Belfast has all the right ingredients for an exciting day out. Enjoy city tours, water sports, family activities and more.
Discover the City
Experience the essence of Belfast city, take a tour, learn and enjoy the hidden treasures.
Mix It Up!
One of the best ways to get adventurous is to visit a multi-activity centre. Suitable for all ages and group sizes, you will find loads of great ways to enjoy yourself. Scale a climbing wall, drive a quad bike, have a game of paintball or try to hang on to a banana boat. Give canoeing a go, try clay pigeon shooting, climb a high ropes course, or bounce downhill in a zorbing ball – the choice is yours. You can go for a day or longer as many of the centres offer accommodation too.
Colin Glen Forest Park
The activity centre at Colin Glen Forest Park in southwest Belfast offers SKYTrek high ropes courses, kayaking, lazer tag, mountain biking, team building, raft building, archery and orienteering. There’s also a nine-hole golf course, Top Range driving range and sports arena, plus beautiful woodland walk with a spectacular view over Belfast. Make sure you check out Ireland’s longest zipline at Colin Glen.
The Jungle NI is a leading outdoor adventure centre offering exciting activities, events and funky accommodation suitable for all ages. Activities include clay pigeon shooting, high ropes, archery, laser tag, quad biking, mountain biking, llama trekking, paintball and downhill zorbing – plenty to get your adrenaline pumping!
Let's Go Hydro
Make a splash at Ireland’s largest inflatable aqua park or enjoy an afternoon at the cable water sports park. The cable systems provide ways to learn and advance in towed water sports like kneeboarding and wakeboarding or just have a blast with a friend and try the new tubing activity!
Lagan Adventures – Belfast Hydrobikes
Explore the River Lagan through this unique water sports experience. Hydrobikes provide a gentle, low-impact aerobic total body workout; but it all depends on how fast you pedal. This is the only experience Belfast’s Historic River Lagan Waterway and it is a unique way for visitors to see Belfast and the its historic Waterfront, Harland and Wolf cranes, Obel Tower, historic bridges, canal structure and much more.
Strangford Lough Activity Centre
Strangford Lough Activity Centre is a quirky, experiential adventure centre which offers a range of outdoor activities throughout Northern Ireland. As an outdoor activity provider, they can help you explore places off the beaten track. They offer a wide range of activities from kayaking and paddle boarding to laser tag
Mountain Bike Trails and Jump Park
For those looking for a little bit more adventure, try the bike trails and jump parks at Barnett Demesne. The trails consist of a shared use 3.4km green trail and a 3.9km blue trail with 3 red loop options (1.5km). With Ireland’s first official purpose-built jumps park boasting no less than 6 lines of mouth-watering table-tops, doubles and hip jumps, these trails tick all the right boxes for those searching for that all important adrenaline fix! The trails start at the Mary Peters Track in South Belfast.
Splash Outdoor Waterpark
Custom built by the industry experts at WiBit, their specially designed inflatable park comes loaded with obstacles and dripping with fun. Safely secured and floating on their 12-acre spring fed lake, which sits surrounded by treelines and quaint rural countryside, enjoy a session splashing around in nature’s ultimate playground.
Life Adventure Centre
Whatever your next outdoor adventure, be it simply stand up paddle board hire, mountain bike hire, kayak hire or electric bike hire from their extensive range of equipment, creating your own adventure on a self-guided experience or maximising the adventure on a guided experience with their passionate guides.
Test your orienteering skills in beautiful green spaces. Breathe the fresh air, explore wild woodlands and feel like you're miles from the city, while only around the corner.
Originally known as the Belfast Botanic Garden, the site contained exotic tree species and impressive plant collections from the southern hemisphere, many of which can still be seen in the park. Today, the park is popular with residents, students and visitors and is an important venue for concerts, festivals and other events. It is home to the Palm House and the Tropical Ravine
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
Follow orienteering trails in Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, an award-winning expanse of rolling meadows, copses, woodland gardens on the Upper Malone Road.