11 Things to Do on a Sunny Day in Northern Ireland

May 9, 2016

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Now that the sun has finally arrived, we’ve put together our top 11 things to do on a sunny day in Northern Ireland for you to enjoy in the week and weekend ahead.

Take a dip in the Atlantic

With ten of Northern Ireland’s beaches boasting a Blue Flag, we really are spoilt for choice with our golden sandy beaches and stunning coastline. With the Atlantic Ocean just on our doorstep…jump right in and take a dip!

Beaches in Northern Ireland to Enjoy on A Sunny Day

Climb a mountain!

Climb the one and a half kilometre round walk to the summit and back of Slemish Mountain. Take in the breathtaking views of the Antrim and Scottish coastline to the east; Ballymena town, Lough Neagh, and the Sperrin Mountains to the west, and the Bann Valley and higher summits of the Antrim Hills to the North.

Slemish Mountain

Picnic in the Park

Northern Ireland is filled with picturesque picnic spots – why not spend the day in the beautiful surroundings of your local park? Pack a picnic and enjoy the gorgeous scenic places to eat them in.

Sunny Days Picnic Spots

Take a Coastal Drive 

Described as one of the Top Five Road Trips Worldwide, the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route is the ultimate scenic drive and the perfect way to explore the coast on a sunny day adventure.

Coastal Driving Routes Northern Ireland

Lose yourself in the Great Outdoors

Enjoy the great outdoors at Castlewellan Forest Park in County Down. From canoeing on the lake, mountain biking in the forest and getting lost (not literally) in the magnificent maze, this is the perfect place for a fun day out in the sun.

The Peace Maze Castlewellan

Get on your Bike!

Inject some excitement into your sunny day with a visit to one of Northern Ireland’s award-winning mountain bike trails - perfect for that ultimate family adventure or for an adrenaline-fuelled experience.

Things to do on a sunny day

Go Paddle Boarding

Why not take up a new adventure activity such as paddle boarding? This fun and easy to learn activity is an exciting and new way to explore our beautiful coast!

Paddle Boarding

Take a Cruise

Indulge in a bit of luxury with a cruise on Lough Erne and discover Fermanagh’s many islands and hidden gems!

Boating on Lower Lough Erne

Island Hop for the Day

When the sun is out a hop over to rugged Rathlin Island  – six miles off the North Antrim coastline  - is a must!

Visitors can enjoy the bird life and wildlife and take in the glorious sights of the Causeway Coast from this beloved spot in Northern Ireland.

Play a Round of Golf

With stunning views and fiendishly tricky greens, why not play your own ultimate round at one of Northern Ireland’s superb links and parkland courses?

Northern Ireland Golf Courses

Explore a Glorious Garden

From grand gardens to walled gardens, woodland gardens to kitchen gardens, and one of the best gardening climates in the world, it’s not surprising Northern Ireland has some of the most beautiful and interesting gardens to explore.

Gardens to visit in Northern Ireland

That’s just a taster of what you can get up to on a sunny day in Northern Ireland.

For more inspiration on things to do when the sun is shining, visit discovernorthernireland.com 



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