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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.

Yuletide Market

Summer Evening Yoga

02 July - 06 August, Co Down

Relax and de-stress whilst keeping your whole body in perfect harmony with this six week session of fresh air yoga.

Booking Essential
Contact 028 9751 0131

2 July-6 August (Wednesday evenings)

6.30pm-7.30pm

Jazz in the Gardens

Summer Garden Walk

26 July, Co Down

The gardens at Mount Stewart were recently described as one of the Top Ten Gardens in the World and they look stunning at this time of year.

Summer Scheme

Summer Scheme

28 July - 01 August, Co Antrim

Come along for a fun packed adventure week on the north coast, culminating in a trip to Rathlin Island. Numbers limited.

Suitable for age 7-11 years.

Booking essential
Contact 028 2073 3419

10am-3pm daily
Child 75 Member Child 75

An Evening at Yellow Jack's Cairn

An Evening at Yellow Jack's Cairn

21 August, Belfast

Come along for an evening guided walk to Yellow Jack's Cairn on the summit of Armstrong's Hill.  Suitable clothing and footwear essential.

Booking essential
Contact 028 9082 5434

7pm - 9pm

Research Rangers

Roving Ramblers

28 June - 31 July, Co Down

Discover the fascinating history of WWT Castle Espie with their Roving Rambler on hand to lead you through the dim and ancient past. Explore actual artefacts and become an archaeologist for the day.

Princesses and Pirates

Batty Bonanza

22 August, Co Londonderry

An exciting night of fun for all the family.  Learn more about the bats that make their home in and around Springhill and make something batty to take home.

7.30pm - 10pm

Adult 5 Child 3 Family 13
Member Adult 5 Child 3 Family 13
Price ...

Autumn Harvest Walk

Dead Men's Tales Lough Tour

24 August, Co Down

Come along on a RIB boat tour adventure on Strangford Lough. Your guide will tell true stories of smuggling, dead bodies and coffins from around the lough. Complete this great day out by taking a complimentary tour of Castle Ward house.

Spellbound Bird Feeder Workshop

Bird Watching Morning

31 July - 25 September, Co Down

Join Dot Blakely the resident birdwatching expert and find out more about the birds around Castle Espie.  Dot covers all types of birds on her informative monthly birdwatch morning.

Dot will also tell you interesting facts about garden ...

Research Rangers

Research Rangers

05 July - 07 September, Co Down

Join the wardens outdoors and learn more about what is involved in the running of a busy wetland reserve.

Hands on practical sessions.

Date: 5 & 6 July, 6 & 7 September
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm

Go MAD for Madagascar

Go MAD for Madagascar

09 August, Co Antrim

You have seen the movies but how much do you really know about the animals of Madagascar? Come along and learn more about Madagascar's wildlife at the keeper talks and feeding times.

10.30am - 4.30pm

Spellbound Bird Feeder Workshop

Wildlife Explorers

01 July - 29 August, Co Down

Lots of fun activities to learn and discover more about nature.

Dates: Monday to Friday - July & August

Tree detectives
Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th July
Monday 28th July -Friday 1st August

Earn your 'Tree detective' stamp.

Research Rangers

Robin Hood in the Wood

02 August - 03 August, Co Down

Join the world's most famous outlaw - Robin Hood and come dressed up as one of his merry men/ladies for a weekend of medieval merriment.

2nd & 3rd August

11am - 4pm

Research Rangers

Sun-Day Sunday

17 August, Co Down

Our nearest star, the Sun, without which we could not exist, will reveal some of its secrets through special telescopes and filters provided by the Irish Astronomical Association.

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 ...

Big Cat Day & Qay's birthday

Big Cat Day & Qay's birthday

06 September, Co Antrim

Come along for a day of fun and learn more about our 'big cats'.

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo - Halloween

31 October, Co Antrim

Join Belfast Zoo for a packed day of eerie activities including: creepy crafts, face painting, bat talks, a spooky trail and a fancy dress and best carved pumpkin competition.

People under 18 can get in free if they come in fancy dress.

International Red Panda Day

International Red Panda Day

14 September, Co Antrim

To celebrate international red panda day come along and visit the pandas, Plocia and Chris, at feeding time.  Find out more about these colourful creatures at the keeper talk!

10.30am - 4.30pm

Christmas at the Zoo

Back to School Madness

23 August - 24 August, Co Antrim

Come along to Belfast Zoo and enjoy family activities that include:

? face painting
? animal feeding times
? a bouncy castle
? Mr Hullabaloo's interactive theatre

10.30am - 4.30pm

Christmas at the Zoo

Educational Summer Camp

28 July - 15 August, Co Antrim

Children aged seven to nine can come along to learn more about the animals with the education team, zoo keepers and the zoo vet.  Places are limited, so you must book your ticket beforehand.

28th July - 1st August
11th - 15th August

9.30pm ...

Celebration of Food Heritage, Limavady

Celebration of Food Heritage, Limavady

26 July, Co Londonderry

Enjoy a celebration of food heritage within the grounds of scenic Roe Valley Country Park on Saturday 26 July 2014, from 10am to 3pm. Experience a summer forage walk, local produce stalls, taster sessions and a mouth-watering cookery demonstration. Limavady Visitor Information will also be launching a community recipe archive with recipes originating from the Limavady Borough.

North Coast Summer Scheme

North Coast Summer Scheme

28 July - 01 August, Co Antrim

Come along for a fun packed adventure week on the north coast, culminating in a trip to Rathlin Island.

Little Green Dog Show & The Edible Garden Festival

Little Green Dog Show & The Edible Garden Festival

02 August, Lisburn

Little Green Dog Show & The Edible Garden Festival

Townlands Bus Tour of the Belfast Hills

Landscape & Legends Bus Tour of the Belfast Hills

28 July, Belfast

This event includes some walking, but is suitable for people with
limited mobility. Bring a packed lunch. Wear outdoor clothing and sturdy
footwear.

Portmore pond dipping  Credit Amy Ryan

Family Fun Day at Portmore Lough

16 August, Co Armagh

Come and enjoy the buzz at our fun day for all the family! Have a go at making a mini-beast hotel, netting a butterfly or hunting for the creepy crawlies which call the reserve home. Activities will also include pond-dipping, kids’ crafts and nature

Portmore Lough view  Photo credit Andy Hay

Autumn on Camera

11 October, Co Armagh

As temperatures fall and the leaves turn stunning shades of russet and gold, Portmore Lough nature reserve in County Antrim is at its most photogenic.

Portmore Lough view  Photo credit Andy Hay

World Wetlands Day Walk

01 February, Co Armagh

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.

Fright Night at The Jungle NI

Fright Night at The Jungle NI

10 October - 01 November, Co Londonderry

Fright Night is an immersive, spine-tingling Halloween adventure not for those faint of heart!  A Hellish Hayride will transport you and your party to The Jungle's cursed forest whose carnivorous depths you must summon your courage to explore.

Family Fun Day at The Jungle

Family Fun Day at The Jungle

06 July - 28 September, Co Londonderry

Enjoy a colourful carnival of adventure activities, arty happenings and tasty treats suitable for all ages!

The Jungle's Family Fun Day is the ultimate value get-away and offers a feast of family fun suitable for all ages.

Reboot Fitness Classes

Reboot Fitness Classes

02 July - 31 December, Co Londonderry

The Jungle proudly boasts of one of the best gyms around: Mother Nature!  Why bust a gut in dreary, uninspiring surroundings when you could bust a gut in the beauty of The Jungle's enchanting forest and benefit from some fresh of the market ...

Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk

26 October, Co Down

In conjunction with Great NI Walk 2014 enjoy a 5 mile coastal walk around National Nature Reserve as part of the Newcastle Challenge Trail and Lecale Way

Conservation Academy - Seals and Seabirds

Conservation Academy - Seals and Seabirds

08 November, Co Down

Come along and improve your natural history field skills. Our ranger will teach you the expert's way to bird watch. Discover the seabird wildlife of Dundrum Bay and observe the seals at their haul site at Ballykinlar.

Teddy Bears Picnic Scarva

Teddy Bears Picnic Scarva

14 August, Co Armagh

Enjoy a family picnic and bring along some furry friends to the Village Green at Scarva. Lots of fun activities including facepainting, balloon modelling, bouncy castle, kiddies disco, craft workshops and much more.

International Bog Day and Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling Championships

International Bog Day and Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling Championships

27 July, Co Tyrone

A family fun day of activities and entertainment celebrating the beauty of bogs and their conservation with the chance to have a go at Bog Snorkelling, which involves competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a 60 yard (55m) bog drain in the shortest time possible. Why not come along and have a go yourself!

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

23 August, 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 Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

30 August, 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 Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

09 August, 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 Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

02 August, 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.

Big Wild Campout

Big Wild Campout

23 August - 24 August, Co Tyrone

Experience a camping trip like no other at the Big Wild Campout!

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

26 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.

"The past is unpredictable" Exhibition

"The past is unpredictable" Exhibition

31 May - 17 August, Co Down

This exhibition brings together three female Irish sculptors in a new group show exploring themes of temporality, identity and authenticity. Ursula Burke, Emma Donaldson and Deirdre McKenna have exhibited in solo and group shows in Ireland and internationally in New York, the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan, among others.



These three artists are renowned for playing with assumptions about what sculpture can say and do, and have taken different approaches in response to the statement ‘The Past is Unpredictable’, using porcelain sculpture, installation, drawings and video.

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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