Have an urban adventure in Belfast and beyond! If you relish a challenge and have a taste for adventure, or just like fresh air and fantastic scenery, Belfast has all the right ingredients. You choose the place and set the pace!
If you’re wild about watersports and water-based activities, Belfast has it all. Canoeing, amphicating, kayaking, bellboating, dragon boating, 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.
Bryson Lagan Sports
Activities range from Kayaking, Dragon Boating and Canoeing to Hill Walking and Archery. All activities are facilitated by qualified and experienced staff, focused on providing a fun and exciting day out close to the city centre. Read more >>
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. Read more >>
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. Located 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre, the facility offers the ultimate experience in karting, paintball, multi sports and more. Adult prices start from £15. Read more >>
Mix it up!
One of the best ways to get out and about is to spend time at one of the many excellent multi-activity centres. Suitable for all ages and group sizes, you will find any number 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 raft building, 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 organize it nearby. All will gladly arrange activities to suit you and your family or group.
Colin Glen Forest Park
Colin Glen Forest Park is a beautiful wooded glen located southwest of Belfast City in the heart of the Belfast Hills. Have a go on Ireland’s premier high & low ropes activity centre which involves a 90 Metre Double Zip Line, Fan Descender, Climbing Wall & Climbing Challenges. Other activities Include kayaking, archery, orienteering, lazer tag, raft building, BubbleBall football, fishing, 9 Hole Golf Course, Driving Range and 3G Pitches! Read more >>
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 4x4 Off Road Driving, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Paintball, Body Zorbing, FreeFall DropZone, Zip Line and many more activities. Read more >>
Life Adventure Centre
Whether your preference is laid back or action packed, join us at our award winning centre in the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park amid the stunning Mourne Mountains for a host of fantastic adventure activities. Choose from canoeing and kayaking, hill walking and rock climbing, trail and mountain biking, wet bouldering and coasteering or even archery and clay pigeon shooting. Read more >>
Trigger Happy Fun
Ever wanted to bring your computer games to life? Get some real life action at Trigger Happy, where all the kit you need to play is provided. Games last from an hour to a day - your choice. Airsoft is a recreational activity in which participants eliminate opponents using replica firearms, somewhat like Paintball, but without the pain factor. Gameplay is fast action, and high octane, with team-driven games, and most of all a laugh for everyone. Read more >>
The Jungle NI
Indulge the senses with our unique, adrenaline-packed adventure activities such as Zorbing, Paintball, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Forest Segways, Llama Trekking and much more. Read more >>
Get on your bike!
T13 Urban Sports Academy
Uncover a world of BMX, skateboarding, kick scooter, break dancing, urban art and DJing in the T13 Urban Sports Park opposite Titanic Belfast. Try a group taster session or one-to-one tuition from leading instructors. Read more >>
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. Our easy paced tours take in over 30 points of interest with plenty of photo opportunities! Read more >>
Belfast Mic and Bike
Enjoy a unique guided cycle tour exploring the historic Titanic and Cathedral Quarters and city centre of Belfast. Over the 2 hours of gentle cycling you will learn how Belfast grew from a small 17th century settlement into a powerhouse of the British Empire by the beginning of the 20th century. Read more >>
Mountain Bike Trails and Jump Park
For those looking for a little bit more adventure, try the new 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. Read more >>
The Comber Greenway provides 7 miles of traffic-free cycling from Comber to Belfast, and the Lagan and Lough Cycle Way connects Lisburn and Newtownabbey with Belfast along a 21 mile traffic-free cycle ride and walkway.
Explore on foot!
Belfast Walking Tours
Let your feet take you on an urban adventure in Belfast with our range of unique waling tours. Discover Belfast is by walking through its streets, meeting its people and enjoying the craic. Belfast Hidden Tour visits many aspects of the city including art, history, politics and culture, working in partnership with local artists, historians and trades people to ensure you get the maximum exposure to the real Belfast. Choose The Belfast Experience to explore Belfast from its origins to the present day with our expert guides who give you the history of the city and a taste of modern Belfast.
Original Belfast Tours offers a free walking tour of Belfast, which is a great tour to learn your way around the city and visit many of the city's most important historical landmarks.
Street Art Walking Tour
Belfast is famous for its Street Art and there are hundreds of tours that will show you the murals of the conflict. But what about now? Where has this tradition of painting on our walls led us? Like Berlin and Bethlehem, also famous for their walls, Belfast has become a place where street art has flourished, were artists from around the world have come to paint. Devised and led by the local artists who have driven the scene recently this is two hour gently paced guide to the ever changing face of street art in the Cathedral Quarter. Read more >>
Hike the Belfast Hills and you'll experience some of the best views of the city! Travelling from Black Mountain to Divis, walkers are rewarded with spectacular views of Belfast Lough, the Castlereagh Hills, the Ards Peninsula, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Slieve Gullion, the Mournes and Carlingford Mountains on the one side, and on the other the Sperrins, Antrim Plateau and Lough Neagh. The Samson and Goliath cranes, the Hospital Tower Block, The King's Hall and the Stormont Parliament Buildings are all easily visible. The Belfast Hills are thought to be inspiration for Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" as the hills are the embodiment of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city. Read more >>