Family Fun Activities in Ireland This Summer

It won’t be long now before the summer holidays are here and the children are home from school in the longest school holiday of the year. Question is, how do you keep them entertained? Thankfully, our guide today on family fun activities in Ireland will give you the heads up on where to go!

Bloom in the Park

This is a great event for the entire family, with outdoor entertainment and an area specially designed for the kids with lots of educational stuff. Bloom in the Park is held at Phoenix Park from May 31st to the 4th this year, so put that down on your list of places to go and things to do.

Baltimore Pirate Festival

So why not have a pirate festival to celebrate the summer. The children can dress up and they can visit O’Driscoll Castle, they’ll be entered into a competition to see who’s wearing the most impressive pirate outfit. There’s boat trips, treasure hunt and some seriously pirate themed bouncy castle plus some games to tire the kids out! It’s in mid-June from 15th to the 17th.

If you feel like taking the kids somewhere outdoors that’s more family orientated with the addition of beautiful landscapes and amazing views, then pay a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. Walk along the cliffs, take a look at the seascape and once you’ve had your fill of fresh air pay a visit to the Visitor’s Centre for some souvenirs. You could also take a look at the exhibit of The Atlantic Edge if you’re really into the cliffs and want to indulge your senses once more before leaving.

Lough Gur

Another outdoor venture to try is Lough Gur, it’s south of Limerick City where you’ll find a large stone circle, castle ruins and quite possibly one of the most fascinating archaeological areas. There’s plenty there to keep the kids occupied and fire up their imagination.

Ballyhoura Region

Again in County Limerick and further to the north is an area that’s extremely popular with mountain bikers and walkers, Ballyhoura Region, there’s also a Donkey Sanctuary which should prove a real success with the kids.

Wexford Maritime Festival

Finally, the Wexford Maritime Festival is a real celebration of its maritime heritage and there’s plenty of things to do for you and the kids. There’s artisan food, activities which are definitely maritime flavoured and plenty of arts and crafts, science workshops, dance and musical stuff, as well as fun circus workshops at the Children’s Village. There’s also a Viking tent where you can find out all about Wexford’s Viking history. Children can try their hand at some sword making and even some brass rubbing! It’s all happening on June 23rd – 24th.

Escape Dublin

For a really unique family day out why not come down to Dublin and experience our escape games. You’re all locked in a themed room and you need to find and then solve some cryptic clues and puzzles on in order to escape within the 60 minutes. Can you do it? If you don’t get it the first time, you can always visit us and try again. Book your room today!