When you’re a kid, you have some kickass birthday parties in places like theme parks, fun fairs and game rooms.
But when you’re an adult, often the default birthday is heading to the pub for a few.
Well, Dublin has a ton of fun activities that adults can partake in, and there’s no better excuse than a birthday party to do them.
1. Karaoke in Ukiyo
Ukiyo lets you book out a private room downstairs with a karaoke machine. They also do deals to include food and drinks, so you could be sipping on Mai Tais before blasting out Don’t Stop Believing.
2. Trampolining at Jumpzone
Based in Santry and Sandyford, Jumpzone is Europe’s largest indoor trampoline park. You can play dodgeball or simply practise your flips while feeling like you’re flying.
3. BYOB Bowling at Bray Bowl
Bowling is great craic, and after you finish there are arcade machines and pool tables in Bray Bowl you can play on.
4. Laser Tag at Leisureplex
Channel your inner Barney Stinson and grab your plastic gun. Leisureplex in Stillorgan, Blanchardstown, Coolock and Tallaght also has bowling machines, arcade machines and a cool indoor playground for kids that we’re unfortunately too tall to enter.
5. Mind games at Escape Dublin and The Adventure Rooms
6. Cocktail classes in the Blind Pig, 37 Dawson Street, Fire and others
Tons of bars in Dublin do cocktail classes for groups. Learn something new and drink lots of alcohol in the process.
7. Fashion courses in When Poppy Met Daisy
Courses include dress-making, fashion design and lingerie. Nothing is sexier than underwear you made yourself.
8. Make chocolate bars at Coco Bó
Coco Bó on O’Connell Street let you make your own personalised chocolate bars – the perfect treat for chocolate lovers.
9. Roller Disco at Spin Activity Centre
Boogie all night long or grab a hotdog from the American diner at Spin Activity Centre on the Long Mile Road.
10. Go-Karting at Kylemore Karting
Kylemore Karting is the country’s largest indoor go-karting arena. Race ya there!
11. Skiing at the Ski Centre
The Ski Centre in Sandyford lets you make group bookings, and will arrange discount pizza delivery.
12. Rock climbing at Gravity and The Wall
13. Hire Denzille private cinema
Denzille cinema near Merrion Square has about 30 seats. Impress your friends by booking out a whole cinema.
14. Crazy golf out in Dundrum
Rainforest Adventure Golf in Dundrum has a cool course and can also provide canapés and buffets for your mates. Hole in one.