Remember when we had blue skies and the sun was shining?
Well, that is a distant memory now. It looks like the good weather has gone into hibernation for this weekend at least. Never fear, there are plenty of other activities you can do around the city - even if the weather isn't co-operating.
Who said you need to play golf outdoors? Rainforest Adventure Golf in Dundrum has not one, but two courses for you and your mates to play on. You can bring just one other person or have a larger gang teeing off. It's great craic and even better - there are plenty of delish food and drink places nearby if the golf has worked up an appetite. Win-win.
No, I'm not saying you should jump out on the trampoline in your back garden in the pouring rain. You can now enjoy just as much fun hopping about the place indoors. The Jump Zone in Sandyford and Santry has lots of trampolining facilities to enjoy. The best thing is - you can go in groups of one, two, three or twenty - Jump Zone caters for all sorts.
Now, this is definitely something different to try this weekend. In a nutshell, it involves being locked in a room and having 60 minutes to use a series of clues and puzzles to escape. They cater for teams of 2 to 14 people and you'll find the rooms on Little Britain Street, just off Capel Street near the city centre. Probably best to book in advance though , as they tend to be pretty busy.
Fancy releasing your inner Lewis Hamilton? Kylemore Karting offer you the choice of three tracks complete with flyovers, underpasses, hills and banked corners. They'll give you the helmets, gloves and race suits to get your go-karting experience underway. And the best part? If you're not feeling the go-karting buzz after your first practice run then you'll get your money back. Yes, it's so good they can afford to do that.
If you're into Eurovision, then this is the only place you should be this weekend. Pantibar is widely known for its lavish parties, hunky bar staff and boasting the best hostess in the city. But it's the Annual Eurovision part where the Capel Street haunt really comes into its own. Linda Martin herself once made an appearance at it, it's that good. The action kicks off from 8pm tomorrow.
If you haven't been to the Science Gallery on Pearse Street yet, then what are you waiting for? It's one of the coolest exhibitions on in the city and believe me, it'll blow your mind. This weekend, they're showing a 'Humans Need Not Apply' exhibition which focuses on our reliance on robots. It runs from midday until 6pm each day and is well worth popping into if you're looking to pass an hour or two.
Think bowling is just for kids? Wrong. It's very much an activity you can enjoy as a fully-fledged adult and this time, there's added beer. Leisureplex in Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Stillorgan and Tallaght all have BYOB nights.