Are you ready to get wet and wild?

20130227-082828.jpgThe Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB), in conjunction with, are ready to whet your appetite for outdoor fun with the launch of the third annual and popular Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend which will take place on March 23 – 24.

More than 1400 people are expected to enjoy and take advantage of over 65 outdoor activity events offered by 21 different activity providers including canoeing, surfing, horse riding and hovercrafting across Northern Ireland during an action packed weekend.

The exciting two-day event is perfect for families and groups of friends, with no previous experience necessary and all activities are either £10 per person or 50% off their normal price.

Families can choose from either enjoying the sites of the Giant’s Causeway in a high speed powerboat, taking the plunge wet bouldering in the Mournes or experiencing an exciting combination of archery, grass sledging and climbing on the shores of Strangford Lough.

The more adventurous and brave can choose from tackling Northern Ireland’s first tree top adventure course, going coasteering along the Ballyhornan Coastline, having a go at hovercrafting in Limavady or taking to the wheel of a rally car near Portadown.

NITB Activity Tourism Officer, Julie McLaughlin, said that whether people are looking to have fun with their friends, spend some quality time with their other half or do something different with the family, there is something for everyone on Adventureland Weekend.

“This is the third year of Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend and it has proven to be a great success with over 1,400 people taking part last year,” said Julie.

“The weekend gives everybody the chance to try something new and fun for great value. It is the perfect kick start to a whole summer of outdoor activities and with so much to choose from across Northern Ireland adventure activities are ideal to build a weekend break around.

“Whether people are with friends, planning a family day out or simply going it alone – NI Adventureland Weekend is just about getting outdoors and trying something new. With qualified and experienced instructors showing people the ropes, no experience is necessary and all that’s required is a sense of adventure and an expectation of fun.

“It promises to be a great weekend and with so many fantastic activities at such great prices, the events will sell out fast so make sure you get your place booked!” Julie added.

Here is a teaser of what you’ll be able to do in Belfast during the adventure weekend
– Family Canoeing at Shaw’s Bridge with Mobile Team Adventure
– Sailing and Powerboat Rides at Belfast Titanic Quarter

For a full list of activities on offer during Northern Ireland Adventurel and to book visit

Post Author: Belfast Times

Leave a Reply