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Our Easter Camp was a roaring success and we were delighted to have so many kids come and enjoy all we have to offer here at Activate! Whether it was Arts&Crafts or our baking comp or what the kids have named ‘ DISCO DANCE OFF’ There was something for everyone and we now can’t wait for our Summer Camps to start!Call us now on 051-325097 to book into our Summer Program.

Our Easter egg hunt was also a great success and we want to say a massive WELL DONE to all the kids who jumped, dived and searched for our very cleverly disguised little bunnies who hid so well in the ball pit! Massive congrats to Hannah and Melanie who won our GIANT Easter egg in our raffle! And to Allanna & Zara who won our just as big 2nd Easter Egg! They’re going to be eating chocolate for weeks now!

After two weeks off and a little rest for all our climbers, Our Climbing club is BACK! From May 4th, we will be back to normality and can’t wait to see all our climbers, New and old back to try out our newly reset wall! New routes to test your abilities and of course just for a little fun! Our big wall is getting a reset on May 10th so will be out of action but shall be back open on May 11th. Bouldering is open as usual.

We’ve got some amazing offers available now! Its going to be hard to choose which one you’re going to avail of!

We have of course our ‘MIDWEEK OFFER’ So from Monday-Thursday, your child can visit our soft play are AND get a kid’s meal for just €8! So, plan a coffee morning with the gals or guys and avail of this great offer!

We thought since were going into the month of May, we would run a ‘MAY MADNESS’ offer on our Bowling!! So, for the whole month of May One of hour of bowling is only €25! (usually €30) Each lane holds 6 people so no excuse not to avail of this amazing offer! Be sure too book in advance to avoid disappointment! Don’t forget we also have our delicious Pizza & Bowling deal! You won’t go hungry here at Activate!

With so much fun and excitement, there is something here for the whole family to enjoy! Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment, all activities are subject to time/age and availability.

Call us now on 051-325097

Until next time……… ACTIVATE!

I know its hard to believe that we would be talking about anything relating to Christmas in October (especially with Halloween just around the corner), but when the main man himself turns up to check out Activate (And not forgetting a game of bowling and mini golf) we had to sit down and have a chat.

A. W. – “Welcome Santa”! “Its fantastic to see you… but why have you visited us “?

SANTA – “Its great to be here!! I am currently on my holidays in Tramore, I visit every year. While I was here, I asked Ryan Hunt & Bernard Deegan if it would be ok to pay a quick visit to ACTIVATE to make sure there would be enough room for my cabin and not forgetting all the presents, for when I visit officially for the month of December”, Plus Bernard owes me 5 Euro from from losing Mini Golf last year.

A.W. – “Ah That explains it!?

SANTA – “Ah yes”! “The weather has been so fantastic and there is no better place to be, when the sun shines. However,  I couldn’t be in a better place. The staff are so friendly and along with all the activities to choose from (Bowling, Roller Skating, Mini Golf, Climbing, Laser Tag & Soft Play) I couldn’t be happier coming here in December, I’m actually looking forward to playing the Laser Tag when I return”.

A.W. – “You didn’t get a chance to do a bit of climbing then”?  “Would this not be good practice for all the chimneys you have face on the 24th of December”?

SANTA – “I didn’t have time on this visit, but I have magic dust that helps me out with all the chimneys I have to deal with”.

A.W. – “How are all the preparations going for Christmas 2018”?

SANTA – “Couldn’t be better”! “We are actually a couple of weeks ahead on the toy production line, which is fantastic as I gave everyone at the North Pole a weeks holiday”.

A.W. – “I know you’re on your holidays and I don’t want to talk about work, but I have to ask, (as all the kids in the South East will want to know) when are you going to be here at ACTIVATE”?

SANTA – “Well, we will be having our launch on the 30th of November,  and then its busy, busy with all the kids that are already booked in to see me from the 1st of December”.

A.W. – “How can parents arrange to see you”?

SANTA – “I have been assured by Ryan & Bernard that you are able to book online at www.activatewaterford.ie (BOOK HERE) or over the telephone on 051325097  or even by dropping in and booking with one of the amazing friendly staff”.

A.W. – “Santa, I just want to say thanks for taking some time out (on your holidays) to visit us, and answering my questions, it was amazing meeting you”! (My kids are going to be very jealous)

SANTA – “It was a pleasure, it was great meeting all the staff again and I’m looking forward to working along side them again in December”. Now! where is Bernard ? I have to collect my winnings from last year”!

To avail of this fantastic promotion just simply follow these steps:

  • Simply print off and present at reception or save this image as a screen shot on your mobile and present at reception

That’s it! We couldn’t have made it any easier.

Terms and conditions apply & subject to availability.

At Activate, the walls are covered in holds. Each colour represents a route or bouldering “problem.” When you’re on a route, you can only put your hands and feet on holds with the same colour.  Then follow the route up the wall to the highest hold of that colour, and that’s the finish. This is what makes climbing in the bouldering room fun. When you look at a wall and see over a hundred holds on it, you challenge is to figure out how to climb a route that might only use six.

To finish the route you have to figure out creative ways to extend your reach and build your grip strength to hang on to small holds. Sometimes you finish a route on the first try, sometimes it takes 20 tries or more. But each time you climb you get better and that progress is addicting. Many of you already know this but I know that my first time at a climbing facility, I had no idea what was going on until someone explained it to me.

Eventually, after a couple months or so, what happens is you’ll find that you’ve climbed all the routes within your skill level and you’ll crave some new challenges. Most likely everyone else feels the same way and that’s when it’s time to reset the holds.

When we reset the routes, we don’t just reset the tape, we unscrew all the holds and create new problems one by one. The person responsible for this reset is none other than Brian Hall

When a reset is complete, you’ll still see new problems pop up from week to week. The walls will fill in more with routes of various difficulty levels.



We are running a colouring competition for Easter, 10 lucky winners will be selected by the Easter Bunny on Good Friday (30th March) To enter the competition all you have to do is colour in this document and return it to ACTIVATE no later than 4 pm on Friday 30th March.

Remember this is a kids only competition, no help from the parents!!

Good Luck

Camps at ACTIVATE are aimed to provide fun, positive and memorable experiences for each and every individual child. ACTIVATE camps are an inclusive and positive environment for each individual child of all abilities.

We aim to provide new challenges and experiences leaving long lasting memories for each child that comes through our doors. As well as memories, it also about making new friends, learning new skills in a safe, clean environment. We would even go as far and say that Activate is your child’s “Home from Home”.

Upon arrival at ACTIVATE on the morning of camp, you will be greeted by your camp leader. They will answer any questions you may have regarding the day/week ahead, ensuring we have all the necessary details to provide your child with an adventurous and fun experience whilst in our care.

The camp leader will have a daily plan in place for the days activities ahead along with the daily lunch menu. The children will be provided with a hot lunch every day as well as all the juice/H2O they require.

During the day/week each child will avail of a wide range of activities that include Bowling, Soft Play, Climbing (Age dependant) Laser Wars, Indoor/Outdoor Games, Talent Show to name a few! The kids will also enjoy trips to the playground (weather depending) which is adjacent to our building.

We would ask if you could allow 5 or 10 minutes upon arrival on your first morning of the camp to fill in the necessary paper work or you can download it here

We look forward to welcoming all our old and new campers in the up and coming holiday period.

Parents don’t forget we are hosting our fun, action packed camp during mid term.
Our camp commences on Monday 12th and runs until Friday 16th February.
Each day the camp starts at 9.30 am and runs to 1.30 pm.
With a huge range of activities and games, we guarantee to return your kids happy, safe and also very tired! 
Booking is essential and spaces are limited so please book in advance.
For more information please contact us on 051 325097

Looking for somewhere new and exciting to visit for your school tour this year? Why not visit ACTIVATE, the number one choice for SCHOOL TOURS!

With over 25,000 square feet, ACTIVATE offers numerous activities – Waterford’s largest SOFT PLAY area which includes 3 floors of fun-filled play equipment, including large slides, a ball pit, rope climbs and lots more for the kids to explore.

Laser Tag at ACTIVATE is a fantastic way to “ready the troops”. Our fully trained staff will ready the troops with hi-tech laser guns and set the game in motion, supervising throughout, and announcing the victor at the end. This activity is available for 6+ years and adults to enjoy.

Climbing & Bouldering is one of the fastest growing sports around now, and at ACTIVATE you can experience first hand what this sport is all about! Our highly experienced instructors will guide you and your group through our bouldering rooms and not forgetting our high wall but at the same time you and your group will be having masses of fun while doing so!

Roller Skating at ACTIVATE is always a “winner”! Roller-Skating is not just great fun, but it is also a great exercise. All major muscle groups are used when roller-skating, making it an exciting and enjoyable way for children (and adults) to get active.

Ten Pin Bowling is the perfect family activity that can be enjoyed by all ages from children as young as 3 years. Here in Activate we have 6 lanes of the latest interactive bowling with the touch screen consoles on each lane allowing you to play a variety of games, challenge another lane, take photos and lots more.

But wait there’s more…. Under the same roof we have a CINEMA which can seat up to 25 (special requests) so you can sit back and relax. We also have MINI GOLF which proves to be great for the whole family. ACTIVATE is fully wheel chair accessible, staff are first aid and fire safety trained. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness, which is one of our pillars since opening 3 years ago.

We ensure a “stress free” school tour but… should teachers want to get involved, all they must do is ask and we will ensure they will have as much fun (if not more) as the students.

For more information simply click here or contact Ryan Hunt on  0877084720 or Bernard Deegan on 0860289887