Set in the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes cover over 500 acres. The Lakes were formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydroelectric station.
The Poulaphouca reservoir is the largest man made lake in Ireland and is a great base for a variety of outdoor activities.
The road around the lake offers amazing views over the reservoir and the Wicklow Mountains. Drive or Cycle around the lake and visit historic villages such as Valleymount, Ballyknockan or Lacken.
Cycle the popular Blessington Greenway and visit nearby Russborough House.
Bring family or friends out and enjoy a paddle / sail on the lake or have some fun and laughs with other outdoor activities available. Have a look below for some ideas

    Outdoor PlayZone Sessions

    Family bundles

    Time: 1 Hour Price: €15 per person Activities – 100m Zipline, Ropes Course, Climbing Tower, Abseiling, Archery, Bungie Trampoline, Tree Climbing *All activities are under the guidance of qualified Instructors.…

    from 15.00

      Kayaking Sunset

      Hens / Stags, Kayaking Tours

      Evening Kayaking is run during the summer months on selected evenings. This is a lovely way to get out on the lake. Go for a relaxed paddle exploring the lakes.…

      from 20.00

        First Aid Training Level 1


        Our fully qualified instructors offer Level 1 and Level 1 (A) Emergency Care First Aid Courses at Avon Ri. Available in both Blessington and Phoenix Park

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          Sailing (Keel Boats)


          We offer a number of different courses to suit all levels of experience. All our courses are run to Irish Sailing Association standards and all our instructors are fully qualified.…

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            Kayaking Lessons


            Accreditation: ICU Level 1 Kayaking Skills Level 1 is an introduction to kayaking and is a great place to start for the complete beginner. Accreditation: ICU Level 2 Kayaking Skills…

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              Sit on top kayak


              Sit On Top Kayaks are the ideal way to try kayaking. On a calm day children accompanied by adults or adults on their own may take these boats on the…

              from 25.00


                Land Activities, Orienteering

                Orienteering is a sport that requires navigational skills using a map to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. You will be given a map which…

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                  Air Rifles

                  Land Activities, Air Rifle Shooting

                  Air guns are great to use. They are ideal for the first time shooter. Have fun with your mates testing your skills at hitting the targets. Despite having next to…

                  from 20.00

                    Segway Tour Blessington

                    Land Activities, Segway Tour

                    Live life adventurously! Come experience our Segway Tour alongside the breathtaking Blessington Lakes. Visit local historical attractions along the way using the trails around Russborough House and some of the…

                    from 40.00

                      Dinghy Sailing

                      Courses, Young Adventurers

                      Dinghies are great for day sailing, having fun and racing. They are a popular, affordable and an exciting way of getting afloat. Our beginner lessons are run in a relaxed…

                      from 50.00


                        Courses, Water Activities, Windsurfing

                        Lessons or Rental available. Windsurfing has never been easier to learn with the stable boards available today. Our windsurfing courses are for both beginners & more advanced students and are…

                        from 45.00