If you’re wild about watersports and water based activities, Belfast has it all. Canoeing, kayaking, bellboating, dragonboating, rowing, sailing, sea safaris, waterskiing and wakeboarding – there are endless ways to enjoy the waters safely on the River Lagan which stretches from the city centre through the picturesque Lagan Valley Regional Park.
Mobile Team Adventure
Mobile Team Adventure specialises in providing professional and fun outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, archery and rock climbing as well as a wide variety of outdoor pursuits and team building activities.
Let’s Go Hyrdo
Let’s Go Hydro has everything you need to play, eat and relax. 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 on the tubing activity.
Strangford Sea Safaris
Discover the history and wildlife of Strangford Lough on these sea safari tours. The lough is a haven for marine and bird wildlife, many of which have migrated all the way from the other side of the world. Seals and porpoises are frequent in the waters and dolphin sightings are on the increase too, so keep a look out!
Get Behind the Wheel
Eddie Irvine Sports
Owned by Formula One ace Eddie Irvine, and situated in Bangor, County Down, Eddie Irvine Sports is one of Northern Ireland’s premier indoor sporting facilities. Just 20 minutes from Belfast city centre, the facility offers the ultimate experience in karting, paintball, multi sports and more.
Mix It Up!
One of the best ways to get adventurous is to visit one of the many multi-activity centres. 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 or can
Colin Glen Activity Centre
The activity centre at Colin Glen Forest Park in southwest Belfast offers kayaking, lazer tag, mountain biking, team building, raft building, archery, Nerf wars, bubble football and orienteering. There’s also a nine-hole golf course and sports arena, plus beautiful woodland walk with a spectacular view over Belfast.
Todds Leap is Northern Ireland’s leading outdoor activity centre, offering an electrifying range of adrenaline pursuits and extreme adventures. They specialise in fun days out, superb corporate entertainment and team-building through 4×4 off road driving, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, body zorbing, freefall dropzone, zip line and many more activities.
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!
Vertigo Titanic Park
Fly without wings at Ireland’s only indoor skydiving centre! You’ll be swept off your feet with gusts of wind over 120mph as you feel the sensation of skydiving, accompanied by a trained instructor. Or test your skills on the Ninja Master Course – a 110 foot obstacle course of walls, hoops and challenges.
We Are Vertigo
Lose yourself in We Are Vertigo’s giant Inflata-Park, a fortress of fun which is the only inflatable fun world in Ireland! This whopping 30,000 square feet inflatable playground has inflatable floors, inflatable doors, inflatable walls, and inflatable falls. The centre also has indoor ski slopes and adventure area with a climbing wall and high ropes course.
Get on Your Bike
Belfast City Bike Tours
Belfast City Bike Tours offer fun, eco-friendly tours of Belfast with local guides to show you the sights, some of which are only reachable by bike. Tours depart on Saturdays and Sundays at 10am from Norm’s Bikes, Unit 12 Smithfield Marketplace, Winetavern Street. Group tours can be arranged at other times.
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.