In a land built by giants where stunning views and wild, rugged coastlines demand awe and surprise, Northern Ireland is steeped in the spirit of adventure. For those on the lookout for an adrenaline-filled break away – you’ll find plenty to choose from to fulfil the thrill seeker in you.
To give you some inspiration, Discover Northern Ireland has compiled a list of action-packed activities in every county that are approved with our ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard, and will surely get your heart racing.
Prepare to get wet in Belfast
Water thrills and more… If you enjoy water based fun, then Lets Go Hydro is a must see and do experience. Visitors and locals love the range of aqua activity on offer at this exciting water sports. The impressive outdoor attraction, including an inflatable floating obstacle course, provides fun for all. The course features an XXL Tower, slides, climbing wall, hurdles, wiggle disks, ramp, podiums and a floating trampoline. What are you waiting for?
Get muddy in County Tyrone
Adventurers naturally gravitate to the muddy fun and extreme challenges at Todds Leap where gravity’s hold on you will be tested. There are over 20 action-packed activities available at Todds Leap Activity Centre including Ireland’s lonest zipline (500m), Off Road Driving, Clay Pigeon Shooting, a Giant Swing, a Free Fall Drop Zone, Paintballing, Splat Master, Woodland Trails, Air Rifles, Archery, Climbing Wall and the Big Yella Slide, all spread across a purpose built, off road track.
Test your limits in County Armagh
Alive with geology, archaeology and over 2,000 years of legend and history, The Ring of Gullion is one of the most famous ring dykes in the world and an Area of Outstanding Beauty. See how high you can go as you trek to the summit of Armagh’s highest peak, and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views across the Mourne and Cooley mountain ranges and the Armagh Drumlins or explore the breath-taking beauty of the Slieve Gullion Forest Park.
Welcome to Jungle NI in County Londonderry
Step into your wild side and unleash the adventurer in you with the Tarzan Tree Top Adventure at Jungle NI. With over 50 exciting high wire obstacles, some up to 70ft high and then rope bridges, scramble nets, tunnels, Tarzan swings, tree top zipline, and of course the fantastic, spine-tingling Power Fan Drop which lets you experience the rush of a free fall Parachute jump – without the parachute! They also have Zorbing, paintball, laser tag and archery all on offer to get your blood pumping. Why not stay over in the Glamping Pods while enjoying a roaring campfire, a tasty BBQ and some awesome activities?
Coasteering NI in County Antrim
Get your adrenaline pumping with Coasteering NI as you embrace the amazing scenery and dive into the Causeway Coast, one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. With tips from experienced and friendly guides you are guaranteed thrills, spills, and a lot of laughter. Sessions consist of rock scrambling, climbing, adventure swimming, belly flopping and cliff jumping from various heights with the Big Kahuna jump a whopping 45ft.
Embrace your need for speed in County Down
If you’ve ever pictured yourself on a Formula One circuit, well now’s your chance. At Formula Karting: Indoor Grand Prix Kart Racing in Newry, your inner thrill-seeker can zoom around their one kilometre of indoor tracks in a fully equipped karts and try out your luck at a grand prix if you’re brave. Think unforgettable races, tunnels, corners and everything you need to satisfy your hunger for that adrenaline rush.
Don’t miss out on other adventure spots in County Down; check out Cloughmor Extreme Adventures for water bouldering, abseiling and coasteering for an extra thrill.
Hydrobike on Lough Erne in County Fermanagh
Thrill seekers look no further than the official Lough Erne hydrobike experience available at Castle Archdale Boat Hire and Watersports in both Lisnarick & Enniskillen. Take cycling off road and onto the water, where your heart will race only as fast as you can pedal. Perfect for an on-the-water photography session or a group race into the depths of the Lough with picturesque scenery guaranteed. Check out their midweek early morning discount sessions as well as other canoe and kayak experiences.