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The buzzword for holidaymakers around the country in 2020 has been “Staycation”, thanks to the global pandemic of COVID-19.

Staycations in Ireland are likely to be more popular than ever for years to come.

People have now realised that we have enough on our doorstep to have a fun holiday at home!

But what can you do on a Staycation in Fermanagh?

Look no further!

We thought we would help out by showcasing some of the many amazing adventures that await when you holiday in County Fermanagh.


Fermanagh Staycations – Our Top Things To Do

– Island Hopping

– Visit Enniskillen Castle

– Explore Geopark Locations

– Action-Packed Water Activities

– Boat Tours

– Fishing

– Go-Karting

– Mountain Biking

– Visit the National Trust Estates

Island Hopping

Inish Davar - Family Staycation Fermanagh

There are 154 islands on Lower and Upper Lough Erne so it would be a shame not to visit any of them while you are staycationing here!

Devenish Island Monastic Site is a must-see attraction on the Lower Lough which you can visit using a variety of local boat hire companies such as Erne Water Taxi and Erne Boat Tours.

Another cool island to visit on the Lower Lough is Inish Davar, also known as the Bluebell Island. This secluded island is a great place to camp or explore and is steeped in natural beauty.

On the Upper Lough, you can island hop between Trannish Island, Iniscorkish, and the Hare Krishna Island to name but a few. Each is mystical in their own way and full of wildlife such as swans, geese, great crested grebes, and many grey herons.

Visit Enniskillen Castle

You must visit Enniskillen Castle on a Fermanagh Staycation

A trip to Enniskillen Castle is like taking a step back in time.

Here you can learn about a variety of historic moments in the history of Fermanagh and Ireland as a whole.

Marvel at some of the artifacts on show from a time long ago including bronze age swords and tools from the first settlers in the country.

Explore Geopark Locations

Geopark Fermanagh - Staycation things to do

The Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark is spread over 20,00 hectares of land in Fermanagh and Cavan and boasts a variety of stunning hikes and attractions.

You can explore deep underground in the Marble Arch Caves, climb the world-famous Stairway to Heaven, or venture for a walk at Big Dog Forest where you may catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife including red deer, herons, and dragonflies.

Action-Packed Water Activities

In the Lakeland County, you can always be sure to find a whole lot of water activities!

No family activity holiday is complete without an adrenaline-rushing adventure on the water.

Here are some of the many thrilling watersports on offer:

  • Water Park adventures
  • Banana Boats
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding

To make things super simple for you on your Fermanagh Staycation, you can find all these activities in one place at Share Discovery Village, Lisnaskea.

P.s. if you’re intending on taking part in water activities you may want to pack correctly for your holiday.

Boat Tours

Things to do on a Staycation in Fermanagh - The Iniscruiser

There can be no better way to relax while exploring the Fermanagh Lakelands than on a boat tour.

From large pleasure cruisers such as The Inishcruiser or Lady of the Lake to luxurious water taxis such as Erne Water Taxi, you will not be short of options to choose from.


Fishing Trip

Fermanagh is heaven for fishermen from around the world.

With such ease of access to the water, it’s not very surprising!

A wide variety of fish can be caught in the lakes and rivers of Fermanagh such as extremely large pike, trout, bream, roach, and even eels.

Plus, there are many local companies that can hire our fishing boats and equipment for holidaymakers.


Go Karting - Staycation in Fermanagh

For those people on a Staycation in Fermanagh that have a need for speed, visiting Lakeland Karting in Kesh is a must!

The 550m track is ideal for groups, families with kids aged 9+, and anyone looking to get behind the wheel to test their driving skills.

Mountain Biking

Ireland Staycation - Mountain Biking

Breathe in the fresh country air on the back of a mountain bike while on your vacation this year.

Blessingbourne Country Estate is home to one of the top mountain bike trails in Northern Ireland and has routes for beginners, intermediates, and professionals.

Other venues include Share Discovery Village who can offer mountain bike sessions through their estate and forests that are ideal for beginners.

Mountain biking is one of our 15 recommended fun family activities in Fermanagh.

Visit the National Trust Estates

Crom Estate Fermanagh

Fermanagh is lucky to be home to 3 stunning National Trust Estates; Florencecourt House, Crom Estate, and Castle Coole.

Each venue is steeped in history and all boast wonderful walking trails and gardens that are brimming full of flowers and wildlife.

You can also arrange to get a tour from inside the estates that give you an insight into life in 18th century Fermanagh.

Are you now set for a Staycation in Fermanagh?

Not being able to fly to a foreign country doesn’t mean you can’t still have a wonderful family holiday in the coming months, as you can now see.

Fermanagh is full of thrills and wonderful adventures for both young and old. With an abundance of things to do with the kids, there is no chance you will get bored when you visit!

If you need any more information on holidays in Fermanagh, get in touch with us today.

Share Discovery Village offers self-catering accommodation for groups and families in the form of 8, 10, and 12-bed lakeside chalets. 

We even have a guide to self-catering holidays in Fermanagh to help you decide what to pack, where to eat, and to plan your activities and attractions to visit while you are here.

Get in touch today and our team will be happy to help!

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