Its winter, it’s Ireland, it’s freezing and its also very very easy to get stuck on that lovely comfy couch with your central heating on…well how about trying something that will get you moving, get the kids tired out and challenge you to keep moving during the winter months??

To make life that little bit easier we’ve picked some of the top indoor activities in Ireland for you, all you need to do now is gather the troops and get ready for some fun!!

Kingdom of Sports, Co.Westmeath – Kingdom of Sports is a leisure activity open to all ages and level of ability, while the more advanced sports person can hone their skills in this fully equipped indoor facility.The Arena contains 10 different sports all in their own self contained sections with sloped floors and conveyor belts to return all equipment as needed. Every score of the required skill for each sport will gain the competitor a “Kingdom of Sports” point, with total points calculated once the circuit is complete to determine the Kingdom of Sports Champion! Competitors can then see how they compare to friends, work colleagues, class mates or even the “Kingdom of Sports” leader board. (Nationwide) was launched in Ireland in 2011 following the growth and success of the company in the UK and Northern Ireland. They’re programme has been designed to develop your child’s physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as gently encouraging rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more. The success, popularity and growth of Rugbytots demonstrates the quality of they’re programme and the coaches who work so hard to consistently deliver. It is therefore no surprise to find that they are the most established, fastest growing and most innovative Rugby play programme for children aged two to seven.All Rugbytots lead coaches are paediatric first aiders, Garda Vetted and trained to a very high standard to ensure your children enjoy their time at Rugbytots in a safe and organised environment.

Fitzone (Dublin) FitZone is West Wood’s purpose-built, multi-level play area just for kids. A fun and exciting place where kids of all ages can crawl, wiggle, slide, waddle, wobble, swim, and bounce their way to a fitter, healthier lifestyle. Parents love the fully-supervised adventure zone where kids of all ages can have hours of fun on slides, cargo nets, and ball pools. Toddlers are kept safely away from older children in their very own soft-play area.  As kids get older they can move onto our exclusive teen-gym. A Fitzone Party is two hours of energetic fun and laughter! They’re huge, multi-level adventure area includes slides, cargo nets, ballpool and for those brave enough, the Freefall! They also host a range of sports parties or try their Hip-Hop Dance party. Your party is fully supervised, leaving you to unwind in our cafe.

Rainforest Adventure Golf  (Dublin)   Set in a South American Rainforest enjoy hours of family fun on ourtwo 18 hole INDOOR minigolf courses each themed after an ancient lost civilisation, the Aztec and the Maya. Experience they’re amazing animatronic special effects bringing the worlds of these two ancient civilisations to life while tingling to the sounds of the rainforest. Explore their interactive and challenging mini golf courses and you’ll be intrigued by what you discover, crumbling temples, statues of primitive gods and sinister crystal skulls. Meanwhile on your journey through the enchanting rainforest you’ll learn about its unique ecology and wildlife through our education packs for school tours.After you’ve made it through the jungle, enjoy your reward in the Canopy Cafe with fair trade coffee and Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream or browse they’re Rainforest.

The Zone (Navan) The Zone Extreme Activity Centre in Navan is bursting with activities for you and your family to enjoy! At The Zone they have: Karting, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Ireland’s only Lazer Maze, Shooting Simulator, Paintball and Laser Tag Paintball.  They’re Extreme Activity Centre in Navan, Co Meath provides 58,000sq.ft of fun over 2 floors! With an Indoor Karting Track, an Indoor Paintballing Arena, a dedicated Archery Centre and a wide range of other activities, you know when you’re in THE ZONE. All they’re activities are indoors so there is no need to worry about the weather! They can cater for school tours of up to 120 children at a time! They are open 7 days per week and can make a package to suit your budget. We have a fleet of over 20 karts which suits all ages from the age of 4! They have Irelands Largest Indoor Paintball Arena and we offer Archery with a full instruction and competition. You can also order your fresh pizza before you go out to drive and have it waiting for you when you finish!

Jump Zone (Dublin) When you visit Jump Zone be prepared for a completely unique and cutting edge experience at their 35,000 square foot facility.  Jump Zone is the first of its kind indoor trampoline park not only in Ireland but in the whole of Europe. Jump Zone is suitable for people of all ages, from children over 5 years to adults of 55+ years, for 1 person or for a group you will have the opportunity to exercise and enjoy themselves in a family friendly environment.You can free jump or do tricks or partake in some of the main activities on offer, including Aerobics, Foam pit and Dodgeball (subject to availability), on their custom made trampolines adjoining the floors and walls. Our main jumper court is over 8,500 square feet while our 2 Dodgeball courts are over 3,000 square feet each.They also cater for group events including birthday parties, corporate events, family events and fundraisers. They have three specially designed party rooms that can cater for any number from 10 to 100 people.Extreme fun is important to them but so is the safety of their guests. They do all they can to ensure that you and your children will have maximum fun with maximum safety. With court supervisors on the floor at all times, heavy duty spring loaded frames covered by 2 inch think safety pads, Jump Zone trampoline park combines fun and safety in all areas to create a family fun experience like no other.

Waterworld (Portrush) For fun and entertainment that’s wetter and better, enjoy a family visit to Waterworld. Northern Ireland’s No. 1 indoor water attraction boast an unrivalled range of features in its superb adventure pool. The Pirates Cove, the centre-piece is the Jolly Roger, Waterworld’s very own pirate playground. Situated in shallow water, the Jolly Roger has 6 slides, a rope bridge and scramble net plus water cannons. The ever popular giant waterslides have also been pirate themed throughout their length and now finish out on the poolside aqua-catches, making them even more exciting than ever before. Waterworld also has a Ten Pin Bowling facility. This high tech attraction located in the Piazza area of Waterworld will offer 6 lanes of all action bowling for young and old to experience. Opening times and prices are subject to change, please telephone (028) 7082 2001 for further details.

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