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Adventure activities in Northern Ireland

Active and Sports Mad Dad

Want to get Dad's adrenaline pumping? Treat him to a taster session at one of our top outdoor activity providers or, if he's more of a spectating type, there are some great sporting events coming up for a great day out.

Below are some ideas to get you started.

we are vertigoAdventurous dads might want to visit We Are Vertigo just outside Belfast.  There are a wide range of great activities from climbing walls to sky trail high ropes, a ski centre and a huge trampoline park.  Alternatively take him to Belfast Activity Centre to experience a range of fun outdoor activities such as caving, bouldering or rope courses.If your dad's a speed junkie, take him rally driving, off-road driving or karting.  Options include Todds Leap near Ballygawley in County Tyrone or Campsie Karting Centre near Derry~Londonderry.

Scullion HurlsIs your dad a keen GAA fan?  Take a trip to Scullion Hurls ÉCONOMUSÉE in Loughguile, County Antrim where you can see the art of hurl-making in action.  It's also a great place to buy a memorable Father's Day gift. Perhaps he is a retired Rugby player or just a lover of the sport, take him on a self-guided tour to the Nevin Spence Centre, Belfast.

SegwaysFor something just a little slower, why not take Dad on a unique Segway Titanic Guided Tour?  This futuristic mode of transport is great fun and it's an ideal way to see the famous Titanic Quarter.



16237_Lough_Erne_ResortIf your dad is a keen golfer, why not treat Dad to a round of golf at one of our top Golf Courses.  Northern Ireland is the perfect destination to play golf with many courses at stunning locations offering world class golf to hidden gems, your dad will not want get to that 18th hole.

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Places To Visit

Full Moon Boat Trip, Strangford, Downpatrick

Enjoy the tranquillity 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.

Mid-summer Solstice Walk, Bushmills

Rise with the lark to enjoy the longest day of the year at the Giant's Causeway.

The Official Euros Fanzone, Belfast

Belsonic are delighted to present, with support from the Irish Football Association, Titanic Belfast, Cool FM and Belfast Live, the official Euros Fanzone this summer.

The 10,000 capacity open air arena in Belfast's Titanic Quarter will boast ...

Crooked Lake Duathlon, Camlough, Newry

Navigating the hills and winding roads of beautiful South Armagh in the Ring of Gullion.

Beach BBQ, Belfast

Family orientated group cycle from The Big Fish To Seapark following Belfast Lough trail, barbeque food and entertainment on arrival at Seapark

Cycle Art Exibition, Belfast

This Cycle related mixed media art exhibition runs through out Bike Week and is open to all levels of artist.

Piccolo Fondo Craigavon - Part of NI Cycling Festival, Craigavon

Regardless of age or cycling experience, this wonderful event gives families and new comers to cycling the chance to get on their bikes and discover the simple pleasures of cycling in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.

Pedal to Pickie - Ards and North Down Festival of Cycling, Bangor

On the back of the Bangor Coastal Challenge, the Pedal to Pickie allows families and children to participate in a mini cycle challenge from the Sportsplex to Pickie Fun Park on closed roads. Participants receive a voucher and an ice cream!

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