Holidays with teens or tweens? 7 adrenaline-filled attractions in Northern Ireland they'll love
A giant adventure awaits.
With the stunning views and wild, rugged coastlines, it comes as no surprise that Northern Ireland is steeped in the spirit of adventure. For those on the lookout for an adrenaline-filled staycation break this summer – you’ll find plenty to choose from up north to fulfil the thrill-seeker in you.
Want a summer holiday filled with fun and discovery and heart-racing adventure?
We reached out to Discover Northern Ireland and got them to compile a list of action-packed activities in every county.
Al the adventures listed are of their ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard, and will surely get your heart racing.
Soar to new heights in Belfast
Feel the adrenaline rush of indoor skydiving at We Are Vertigo, the only indoor skydiving experience on the island that replicates the full thrill of a real-life skydive. We Are Vertigo offer flights that are longer even than a free fall skydive with full power winds up to 120mph propelling you into the air – and all indoors located in the Titanic Quarter. There are packages to suit all abilities, from first-time flyers to seasoned skydiving pros. If you don’t fancy your chances at indoor skydiving, there’s indoor skiing and the Inflata park on-site to keep you entertained. https://wearevertigo.com/activities/titanic-park/indoor-skydiving
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 longest 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. https://toddsleap.com/
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, treetop 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. https://www.coasteeringni.co.uk/
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 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. https://formula-karting.com/
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. http://cloughmorextreme.com/
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. https://www.castlearchdaleboathire.com/hires-rentals/hydrobike/