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8 ways to have an autumn adventure with Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life

Big discounts on days out across Northern Ireland

Armagh Planetarium
Armagh Planetarium

The Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life have partnered with some of Northern Ireland's best attractions to offer our readers exclusive discount vouchers which can be redeemed between 13th October and 13th November 2017.

Simply purchase Friday’s Belfast Telegraph or this week’s Sunday Life, cut out your voucher and treat the kids or your other half to an Autumn Adventure.

Speaking about the campaign, Discover Northern Ireland’s Claire Cromie said: “Autumn is a wonderful time of year to plan an adventure in Northern Ireland.

Temperatures may be dropping, but a short break or day trip is the perfect pick-me-up. Attractions are often less busy than in summer, meaning you can get more out of your visit. And the autumnal landscape provides spectacular colours for scenic drives and stunning walks.”

So don’t hibernate: Get out and enjoy some history, culture or family fun this Autumn!

1. Bushmills Distillery

  • 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, BT57 8XH

Voucher entitles you to half price admission

Bushmills Distillery

Bushmills Distillery offers you the opportunity to visit the home of the very famous Irish whiskey and to see at first-hand how the craft of whiskey making has been carried out in the Bushmills area for over 400 years using the same traditional methods. 

Bushmills is very different from most other distilleries – in that everything involved in the whiskey making process takes place on one site.

Come and join us to see for yourself, and in the company of an experienced Tour Guide, you will be taken right through the heart of the distillery to view the whiskey making process as it happens.

2. Armagh Planetarium

  • College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DB

Voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 admission

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Armagh Planetarium

Exploring the Universe since 1790, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium has a rich heritage of ground-breaking scientific research and cutting edge technology.

Come visit the Planetarium and see the wonders of the Universe for yourself. Journey through the stars, see the planets and fly the Cosmos in the Planetarium’s unique 360° full dome.

After the show, discover the exhibition area and see model spacecraft, touch a real meteorite or why not walk to the edge of the observable Universe in the ‘Astropark’ located in the grounds of the Observatory and Planetarium.

3. SKYtrek at Colin Glen

  • 163 Stewartstown Road, Dunmurry, Belfast, BT17 0HW

Voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 admission

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SKYtrek at Colin Glen

SKYTrek is Ireland's premier high ropes activity centre at Colin Glen Forest Park, Belfast.

Based in the magnificent woodland area in the heart of the Belfast Hills, visitors can expect to enjoy an unparalleled view over Belfast City from a height.

With a high ropes course (16m) and a lower, less daunting  ropes course (5m), 30 foot multi-level climbing wall and Ireland's first Double 90M Ziplines, SKYTrek offers an adventurous day out for all.

SKYTrek will take you out of your comfort zone and force you to overcome challenges at height, leaving you with elated self confidence in your ability to master all of life's challenges.

4. Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

  • Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0EU

Voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 admission

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Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Photo by Rob Durston

Experience what life was like over 100 years ago as you wander through the cottages, farms and forges of the Folk Museum before exploring one of the largest Transport collections in Europe. 

See traditional crafts like blacksmithing, weaving and printing in action as you taste freshly baked treats made on the griddle.

Hop on and off majestic steam locomotives as you admire horse-drawn carriages and vintage cars in the Transport Museum. Step back to the era of Titanic with an exhibition of objects that tell the timeless tale of the ill-fated ocean liner.

5. Ulster American Folk Park

  • 2 Mellon Road, Omagh, BT78 5QU

Voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 admission

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Ulster American Folk Park

Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life.

With more than 30 exhibit buildings, follow the emigrant trail from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. 

Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share. Experience the Titanic: Window on Emigration exhibition, including replica third class cabin, as you explore the stories of the Irish emigrants who boarded the ill-fated liner on the 11th of April 1912.

6. Pickie Park Mini Golf

  • Marine Gardens, Bangor, BT20 5AG

Voucher entitles up to two children to go free with each paying adult

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Pickie Park Mini Golf

Pickie Fun Park, located in Marine Gardens, Bangor is open every Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. The 18 hole mini golf course is fun for all ages, whether your group is competitive or just up for a bit of fun, pick up a score card, club and ball, the course awaits.

The park is home to an adventure playground, the Pickie Cafe, Narrow Gauge Railway, Pedalo Swans, Disco Ducks, Pirate Slide, Electric Karts, Water Zorbs and Splash Pads. All outdoor attractions are weather depending.

7. Saint Patrick Visitors Centre

  • 53A Market Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6LZ

Voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 admission

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Saint Patrick Visitors Centre

Visit the Medieval town of Downpatrick and explore the life of Ireland’s Patron Saint at the Saint Patrick Centre, with its incredible Imax and audiovisual exhibition.

Why not continue your adventure by visiting Down Cathedral, St Patrick’s grave and Down County Museum?

8. World of Wonder

  • 75 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 8PH

Voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 admission Monday-Friday during term-time

World of Wonder

World of Wonder is Northern Ireland’s most innovative indoor play centre and café located in Carrickfergus. It’s world class family fun that will WOW every time!

Take your little adventurers on a journey they will never forget as they travel around the continents on our fully 3D world themed play frame.

The 3D fairy-tale castle themed area for the under 4s will amaze little knights and princesses everywhere. There is also a special area for your youngest travellers to enjoy the fun.

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