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Make Your Staycation a YAY-cation

There’s a lot to be said for rounding up your squad, loading up the cool box with some sandwiches and hitting the open road. Forget the hassle of passports and boarding passes, all you need is a map and some wheels...

Here are our favourite Staycation ideas, perfect for both Summer and Winter breaks:

1. Glamping

There are some amazing glamping venues out there especially if you head on over to Fermanagh.Spend the night amongst the trees in a luxury bubble at FinnLough Bubble Domes, or bed down in a Lakeside Glamping Pod in Rossharbour

It’s pretty much glamorous camping with WiFi, a games- room, and a hot tub thrown in. Yes please!

2. Adventure Time 

Todds Leap in Ballygawley is an action packed destination for both friends and family. There is no chill to be found here with tons of adrenalin pumping activities to get stuck into.Test your nerves on the ‘White Knuckle Run’ off-road driving track, accelerate over a cliff edge on the giant swing, and take revenge on your squad on the paint balling combat sites.

After, you can head out for even MORE adventure with zip-lining, body zorbing, drop zone, and a climbing wall.  At the end of a long day, crash in a snooze box – a re-purposed shipping container that sleeps five. Yes, you did read shipping container..

3. Road Trippin'

Going for a spin is basically in our DNA and the best possible thing to do on a sunny day. We have the perfect drive - the ancient coastline of Northern Ireland from Belfast to L/Derry via the Causeway Coast. If it’s not on your bucket-list, it should be!

With breath taking sights including the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge to Carrick Island and the ruins of medieval Dunluce Castle, it’s a pretty sweet drive that isn’t too far from home.

4. Classic Camping 

Hidden Valley Camping in Wicklow is the complete holiday park that offers adventure, activities and pure relaxation – there is something to suit everyone. It draws couples and families seeking a holiday in picturesque settings that overlooks the Avonmore River.

It also includes a range of activities including mini golf, kayaking, rock climbing and a kid’s outdoor adventure fun park.  All you need is to pack up a tent, the family and stop off for a few nights of camping, crisp sandwiches and ghost stories – what more could you want in a staycation?

5. Surf's Out

Ireland is a world-renowned surfing destination with salty thrill-seekers from all across the globe coming to our shores to ride the waves.Get in on the act and visit a Surf School in August. 

Strandhill Surf School in Sligo gives surf lessons to beginners, intermediate & private group lessons. All you need is your togs and a towel and they provide everything else. 

After your lessons, grab lunch in Shells café where they serve the most amazing fish and chips & homemade cakes. And at the end of a long day, if you’re feeling a bit tired and a bit fancy, jump in a seaweed bath at Voya and chill. 

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