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Pack a little adventure into your Summer break

Between land and sea, across mountains and city escapes, Northern Ireland is the ideal destination for those looking to pack a little adventure into their short break. 

Discover Northern Ireland has the perfect solution for helping you choose and book your next short break with a new interactive video experience, Choose Your Giant Adventure.  Based on your own personal interests, let the exciting and immersive audio-visual experience guide help you tailor your bespoke Northern Ireland itinerary.

Here is just a taste of the giant adventures that await you… But check out discovernorthernireland.com to play the experience and find out your ultimate activity combinations!

Embrace new heights with Bike Mourne, County Down

Whether self-guided exploration or professionally guided exhilaration is your pedalling preference, Bike Mourne offer a range of guided tours and trails from bike, electric or mountain bike. Test your limits on the Castlewellan and Rostrevor Red trails or explore the lighter and downhill tours – the pace is yours to set. Prices are based on the tour duration and range from a few hours to over two days.  https://www.bikemourne.com/

Stroll city streets on the Derry Girls Afternoon Tea and Tour, County Londonderry

The comedy series has put the city firmly on the map and now you can walk in the footsteps and re-live the antics of the girls in Derry~Londonderry. You can even become a Derry Girl, dine like a Derry Girl or enjoy the complete Derry Girls tour. The Derry Girls Tour Package includes a special guided walking tour by Martin McCrossan City Tours and as you take selfies at the Derry Girls Mural, before you return back to the Everglades for a special cocktail and the uniquely themed Derry Girls Afternoon Tea. https://www.hastingshotels.com/everglades-hotel/

Take to the sky with Todds Leap Activity Centre, County Tyrone

Days outs at Todds Leap are all about getting outdoors, doing something momentous and having more fun than you ever felt possible! That’s what makes Todds Leap Activity Centre a great option for families as well as friends looking for a fun day out or celebrating a special occasion. With Todds Leap Activity Centre you can ‘Fly’ through the lush greenery of the forest from the adrenaline-pumping zip-lines, grind the gears of a 4x4 as you slosh through the muddy trails or take the ultimate leap and drop into the Drop Zone, where you freefall from 30 ft onto the giant airbag. The challenge awaits!

More at https://toddsleap.com/

Test your aqua endurance at Let’s Go Hydro, Belfast

Pop on your wetsuit and unleash your inner child on the inflatable floating obstacle course, featuring an XXL Tower, slides, climbing wall, hurdles, wiggle disks, ramp, podiums and a floating trampoline; not to mention paddle boarding and wakeboarding. While you are here, check out the socially distanced Drive In Movie experience, and you can even stay overnight at the resort’s popular glampsite. https://letsgohydro.com/

Wander with the waves at Long Line Surf School, County Londonderry

Embrace the white sand of the beautiful Benone Beach between your toes as you venture out to blue waters and take on an adventure like no other. Surfing on Benone Beach is an unforgettable experience, whether you’re a surf beginner or an extra from the movie Point Break. Naturally, your guides are all fully trained surf coaches with WSA (Water Skills Academy) and Beach Lifeguard qualifications. They provide the wetsuits, the surf boards and the lessons. You provide the giant spirit and sense of epic adventure. https://longlinesurfschool.co.uk/

Stand up and paddle far at SUP HUB NI, County Down

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the latest craze that is as close to the most fun you can have standing up. Guided by expert instructors who will teach you all the essential techniques you need to stand up strong and paddle along, this hot-trend activity is also a great confidence builder. So, conquer the water and book a session in the seaside town of Bangor – there’s even a SUP and picnic (SUP NIC) option to keep the bellies happy too. https://suphubni.com/

 

Bangor Marina

Defy gravity at We Are Vertigo, Belfast

At this unmissable inflatapark, you can fly without wings at Ireland’s only indoor skydiving centre in the Titanic Quarter. Experienced Instructors will guide you every step of the way as you soar through the air in the skydiving tunnel, and there are packages to suit all abilities, from first time flyers to seasoned skydiving pros. Other activities to discover include adventure climbing, a ninja master course and inflatable obstacle courses to really get your adrenaline rushing. https://wearevertigo.com/

Make your own adventure with Bunk Campers, Northern Ireland

If you’re thinking YES to an adventure but want a more self-driven experience, then why not combine a road trip with quality accommodation and rent a campervan. Bunk Campers offer everything from budget two-person campers to large, contemporary motorhomes. Campers are equipped with everything you need to get on the road in Northern Ireland and prices start from just £45 per day.  https://www.bunkcampers.com/

More at https://discovernorthernireland.com/things-to-do/my-giant-adventure,

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