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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

Saturday Evening Dinner Cruise on Upper and Lower Lough Erne

16 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.

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 ...

Magho Cliffs Nature Walk

Magho Cliffs Nature Walk

31 August, Co Fermanagh

Come along and join Geopark staff for a guided walk along the newly refurbished Magho Cliffs pathway leading from the shore road to the Magho Viewpoint.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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.

Cot Trips at Crom

Cot Trips at Crom

25 August, Co Fermanagh

Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to see Crom from a different perspective, Cruise around the Lough in Crom's 100 year old traditional craft. Weather dependant.

Dead Men's Tales Lough Tour

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.

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.

The Brent are Back

The Brent are Back

04 October - 19 October, Co Down

Discover more about the amazing and perilous journey taken by our light bellied Brent Geese from arctic Canada to the shores of Strangford Lough. Suitable for all ages.

4th & 5th October
11th & 12th October
18th & 19th October

2pm - 4pm

On the trail of Finn Mac Cool Exploring Big Dog Forest

On the trail of Finn Mac Cool Exploring Big Dog Forest

05 October, Co Fermanagh

Big Dog Forest takes its name after two very distinctive small rounded hills known as Big Dog and Little Dog. But, how have they formed? Legend tells us one way and science another – so why not come along and see which one you believe!.

Birdwatching Morning

Birdwatching Morning

30 January - 30 October, Co Down

Join Dot Blakely our resident birdwatching expert and find out more about the birds around Castle Espie. Dot will also tell you interesting facts about garden favourites such as the Robin to the more elusive but nonetheless firm favourites the Kingfisher, waders to waterfowl and all between! Included in cost of admission.

Llama Trekking Tuesdays

Llama Trekking Tuesdays

01 April - 30 December, Co Londonderry

Experience the rare delight and therapeutic pleasure of Llama trekking at The Jungle.

Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair

20 September - 21 September, Belfast

The Autumn Fair marks the changing season with a weekend of food, flowers and family fun. You'll be amazed at the award-winning blooms, fruit, vegetables and cacti on display.

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 ...

Guided Walk and Coastal Migrant Bird Watch

Guided Walk and Coastal Migrant Bird Watch

05 October, Co Down

This is a guided nature walk and talk tailored for bird lovers.

Fungi Foray

Fungi Foray at Downhill

21 September, Co Londonderry

Perfect for kids - the estate ranger team will help you discover and explore the fascinating world of fungi to learn why these are vital to the entire world’s ecosystems.

Ballycastle Heavy Horse Show & Vintage Rally

Ballycastle Heavy Horse Show & Vintage Rally

23 August, Co Antrim

Ould Lammas Fair Weekend. This annual events takes place on Saturday 23rd August.

Get Outdoors Weekend

Get Outdoors Weekend

20 September, Co Fermanagh

Get Outdoors Weekend – Biodiversity & Red Squirrels Talk and Walkabout .Castle Archdale Country Park is home to a small population of Red Squirrels, which if you’re lucky you may spot feeding along the woodland edge.

Jazz Sunday at Crom

Jazz Sunday at Crom

24 August, Co Fermanagh

Bring along a picnic and rug as you join us for a relaxing afternoon of local jazz by the shores of Lough Erne

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.

Early Life on Devenish Island

Early Life on Devenish Island

06 July - 31 August, Co Fermanagh

Every Sunday in July and August travel back in time with our Early Christian monk and learn about his way of life on this important and busy island monastery founded by St Molaise in the 5th century.

Guide in the Hide

Guide in the Hide

07 September - 21 September, Co Down

Join Dot Blakely the resident bird watching expert and guide in the hide to find out more about the birds around Castle Espie.

7th, 14th, 21st September
2pm - 4pm

Experience Ards - Strangford Lough Boat Tour

Experience Ards - Strangford Lough Boat Tour

31 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.

Twilight Night by Fairy Light

Twilight Night by Fairy Light

31 October, Belfast

A magical lighting and sound spectacular for all the family culminating with a majestic finale fireworks display.  Wallace Park will once again be transformed into a magical kingdom when it hosts a very special 'Twilight Night by Fairy Light' on ...

Dog Saturday at Castle Coole

Dog Saturday at Castle Coole

20 September, Co Fermanagh

Dogs are always welcome at Castle Coole, but especially on Dog Saturday.
Join our dog walk, enter your dog in our pet show, have a go at the agility course, and pick up some grooming tips.

The Rock Detective Club

The Rock Detective Club

23 August, Co Fermanagh

Join us for an expedition to discover the rocks and landscapes and the people that lived off them. Have a go at making your own planet Earth, dig in the glacial mud, and construct your own megalithic tomb before discovering the secrets that the park has to tell.

West end Ramble at Kebble & Kinramer NNR

West end Ramble at Kebble & Kinramer NNR

20 September, Co Antrim

Experience the sights and sounds of the beautiful West End of Rathlin Island.

Old Zoo Tour

Old Zoo Tour

29 June - 20 September, Co Antrim

Enjoy a private guided tour around the old zoo to learn about their 80 year history.

A Winter Solstice Sunset Walk

A Winter Solstice Sunset Walk

21 December, Co Fermanagh

Experience the winter solstice at Cavan Burren with a guided sunset walk around this enigmatic landscape.

Planters' Seminar

Planters' Seminar

23 August - 24 August, Co Down

This year's seminar in the glorious setting of Mount Stewart House and Gardens explores themes of how to compose with plants. Expert speakers include Helen Dillon, Alexis Datta and Fergus Garrett.

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

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.

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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