Kids, listen up! There’s light at the end of those crazy-maze tunnels. After several false starts, our favourite indoor adventure arenas are finally set to re-open and, all credit to guidelines and safety restrictions, we think it’s about time!

From Wednesday September 22nd, Bowling Buddies is back in action featuring some major upgrades and a banging new activity room upstairs for kid’s parties. Games to keep the party going include table tennis, basketball machine, fuzzball, air hocky and pool. Party Packages to suit everyone. Then downstairs, there is a brand-new line-up of flashing arcade games, racing bikes and cars, all ready to hop on board and take for a test drive, so start saving up those coins now if you want to try out everything.
“We are over the moon about reopening. All the new machines have just been sitting here for months, waiting to be played,” Gavin Lythgoe, director at Bowling Buddies said. “We’ve only traded for 11 days since last summer so this week is a really exciting time for us. It will be great to see how the kids get on with the new amusements and fantastic to see them being played at last.”
This is no ordinary bowling alley either; it is a state-of-the-art fun-feast featuring ten bowling lanes and a chic, revamped café. Plus, there is the amazing, out-of-this-world SKYWALKER EXPERIENCE where youngsters can get their spiderman vibe on as they swing like daddy-long-legs across the ceiling and walls. Welcome back Bowling Buddies. Opening hours are Wed – Sun, 4pm to 10pm during term time and 7 days a week during holidays. The booking line is open 24/7. See their FB page for more details.
Equally as exciting, we have the Playdium set to reopen its doors on Friday September 24th. Anyone in Tralee with small kids will understand the arm-flapping, leg-hopping sheer delight a trip to the Playdium generates, because this is Ireland’s largest and most enjoyable soft-play area for everyone under the age of 12! FYI, visits must be pre-booked and prepaid via the Playdium website: They are currently accepting a limited number of birthday party bookings so enquiries to Small and intimate; we’ll take that. We’re just happy the Playdium is back!

Crazy Cave is back! Adhering to Failte Ireland Safety Charter, Castleisland’s favourite indoor play arena is opening from 24th September on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during term time for 1.5-hour sessions. Booking is essential. Opening hours will be extended during school holidays. In the meantime, Crag Cave is open daily for self-guided tours. Explore the caves with a headset, listening to experts explain exactly what it is you’re discovering. Perfect if you like to do things at your own pace, and the restaurant is open daily from 10am for breakfast and lunch, outdoor dining only, and you can still browse their giftshop. Call Lisa on 0872231947 for more information.