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Activate Waterford


Activate is Waterford City's newest and most innovative family recreation centre incorporating a children's soft play area, bowling, rock climbing and bouldering, an intimate state of the art 3D cinema, a cafe and lots more.

It has been designed with adults, teens and children in mind and being fully wheelchair accessible aims to support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for everyone…without having to rely on the weather!!

We are locally owned and family run. Our friendly, motivated team at Activate look forward to welcoming you to come along and challenge yourself to something new...

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Hilary ReidyHilary ReidyDecember 12th 2017
What a fantastic visit to santa for the sensory evening. Congratulations to everyone and thank you for organizing it. Kids had a wonderful time. My son said it was heaven. It was all so relaxed no one was rushed and of course ‘the real santa’ was amazing!
Karen SteensonKaren SteensonMay 14th 2017
I am the Principal of a Secondary School in Clonmel & last Monday the staff of my Autism Unit rang to see if Activate could facilitate 20 boys as our plans for our day out had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Despite the late notice they were ready & waiting for my group when they arrived an hour or so later. They had a fantastic day and especially enjoyed the climbing wall facilitated by a fantastic young man who was wonderful with our boys. Well done & thanks for a great day.
Brian O'GradyBrian O'Grady17th May 2017
From the moment I rang about an inquiry I knew this was the place I wanted to hold our company sports and social club event. The whole process was absolutely effortless especially when booking for a large crowd. Eleanor dealt with us from start to finish and even cooked some of the nicest pizzas around 5* food from the kitchen. I can't praise the place and the staff enough. Would highly recomend the place. We are in the process of booking our next event thanks a million Eleanor for your help.
Carol CoadCarol Coad24th Feb 2017
Activate was so bright, clean and fresh - the kids were delighted with so much to do - we spent 5hrs without looking at a clock once - and GREAT cafe
Claire PowerClaire Power5th July 2017
My daughter and her classmates went to activate on there last day of primary school. Thanks to Bernard and all his staff they had a memorable last evening together with lots of climbing and bowling. Great fun was had and the pizza chips and refreshments were delish!!! All the kids loved it and say thanx so much!!! Great facility to have in Waterford as there's nothing else unfortunately for older kids/teenagers to do!! 
Ceily PowerCeily Power28th May 2017
Great afternoon at Activate today. Highly recommend it. Climbing wall was a major hit! Thanks to Donal and all the staff they were brilliant. Already planning our next visit!