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14 Birthday Party Ideas In Dublin That Don’t Involve Going To A Bar

By Liz

February 26, 2017 at 12:17pm


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.

Jump Zone

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.

Bray Bowl

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

With 60 minutes, you need to solve mental, physical and teamwork challenges in order to escape. Escape Dublin is on Aungier Street and The Adventure Rooms is near Jervis.

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.

Cocktail Class

7. Fashion courses in When Poppy Met Daisy

Courses include dress-making, fashion design and lingerie. Nothing is sexier than underwear you made yourself.

Dress Making

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.

Coco Bo

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.

Roller Disco

10. Go-Karting at Kylemore Karting

Kylemore Karting is the country's largest indoor go-karting arena. Race ya there!

Go Kart

11. Skiing at the Ski Centre

The Ski Centre in Sandyford lets you make group bookings, and will arrange discount pizza delivery.

Ski Centre

12. Rock climbing at Gravity and The Wall

Gravity, Inchicore and The Wall, Sandyford are great places to get over your fear of heights and try to recreate the opening scene from Mission Impossible.

Rock Climbing

13. Hire Denzille private cinema 

Denzille cinema near Merrion Square has about 30 seats. Impress your friends by booking out a whole cinema.

Private 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.

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