Things To Do In Dublin if You Love the Outdoors

Dublin is a beautiful city to explore. If you’re looking for things to do in Dublin and you love the outdoors, then our list of venues will be just what you’re looking for. Most of the places we’ve chosen are for all the family, so no one is left out. Take a look and find yourself an outdoor venue where you can relax and explore at leisure.

Dublin City Bike Tours

If you love bike riding then this Dublin city bike tour should be right up your street. This is described as an eco-friendly tour, where you get to see the city and the areas around it. You’ll also get a tour guide to show you the sights, so your trip will be educational as well as plenty of fun. The bike tours start at Isaac’s Hostel on 2-5 Frenchman’s Lane near the central bus station.

Viking Splash Tours

You can tour Dublin by land and water with the Viking Splash Tours. You travel around on an amphibious vehicle while your Viking Guide tells you all need to know about Dublin’s past and present. This is a fabulous way of touring the city so get on-board if you want to try seeing Dublin in a really unique way.

Dublin Zoo

What better way of exploring Dublin than by visiting their famous zoo? Here, you’ll find out about wild animals, which ones are endangered, and be given the opportunity to find out and contribute to the zoo’s conservation programmes.

You’ll find the zoo in Phoenix Park in the centre of Dublin, it’s one of the world’s oldest and most experienced zoos, with over 400 animals.

Irish SUP

This is the stand-up paddle surfing venue which started out in 1950s in Waikiki, a million miles away from Ireland. SUP can be a more gentle form of exercise or something more ambitious. There are no complicate techniques to learn, and you get to strengthen abs, arms and stomach, helping to create a leaner and muscular body.

You can take private lessons, group lessons or you can go as part of an event or party. SUP provides exceptional teaching so you learn in a safe and secure environment.


Here at Wakedock you can have great fun at Irelands very first cable Wakeboard Park. There’s fun for both beginners and advanced riders. It’s safe and well attended to by staff. There are sessions for groups, individuals, adults and children. You can also go as part of a stag party or a corporate team. You will find Wakedock at South Dock Road at the Grand Canal Dockyard.

Skerries Sea Tours

Skerries Sea Tours have two daily trips that go to the Rockabill Lighthouse and Lambay Island. This is a wonderful way to see wildlife and birds, while at the same time you get to find out about the culture and local history of the area.

Zipit Forest Adventures

Here, you’ll find the Treetop Ropes Adventure Course in Dublin. If you’re not scared of heights you’ll enjoy climbing high into the treetops and flying down from the ziplines and swinging into cargo nets. You can go as an individual, a group, or as part of a stag or hen do and as part of organised corporate team days. You’ll be given safety instructions and you’ll be watched by our attentive staff, so your time here is fun and safe. You’ll find the Dublin Zipit Forest Adventures at Tibradden Wood.

The Paddocks Riding Centre

If you love horse riding then this is the perfect venue. This is up in the Dublin Mountains and covers around 3,000 acres, overlooking the city. There are stables and horses here with two hour treks and single riding lessons on offer. There are some beautiful views and you can also have parties, BBQs and both hen and stag dos here.

So there you have it, a great list of venues you can try out during your time here. If you’re planning a trip here, then you’ll find plenty of things to do in Dublin that involve the outdoors, so you’ll never be bored.