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Easter Family Adventures 2013

Posted on March 25, 2013 @ 5:58 PM in Adventure

It mightn’t be the best weather we’ve ever had at Easter but that doesn’t mean you have to hide away indoors!  There are loads of fantastic family events happening over the Easter period and with the activity providers providing everything you need to have a good time there’s no excuse for not getting outside and having some family fun. 

Don’t let the weather dampen your spirits this Easter, get the kids out of the house and book onto an Easter Family Adventure. Whether you want to get stuck in with the kids or leave them to it with friends their own age – here are just a few of the many activities happening over the Easter break:

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Easter Picnic Boat Trip to Angus Rock Lighthouse, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Strangford, Co. Down, 30th March & 2nd April
Departing Strangford Village, travel up the lough through the ‘Narrows’ to Angus Rock Lighthouse on Clearksky’s Sea Safari. After tying up the boat on the ancient quay there will be time get out and explore this stunning location rich in wildlife with fantastic views across to the Isle of Man and the Lake District. What better place to sit and enjoy a picnic?!

£15 Surfing Lessons, Alive Surf School, Portrush, Co. Antrim, 1st April
Who says the kids should get to have all the fun?!   Join in with them and see who can stand up first and ride the waves into the shore.  Alive Surf School is offering 2 hour surf lessons including all equipment and a free snack and drink for just £15 when you quote ‘’ when booking.

Easter Activity Madness, Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, 29th March, 1st, 2nd, 5th & 6th April
With climbing, zip line, archery and kayaking sessions available you will have no problem filling up the weekend.  The kids are sure to be left screaming for more just as well then that Carrowmena are offering buy 2 full days, get 1 free. Suitable for ages 6 and up.

Bay to Bay Sea Tour, Portrush Sea Tours, Portrush, Co. Antrim, 30th & 31st March, 1st, 3rd & 4th April
Enjoy the memorable experience of seeing our beautiful coastline from the sea. Witness the glorious sandy beaches of Portrush as you zoom across the water and experience the North Coast like never before as you take in the glorious sights of Ramore Head, the Skerries, Dunluce Castle and Island Doo.  This is one sightseeing trip that will definitely not leave the kids bored.

Kids Surf Camp, Long Line Surf School, Benone Beach, Co. Londonderry, 30th March – 7th April
Surfing, beach games, safety and an experience the children will remember forever!  Leave the kids to have fun on the beach while you go away and relax for a couple of hours knowing they’re in safe hands.  Add into the mix a special kids Easter egg surf hunt on the 1st April and a whole day of fun on the beach with the kids big day out on the 5th April and you’ll have no problem keeping them amused over the break.

Easter Eggstravaganza, Jungle NI, Moneymore, Co. Londonderry, 1st & 2nd April
If you’re in search of some spring time fun then look no further than the JungleNI where a fun packed and affordable family fun day of events awaits with activities starting from just £3. Race to the top of the climbing wall, try to hit the bullseye in their paintball and archery target ranges, or try out a spot of body zorbing, take a boat ride and of course hunt for some easter eggs. 

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Easter Activity Shindig, Action Outdoors, Delamont Country Park, Co. Down, 1st April
Canoe or kayak on Strangford Lough, see who can climb the highest on the outdoor climbing wall, have a go at archery or try out grass sledging. For just £3pp per activity these great value activities are not to be missed!

Kids Easter Adventure Camp, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward, Co. Down, 3rd – 5th April
Set in the grounds of the stunning Castle Ward Estate this easter adventure camp promises to send the kids back tired! Activities range from climbing and bouldering to canoeing and archery and are suitable for 8-15 year olds.  Don’t panic if you don’t have time to drop them off, Clearsky are running a free shuttle bus service from Newcastle, Strangford and Downpatrick each day – we have a feeling this is one bus they won’t be late for in the morning!

Easter Kids Camp, Portrush, Troggs Surf School, Co. Antrim, 6th – 7th April
Relax and chill out while the kids hit the waves, learn how to surf and meet new friends at The Troggs Quicksilver Kids Surf Camp. No experience is necessary and video footage of the surfing is included so everyone can relive the fun.  An exciting, friendly and fully supervised learning experience - the kids are sure to be talking about it for ages! 

Make sure to check out for even more family fun for you and the kids this Easter.


Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson  Marketing Officer

Sarah joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in 2011. A firm believer in giving anything a go at least once (unless it involves jumping out of a plane at 6,000ft!) she is always looking for new adventures in the outdoors and can often be found wandering the Mournes or Glens of Antrim attempting not to get lost!

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