Fun and Unique Northern Ireland Adventure Activities

It may not offer consistently warm and sunny weather to its visitors all year round, but Northern Ireland adventure activities can open your eyes to the unexpected, and most of the time, unique adventure that you can only see in this part of the globe.

The Thrill Seekers’ Paradise

Just 45 minutes away from Belfast lies the 200 acres of gently rolling and fun-filled hills of The Jungle, an award-winning outdoor entertainment centre in the heart of the country. The centre is well-known for its innovative and exhilarating attractions. Among the most popular adventures in The Jungle is its latest attraction, the Tree Top High-Wire Adventure Course.  At first glance, it seems like the course is only set to give you the average high, but wait until you find yourself literally walking on the rope while the wind freely sways your path. The tree top adventure sets you in a course of zip lines, bridges, tunnels, scramble nets, tarzan swings, and a freefall drop at the end. Even if you find yourself in a difficult position, fear not as the self-belay system ensures that thrill-seekers are all hooked on the safety line.

Why not try Zorbing in a huge ball down a hill?

The Jungle started as a paintball field and has added other attractions over the years, including clay-pigeon shooting, archery, fitness classes, team building, and zorbing. The latter involves a nine feet wide plastic ball filled with ten gallons of water. Riders can choose to float unharnessed down the slope or go for the daring harnessed zorbing. Other outdoor activities include mountain climbing and circuit training.

Up North to the Giant Causeway

The Giant Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage site where stunning and spectacular cliffs and paths can easily take your breath away. Most of the region remains untouched despite of the growing numbers of tourists in the Northern Ireland. A contradiction to the exhilarating activities at the Jungle, the Giant Causeway offers a quiet walking route and breathtaking landscapes to feast your eyes. The Causeway boasts of eighty miles of coastline, pristine streams, seasonal flowers, unusual greeneries, peaceful valleys, and occasional, yet welcoming ray of sunshine.

The Giant's Causeway

Architectural and natural ruins of deserted churches, forts, castles, and cairns can be seen on and off the route. The Giant Causeway is the place for soul searchers and for people who have the penchant for the marvelous and the enchanted.

Active Fun

A sturdy mountain bike can bring you anywhere in Northern Ireland. There are numerous high-quality routes that offer short, medium, and long cycle trails. Tourists can choose to explore the country by joining a guided tour, or be more adventurous; just grab a detailed map and start your own exploration. Just remember to take your cycle helmets!

The Clearsky Adventure Centre situated on Strangford Lough’s shores has a wide range of adventures for the whole family. Tourists can enjoy climbing, canoeing, camping, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, horse-rising, walking, sea kayaking, and other outdoor activities. All activities are led by professional instructors so safety is never a question.

I’d recommend a good strong pair of walking boots if you’re planning on hiking in Northern Ireland – my Timberland boots have lasted me for years but took a bit of wearing in, but they definitely make walking across difficult terrains easier!

Northern Ireland adventure activities and sceneries are being recognised as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. With its majestic sceneries, untouched lands, unique and fun activities, and welcoming people, Northern Ireland is easily one of the best places to include in your holiday itinerary.

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