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03rd Jun 2022

Make the most of the sunshine: June Bank Holiday Activities

Melissa Carton

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Another Bank Holiday is finally upon us and this one is supposed to be a scorcher!

We all want to make sure we’re making the most of the sunshine and so we have put together some weekend activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

2nd – 6th Phoenix Park, Dublin

Now in its 16th year, Bloom has become one of Ireland’s largest showcases celebrating the best of Irish horticulture, food and drink. Originally created to promote plants, garden design, horticulture and gardening, Bord Bia’s role in promoting food and drink has allowed Bloom to develop further.

The show has grown into something which not only makes for a great day out, but also offers a huge range of practical information on everything from gardening, to growing fruit and vegetables, cooking and culture. Be sure to stop by and soak in the sunshine while enjoying the stunning floral showcases.

VHI Woman’s Mini Marathon
Bank Holiday Sunday 5th June

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, the annual 10K charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest female event of its kind in the world.

If you are taking part, be sure to stay hydrated and also stay sun-safe and wear your SPF. P20 lasts for up to 10 hours so you can be sure your skin is protected and focus on making the most of the day.

Day Trip to Bray

If you’re looking to soak up the sunshine by the sea, Bray is the ideal spot to cool down in the sea breeze while also enjoying the scenery and making a day of it.

Bray is filled with amazing views and lots of activities to do for the whole family. You can take a visit to Sea Life, Bray’s famous aquarium that is sure to be a pleaser for the little ones and there are plenty of restaurants and cafes along the seafront too, whether you’re looking for a feed or a coffee for your beach stroll.

Dublin Zoo

A classic family day out, but made even better in the summer sunshine. Whether you’re bringing the kids or looking for a fun date idea, the zoo will never fail.

Make a day of it by packing a lunch and enjoy the animals basking in the heat. Be sure to bring the essentials and don’t forget your. You want to make sure you’re staying sun-safe as the sun beams down on Phoenix Park.

Sunshine Sea Swim

Sea swimming continues to take the nation by storm, with everyone embracing the wellness aspect that comes along with it. The Irish seas may not be Mediterranean level warm but they are a little less daunting when the sun is beaming down.

If you are lucky enough to live by the sea and want to be one with the waves, head down to your local sea swim spot, lather on your SPF and recharge in the sea!


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