Activate Waterford

Activate Waterford is Waterford city’s newest and most innovative indoor family activity centre incorporating a children’s soft play area, bowling, climbing &  bouldering, an intimate state of the art cinema, a café and lots more. Family run Activate is locally owned and promise a great day out that provides challenges and fun activities for all ages.

At Activate they work to provide a fun, safe and friendly place for people of all ages to enjoy some great recreation. Fully wheelchair accessible aims to support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for everyone.

The friendly, motivated team at Activate look forward to welcoming you to come along and challenge yourself to something new…

Activate Waterford cater for everyone, option available

  • Family Activities
  • Parties
  • School Tours
  • Camps

For more information please feel free to contact them on  051 325097

The Activate Cafe

The Activate Cafe has food for all the family, for breakfast/brunch you can try their healthy option or go for a the best traditional Irish breakfast in town. Looking for tasty lunch? Try the home-made soups and wraps or for something more filling try the Activate burger or Pizza!

Activate Waterford Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 9.30 pm

Sunday: 9.30am-8.00pm

Note:- Soft play Area closes at 6 pm each day

Activate Waterford Midterm Camps

Parents don’t forget they host fun, action packed camp during mid term school holidays.

Each day the camp starts at 9.30 am and runs to 1.30 pm.
With a huge range of activities and games, they 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 them on 051 325097

Kids & Family Activities

Activate has something for everyone to do.

  • Soft Play Area For Kids

Activates soft play area is suitable from 6 months with a tiny tot area, toddler area and a huge triple level play frame for children of 4 years plus. There is plenty of seating for supervising adults with free Wi-Fi giving you time to sit back and relax while your children have fun.

An admission qualifies you for a play period of 1 hour and 30 mins. This may be enforced during busy periods. Children must be less than 145cm to play in the play frame.

  • Climbing

Have a go session – Just want to give the wall a try. No experience of climbing necessary:- Using harnesses and ropes under the supervision of an instructor. The perfect safe way to get a feel for the exhilaration of climbing.

If you catch the bug and wish to climb again you can then partake in one of their induction sessions to become a member and then use the climbing facilities on your own.

  • Bowling

Ten pin bowling is the perfect family activity that can be enjoyed by all ages from children as young as 3 years. Activate have 6 lanes of the latest interactive bowling with the touch screen consoles on each lane. It is the latest in bowling technology. With ball ramps, light balls and side barriers it gives even the youngest bowlers a chance to strike out.

  • Crazy Golf

9 hole indoor mini golf course the ideal way for families and friends to spend time competing in a fun and safe environment. It is suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Bouldering

Activate Waterford bouldering room has been upgraded to nearly 200 sq. meters of climbing surface.

  • With a gravity-testing Arch
  • 30% overhangs
  • Multiple 3D volumes and routes from floor to ceiling at heights all under 4.5 meters.
  • Climbers are not roped in but must climb and traverse the walls.
  • This area is open unsupervised for adults and teenagers only.

Due to the riskier nature of the sport, participants must undergo an induction process to become a member and climb regularly.

  • Roller Rink

Whether you love this past time activity or just want to get some exercise, roller skating is fun for everyone.

  • Laser Wars

Step into a high-tech, laser tag adventure where identity is limited only by imagination. Dodge lasers and strategize with teammates as you compete for high scores and glory in this futuristic version of close quarters combat.

  • Cinema at Activate

The Cinema at Activate is a come as you go for their movies or available for private hire and they have special deals with food.

School Tours in Activate Waterford

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 in Waterford.

With over 25,000 square feet, they offers numerous activities –

Waterford’s largest SOFT PLAY area which includes 3 floors of fun-filled play.

Laser Tag a fantastic way to “ready the troops”. This activity is available for 6+ years and adults to enjoy.

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

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 schooh tour activity that can be enjoyed by all ages from children as young as 3 years.

But wait there’s more…. Under the same roof they have a CINEMA which can seat up to 25 (special requests) so you can sit back and relax.

Mini Golf  which proves to be great fun for all the class

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

Birthday Parties in Activate Waterford

Activate will ensure a “stress free” Birthday party for you and they will ensure that the birthday boy or girl will have lots of fun with their friends on their special day

All parties run for a duration of two hours unless otherwise stated.

A deposit of €50 is required to book your party which can be paid over the phone or you can drop in. Our party invitations are available at reception. They supply an Ice Cream Cake with candles but if you wish to also bring a cake it must be shop bought with a receipt ( this is in accordance with the ‘Food Safety Authority’)

All Birthdays Parties you get (unless otherwise stated)

  • Hot Food – Homemade Pizza or Goujons/Sausages & Fries
  • Juice & Ice Cream Cake
  • 2nd Activity – 30 mins of Bowling, Mini Golf or Cinema
  • 2 complimentary teas or coffees
  • Over 10 kids (11) the birthday child goes FREE

To Book your Party phone 051325097 and one of the party team will look after you.

Soft Play Parties

  • Use of private party booth
  • Sweet Platter, Hot food, Juice & Ice Cream Cake
  • Gift bag for birthday child

Soccer Parties

  • Suitable for kids 6 years and over.
  • 1 hour of soccer with our experienced instructors

Roller Disco Parties

  • Suitable for kids 6 years and over.
  • 1 hour of roller skating (includes skate hire and protective equipment)

Bowling Parties

  • 1 hour interactive 10 pin bowling
  • Gift bag for birthday child

Rock Climbing Parties

  •  Suitable for kids 8 years and over.
  • 1 hour of climbing with our experienced instructors

Laser War Parties

(Suitable for 8 years +)

  • 45 minutes Laser Wars with our experienced war master
  • 15 minute Mini Golf (Optional)
  • Hot Food – Homemade Pizza or Goujons/Sausages & Fries
  • Juice and Ice Cream Cake
  • 2nd Activity 30 mins Bowling or Cinema
  • 2 complimentary teas/coffees
  • Gift bag for birthday child
  • Over 10 people birthday child goes FREE