31. Hear the full history of the Civil Rights era at the Museum of Free Derry, in the heart of the Bogside – just yards from the Bloody Sunday Monument and the Bogside Artists’ landmark murals.
32. Discover the best views in Derry and take some photos of the stunning cityscape. Possibilities include: the sweep of the city-centre as seen from fourth floor cafe in Austin’s of the Diamond; the view outside the walled city from top of the Apprentice Boys Museum (be prepared for two of the steepest steps of stairs you’ll ever climb first); the full stretch of the river as witnessed from the top of the Foyle Bridge; and the panorama of the river and Prehen Woods as seen from Foyle Hill.
33. Pet a starfish or coalfish at one of the five aquariums housed by the Loughs Agency at their Riverwatch Visitors Centre at Prehen. (A brilliant day out for the youngsters!)
34. Learn to bake bread, cupcakes and lots more besides at My Little Kitchen Cookery School in Greysteel.
35. Walk in quiet contemplation through the six-acre Celtic Peace Garden at Bridgend, which depicts the lives of Ireland’s major saints from the fifth to 12th centuries (the Golden Age). Included in the garden, which is laid out in the shape of the island of Ireland, are representations of the Cross of Patrick, the Boat of Brendan, the Island of Columba and the Oratory of Canice.
36. Spend an action-packed afternoon at the Pennyburn Playtrail. The adventure park includes a 20m zipline, a sensory garden, a junior play area, a 200-seater woodland auditorium for performances, a nature trail and a visitor centre. Set in the grounds of Belmont and Foyle View schools, the 1km trail that links all the areas also includes an orienteering course and trim trail, fully accessible to all.
37. Catch a professional soccer match at the Brandywell, where Derry City host their home games every second Friday night during the season, or at the YMCA Grounds where Institute play every second Saturday afternoon. If Gaelic’s your game, keep an eye on the schedules and you’re bound to pick up a senior game at Celtic Park or Steelstown. Or if rugby’s your ball, you can watch the seniors from City of Derry at Judge’s Road every second Saturday.
38. Borrow or hire a bike and cycle the path from the Foyle Bridge into the city-centre. A new, purpose-designed 4km route, looping both banks of the river (over the Peace Bridge, through St Columb’s Park and back over the Foyle Bridge) will be opening later this year.
39. Drive out to the Mussenden Temple at Downhill (c. 20 miles). Set on a cliff edge, this Vespan Temple was built by the Earl Bishop Hervey in the late 18th century as a secret love-shack for himself and his much-younger second-cousin.
40. Pitch yourself into the swim at one of our many unspoilt, golden beaches – Fahan, Lisfannon, Benone, Porthall, Inch or Rathmullan. And remember, even if the weather isn’t great, the sea-water is generally warm because of the inflowing Gulf Stream currents.