10 reasons we are Loving Dublin's Suburbs this bank holiday weekend

Any plans for the bank holiday weekend? Why not enjoy Dublin? It's such a great city. We are lovin Dublin's Suburbs so we put together these 10 things to do this bank holiday weekend. 

1. Kart City Swords

Love an adrenaline rush? Kart City is ideal for car lovers and sensation seekers alike and a great activity to enjoy this weekend. The suburb of Swords has loads of lovely little cafes, restaurants and bars too for a bite to eat after driving up an appetite!


 2. The National Aquatic Centre

Why not take a splash at the National Aquatic Centre, which is one of the most innovative water parks in Europe. A whole host of exciting features ensures that there is lots of family fun, thrills – and something for everyone.

3. Tandem Bike Hire

Have you ever used a tandem bike? It's perfect way to see the Suburbs with a loved one. You can hire from a few places, but we heard good things about Phoenix Park Bike Hire.

4. Shakespeare in the Open

Shakespeare in the Open - 27th July 2016 at 6pm.
Admission is free to this wonderful outdoor performance by Fortune's Fool Productions who will present Measure for Measure in the grounds of the Casino.
All welcome but no dogs please and come dressed for the weather! Please note that this is a 2 hour performance which will end at 8pm.

5. Bowling

When was the last time you hit the lanes? An evening out bowling is great craic. Whether it's on a date, with friends, or with the family. It's an all-rounder- strike!

6. The Zoo

Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park is a fantastic day out. There is so much to do in the park after the zoo too. There are usually markets, or other activities happening at the weekends somewhere in Phoenix park. It is one of the biggest parks in Europe after all!

7. Go Quest

This is different and will appeal to everybody. I am in the age group that will remember The Crystal maze on TV and this place is just like that- 27 rooms of challenges! Well worth a try at some stage, even if you can't get there this weekend.

8. Rafting

Head to the suburb of Palmerstown, pop on a life jacket and raft down the Liffey with mates. This is definitely an activity not suited to the faint at heart. Check out rafting.ie

9. Spend time at home together

With all the hustle and bustle of city life, work, the kids. We always have something to do, somewhere to go. It might be an idea to relax and take stock of life with a loved one, have a movie night,  enjoy a glass of wine on the sofa, or in the garden. Simply chill...


10. Revolution 1916

Well it is the centenary year and with Brexit bringing talks of a genuinely possible united Ireland, a day at the Ambassador to reflect on a 100 years of history seems like a brilliant day out and a great reason to leave the Suburbs for the day.   

"O’Connell Street, and the Ambassador Theatre was at the centre of the 1916 Rising, both because its history was interwoven with the Irish Volunteers’ own history, and because of its proximity to the GPO, the focal point of the Easter Rising."


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