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With so much to see and do, Wexford is the perfect destination for those seeking a family break in Ireland. Take a look at some of the top suggestions on family activities and attractions in Wexford.
Leisuremax is one of Wexford’s top family attractions offering something to entertain the whole family no matter what the weather is like. Some of the more popular indoor activities include bowling, pillow basher, bungee run and body zorbing. The kid’s play centre is also hugely popular with the little ones. When the weather is fine you could try the zip line, abseiling and the climbing wall to name but a few.
The award-winning Secret Valley Wildlife Park is another popular family activity. Set on 14 acres of beautiful countryside, visitors can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while getting a chance to get closer to nature. The experiences are also quite popular, keep the little ones occupied with a hands on experience in becoming a zoo keeper. Experiences allow young animal lovers to get up close with the animals, help the keepers feed the animals and clean their habitats.
The Saltee Islands are privately owned islands located 5km from Kilmore Quay and are one of the world’s major bird sanctuaries. Great Saltee, the larger of the islands, is regarded as the most famous bird sanctuary in Ireland and is very popular with birdwatchers.
Saltee Islands is also a popular family activity as boat trips can be hired from Kilmore Quay to take the family out to the islands on day-trips.
The Irish National Heritage Park offers vistors the opportunity to experience Ireland’s past. Experience an authentic recreation over 9,000 years of Ireland’s heritage across pre-historic Ireland, early Christian Ireland and life during the Norman invasions.
To keep the little ones occupied there are a number of “have a go” challenges which are both fun and interactive. There are also two separate play areas located on the site with a selection of climbing frames and other activities to choose from.
What family holiday would be complete without a trip to the beach? Rosslare strand is the ideal destination with a claim to fame of being the sunniest spot in Ireland. Families can enjoy lots of activities on the long sandy beach which also boasts a Blue Flag.
Dollar Bay and Booley Bay are off the beaten track a little but well worth finding. The beaches are less populated and perfect for families looking to enjoy sunbathing, surfing, swimming and fishing. Visitors are also permitted to bring a small BBQ along with them to cook on the beach.
If you’re looking for ideal family accommodation in Wexford then look no further than Clayton Whites Hotel, a 4-star hotel ideally located in Wexford Town.