THE JungleNI, based just outside Moneymore, has been crowned the outdoor activity provider offering the best thrill-seeking experience in Northern Ireland as voted for by the public during the recent OutdoorNI.com Awards in association with Surf Mountain.
Receiving more than a third of all votes in this much-coveted category, the family-run business is classed as a real success story in farm diversification.
Sarah Carmichael from the JungleNI, revealed the secrets behind the centre’s success. “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised by the public in this best thrill-seeking category. We were up against some of the most successful activity providers in the country so to come out on top is amazing and a real encouragement to keep striving forward in 2012.
“Our emphasis has always been on innovation and adapting to the ever changing market of outdoor activity consumers. After starting out solely as a Paintballing destination, we were the first to bring Zorbing to Ireland and indeed we still operate the only tree top adventure course on offer in the country. By keeping on our toes we have been able to offer our customers a unique and memorable experience.”
Chris Scott, OutdoorNI.com’s Activity Tourism Manager, said “This was the first year we have held these awards and we have been delighted with the response from the public. There is no better way to recognise all the hard work and efforts of local adventurers, event organisers and activity providers like The JungleNI than by a public vote. As well as a real pat on the back in some tough economic times, such a positive public response offers a real reassurance that the outdoor activity industry here in Northern Ireland is headed in the right direction.”
Surf Mountain founder Nick Stevenson said, “We were delighted to have the opportunity to support fellow adventurers, local events and progressive outdoor providers such as The JungleNI. All the category winners and indeed nominees should be incredibly proud of their achievements this year.”
For more information on The JungleNI and indeed other activity providers, events and venues recognised in the OutdoorNI Awards visit OutdoorNI.com.