Bray.ie has launched its summer tourism campaign for 2021 today (Wednesday, May 26th 2021). The aim of the initiative is to encourage Irish consumers to take their summer staycation in Bray to help boost the local economy again.
Eugene Finnegan from Bray Tourism said, “As we emerge out of the Covid-19 crisis and we start to get back to normal, well a new kind of normal and you’re looking for a breakaway, Bray is the perfect safe staycation destination, whether it’s a family holiday or simply a weekend break. We’re home to some of the best experiences in the country, and we won’t disappoint you.”
Local businesses have created a safe environment for both customers and employees and are ready to give everyone a big welcome back.
Bray is packed full of incredible experiences that you can’t get anywhere else… From taking a stroll along the Victorian promenade to exploring the breathtakingly beautiful scenery from Bray Head or the dramatic rocky coastline along the partially open Cliff Walk (Read more here about alternative routes to explore the great outdoors here in Bray), enjoying the great social scene to experiencing the vibrant town centre.
You can even zoom along the zip-lines at Squirrel’s Scramble Tree Adventure Park or trek across the County Wicklow countryside on horseback.
Experience the underwater world at SeaLife Aquarium.
Tee off at one of the many renowned golf courses, which have remarkable views of Bray and South County Dublin. But, if you simply just want to relax and rejuvenate yourself you can at some of the best spa’s which are right on our doorstep.
Wicklow County Council presents Summer Songs – Inland & By The Sea, a series of live music events taking place throughout the summer. There will be five days of music at five different outdoor venues across County Wicklow, featuring amazing bands who are from, living in, or with strong connections to Wicklow. Artists include Hothouse Flowers, Kíla, Pillow Queens, Wyvern Lingo, Mary Coughlan, plus many more.
The Bray event will take place at the People’s Park, Darlge Road on Saturday, August 14th, 2021, and will feature:
Read more about the Bray event & purchase tickets here.
Later on in the season why not take in a show at Mermaid Arts Centre, go Tenpin Bowling at Bray Bowl, be inspired at Cool Planet Experience the first climate action visitor experience in the world, make a splash with family and friends at Shoreline’s swimming pool or have a great paintball battle with Delta Force at Killruddery when they have reopened as part of the Irish Governments ‘Path Ahead‘.
The Bray District has a great selection of high-quality accommodation to choose from, close to all local amenities and superb onsite facilities. Discover a great place to stay here.
Cllr Anne Ferris, Cathaoirleach of Bray Municipal District said, “Why not make a break for it and soak up the long summer days in the County Wicklow town. Our accommodation providers offer affordable experiences and seasonal offers to cater for all your needs. Take a look around our website bray.ie to help you plan your visit.”
Festival / Events Update
Normally, at this time of the year, our summer event season would be in full swing but in line with the Government COVID-19 guidelines mass gatherings/events (including spectators) indoors and outdoors currently are not permitted as a result, no public festivals or events including funfairs will be going ahead this summer in Bray.
We are very optimistic that our festivals and family-focused events will be back stronger than ever in 2022.
If guidelines are updated Bray Tourism and the Town Council will carry out a risk assessment. Updates will be communicated via our website and social media network. Read more about our incredible annual festivals and events here.
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Please follow current government advice and check business opening times before you travel. Read more.
COVID-19 Safety Charter
Bray retailers, tourism providers, and hospitality businesses open have introduced COVID-19 preventative measures (Wherever you see the COVID-19 Safety Charter logo, you’ll know that recommended safety and cleaning guidelines are being adhered to and that staff members have completed essential Infection Prevention Control training. A list of businesses compliant with COVID-19 Safety Charter for re-opening can be found here). These public health protection measures will consist of limiting the numbers entering business premises, ensuring social distancing is adhered to and that a rigorous cleaning plan is in place. In order for local businesses to prosper again, we are appealing to consumers to adapt to these new measures, have respect and patience. If you have a query our advice is to reach out to a business directly prior to visiting the store or premises via social media.
Social distancing guidelines
When you are out and about please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines. You are still advised to: