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Father's Day Family Canoe Bushcraft, 18 June - Experience AND 2023

Sketrick island Tipis, Killinchy, Whiterock, County Down, BT23 6QH
Sketrick Island and Strangford Lough


Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2023. Click here to see the full programme. 


*New for 2023* Perfect Father's Day gift.  A Father's Day Dad won't forget.

Canoe Bushcraft is a canoeing and survival skills experience. Learn the basics of canoeing before undertaking a journey to a remote island to practice some survival skills. Experienced instructors from Strangford Lough Activity Centre will provide you with all the necessary equipment before undertaking a journey by canoe to a remote forested island on Strangford Lough. On arrival, you will trek through the forest to a clearing where you will learn different fire lighting techniques, how to build shelters (natural and man-made). Enjoy some hot chocolate and s’mores over the fire, before paddling back to base.


Things to note
Under 18's must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Warm clothing (hat and gloves advised).
Sturdy shoes (that you’re prepared to get wet).
Waterproof top and bottoms.
Change of clothes, just in case.
Wetsuits and lifejackets can be provided.

Accessibility should be discussed directly with Rory from Strangford Lough Activity Centre on  +44 (0)7909 721 898 prior to booking.

Dietary and allergen requirements
Please ensure that you check with all members of your party regarding food allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements prior to booking tickets.
It is the responsibility of the ticketholder to inform a member of staff at the host venue about food allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements. 
This must be done at least 72 hours before the experience, but preferably at the time of booking by contacting Rory at Strangford Lough Activity Centre by email on

Terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions apply.

Getting there
By car: from Belfast follow the A22 to Balloo crossroads.  At Balloo House turn left and follow the road to Whiterock Bay. Follow the road around the Bay for approx 3/4 mile and cross the causeway to Sketrick Island.  The tipis are at the end of the causeway and parking is available.  


Online booking fee applies.

All details subject to change.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket£35.00 per ticket

No concessions.
Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Booking fee applies.

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