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SOLD OUT: Paddle with a Purpose at Strangford Lough Activity Centre: Sustainable Showcase

Green Boat Shed, Whiterock, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6PY
a photo of a kayak


Paddle with a purpose and do your bit for the environment. Come along for a beach and island clean up on Strangford Lough.  The ‘Leave No Trace’ message will be discussed along the paddle as will the effects of local damage to wildlife and habitats along our rivers and coastlines by some of NI’s wildlife experts and environmentalists. Strangford Lough is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a marine nature reserve and a site of Specific Scientific Interest. Furthermore, It plays host to over 2000 species of wildlife.

Raised awareness on the effects of litter and plastic has brought the subject into the media. However, efforts are in place the world over to combat pollution. Therefore, the aim is to protect the local environment and wildlife and, above all, ensure it is still there for future generations to enjoy.

Canoes, Paddles and Tuition; Buoyancy Aids and Wetsuits (if required); Litter Pickers and Bin Bags; Hot Chocolate and S’mores will be provided.

Please bring:

Water shoes or old trainers

Waterproof jacket and trousers

Hat and suncream (here’s hoping!)

Watch the video to hear more about what to expect from this experience.

Strangford Lough Activity Centre is a quirky, experiential adventure centre. They offer a range of outdoor activities and are located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, SLAC specialise in both land and water sports on Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland offering Paddle BoardingKayakingCanoeing or Boat Tours. Above all their  fun, energetic, experienced instructors make all activities enjoyable. They are a mobile activity centre that wants to make a positive impact on the environment.  

Current Covid restrictions will apply | 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 72 hours before the experience by contacting

You will be joining AND Sustainable Giants – Green Tourism Network member – Strangford Lough Activity Centre. The AND Sustainable Giants is a passionate group of tourism providers committed to sustainable and green tourism practices. These local people care deeply about this place, and constantly strive to operate in ways that reduce negative impact on the environment. This green tourism network members build sustainability into their everyday business practices helping to preserve and protect the planet now and for future generations to enjoy.

All reduced rates in the Sustainable Showcase are facilitated through funding from the Live Here Love Here’s Climate Challenge Fund, where schools, local councils, community and youth groups and businesses across Northern Ireland benefitted from grants to help put their climate knowledge into action. 

Funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, the scheme made £200,000 available for projects that introduced climate action into local communities.

For further information on the Climate Challenge Fund, visit 

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Ticket£10.00 per ticket

All reduced rates in the Sustainable Showcase are facilitated through funding from the Live Here Love Here’s Climate Challenge Fund

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