Please note, with a lockdown in place until 1 April 2021 this event may be cancelled or postponed; or its venue may be temporarily closed to the public. Check with the event organiser or venue for most up-to-date information.


Discover more of what the region has to offer by immersing yourself in these fantastic experiences. Enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside, and the warmth of our locals first-hand.

Why not make it an overnight break, and stay a while in some of the great accommodation on offer, from cosy B&Bs, modern guesthouses or luxurious hotels – the choice is yours! Browse accommodation options on the Where to Stay page on

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Leave your stresses on the shoreline and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Strangford Lough as you paddleboard from Whiterock to Ballymorran.  See the seals, hear the history, before stepping into the warmth of a traditional Irish thatched cottage to enjoy freshly griddled soda bread, egg and sausage. (A vegetarian option will be available).

After a cosy chat around the cottage kitchen table it will be back 'on board' to return to Whiterock. This experience promises you completely switch off and immerse yourself in the beauty of Strangford Lough. You will burn off the calories on your way home.

Your instructor will brief you on the basics of paddle boarding before you go afloat. After mastering the technique we will undertake a journey across the bay to Tracey’s Farmhouse kitchen.

What’s provided: 2hrs Stand up paddleboading tuition and tour | paddleboards | paddle and leash | wetsuit and buoyancy aid. What to bring: Wear swimwear under your clothes | Towel and old trainers/water shoes | Hat and sun protection (here’s hoping!)

Meeting place: Green Boat Shed, Whiterock, Killinchy. For more information visit

For more information on any of these tours, contact Ards Visitor Information Centre on 028 9182 6846.


Booking fee applies |Suitable for beginners | All equipment provided | 12+ years | Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult | Please make us aware of any dietary requirements by 21 March 2021 emailing

Please note:

*All providers will adhere to social distancing guidelines in accordance with government advice on the Covid 19 pandemic.

**These experiences may be subject to change or cancellation due to Covid 19 restrictions and guidelines. Any events cancelled by the organiser, under all circumstances, will be fully refundable. Event organisers will contact you as soon as an event has been cancelled and refund the ticket price and any booking fees.

***Photos and/or video footage may be taken during these events. All events and activities are subject to change and may be weather dependent – best efforts will be made to inform you of any changes.

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  • Tickets £50
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 12:30 - 2:30pm

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