Categories: Itinerary

You’ve most likely spent the month frenetically rushing towards the 25th. The big day has been and gone, and you may come to experience ‘Romjul’ – Norwegian for a ‘lull’. Whether you wish to take things slowly or have energetic little ones to entertain, there’s so much to enjoy in the Walled City and district on the days between Christmas and New Year.

Winter Walks

If you feel like you’ve been couped up inside for too long, get out and get some fresh air! Within the city centre, there’s lots of scenic areas to enjoy a winter walk. A popular route for the city’s locals is The Quay Trail along the River Foyle. A long this walk, you can cross over the Peace Bridge over to Ebrington Square. Be sure to call into the The Bakery for a hot drink and sweet treat before taking a leisurely stroll around the stunning St. Columb’s Park.

Another popular and equally as beautiful park is Brooke Park, located above the stunning St. Eugene’s Cathedral. The park has provided a valuable green space for recreation and relaxation for the people of Derry since 1901.

No visit to Derry would be complete without a walk around the city’s historic, 400-year-old walls. The whole family will love exploring the 22 cannons that line the one-mile loop – many of which were used during the Siege of Derry. Make sure to be camera-ready when you see the views of the city.

The Sperrins Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located in the west of Northern Ireland. The wider Sperrins area stretches from the Donegal border in the west, to Lough Neagh in the east and to the Atlantic shores in the north. This natural asset of stunning mountain range mixed with the unspoilt landscape of winding rivers, sun swept valleys and scenic lakes all translate into a region recognised as one of the most idyllic geographical areas of rural Ireland and one that begs to be discovered.

Wild Ireland Sanctuary 

Wild Ireland is a unique wild animal sanctuary located on the Inishowen peninsula, just a short drive from Derry’s City Centre. Visit their European wolves, wild boar and lynx, back together in the Irish forest for the first time in thousands of years. Lots of wild birds call Wild Ireland home and their beautiful lake is home to swans, ducks and even otters. There is lots to see and do for children too, take the fairy trail around the rainforest, be delighted with our tales of ancient folklore, play in our play park and finish off with some tasty treats & gifts from our Wild Ireland Shop. Book your tickets here now.

Christmas Adventure Ride at Crindle Stables

Situated on the beautiful Causeway Coastal route in Limavady, Derry / Londonderry, Crindle Stables is a family-run equestrian centre offering a wide range of horse-riding lessons, quirky horse-riding activities as well as bespoke experiences, catering for the beginner to the advanced rider, ideal for a memorable occasion. On 30th November, you and the family can take a Christmas Adventure ride or become fully immersed in owning a pony for the day. Book it here now

Brunswick Moviebowl

Featuring a seven-screen cinema, 16 ten pin bowling lanes, soft play area, arcade games and more, there’s something to suit everybody at Brunswick Movie Bowl ! Although the festive showings of your favourite Christmas films have ended, we recommend Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical – a great one for all the family.

There's so much to enjoy in Derry. Check out all the Things to Do in the Walled City.