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Top Tips for Family Fun in Derry~Londonderry

Take in the sights and sounds of this historical city before heading for an action packed family day out in the great outdoors. With lots of family friendly adventures all within an hour drive of Derry~Londonderry it won't be hard to organise an action packed kids day out with a difference.

Be sure to check out our extensive list of activity events and activity experiences in Derry~Londonderry. No experience required, no specialist equipment needed, you don’t need a big group or lots of organisation.  Just make a quick call or email to the activity providers to begin your adventure.

Show them what a real adventure is all about with Far and Wild, the kids will have a blast at the Forest School learning how to cook in the wild, build a shelter and find their way through the forest taking part in a few fun activities along the way. For those who don't mind getting their feet wet have some fun in the water making a splash during a kid's coasteering session. Adapting this exhilarating experience for a younger audience the session will include beach games, exploration, water confidence and of course a bit of jumping!

No family outing is complete without a trip to the beach and beaches don't get much better than the 7 mile stretch of sandy shore at Benone just a 40 minute drive from the city centre. Long Line Surf School will provide you with everything you and the kids need see who will be the first to catch a wave during a surfing session or paddle the fastest on their stand up paddleboard!

For those looking to do something different with the family visit Crindle Stables and riding school who cater for all ages and abilities and have over 25 brilliant ponies to use under the watchful eye of your fully qualified instructor.

Just a short drive from the city centre explore the wooded grounds of Beech Hill Country House Hotel on foot or by bike before rolling out the picnic blanket for a well deserved picnic lunch by the lake.

Located 45 minutes from the city centre in Moneymore there is something for everyone at The JungleNI! Test your family's sense of daring and adventure on the specially designed Mowgli Tree Top Adventure Course ideal for children aged 5 to 11 years old. Families with teenagers will love the challenge of Ireland's first Tree Top Adventure Course where you can negotiate your way through 40 elements including zip lines, bridges, scramble nets, tunnels, tarzan swings and death defying power fan descents. Other activities offered include forest segways, llama treking and zorbing. Less than an hour from the city centre this is a kids day out in Northern Ireland that will be anything but boring!

Make a Break of it! 

With so many great outdoor activities happening in Northern Ireland it makes sense to create a short break around the fun! 

From chic, city boutique hotels to rustic rural retreats and from self-catering apartments to outdoor glamping, Northern Ireland has a wonderful variety of accommodation for all tastes & budgets!

To book a short break or to find out about Northern Ireland’s visitor attractions, accommodation and things to do, visit

Image credit: Child on Horse- Sinead Crumlish Photography

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