Go Wild this summer with thrilling treetop treks

Galway Daily life & style Go Wild this summer
Widlands Adventure Centre reopening from May 1

While we’re waiting for life to slowly return to normal over the summer months, there are still outdoors activities which can be enjoyed, such as zoos, pet farms, and adventure centres.

Wildlands Adventure Centre just outside Galway City is reopening its doors this weekend to offer people a range of outdoors activities both thrilling and serene.

Overlooking the beautiful Ballyquirke lake, its lake shore and woodlands walks along with the wide open spaces offer a fantastic alternative to the familiar outdoor walks we’ve made to with over the past year.

For people who want a little more than just a relaxing walk, the new Zip ‘n’ Trek course is just the thing, soaring 15m above the ground.

This 1km long course offers four different circuits of varying heights and challenge levels, featuring a climbing tower, free fall jumps, and 10 different zip lines up to 100m long.

To keep the fun going, head for the three-tier, 16-metre high tower standing proud in the heart of the adventure centre course.

Challenging you to even more aerial trekking activities with a 15-metre Tarzan Swing, a 13-metre “freefall” and climbing walls… everything you need to appease your inner thrill-seeker and get your pulse pumping.

It would be an understatement to say that Wildlands was first completed at an inopportune time. Originally due to open its doors in Spring of 2020, the adventure centre finally opened last Autumn.

After giving visitors a taste of the attractions on offer last year, Wildlands is now getting into the swing of a full reopening for some summer fun.

Reopening on Saturday, May 1, Wildlands has an array of outdoors activities including the Zip ‘n’ Trek, Zip ‘n’ Trek Junior, Archery, Disc Golf, Bushcraft.

For younger kids there are arts & crafts sessions, along with the Mini Explorers programme taking them on a guided adventure through Wildlands wooded areas, with sessions including den building, campfire, night line course, sensory sessions, games and discovering nature.

More activities are planned to roll out over the summer of 2021 such as the Off Road Explorer (Mini 4×4), and the Olive Tree Kitchen restaurant at Wildlands also remains open for takeout.