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20th Dec 2016

8 Places To Go For The Best Mate-Date Of Your Life


Valentine? More like PAL-ENTINE. Amirite?

No but really though, you gotta make time for you and bestie. But are you really arsed going for coffee? Again?!

Here’s a thought – treat yo’selves, and do something super fun instead.

1. Bounce along to Jump Zone

Based in Santry and Sandyford, Jumpzone is Europe’s largest indoor trampoline park. Take a fitness class, play dodgeball, or simply practise your flips into the foam pit during an open jump sessions


2. Make your very own chocolate bars at Coco Bó

If your friend is the marshmallow to your chocolate on this rocky road bar that is life, this will be the perfect treat for ye.


3. Go on a mystery tour – with a difference.

Not a dodgy nightclub in sight! 

Jump on the nearest mode of transport, get off at a random stop and explore. A little research prior may help you avoid going anywhere really dull – but where’s the fun in that?

Alternatively, you can do your bit to save the planet and take bikes. Tandem, anyone?

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4. Open your mind at the Science Gallery

Awaken yer brain cells learning something new at Trinity’s Science Gallery – then put them back to sleep with pints at the Pav. Mmmm.

It’s open ’til 8 most evenings, so it’s a grand and early jaunt if you’re both working the next day.


5. Get the shite frightened out of you on the Dublin Ghost Bus Tour

Payback for all the times you’ve scared each other and put it on Snapchat immediately after.

Details here.


6. Did somebody say ‘roller disco’?!

It was us. We said roller disco.

Based on Long Mile Road, partake in the ultimate boogie on wheels with your BFF at Spin Activity Centre. Grab a hotdog after in the American-style diner, and nurse each other’s (inevitable) bruised limbs.

If it’s good enough for the Kardashian-Jenners, it’s good enough for you.


7. Go-go gadget go-karting!

Make like Lewis Hamilton and show off your need for speed. Careful though, this could get real competitive, real fast …

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


8. Feed the deer at Phoenix park

Guaranteed the most fun you’ll have with your best friend and a bag of carrots.

Wait …


Fall in love with your BFF, all over again.

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