Host of summer fun activities

Families looking for activities can now access a specific section of the recently launched Summer in the North West website and app where a host of fun options have been added.

The Family Fun section aims to offer visitors and locals a convenient and joined up way to get active together.

Whether it’s tours, dancing or water sports you’re after, the website and app offers a one-stop -shop where you can see what places are open, what’s happening and plan your days out.
From outdoor adventure, pop up shows, summer clubs, local festivals and cultural experiences to online activities for a rainy day at home or in the caravan, there’s no shortage of fun to be had.
Hosted by Derry City and Strabane District Council with partners in Donegal County Council, Summer in the North West brings together what’s happening across the locality to make it easy for locals and visitors to access.


Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Graham Warke, launched the service earlier this month.

“Summer in the North West aims to offer a joined up platform to make it easier for families and friends to try something different, go somewhere new or see something different in the region,” he said.

“We are one of the most diverse regions on the island boasting a host of outstanding natural escapes and vibrant cultural experiences.

“With the Walled City of Derry, Sperrins, Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route all on our doorstep, you’ll never be short of an epic view or a tranquil spot to get away from it all.

“Maybe you’ll find yourself trekking with alpacas at the Wild Alpaca Way, kayaking at midnight, wandering the Cathedral Quarter Antiques and Vintage Trail or taking in a leisurely lunch after a gallery visit.”

As part of the Summer in the North West programme, local arts and festival groups are offering a broad range of outdoor activity including four new outdoor shows from In Your Space Circus and Echo Echo which will tour the north west through August.

• For more details and links to individual programmes, opening times, booking and access information to make your summer visit​ and go to the Family Fun section.


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