10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN DUBLIN

Dive head-first into Irish culture at the nation’s vibrant capital city.

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The capital of Ireland, Dublin, is a bustling modern power home to approximately one-fourth of the nation’s population. The city’s geological features and architectural diversity makes it the perfect place to host your next team-building retreat.

A walking tour through the city, with its interesting past and faded grandeur, is a great way to start your team-building event off on the right foot. While exploring the city streets, you’ll likely encounter more exciting activities such as kayaking on the River Liffey, sampling local Irish whiskeys or swinging through the treetops at the outdoor adventure park.

Dublin is a safe, warm and welcoming city, known for its friendliness and lively social scene. A team-building event here is guaranteed to be a hit with your team. For more inspiration, browse the following list of our favourite team-building activities in Dublin. 

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Explore Dublin on board two and three-person kayaks

  • Navigate the waters of Dublin on board two and three-person kayaks.
  • Build relationships with your colleagues as you paddle together. 
  • The centre can facilitate groups of up to 46 people at a time. 
  • All participants are provided with a life jacket, paddle and kayak.
  • Instructors help you learn the ropes before sending you off to explore at your leisure.
  • The total time for the experience is approximately two hours. 

Learn about the history of Irish whiskey with a guided tour

  • Learn about the history of Irish whiskey as you’re led through four unique rooms.
  • Finish the tour with a tasting of three or four different Irish whiskeys.
  • The tour lasts approximately one hour and is guided by a whiskey expert.
  • Learn about the different types of whiskey and how to identify them.
  • The entertaining guides provide endless stories and knowledge.
  • Finish the tour by browsing the on-site shop or grabbing a refreshing drink at the bar.

Become a Dublin expert with a guided walking tour

  • Embark on award-winning tours for a casual stroll through the streets of Dublin.
  • Learn why Dublin is considered one of the most vibrant, historical and beautiful cities in Europe.
  • Choose from several speciality subject walking tours.
  • Experienced guides provide an informative and entertaining experience.
  • Tours can last approximately three hours depending on your chosen subject.

Experience a unique escape room experience on the water

  • The boat setting puts a unique spin on a classic escape room experience.
  • After getting into groups, teams have just 60 minutes to solve a series of challenges before making their escape.
  • Available for teams of between two and 10 players.
  • Enjoy two themed escape rooms: SOS and CONVICTS.
  • Capacity for up to 16 players at one time.
  • Professional game masters provide a safe and engaging experience. 

Whip up delectable dishes at the cookery school

  • Learn to make a range of delicious foods from starters to desserts.
  • A fun and sociable team building activity that everyone will enjoy.
  • Work together with experienced chefs to create something delicious.
  • Includes a Prosecco cocktail on arrival and a complimentary glass of wine with your meal.
  • Make use of the state-of-the-art kitchen facilities. 
  • Follow experienced chefs as they guide you through an interactive cooking demonstration.

Take on a range of treetop obstacles at the outdoor adventure park

  • Test your nerve, skill and teamwork abilities as you climb across treetops, balance on logs and even ride a BMX high suspension bridge.
  • A variety of courses catered to all fitness and confidence levels.
  • Groups sessions last approximately three hours with a short safety briefing.
  • Encourage your colleagues to push their limits as they take on challenging obstacles.
  • Platform heights range from one to 20 metres.
  • Kind instructors ensure your safety every step of the way.

Learn to SUP while exploring the waters of Dublin

  • Learn to stand-up paddle while exploring Dublin’s beautiful coastline.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery, learn Dublin’s history and get fit at the same time.
  • Located in the oldest part of DunLaoghaire’s historic port.
  • All participants are provided with brand-new equipment included boards, paddles, buoyancy aids and wetsuits.
  • The session lasts approximately two hours in total.

Put your climbing skills to the test at the boulder centre

  • Take on multiple boulder routes that will put your climbing skills to the test.
  • A variety of courses are tailored to all levels from beginner to advanced.
  • New boulder routes are created weekly. 
  • The knowledgeable climbing staff gladly share their expertise.
  • Safety and enjoyment are of the highest priority.
  • Relax and unwind at the small on-site coffee shop.

Learn to throw axes as Dublin’s only axe-throwing venue

  • Located in the heart of the city just 10 minutes from the train station.
  • Participants learn to throw axes at wooden targets to score points.
  • Capacity for groups of up to 40 people.
  • Experienced staff ensure everyone’s safety at all times.
  • Enjoy some fun and friendly competition with your colleagues.

Relax and rebalance at the yoga studio

  • Prioritise your well being with a relaxing yoga session.
  • Watch productivity levels rise as stress diminishes. 
  • Temperature-controlled rooms with ambient low-level lighting.
  • Yoga mats are provided to all participants.
  • Enjoy the clean and modern yoga facility. 
  • The experienced staff provide yoga lessons for all abilities.

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