Ards and North Down features as part of Discover Northern Ireland’s collection of Giant Experiences.

Here are some ideas for ways to truly immerse yourself in this beautiful place.

Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen
Tracey’s thatched cottage is located in a Marine Nature Reserve on Strangford Lough. Join her to make Soda and Wheaten Breads and to enjoy homemade treats around the kitchen table.

Find out more and book via Tracey's Farmhouse Kitchen website

Glide with the Tide – Mobile Team Adventure
Kayaking is a beautiful way to explore Strangford Lough. Down at water level, you are in tune with the tides, time of day and weather conditions. Enjoy being closer to the lough’s wildlife, and you may even spot seal pups or wild geese.

Find out more and book via Mobile Team Adventure website 

Sunrise SUP & Island Yoga – Strangford Lough Activity Centre
Enjoy a paddleboarding tour to a stonewashed cottage on a remote island of Strangford Lough for a revitalizing yoga session followed by a delicious local breakfast.

Find out more and book via Strangford Lough Activity Centre website

Sunset Paddle & BBQ – Strangford Lough Activity Centre
Explore the unique drumlin islands on Strangford Lough on a guided canoe or kayak experience with knowledgeable instructors. Stop off at one of the unique islands and enjoy a sumptuous BBQ.

Find out more and book via Strangford Lough Activity Centre website 

Canoe & Cake – Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen and Mobile Team Adventure
Enjoy the beauty of Strangford Lough from your own canoe and relax in the serenity of your surroundings before tucking into tasty treats in a traditional thatched cottage.

Find out more and book via Mobile Team Adventure website

Enjoy a paddle from beautiful Bangor Marina, then tuck into a gourmet picnic as you rest on your board taking in the water’s edge views of this picturesque coastline.

Find out more and book via SupHubNI website

More unforgettable experiences are joining the collection all the time, go to Discover Northern Ireland website to find out more.