One of the largest outdoor activity centres on the island of Ireland, Todds Leap, in Ballygawley, is set in 100 acres of Co Tyrone countryside and offers visitors the chance to become action heroes for the day. There is something for all the family, from adrenaline-fuelled free falling, driving blindfold, highflying on a zipline, paintballing and body zorbing, to giant swings, climbing walls and archery.
Gortin Glen Forest Park
This is a great place for a family day out, with lots of marked trails to lead you through the beautiful landscape. Pack a picnic and follow the nature trail, stopping along the way at the information points that describe the surrounding habitats. Or climb to Ladies View to enjoy some spectacular vistas. Younger children will enjoy the play sculpture with its family of wooden deer.
This fascinating visitor centre (left), between Omagh and Cookstown, is designed to reflect the archaeological sites in the area. It has an audio-visual interpretive exhibition, craft shop, restaurant, children’s play area and wild woods area, which is a natural outdoor play and education space. The centre also hosts regular events including music and story-telling evenings and special school holiday activities.