Nature Loving Dad
Sunshine and Picnics
Does Dad enjoy the simple things in life? Why not organise a tasty picnic for all the family to enjoy. A great way to spend quality time together, they hardly cost a thing, you can bask in the sunshine and even help mum prepare the picnic basket with all of dad's favoutire foods! Why not even create a few Northern Irish treats and bake some drop scones or wheaten bread!
Northern Ireland has plenty of stunning locations on offer. Take a trip along the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route and visit the new iconic Giants Causeway Visitors Centre and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, or take a trip to Fermanagh to see the remarkable Marble Arch Caves or simply relax and enjoy a picnic at any of our many attractions. There are many beautiful picnic hotspots across the province to choose from.
A spot of fishing?
Northern Ireland is one of the best destinations for Fishing. There are many areas you can choose from for your perfect fishing experience, ranging from the rivers of the Causeway Coast in County Antrim such as the Bush River which is located near the world renowned Old Bushmills Distillery (another treasure for dad to explore!).
He could also head to the Lower Bann system, or Ballysaggart Lough and Blackwater River in County Tyrone or to the tributaries of Lough Neagh which is, in fact the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles. Rivers like the Moyola, Maine, Six Mile Water and Crumlin Rivers would be good spots for dad to try out, especially if he is after some Salmon, Dollaghan or Brown Trout! On the southern shores of Lough Neagh, Kinnego Marina near Lurgan in County Armagh has purpose built fishing stands and offers great angling for Roach, Bream, Perch and Pike, especially in May and June.
Lower & Upper Lough Erne in the stunning Fermanagh Lakelands also offer a great fishing experience for dad. So why not book dad and mum, (or dad and his best mate!) into a B&B in one of these fine destinations and let dad enjoy the pleasures of fishing in Northern Ireland!
Get close to nature
Does your Dad enjoy getting close to nature and wildlife? Why not treat him and all the family on a scenic voyage on Strangford Lough to view the seals, seabirds and other wildlife or enjoy a fun-filled afternoon this Father's Day as the beauty of nature and wildlife at Crom are celebrated where he will enjoy tranquil landscapes, woodland and historic ruins on the shores of Upper Lough Erne.
Take a visit to the Belfast Zoo which is home to more than 1,200 animals and 140 species. As one of the oldest visitor attractions in Northern Ireland many families have fond memories of visiting its gardens and this can be one to remember for your Dad!
What about a Rathlin Island Tour; leave Portrush Harbour and travel along the Causeway Coast, visiting the Skerries, Dunluce Castle, White Park Bay, Ballintoy and then over to Rathlin Island to the bird sanctuary and the West Lighthouse. Stay on Rathlin Island for a 45 minute break, returning to Portrush along the Causeway Coast.
Go Feral - Enjoy time together with Dad camping in the woods at Castle Espie and learn bushcrafting skills...a chance for the kids and Dad to bond whilst getting to close to nature and experience the outdoors.