Christmas gift experiences in Northern Ireland

Forest dome at Finn Lough Resort. 
Photo: Rob Durston.

Forest dome at Finn Lough Resort. Photo: Rob Durston.

If you are looking for inspiring last minute Christmas gift ideas, Tourism Northern Ireland has put together suggestions of experiences and activities to make the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.

Sporting events in 2017

Give sports fans something special this Christmas with a ticket for the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 (August 19 to 26 ) with tickets starting from only £12 available from Ticketmaster. Book a golfing break and complete the perfect golfing gift with a ticket purchase for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (July 6 to 9 ) hosted by Portstewart Golf Club, County Antrim. Tickets can be purchased at www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com starting from only £15.

Game of Thrones® glamping at Clearsky Adventure Centre

Bed down for a night in Winterfell in Castle Ward where Game of Thrones was filmed on location in the courtyard. It is easy to see why the HBO film location scouts chose here; the authentic medieval buildings, the beautiful surrounding landscapes and far-reaching views; it was the perfect place to create Winterfell, home of the Stark family. Spend the night in the quirky heated camping pods set in the beautiful 820-acre National Trust-owned demesne. The experience includes the Archery Range Movie Set Experience and Film Locations Cycle Tour, from £195 per couple.

Stay a night in a bubble at Finn Lough Resort

Sleep under the stars in County Fermanagh with Finn Lough Resort’s luxury Forest Domes, the only structures of their kind in the UK and Ireland that feature 180-degree transparent walls allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of nature. Featuring a bespoke four poster bed, en suite bathroom, Nespresso coffee machine, and fluffy robes and slippers - this is a short break with a difference! Discover deserted islands, hidden bays, and abandoned castles together on a romantic break as you explore Lough Erne on a pedal kayak before enjoying an al fresco afternoon tea. Accommodation from £195 per night.

Off-road driving in Tyrone

Share the driver's seat and take on an exhilarating off road course. The experience starts at just 5mph as you are guided across toe-curling terrain. Your qualified instructor will build your confidence as you conquer the muddy climbs, drops, and hazards of an exhilarating eight mile off-road course, set in stunning surroundings. Finish the day in a specially prepared Landrover as you are taken back across a stage of your course at rally competition speed. This experience lasts for 45 minutes and costs £105. Cosy log cabins and the uber cool glamping snooze boxes are available to stay in overnight.

Extreme Downhill Zorbing in Derry

Perfect for anyone that loves a shot of adrenaline, this experience involves climbing inside a giant inflatable ball and rolling down a purpose-built run at speeds of over 20mph, a brilliant adrenaline-fuelled ride that is guaranteed to leave them buzzing. The centre also offers an extensive range of exciting outdoor activities including Ireland’s first high wire treetop adventure course. Located just 45 minutes from Belfast, Jungle NI is the perfect place to put your sense of adventure to the test.

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