It’s been a busy Summer and Autumn for everyone. Catching up with family, visiting friends that we haven’t seen in a while and enjoying getting back to some normality. For some of us, going away on a group break or holiday was something to look forward to pre Covid. With restrictions set to lift further on the 22nd of October, why not plan that group getaway to the Boyne Valley. Get together to celebrate that missed birthday, hen party or anniversary and experience a group break in the Boyne Valley.
There is so much to see and do and we have the perfect accommodation options too. Here is a list of our top group experiences in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East.
Get on the water
Take a group tour with Boyne Valley Activities or Boyne Boats. Explore the Boyne Blueway Trim or hire a kayak from Rock Farm Slane or Boyne Valley Activities. Explore our name’s sake and experience the breath-taking beauty of the River Boyne.
Take an Adventure
Group activities are the best and we have lots of options for you here in the Boyne Valley. Take it to the extreme at The Zone activity centre with Indoor Karting, Bowling, Virtual Reality, Laser Tag, and other activities. Test your skills at Whiteriver Karting or check out what's happening at Causey Farm.
Food and drink experiences
The Boyne Valley is a foodie’s paradise, and you will be spoiled for choice with some of our award winning bars and restaurants. Visit the farmers market at Rock Farm Slane every Thursday (11am-4pm) and meet some amazing local producers, book a group cooking class at Lismullin School of Culinary Arts, make your own gin at Listoke Distillery and Gin School or visit the state of the art Slane Whiskey Distillery and learn all about their grain to glass ethos. You will not want to go home after that!
Catch up on some history and culture
There is over 5000 years of history in the Boyne Valley, and you will find remnants of that history around every corner. Take the Boyne Valley Drive with your group and discover Brú na Bóinne, Oldbridge House, Bective Abbey, Trim Castle, the Hill of Tara and so much more. You can download the map here.
Tee off in the Boyne Valley
Whether you are a group that loves golfing or a serious golf society, we cater for all golfers here in the Boyne Valley. We have 10 golf courses for you to choose from and they all come with accommodation packages. Have a read of our recent blog post on golfing in the Boyne Valley.
Discover our gardens
The perfect addition to your group itinerary or a full itinerary in itself. We are home to the amazing Boyne Valley Garden Trail with over 20 historic gardens to visit as well as some fantastic garden centres. Have a read of our latest garden blog to whet your appetite for a visit.
Let’s go racing
The Boyne Valley features some high-profile race days like the Laytown Races, Bellewstown Races and the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse to name a few. This is the perfect group activity for a catch up with the guys or the girls in your finest attire!
For a relaxing group break away there is nothing better than a spa break. The Boyne Valley is full of relaxing spa hotels and resorts to make your visit extra special. Read our recent blog post here on our top spa breaks in the Boyne Valley.
The Boyne Valley offers the perfect terrain for walking groups or just a group of friends that love walking! Explore our forest trails all over the region as well as the Royal Canal Greenway, the Boyne Greenway, the Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway and the Boyne Valley Camino.
After a full day of activities, we have so many accommodation options for your group. Many of our accommodation providers will offer a group discount for 5 rooms or more so be sure to book direct. You will find a full list of our accommodation providers here.
So, whether you are in charge of organising a group get together or you want to suggest a destination for your next group trip- be sure to visit us in the Boyne Valley- we can’t wait to welcome you.
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