Shocking Shirts 2023
Wear your loudest & quirkiest shirt on 21st September to raise funds and awareness for BUMBLEance!
High Spirits 2023
Get hiking for BUMBLEance! Take part in our biggest event of the year: guided remembrance hikes held in Co. Kerry & Co. Wicklow.
Book a BUMBLEance
Our journeys operate everywhere in Ireland and are 100% free of charge.
Supporting Ireland's Youngest Patients
The Children’s Ambulance Service
We are the world’s first ambulance service specifically designed and tailored for children.
BUMBLEance is the Children’s Ambulance Service of Ireland. Operating nearly 2,000 trips per year across our 14 ambulances, we provide safe and comfortable transportation for Ireland’s youngest patients as they travel between their homes and hospitals, hospices, treatment centres and respite centres nationwide. At BUMBLEance, we know how stressful it is to transport a sick child, which is why we’re with our families every step of the way.
The BUMBLEance service is the first of its kind in the world. It has all the amenities of a regular ambulance, but includes the all-important extras to make a sick child’s journey as safe, comfortable and entertaining as possible. Our aim is to distract, comfort and entertain Ireland’s youngest patients as they travel to and from hospitals and paediatric treatment centres nationwide. BUMBLEance exists because there is no alternative.
BUMBLEance provides children with less stressful journeys in safe, fun and comfortable vehicles. The bright and cheerful exterior, which makes a great first impression, is only just the beginning!
BUMBLEance has room for two parents/carers to travel with the child and paramedic. There is also an on-board locker for personal items, and a fridge for medication, food and drinks.
Fun & Games
BUMBLEance has it all – Playstations, WiFi, Netflix, DVDs, Games, Books, Colouring, Sensory Lighting, Netflix, Apple TV, Apple Music and much more!
We operate two key services: one service is operated by the National Ambulance Service and manned by EMTs, the other is a driver-only service designed for children who do not need constant medical intervention.