With the help of Tourism NI, we’ve put together a list of fun, alternative gifts in the form of adventure packages all based in Northern Ireland.

1. Paintball & Adventure Activities


Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone

If you have a thrill seeker in your life then treat them to an exhilarating experience at AWOL where they can choose from archery, canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, assault courses and much more.

2. Sailing On The Antrim Coast

Causeway Coast Sailing

Ballycastle, Co Antrim

causeway coast sailing 2

If there is a budding sailor in your family then a day out on the Antrim Coast will prove to be the perfect Christmas gift. This experience will allow them to learn the ropes with hands on experience as well as take in the spectacular views.

3. Game Of Thrones Archery Experience

Clearsky Adventure Centre

Castle Ward, Co Down

Game of Thrones fans will love this experience which will allow them to step into the fascinating world of Winterfell and enjoy archery in the very place that the hit TV series was filmed as well as play dress up in a Game of Thrones costume.

4. Wild Photography

Far and Wild

Various locations

Wild Photography

This is the ideal gift for nature lovers as it gives them the opportunity to get up close and personal with wild life through a camera lens. The unique experience lets the lucky recipient take a gentle hike with an expert through remote countryside in search of locations and wild life that will help people create exciting and intriguing shots.

5. Dive In The Sea

Aquaholics Dive School

Portstewart, Co Derry~Londonderry

Give someone you love the opportunity to try something completely new and discover a whole other side to the North Coast. Perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to have a go at scuba diving, this three hour session will include a safety briefing and instruction from a fully qualified PADI instructor.

6. Tandem Skydive

Wild Geese Skydiving Centre

Garvagh, Co Derry~Londonderry

The lucky recipient of this thrilling gift will experience freefall from 15,000 feet whilst being securely attached to an experienced instructor.

7. Extreme Downhill Zorbing

Jungle NI

Magherafelt, Co Derry~Londonderry

The Jungle NI opened in July 2005 as Northern Ireland’s first Paintball Site. Since then, The Jungle has become an award-winning outdoor entertainment facility with an extensive range of exhilarating activities. We offer the largest Paintball site in Northern Ireland, a huge variety of fun and challenging Team Building Games, an adrenaline filled Zorbing experience, Archery with a difference and an exciting Clay Pigeon Shooting venture! Set in the heart of beautiful Northern Ireland and spanning over 200 acres of enchanting woodland, The Jungle is the ideal location for those special occasions. We are experts in providing a day to remember for birthdays, hen and stag do’s, corporate events, club outings, or simply groups of friends out for the banter! We are open all year round, 7 days a week to ensure we can accommodate you.

Perfect for anyone that loves an adrenaline rush as this experience involves climbing inside a giant inflatable 3 metre ball and rolling down a purpose-built run at speeds of over 20mph. Not for the faint hearted this experience is sure to leave participants buzzing.

8. North Coast Sea Kayaking Experience

Simply Sea Kayak

Portrush, Co Antrim

North Coast Sea Kayak Trail

This is a fantastic opportunity to sample one of the most iconic sea kayaking trails in the world. This truly unique experience includes a skills session and guided paddle, taking in the stunning views of the North Coast.

9. Take To The Skies

Northern Ireland Microlights

Newtownards, Co Down

Treat someone you love to a trial in an airplane such as a Nosewheel or Tailgragger 3 Axis aircraft where they can enjoy an exhilarating experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the surrounding countryside.


10. Couples Thrill Seeking Experience

Todds Leap

Ballygawley, Co Tyrone

Couple Todds Leap

Why not compete to see who really is the better driver with an off road experience before zooming down a 500m zip line and taking part in a heart racing white knuckle hill rally ride.

11. Put A Spring In Your Step

We are Vertigo

Newtownbreda, Belfast, Co Antrim

Treat someone special to a memorable experience at this indoor trampoline park, ski and adventure centre. Choose from skiing, snowboarding, high ropes, low ropes and a climbing wall.

12. Couples Titanic Segway and Archery Adventure

Segway NI

Titanic, Belfast

Treat your other half to a tour with a difference at Titanic Belfast. Visit all the key sites where the famous ship was built and discover its fascinating history all whilst gliding along on a Segway. Participants will also enjoy a one hour archery session under the famous Harland & Wolff cranes.




For more information on things to do in Northern Ireland visit discovernorthernireland.com or visit your local tourist information centre.

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