||Whatever sport you’re
interested in and whether you choose to take part or support from
the sidelines there’s plenty on offer in Belfast.
There’s lots of places to golf and
ice skate in Belfast and what it lacks
in football, it more than makes up for in racing
Fans of exciting sports will be keen to investigate The Ozone [map]
on Ormeau Embankment, which is where you’ll find Belfast’s
top laser quest centre. Strap an electronic pack to your back,
grab your gun and enter the darkness as you try to get from one end
of the maze to the other whilst shooting members of your family with
a laser. Excellent fun and particularly popular with children.
Join a boat trip for the day and enjoy the fishing on offer at Sea
Fishing in Islandmagee [map],
North Ireland Lodge Centre, Low Road, Islandmagee, BT40 5RF. Try the
fertile waters off North or South Klondyke, the Maidens, or Hunter
Rock to catch a range of fish including cod, pollock, conger eel,
mackerel and herring.
You could hop on a horse and go pony-trekking, or get some professional
advice on improving your riding at one of Belfast’s many centres.
One of the best is the Rainbow Equestrian Centre [map],
Hollow Road, Islandmagee, which caters for riders of all strengths,
including those with disabilities. Enjoy private or group lessons,
or take advantage of the beautiful scenery and enjoy a beach ride.
To try lots of different sports head to the Bangor Castle Leisure
Castle Park Avenue, Bangor. Here you’ll be able to have a go
at swimming, squash, badminton, five-a-side football, unihock and
table tennis. There’s also a café in which to relax after
If you want to get fit at your own pace why not try your hand at a
spot of cycling. A new cycle path has been built linking Whiteabbey
in the north east to Lisburn on the southern extremity and this 30
kilometre route passes through the heart of Belfast. Come into Belfast
along the shore of the Lough and end up at the new Laganside Development.