Go swimming in the sea at one of Northern Ireland's finest stretches of golden sand, sweeping along the edge of the North Coast.
With its unrivalled scenery, the rugged clifftops are one of the prime spots around the country to watch for wildlife and hunt for fossils – you'll be amazed at what you can find.
Downhill and Hezlett House
You'll be hard pressed find somewhere better-suited for kite-flying than the grounds of Mussenden Temple, perched 120 feet high above the Atlantic Ocean. Tip: Save this one for the annual Downhill Kite Festival on August 2.SophieScarlette on Flickr
Discover a wealth of underwater creatures and even hidden treasures at the largest sea lough in the British Isles.
Be inspired by the rich tapestry of plants in the celebrated garden grounds and create something of your own.
Step into a fantasy world and explore the eccentric, 18th century grounds where a world of rural adventure awaits.
The gentle, rolling hill at the front of the house can make for dizzying family fun.Randy Scott Slavein
Perfect your stone skimming technique at the River Blackwater, adjacent to the handsome Irish gentry house estate.
Investigate the world of pondlife or take a spin on any of the fantastic surrounding bike trails.
Perfect Places to Plan Your Summer Adventures in Northern Ireland
School's out – so get outdoors and make the most of the months ahead with these fun-sized family activities and day trips to National Trust hotspots across the country