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Summer Staycations

Whether you’re a classy glamper or just looking an adventure as you hit the open road this Summer, there are many ways to immerse yourself in new experiences.

Camping/Glamping Adventures

Tepee Valley Campsite - Markethill, Armagh

We all love the novelty of glamping but Tepee Valley have taken it one step further and created their own idea of an alternative campsite. Each place is carefully decorated with historical elements which complement the era in which they originated, such as the vintage china in the gypsy caravan and a roll top bath in Abram’s House, so if you ever want to go back in time, this might be the place to start:

Staying at Tepee Valley also gives you some wonderful opportunities for adventure, as you leave the tranquillity of your accommodation, you will find a range of activities to try including horse riding, cycling, archery, mountain biking and golfing.

Most of the accommodation includes fire pits so you can spend long nights outside, sharing stories and making memories.

The Pods at Lisnabrague Lodge - Poyntzpass, Co. Down

There are three different pods to choose from at Lisnabrague Lodge, each named after a countryside animal – The Fox’s Den, The Pheasant Pen and The Hares Hollow.

Each pod has its own area with a firepit, BBQ, picnic table, fridge, kettle, heater and you also have hot tub access on the shores of Lough Shark.

Surrounding activities and things-to-do include Gosford Forest Park, Tayto Castle or you can visit the city of Newry for restaurants, cafes and some retail therapy.

 Sperrin view Luxury Glamping - Cookstown Co. Tyrone

Stay in a unique luxury glamping pod less than one mile from the Davagh Forest trails. Each pod comes fully equipped and features a specially manufactured “viewing window” so you can lie in bed and gaze upon the stars – pretty cool, huh?!

It’s surrounded by ancient heritage and is under one of NI’s recommended Dark Sky sites.

Water Park Adventures

Let’s Go Hydro! - Carryduff, Antrim

Let’s Go Hydro is an exciting day out for everyone, it can be an overnight stay too though, either way you can enjoy:

 The Lake Kilrea - Kilrea, Coleraine

Lake Kilrea is a fun-filled outdoor adventure centre and water park making it the perfect day out with friends.

Activities include:

Escape Room Adventures

Timescape - Royal Avenue, Belfast

Immerse yourself in this interactive adventure where you have one hour to complete a mission and escape the room. Trust us, you’ll never forget your first escape room experience.

Choose from three intense rooms:

1. Spellbound: A Wizards Trial

2.Titanic: The Final Hour

3. Jack the Ripper: Murder Mystery

Elementary Escape Rooms - Portrush, Antrim

Choose from two intense rooms, check out the backstory:

1. Detention

You and your friends have got detention and snuck into a storeroom when the teacher wasn’t looking but she’s gone home and locked you in, you have an hour to escape…

2. Uncle George the Spy

While tidying out a relative’s apartment, you find a secret room revealing that Uncle George was a spy, you have one hour to get out of the room before the intelligence services storm the building.

Adventure Parks

The Jungle NI - Magherafelt, L/Derry

Jungle NI is set deep in the countryside and if you’re a fan of Tarzan, then this your kind of place. It’s any outdoor pursuit seekers dream with all the below activities:

Unique Ascent - Falcarragh, Co. Donegal

Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Unique Ascent specialise in all thing’s mountain related and they cater for all levels too, so you don’t have to worry if you’re a beginner. Did we mention the breath-taking scenery too?

Activities include:

Tullagh Bay, Equestrian Centre - Clonmany, County Donegal

If you ever wanted to go horse-riding, then this is the ultimate experience. Visitors of all ages and riding abilities can enjoy trekking through the countryside, take horse riding lessons and even trot along the beach.

Inish Adventures - Fort Dunree, Buncrana

Inish adventures is an all-rounder experience, they offer everything from tasting sessions to an array of activity days.

Activities include:

Tropical World - Letterkenny, Donegal

Described as a hidden gem, Tropical World is a unique experience, especially for animal lovers. Originally a butterfly house with all kinds of species, they have now extended and evolved into a mini zoo including meerkats, lemurs, mini monkeys and racoons.

Donegal Adventure Centre - Bundoran, Co Donegal

DAC is one of Ireland’s largest adventure facilities and surf schools. They cater for several land and water-based actives so there a little something for everyone.

Land based activities include:

Water-based activities include:


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