IMC Dun Laoghaire
           

www.imccinemas.ie

  
Cineworld, Parnell Street
           

www.cineworld.ie

  
Quest Events, Kildare

Quest Events is a new teambuilding and entertainment centre in Ireland. Tank driving, Hovercraft flying,  Archery, Falconry, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Kayaking are just some of the offerings at Quest Events. You can choose to visit the venue just for the day or evening or opt for the full event solution with Moyvalley hotel, Champions Golf Club, Balanya House and the courtyard cottages.Each event is tailored so that you get the best from the day.

Check out their website for the list of offerings and price quotes.

How to get there ?

Only 25 Minutes drive to Quest from the M50. Exit 7


From Dublin
Exit to Enfield and follow signs towards Clonard / Kinnegad along old N4. You will take the left exit signposted for Moyvalley Hotel and Golf approximately 8km from Enfield.50)

From the West
Follow the N4 towards Dublin. Take the Kinnegad exit - approximately 50km from Dublin, drive via Clonard and follow signs turning right off N4 to Moyvalley Hotel and Golf.

From Dublin Airport

From Dublin airport follow signs in the direction of Dublin city Centre M1. Take the first exit off the M1 onto the M50. Take the first exit after the toll bridge onto the N4 in the direction of Sligo / Galway. Exit to Enfield and follow signs along old N4. Approximately 8kms to Moyvalley.




  
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
                 

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is a really fun day out and is one of Ireland`s most popular attractions. Voted Irish Museum of the Year it takes a journey into the past to cottages and farms to learn about the daily lives of the inhabitants.Set in over 175 acres of rolling countryside, the outdoor Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. Almost 50 exhibits have been acquired by the Museum from all over Ulster and restored and authentically furnished. The Open Air Museum is complemented by the Folk Galleries which show how food, farming, everyday occupations and lifestyles have changed through time.

Meet the Victorians,demonstrations of lace making,basket making, spinning,weaving, wood turning and needlework

The Transport Museum, one of the finest in Europe, displays Ireland`s largest and most comprehensive transport collection, from horse-drawn carts to Irish built motor cars, and from the mighty steam locomotives that graced our railways to the history of ship and aircraft building. Permanent exhibitions of international acclaim also include Titanic and X2 Flight Experience.

Tea Rooms and Picnic Areas

  • Main tea room at Cultra Manor serves hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.
  • The Midland Kiosk in the heart of the Irish Railway Collection serves cold snacks and hot and cold drinks.
  • The catering service is provided for Museum visitors during normal Museum opening hours.
  • There are picnic areas located throughout the Museum, however the use of portable barbeques is not permitted by visitors for reasons of health and safety.

Museum Shops

  • The Museum gift shops are located in the Folk Exhibition Galleries and in the General Transport Galleries offering a wide range of craft items, souvenirs, books and publications, postcards and a variety of stationery items.
  • In the Museum`s Ballycultra Town there is a corner shop selling sweets and confectionery and a post office selling period newspapers and postcards.


The Library

  • Excellent library and archive, designed to enable research by both museum staff and visitors.
  • 15,000 books and many periodicals, covering a wide range of topics from cookery to local history, from costume to early motor cars.
  • The archives have an equally wide scope, containing reminiscences, folklore material, railway timetables, maps and much more

How to get there ?

Getting to the Ulster Folk and Transport mueum is easy !

  • The Museum is situated 7 miles east of Belfast, near Holywood
  • On the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2)
  • There is ample parking should you wish to drive there. 
  • Just 15 minutes outside Belfast City Centre with excellent access by road, rail and bus and close to Belfast City Airport.
  • The nearest rail station to the Museum is Cultra Halt (NIR Rail Service 1 from the Europa Bus/Rail Station)
  •  Buses stop outside the Museum entrance (Ulsterbus No. 502 from the Europa Bus Station).

Other things to do in Belfast  (easier if travelling by car)

It`s a must see so check out their website for more information.

We`d love to hear how you get on so let us know by adding a comment - thanks

  
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
           

Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is a really fun day out and is one of Ireland`s most popular attractions. Voted Irish Museum of the Year it takes a journey into the past to cottages and farms to learn about the daily lives of the inhabitants.Set in over 175 acres of rolling countryside, the outdoor Folk Museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. Almost 50 exhibits have been acquired by the Museum from all over Ulster and restored and authentically furnished. The Open Air Museum is complemented by the Folk Galleries which show how food, farming, everyday occupations and lifestyles have changed through time.

Meet the Victorians,demonstrations of lace making,basket making, spinning,weaving, wood turning and needlework

The Transport Museum, one of the finest in Europe, displays Ireland`s largest and most comprehensive transport collection, from horse-drawn carts to Irish built motor cars, and from the mighty steam locomotives that graced our railways to the history of ship and aircraft building. Permanent exhibitions of international acclaim also include Titanic and X2 Flight Experience.

Tea Rooms and Picnic Areas

  • Main tea room at Cultra Manor serves hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.
  • The Midland Kiosk in the heart of the Irish Railway Collection serves cold snacks and hot and cold drinks.
  • The catering service is provided for Museum visitors during normal Museum opening hours.
  • There are picnic areas located throughout the Museum, however the use of portable barbeques is not permitted by visitors for reasons of health and safety.

Museum Shops

  • The Museum gift shops are located in the Folk Exhibition Galleries and in the General Transport Galleries offering a wide range of craft items, souvenirs, books and publications, postcards and a variety of stationery items.
  • In the Museum`s Ballycultra Town there is a corner shop selling sweets and confectionery and a post office selling period newspapers and postcards.


The Library

  • Excellent library and archive, designed to enable research by both museum staff and visitors.
  • 15,000 books and many periodicals, covering a wide range of topics from cookery to local history, from costume to early motor cars.
  • The archives have an equally wide scope, containing reminiscences, folklore material, railway timetables, maps and much more

How to get there ?

Getting to the Ulster Folk and Transport mueum is easy !

  • The Museum is situated 7 miles east of Belfast, near Holywood
  • On the main Belfast to Bangor Road (A2)
  • There is ample parking should you wish to drive there. 
  • Just 15 minutes outside Belfast City Centre with excellent access by road, rail and bus and close to Belfast City Airport.
  • The nearest rail station to the Museum is Cultra Halt (NIR Rail Service 1 from the Europa Bus/Rail Station)
  •  Buses stop outside the Museum entrance (Ulsterbus No. 502 from the Europa Bus Station).

Other things to do in Belfast  (easier if travelling by car)

It`s a must see so check out their website for more information.

We`d love to hear how you get on so let us know by adding a comment - thanks

  
Belfast - W5
                 

We would highly recommend the W5.Northern Ireland´s award winning interactive discovery centre is situated at the Odyssey Arena.It is very easy to get to by car or train and visitors really have a fun day out . There is lots for them to experience :

  • 160 hands-on exhibits in four dynamic exhibition areas
  • Scientific demonstrations live 
  • Group challenges and educational programmes
  • Fun birthday parties
  • Regular events at the weekends and during the holiday particularily Easter and Christmas.
  • You should check out their website for their fab temporary exhibitions. Kids topics can include info on  Sport,Myths, Monsters and Dinosaurs.
  • Upper floors of W5 have spectacular views of Belfast’s cityscape and far beyond.

Birthday Parties at W5 :

  • ten or more children
  • members of staff do not lead parties but are always on hand should you have a question.
  • All day access to W5’s exhibition areas START (for under 8’s), GO, SEE & DO.
  • W5 dedicated party room for one hour
  • W5 birthday invitations
  • W5 birthday certificate for the birthday girl or boy
  • Party bags
  • Two free adults with every ten children.
  • Very reasonable prices

Other things to do in Belfast  (easier if travelling by car)

 

Getting to W5 is easy !

  • Within easy reach of Belfast’s transport networks.
  • 10 mins from the train station
  • It is only a short hop these days from the centre of Dublin
  • Part of Odyssey, Northern Ireland’s Landmark Millennium Project, based in the Abercorn Basin beside the River Lagan in Belfast. 

If travelling from Southern Ireland you can :

  • From Dublin by Train : Catch a train at Connolly station . To check out the times of the regular train service from Dublin click here and enter Belfast Central as the destination station . From Belfast www.translink.co.uk
  • By car : From M1 approaching Belfast cross straight onto Broadway and then straight onto the Westlink following signs for M3/City Airport. Once on the M3 take the first exit entitled ´Queen´s Island´. Turn left at the lights onto Sydenham Road, the Odyssey complex is situated on the right and carpark on the left.
    There are 1,500 car spaces so plenty of parking !

 

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Fun Fitness
        

Fun Fitness is an activity centre based in the gym Total Fitness Sandyford adjacent to Lamb Doyle`s pub. They specialise in children`s birthday parties and always strive to make each child`s birthday party extra special and memorable. Their indoor play centre is bright and clean. Parents can relax in the seated area with their friends or a magazine. 

So what is on offer at a Fun Fitness Activity centre ?

  • Junior Children`s Play Area :  5 - 12 year olds (suitable for children just under 5 feet tall)
  • Toddler Area  : 3-5 Year Olds
  • Soccer & Basket Ball Area
  • Baby Soft Play Area (adjacent to the coffee area so parents can keep an eye out for their babies)

Where is Fun Fitness ?

Fun Fitness is an activity centre based in the gym Total Fitness Sandyford adjacent to Lamb Doyle`s pub.

How do I book ?

No need to pre-book.

  
Bray Bowl
        
Bray Bowl is an activity centre with ten pin bowling , Quasar Laser , an Adventure Play centre and parties for all different ages.Situated 50 yards from Bray station and 5 mins from the National Acquarium. Food available at Bray Bowl along with Quasar Laser and Adventure Play Centre which has the latest in softplay attractions for the younger kids. If kids wish they can combine the Bowling with Quasar.  
Zoom Adventure Play
           

Zoom Adventure Play is a great adventure centre for kids as a special day out or for parties. It is very spacious, clean and highly organised.  There is a lot to keep the kids entertained and it`s brilliant for birthday parties -with lots to do and healthy party food.The adults can watch on from the cafe with some light refreshments and the latest magazines while the kids are being entertained and supervised.

What`s there for the kids ? 

  • An extreme maze of tunnels, spiral slides and obstacle courses.
  • Four levels of play and excitement, starting way down low to way up high.
  • Four lane astra slide.
  • Double helix slide.
  • Ball Cannons.
  • Separate toddler`s area.
  • Brilliant birthday parties

    What`s there for the adults ?

  • 1500 sq ft Sugarloaf terrace, superb views.
  • Spacious soft seating.
  • Cafe seating, sofas and a wonderful terrace.
  • Great food and Java Republic blue earth organic coffee.
  • Stress free birthday parties.
  • Organic meat direct from The Good Herdsman.

    Directions :

    Easy access, free parking.

    They are located on the southern edge of Greystones in the same building as the Jackie Skelly gym.

    About 15 minutes south of Cornelscourt.

    Coming south from Dublin, pass through Kilmacanogue and Glen of the Downs, then take the new Greystones exit. Follow the road for 1.9 miles and at the roundabout with the big Jackie Skelly sign, turn right into the Charlesland Recreation and Leisure Park.

    Coming North, take the new Greystones exit and follow the road for 1.9 miles. At the big Jackie Skelly sign turn right into the Charlesland Recreation and Leisure Park.

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    Sea.Life
            

    The National Sea Life Centre situated on Bray`s seafront is full of fascinating marine and freshwater creatures , including Prianhas, Seahorses and Ireland`s largest collection of sharks. With over 90 species of underwater animals and lots of interesting exhibits this Sealife centre is worth a visit. Check out the following exhibits : Rivers of the World, Kingdom of the Seahorse ,Finding Nemo , Shark Nursery, Lair of the Octopus and Tropical Shark Lagoon. 

    Opens : Daily - times vary

    Prices : Vary

    How to get there : By car , bus or Dart to Bray station.