Long evenings and mild temperatures, this May bank holiday weekend, which means outdoor adventure should be on your cards! 

Even if you haven’t made plans yet, you’re still not too late! What’s the fun without some last-minute rush? 😉

To save you from the efforts of researching and looking for activities to book, we’ve compiled a list of something for everyone to enjoy this bank holiday weekend!

Whether you are looking for a family expedition or just want to jaunt around with your friends, check the list below: 

  1. 3 Hours Of Outdoor Adventure And Treetop Fun At Zipit

Zipit Forest Adventures, Cork, Dublin, RoscommonCome on, we weren’t not going to suggest ourselves! Swing, Climb and Zipline through the treetops at Zipit. Located in Cork, Dublin and Roscommon, our high ropes and zipline courses are suitable for anyone over 7 years. 

Fun for family, friends and groups alike, step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into the woods. With circuits ranging from easy to challenging, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Reaching heights of up to 20 metres in height, you can safely enjoy thrills high above the ground. 

Adrenaline junkies, outdoor adventurers or woodland wanderers looking for an extra thrill this bank holiday weekend, pre-book your tickets online and save at www.zipit.ie.



  1. Get Those Wheels Out!

Outdoor Adventure Bank Holiday WeekendBike lovers, its wheels season and we’ve got some wheel-y good suggestions for you!

We’re starting at the top…of the mountain, that is! Glencullen Adventure Park (The GAP) is right alongside our course in Tibradden Woods in Dublin. It is Ireland’s leading purpose-built mountain biking centre with over 35 downhill MTB trails. With trails galore and delicious food offerings on-site, a few hours will fly by!

Explore the Great Western Greenway, from Westport to Achill Island, along the Atlantic Way, taking in the majestic views through the west coast. The greenway offers 49 km of magnificent landscape, travelling through woodlands and bogs, allowing you to spot the vibrant flora and fauna of the emerald isle. 

If you want to explore East Cork like never before, head to the Midleton to Youghal Greenway! Phase 1 of the greenway is now open. This 8 km stretch goes from Midleton station and Mogeely village through the scenic East Cork route following the former railway line. 

While these are just two of the many biking routes that Ireland has to offer, you can explore all the other routes here: https://www.cyclingireland.ie/get-involved/find-a-route/

  1. A Walk On The Wild Side

Venturing outdoors? Walking is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to explore the Irish countryside!

Get your gear on, and head out to explore one of the many coastal and hiking trails across our beautiful country. All of courses are located in Coillte forests, each with own selection of walking trails. 

Whether you are looking for an easy walk across the coast or a trail if you are in for a challenge, you can check a list of tracks and trails here: https://www.tracksandtrails.ie/

  1. It’s Time For A Dip

Splash by the sea in Ireland’s water wonderlands, at one of the iconic locations including Forty Foot in Dublin, or the Blackrock Drivinng Tower in Galway. A dip in the cool and clear water will leave you refreshed! 

The last few years have seen an increased popularity of mobile saunas and cold plunges, with many people being drawn to their physical benefits including muscle relaxation, increased blood circulation and endorphins release. If you want to take a dip with the serene views, read the blog here.


  1. Book A Boat Tour

What better way to spend a day out than to explore the breathtaking and crystal clear waters across Ireland’s waterways? From short trips to all-day experiences for family, friends and groups alike including Goat Boat Tours in Dublin and Cork Harbour Cruises, to name a few. 

Check out the list of all the boat trips, cruises and sea safaris in Ireland across all counties here: https://boattrips.ie/list-of-all-boat-tours-trips-in-ireland/

With forecasts looking bright, quite literally, now is your cue to plan for the outdoors this bank holiday weekend. Have an a-MAY-zing weekend, everyone!