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Brand-new adventure centre to open in Galway this week 

By Sarah Finnan

August 3, 2020 at 8:42am


Wildlands is a new adventure centre in Moycullen Galway. Set to open later this week, it offers adventure, accommodation and food.

With the vast majority of Irish people looking towards staycations this year, a trip out wesht is just what the doctor ordered. Finding new and fun things to do - be that with friends or family - can sometimes be a challenge though.

Everyone knows the usual Galway must-dos (eg. walk the Salthill prom, have a pint of plain outside Neachtain's, eat Dough Bros etc.), but if you're looking for something a little different I reckon Wildlands will be right up your alley.

A new indoor and outdoor adventure centre, it can be found just outside the city in Moycullen (approximately 15mins from Galway city by car). Located right in the middle of a lush green forest, it's a very calming environment with over 20 acres of woodland overlooking Ballyquirke Lough along the Wild Atlantic Way.

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We are delighted to announce we will open some of our offering on Friday 7 August 2020. Come experience Wildlands and get a taste of what’s to follow soon! We will open with the following activities that we can run well with social distancing and COVID-19 protective measures: Zip ‘n’ Trek Zip ‘n’ Trek Junior Fun Walls Disc Golf Bushcraft Archery Fairy Trails Wildlands Walks Adventure Play Sports Hall Yoga & Wellness Wildlands Wagon, with sambos and treats supplied by our friends at Corrib House Advance bookings online only. We are unable to accommodate walk ins and booking enquiries on site at this time. Please book through our new website, now live. Please read our Covid-19 measures and requirements on that website to prepare you for your visit. We are currently opening slots on a limited basis (Weds-Sun from 7 Aug onwards) and will be adding more soon. We will update on social as we add. Our food offering for our customers will be via the Wildlands Wagon with outdoor seating. Olive Tree Kitchen (which will be open to the public) will follow soon. The time is not yet right for our accommodation, some of our activities (including Baile Beag, Tag Archery and Challenge Rooms) and Olive Tree Kitchen. We are doing all we can to open these as soon as possible, stay tuned for updates. We are so excited to welcome you and we wish to say a sincere thanks to Conor, Magda, John and the team at @arodigitalstrategy for our website, to @joe_mc_dermott and @aislingduane for the imagery on our site, and to all of our suppliers and tradesmen (predominantly local) who have worked so hard since the inception of this project and made opening possible in these difficult times. In particular, Peter Bradfield and John Fitzmaurice (Associated Design), Mattie Donohoe (carpentry) and Mark Donohoe aka ‘Marco da Vinci’ who have each gone over and above in getting us here. A massive thank you from the team at Wildlands. #wildlands #wildlandsgalway #moycullen #discoverthewild

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Offering a range of different activities, this is the place for thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies and anyone who just really loves nature. According to their website:

"There really is something for everyone. From the aspiring Robin Hood and Katniss Everdeen seeking to hone their archery skills, to the ultimate daredevil weaving 49 feet above the ground on our Zip n Trek course.

Tickle your brain in our Crystal Maze-style Challenge Rooms, where you’ll need more than just physical skills to solve the puzzles. Conquer your fears on our eye-catching indoor fun walls. Ride a jeep through the woods. Unlock your children’s imagination in An Baile Beag or in the playground.

For something a little different, our disc golf course is waiting to be discovered, and tag archery is an adrenaline-fuelled activity to playfully test your skill and endurance as you hunt your friends through the trees!"

Set to open on August 7th, only a limited number of activities will be available initially and customers will need to pre-book their trip in advance.

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