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With something exciting always happening at Activate Waterford, our news is well worth keeping up with. Have a look at the latest below:

Latest News

Nov 21

SANTA Arrives at ACTIVATE

November 21, 2017 by admin in Uncategorized 2 comments
On Saturday 18th of November, Santa arrived at Activate Waterford to make sure that all was in place for all the families that will be visiting him over the next number of weeks. We managed to sit down with Santa (With the help of Mrs. Claus) to ask him a few questions about being at Activate and also the build up to Christmas. Activate Waterford – “Its great to see you again Santa”! SANTA – “Its great to be back in Waterford and its great to be here in ACTIVATE”. A.W. – “You first visited Activate back in July, that visit was to make sure you had enough room for your log cabin… How has it worked out”? SANTA – “I couldn’t be happier”! (even though Mrs. Claus’ living room is bigger than my cabin …he chuckles) “It really is an amazing experience. Myself and Mrs. Claus walked through the whole thing on Saturday with Ryan Hunt & Bernard Deegan”. “We started at the bottom of the amazing staircase that is dressed with beautiful lit garlands, we reached Santa’s archway and proceeded through the golden gates, where we were visited by Mr’s Claus Living Room (this is where the families […]
On the 22nd of October, Activate hosted the first round of the Youth Climbing League. With over 50 kids participating the event was a great success. A big thank you to Damien O’Sullivan from Mountaineering Ireland, for his route setting, and guidance before, during and after the event. Not forgetting ACTIVATE’s climbing instructors Rachel & Catherine for all their hard work on the lead up to and during the event. But the real winners on the day were the “kids”! An amazing turn out and fantastic support shown by their families. With “Team Activate” featuring in the majority of the results, the future looks extremely promising for climbing in Waterford.  
Parents don’t forget we are hosting our fun, action packed camp during mid term. Our camp commences on Tuesday 31st of October and runs until Friday 3rd November. 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  
Sep 05

RICKY – The Re-set king!

September 05, 2017 by admin in Uncategorized 0 comments
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 the climbing gym, 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 […]
Aug 31

What we are about!

August 31, 2017 by admin in Uncategorized 0 comments
Activate Waterford has it all when it comes to activities. We are Waterford’s number one destination for bowling, climbing, laser tag, Kids Parties and roller skating. We have over 25ooo square feet of fun activities. Why go anywhere else, when Activate can offer almost 10 activities under the one roof! We have an amazing team who really go that extra mile to make sure you have a memorable time!
Aug 30

Position Available

August 30, 2017 by admin in Uncategorized 0 comments
ACTIVATE are currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated Cook/Chef. As a member of the ACTIVATE team  the successful candidate will deliver premium quality food to our customers and at the same time ensure the kitchen is well maintained to the highest of standards. The successful candidate will work alongside a professional team with sociable planned working hours hours. Role: Cook Duties: Support the team in maintaining excellent standards. To carry out the relevant work delegated through management. Prep, cook all food for customers. To ensure all HACCP procedures are followed to the highest standard. Desired Requirements: 1+ years culinary experience in a busy kitchen environment. Qualification in culinary skills desirable. Ability to work as part of a team. Passionate about culinary standards and presentation. High standard of hygiene. All applications/Cv’s should be directed to Ryan Hunt via post or by email at ryan@activatewaterford.ie
On Friday the 10th of November (between 7.00 pm and 10.00 pm) Activate will host an Emergency Services climbing competition in aid of an amazing cause… “BUMBLEance” BUMBLEance is Ireland’s National and the World’s first interactive ambulance service designed specifically for children. It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced climber or a complete novice, whats important is raising essential funds for an amazing facility and having great fun with your friends/work colleagues. About the comp: Teams will consist of 4 There will 10 bouldering routes Speed climbing Entry Fee 40 Euro Per Team Register your interest by contacting info@activatewaterford.ie    
I know its hard to believe that we would be talking about anything relating to Christmas in July, 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 in JULY”? 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 enough room for my cabin and not forgetting all the presents, for when I visit officially for the month of December”. A.W. – “That explains the tan then”? SANTA – “Ah yes”! “The weather has been so fantastic and there is no better place to be, when the sun shines. However, unlike today when the weather is the way it is (Absolutely pouring down) I couldn’t be in a better place. The staff are so friendly and along with all the activities to choose from (Bowling, […]
Jun 18

JUNE/JULY Newsletter

June 18, 2017 by admin in Uncategorized 0 comments
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Our new state of the art Laser Tag system has finally arrived. You can count the number of days its been with us on one hand, but its already turned into a huge success with kids and their families. We spent a lot of time researching into the best system that would suit our customers, Beagara offered this. The Begeara laser system is simple to operate and easy to use. Begeara uses a phasor only, meaning valuable time is saved because players don’t need to put on (or take off) a vest. You can run more games with very little disruption to the fun being experienced. The Laser system from Begeara is packed with features to keep players and happy. With the fabulous GLOWING PHASORS, listen to the pack play “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to the birthday child, and see scores displayed on both the phasor and the GIANT LED SCOREBOARD. The primary focus of Begeara is simplicity. Begeara is so easy to use, anyone can operate it. Begeara delivers great game play and also loads of FUN! For more information or to reserve your laser party or maybe take it on a trial run (Public Laser) call 051 325097 today.
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