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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.

Guide in the hide

07 December - 21 December, Co Down

On the first three Sundays in December expert guides from Castle Espie Birdwatching Club will be in the Brent Hide to share their extensive knowledge of wetland wildlife during the popular Guide in the Hide sessions.

Portmore Lough view  Photo credit Andy Hay

World Wetlands Day Walk

01 February, Belfast

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.

Christmas at the Zoo

Christmas at the Zoo

13 December - 22 December, Co Antrim

Come and visit Santa in his grotto, get a special gift and join in the festive, family fun at Belfast Zoo this Christmas! Help wrap and deliver presents for the chimpanzees, decorate Christmas trees for the Asian elephants, make your own ...

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 ...

Be Wild about Wildlife - Beginners Birding

Be Wild about Wildlife - Beginners Birding

31 January, Co Down

Discover the wildfowl and waders of Dundrum Inner Bay and marvel at their epic journeys. A good day out for birding beginners.

Christmas Time Special

Christmas Time Special

29 November - 30 November, Co Down

Santa arrives upon his sleigh at 11 am on Saturday 29 November! Come and meet him and his helpful elves and feed Rudolf and his wives, Dancer and Prancer. A visit to Santa's house for a chat and a present is a must - you can also book for a late night visit on Thursday or Friday nights throughout December.

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.

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 ...

Four Journeys Exhibition

Boxing Day Walk

26 December, Co Down

Castle Espie changes throughout the season and when Christmas casts its frosty spell over the wetlands, it is a magical time to visit.

After spending a day indoors opening presents and enjoying a Christmas feast, our Boxing Day walk is a great ...

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.


Have a go at Coppicing

06 December, Co Down

Come and lend a hand and learn about this traditional method of woodland management at Killynether.

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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The following agencies & associations can offer more information on sustainable tourism -