Saturday 9th April marks the start of the Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend. The first of its kind in Northern Ireland, 23 activity providers from across the country are showcasing over 100 outdoor activities during a unique weekend of splashes, dashes and crashes in a bid to highlight a variety of adventure activities that will really get your adrenaline pumping. Moreover, all the activity events taking place over the course of the weekend will be on offer for only £10 per person.
This weekend is the perfect opportunity for groups of friends, couples and adventure seeking families to get outdoors and have a go mountain boarding in the Mournes, sea kayaking along the North Coast or paintballing in the Sperrins. For that little bit more adventure you can feel the full force of the Irish Sea swell coasteering along the Ballyhornan coastline or test out your mountain biking skills on Northern Ireland’s first ever pump track in Fermanagh.
There will be Sea Safari boat trips heading out along both the North Coast and Strangford Lough as well as opportunities for a more relaxing canoeing trip, picnic and BBQ along the Lower Bann Canoe Trail to name just a few.
This Adventureland weekend has been organised by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) in association with OutdoorNI.com. NITB’s Product Marketing Officer Helen Carey says this weekend provides the perfect opportunity for people across Northern Ireland to discover the wealth of opportunities to get active right on their doorsteps.
adFor those who maybe wish to try out a number of different outdoor activities there are 2 hour ‘taster sessions’ on offer sampling activities such as archery, laser skirmishing, canoeing, climbing and low ropes courses to name just a few.
Chris Scott from OutdoorNI.com added, “This is the first time that activity providers in Northern Ireland have grouped together to showcase exactly what is on offer throughout the rest of the year. The Adventureland weekend provides such a great opportunity for us all to get outdoors and try out some exciting new activities, for fabulous value for money.”
No experience is necessary for any of the activities and participants will be looked after by fully qualified instructors. To view all the activities available or book your place visit www.discovernorthernireland.com/adventureland. As an added bonus all those taking part in activities during this weekend will receive a 10% discount off a further activity booking before the end of September 2011.