tour of Strangford Lough.

Open Gardens

Open Gardens

13 June - 14 June, Co Down

As part of the Ulster Gardens Scheme, this hidden gem , developed over 13years will be open to the public. The yard is full of pots and containers with fruit and flowers in abundance. The garden is in three parts, with a rockery, sculpture and tree and shrubs.
Partially suitable for wheelchairs.

Jazz in the Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens

27 September, Co Down

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz at Mount Stewart.

Wildlife Trackers

Wildlife Trackers

29 July, 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.

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.

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.

Summer Garden Walk

Summer Garden Walk

25 July, Co Down

The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently described as one of the Top Ten Gardens in the World and they come alive at this time of year. Enjoy a tour of the gardens with our gardening experts. Booking essential.

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.

Working Vintage Festival

Working Vintage Festival

07 August - 08 August, Co Down

A date for your diary - highlight of the year for those interested in vintage tractors and farm machinery.

Easter Sea Safari Sightseeing Boat Trips

High Tea at Sea (7 June)

07 June, 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...

Bee Curious Free Family Day Out at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

Bee Curious Free Family Day Out at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre

13 June, Co Armagh

Come along to Oxford Island to celebrate the importance of wildlife's wonderful pollinators including bumble bees, butterflies, damselflies and hoverflies.

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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