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Sizzling Ideas for Summer


This summer promises to be bursting with brilliant boredom busting events - there really is so much going on!...


ZIPIT


Zipit Treetop Course at Tibradden Wood in the Dublin Mountains, 4 hours of treetop, fun-filled, thrilling experiences in a healthy, outdoor setting for adults and children from age 7. Climb poles and climbing walls, swing into cargo nets, balance on a rope bridge, hurtle down a zip wire, even ride a BMX across a treetop bridge! With 5 circuits from 1-20 metres high, Zipit is


great day out. Families can


complete circuits together or parents can watch from the ground as the children build their confidence working from the lower circuits to the more challenging elements Catering as well


for large groups from Scouts to Clubs Prices range from Croke Park Stadium Looking for a great day out for your family this summer? Why not visit Croke


Park Stadium and take an access-all-areas tour at the home of Irish sport? Walk in the footsteps of legends as you visit the team dressing rooms before going pitchside via the players’ tunnel and taking a seat in the VIP area. Enjoy panoramic views from the top tier of the stand - 30 meters above the famous pitch. Admission includes a visit to the all-new GAA Museum which offers an unrivalled state-of-the-art visitor experience! Test out your hurling and football skills in the interactive games zone – popular with visitors of all ages. See how fast you can react, check out your passing skills, practice a fingertip save or the art of the high catch! The GAA Museum is also the starting point for the Etihad Croke Park Skyline Tour. Enjoy amazing views of Dublin from the five viewing platforms on the 0.6km rooftop walkway. Stadium Tours and Etihad Skyline Tours run daily throughout the summer –see www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum or tel 01- 8192374 to book 20% Discount - Croke Park is Stop 24a on the Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing bus route that includes some of the most popular tourist attractions in Dublin.


Just present your City Sightseeing ticket at GAA Museum reception


€15.00 - €27.00, depending on age. Zipit operates to the highest safety standards and all instructors hold the European Rope Course Association (ERCA) Instructor qualification. Zipit Tibradden @ 01 4952340 Also at Lough Key Forest Park, Zipit @ 071 9662893, mail at info@zipit.ie.


Fort Lucan, Dublin biggest and best Outdoor Adventureland.


Inside, kids can take on the awesome bends, twists and drops of the Raging River Then the really brave will ride the famous Waterfall water slide and challenge their parents on the Viking-Themed Crazy Golf or test their driving skills on the Go-Karts. Kids discover Secret Slides, High Towers, Trampolines, ziplines, the maze, assault courses and High Walkways as they create their own adventures within this fully supervised outdoor playground. Fort Lucan also has an under five’s area and a café. just off the M50, N3 an N4 Contact 01-6280166 www.fortlucan.com


The Chocolate Warehouse Chocolate Workshop


Ireland’s original and best chocolate workshops were started in 2001 by Natasha Caffrey Grand Daughter of the late Thomas Caffrey known as The Irish “Willy Wonka”. The Chocolate Warehouse is a unique venue where visitors can discover the history and joy of chocolate with hands on working experience provided. The two hour event which covers a 25 minute film explains in detail the story of chocolate and how the cocoa beans are grown and harvested. The film shows the journey of the cocoa beans from the Aztecs to the factory and the process the cocoa beans go through to get the chocolate that we recognize today.. As always the fun part is the “hands on” session. The visitors put on aprons like a true chocolatier and start the business of coating chocolates, adding toppings and hand piping All participants get to decorate and package the chocolate to take home. The Chocolate Workshops must be pre book at at 01 4500080 , Email : info@ chocolatewarehouse.ie or www.chocolatewarehouse.ie located off Exit 10 on the M50 beside the Walkinstown Roundabout Greenhills Road,


Visit a show, festival or fair The event calendar during the months of June July and August are always


peppered with a variety of shows, festivals and fairs , from street feasts to vibrant carnivals, from the rural idyll of sheep shearing to any number of the heritage events taking place this summer. Just flick through the Days Out


pages or go to www.primarytimes.net/dublin to find out details about an event close to you or indeed in an area of the country that you may be visiting this summer.


10 Primary Times SUMMER ISSUE www.primarytimes.net/dublin


Wooly Wards Activity Farm


Wooly Wards Activity Farm is definitely worth a visit! Enjoy the animal show in the barn, visit the arts and crafts shed & use natural fibres from the farm on your collage, travel on Thomas the Tank Engine, decorate cupcakes, visit the animals in Scary Mary’s Wood and even take a pony ride on Sheba. A unique, traditional farm set in North County Dublin – just off the N2. Tel 087 3676787 See www.woolywardsfarm.com


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