Outdoor Activities

Strangford Lough Activity Centre offer a wide range of Land & Water based Outdoor Activities throughout Northern Ireland.

Archery

Hunger Games eat your heart out. Fancy yourself as Kaitness Everdeen, Robin Hood or Arya from Game of Thrones? Let our team of activity instructors help you to get your eye in. With expert tuition, loads of games and competitions, this is a brilliant outdoor activity for all ages and abilities. Offering both adults and kids bows we can cater for all groups.

Bushcraft

Impress your friends on your next camping trip by showcasing your survival skills. Shelter, Fire, Water and Food are the 4 survival priorities but do you know how to use them in an emergency? Our survival experts will impart their knowledge and wisdom in individual sessions or combine each priority during a short expedition. Develop your skills and survive a zombie apocolaypse!

Canoeing

Get at one with nature and experience a paddle through remote scenery. Canoe to places that other people can’t access and switch off from the day to day life. Our qualified and experienced instructors can tailor a canoeing session to your requirements. Learn new paddle strokes, study the flora and fauna, navigate your way through a myriad of islands or overnight on a canoe trail with bushcraft at one of the Bothy’s. Canoeing Sessions can be half day, full day, overnight or short expeditions.

Simply call or email us to discuss your specific requirements and we will tailor a programme to meet your needs.

Climbing

Scale your own Everest on our mobile climbing tower.

Kayaking

Explore the majestic scenery of Strangford Lough by kayak. Just 13 Miles from Belfast, the marine nature reserve and site of specific scientific interest has it all. Home to 2000 species of marine animals, wading birds, monastic sites, tidal mills, castles, stately homes, drumlin islands, smugglers folklore and of course HBO filming locations for Game of Thrones.

Sea Kayaking is the best way to explore the lough, hear about the folklore and filming locations and learn about the spectacular wildlife that adorns the shores.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport in the world. A mix between canoeing, punting and surfing. SUP is a fun way of exploring beautiful scenery, improving fitness & balance. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Sessions last around 2.5 hours. This mobile activity can be delivered at a range of locations throughout the country.

Wet Bouldering

Wet Bouldering, or Gorge Walking is one of our favourite activities. Don a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet and scramble over rocks up a river in picturesque scenery at the base of the Mourne mountains. A refreshing dip in the plunge pools will excite even the liveliest of characters. Our knowledgeable instructors will give you an overview of the historical significance of the area along your trip. Sessions last around 2.5 hours, departing from the car park at Bloody Bridge, Annalong.

Team Games

Undertake some Crystal Maze style physical, mental and skill based initiative tasks and learn about the skillset that you have in your team. Our facilitators have extensive knowledge in team building and can create a fun session for your group whilst encouraging self evaluation and continuous improvement. Team Games are a useful introduction to new team mates, or for solving issues that build up in the workplace. Suitable for all ages, a programme can be tailored to your requirements.

Laser Tag

The ultimate shoot em up. Team combat activity similar to paintball but without the pain. Ever wanted to try Fortnight or Call of Duty in the flesh? Have a go at capture the flag, vip escort or diffuse the bomb.

Orienteering

Navigate your way around a local park, picking up the control points en route. A great activity for improving your map reading skills. Learn about map orientation, features, thumbing, pacing, how to use a compass and handrails. Orienteering programmes can be tailored to age, ability and location. To make it even more fun, we can add in challenges to undertake at each control point. Or offer rewards similar to a treasure hunt. Sessions often take place at local parks where mapped courses are already in place, however we can run sessions with interactive learning & games at your school, community group or workplace assuming you have a map of the grounds.

Sessions can be tailored to your groups needs, learning requirements and can be delivered in line with curriculum. Simply call us to discuss and we can create a bespoke programme accordingly.

Environmental Education

Thanks to BBC television series ‘Blue Planet 2’ and ‘The war on plastic’ with Hugh and Anita, plastic pollution, has hit the headlines in a big way. Never have the public been more aware of the damage that single use plastics do to the environment. At SLAC we are very grateful to have a beautiful country that we can call home with a moderate climate that makes Outdoor Activities viable all year round. We organise regular beach cleans and canoe trips to islands in Strangford Lough where we collect marine litter that may damage wildlife and dispose of it in the correct way. Utilising the practices of Leave No Trace, we can create learning in the outdoors to educate and inspire whilst protecting the environment for future generations.

If you are wanting to do your bit for the environment then give us a call and we can create something bespoke to your requirements in an area that is important to you.

Hill Walking

Join our Mountain Leaders for a hike on one of Northern Ireland’s iconic Mountain Ranges. Explore new areas, take in new sites and enjoy fresh air in a ramble with friends or relatives. Our Knowledgeable Instructors will pass on their knowledge of local history, wildlife, and folklore on their guided walks. Popular walks include the Antrim Hills and Mourne Mountains, however we can create an awe inspiring walk to suit your groups needs.

If you would like to try Sailing or Powerboating, please visit Strangford Lough Yacht Club

For multiple outdoor activities, we can tailor a programme to your needs. simply call us on 07909721898 or email us

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