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Half Price Adrenaline Fuelled Adventures – Northern Ireland Adventureland 2013

Posted on March 7, 2013 @ 4:12 PM in Adventure

You've reached the Northern Ireland Adventureland Blog for 2013 but don't worry this fantastic weekend of half price and £10 events is back for 2015.  Check out our Northern Ireland Adventureland Weekend blog for 2015 for a whole host of adrenaline pumping events happening on Sat 28th & Sun 29th March 2015.

Inject some excitement into your life and get your mates together for the ultimate day out. For one weekend only on Saturday 23rd March and Sunday 24th March Northern Ireland is being transformed into an action packed adventureland.

With events for just £10 and a massive 50% off normal prices this is the perfect time to try something completely different, thrilling and fun with your friends - all for a fraction of the normal price. No experience is necessary for any of the events – just a sense of adventure!  You don’t need a big group of people or lots of organisation, simply choose from one of the many activities on offer and book online.

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush on land or water there are loads of activities to choose from.  Get away with your mates and have a laugh with them (or at them!) as you discover what Northern Ireland has to offer when it comes to outdoor adventure.

Here are just a few of the adrenaline pumping activities you could be enjoying over the Northern Ireland Adventureland weekend:

Northern Ireland Adventureland

Strangford

Overnight Wilderness Canoe Trip, Outdoor Concepts, Strangford Lough, 23rd-24th March £50pp

If you want to get out of the rat race, get away from it all for a couple of days, meet new people and enjoy a simply stunning part of Northern Ireland - then this trip is for you!  Led by highly skilled, experienced and fully qualified instructors you will begin your adventure on the water before spending a night underneath the stars on Salt Island.

Coasteering, Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward Demesne, 23rd & 24th March, £25pp

Not one for the fainthearted coasteering involves walking, scrambling, jumping, swimming and sometimes crawling along the coast.  Get your heart racing whilst traversing the stunning Ballyhornan coastline. Scramble over rocks, launch yourself off sea cliffs into the Irish Sea and discover hidden caves as you test your nerves against your mates and have a laugh. Jumps are not obligatory – but they are a lot of fun!

Belfast 

Sailing & Powerboat Rides, Ocean Youth Trust Ireland, Titanic Quarter, 23rd & 24th March, £10pp

Learn how to sail in the city with the impressive Titanic building as your backdrop.  In small groups you’ll get the chance to have some hands on experience sailing before taking it up a notch behind the wheel of your very own powerboat.  

North Coast 

Surf Kayaking North Coast, Xplore Outdoors, Portrush East Strand, 23rd &24th March, £12.50pp

Evolving from both kayaking and surfing, surf kayaking provides the ultimate adventurous activity. The session is tailored for both complete beginners and novice paddlers providing you with the perfect opportunity to try out this ever growing sport.  Take to the waves on one of Portrush’s stunning beaches for what is sure to be a wet and wild session.

Surfing With Your Mates, Alive Surf School, Portrush West Strand, 23rd & 24th March, £10pp

Possibly two hours of the best fun you and your mates will have this year.  Let the pros teach you how to tackle the waves of the North Coast and see who can stay up the longest (and look the coolest!).  All surfing equipment including wetsuits is provided so all you have to worry about is turning up.

Max Combat for Adults, Foyle Hovercrafting and Leisure, Limavady, 23rd &24th March, £10pp

This 2 hour hi-tech laser combat session will involve several different games on a choice of purpose -built battlefields, complete with bunkers, trench systems and gun emplacements. Separate your friends from your enemies and get ready to do battle with full replica weapons, jackets and power packs recording individual and team scores.

Lough Neagh

Rally Driving Experience, Superdrive Motorsports Centre, Portadown, 23rd & 24th March, £35pp

Take to the wheel of your very own rally car, learn how to drift around corners and handbrake at exciting hairpins before putting your foot down and releasing your inner speed demon.  An instructor will be in the passenger seat at all times to ensure you get the most out of your time on the track. 

Segway Skills & Speed Course, Segway NI, Tannaghmore Gardens, Craigavon, 23rd March, £15pp

Pilot your very own Segway and test your skills before going on an off road challenge all whilst competing against your friends for glory and prizes.  See who is the best at manoeuvring the obstacles on these unique two wheeled machines before heading off on an off road challenge. 

Northern Ireland Experience Days

Mournes

Half Day Half Price Canoe / Sit on Top Kayak Rental, Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan Forest Park, 24th March, £17.50

This fantastic canoe or sit on top kayak rental offer allows you to create your own adventure on the water. With 2 paddles and 2 buoyancy aids included in the price you and a friend can have double the fun exploring the stunning Castlewellan Forest Park Lake.  Dedicated instructors will be on hand at the start to introduce you to your equipment before setting off on your adventure.

Sperrins

Adrenaline Playzone, Todds Leap, Ballygawley, 24th March, £20pp

Experience pulsating action on Todds Leap's most extreme outdoor activities – take a giant leap of faith at their Drop Zone, zoom down a 500 metre zip line and finish with a white knuckle, high speed hill rally!  This is a fast paced day out like no other. 

Zorbing, The Jungle NI, Moneymore, 24th March, £10pp

Picture yourself inside a massive inflatable ball (approx 3 meters in height) hurtling at high speed down a hill face...and get ready for an adrenaline packed ride of your life.  Never has the phrase ‘that’s how I roll’ been more apt! 

With too many great events happening to mention make sure you check out the Northern Ireland Adventureland Website for a full list of what’s on offer.  Places will sell out fast so book your place now and let the adventure begin…!

 

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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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