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Things To Do & Days Out in Munster
Fota Wildlife Park Has an A to Z of exotic animals, many of whom wander freely around and there are numerous activities for the kids. Other activities include a playground with a giant giraffe slide, education programmes, feeding times and they run special family events in holidays.
Burren Bird of Prey Centre Home to birds from all around the world, including falcons, hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Flying displays and a guided Hawk Walk add to the experience.
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium Hosts Ireland's largest collection of sharks, plus Gentoo polar Penguin display, Amazonian Displays, Touch Tank and 9m Underwater Tunnel.
Killarney Falconry Offers guided walks with hawks and regular flying demonstrations, including family packages so you can interact with the creatures together.
Birds of Prey Educational Centre Enjoy flight demonstrations and learn about the birds, with options for hands on contact often available, plus explore Kayleigh's Sanctuary for Exotic Pets, elsewhere on site.
Kingdom Falconry See epic bird of prey flight demonstrations, take a guided Hawk Walk and have an Encounter with an Owl or attend a Photo Session: loads of ways to enjoy these amazing creatures. Plus showcave and indoor play centre on same site!
Moher Hill Open Farm There are a large range of outdoor and covered facilities including nature walk, animal paddocks, antique farm machinery, mini golf course, picnic area and play areas including outdoor go-karts.
Stonehall Visitor Farm and Wildlife Park Offers a wide variety of domestic and exotic animals, plus indoor play area with pedal vehicles and bouncy castle, surrounded by fabulous nature trails and walks.
Rumleys Open Farm Working farm with nice range of animals and nature trails, plus terrific play opportunities with indoor and outdoor playgrounds, climbing wall, mini golf, sports and pedal car track!
Leahys Open Farm Farm with petting area, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, go karting, boat rides, maze and stunning seasonal specials like the Santa's Village.
Copper Coast Mini Farm All weather pet handling facilities, indoor play area, plus big sandpits with diggers, buckets, spades and toy tractors to drive.
The Farmyard Promotes a healthy way of living through fun farm activities and educational workshops. Plus seasonal events.
Kissane Sheep Farm An Open Farm, where you can see sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations, and walk along with the free ranging sheep in their natural environment.
Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre set on the western seaboard of County Clare a state-of-the-art visitors' centre has been created to enhance the already impressive visual experience. 200m high cliffs put you above the soaring seabirds and a trip up O’Brien’s Tower is even better!
Waterford County Museum is a showcase for local history, with illustrated panels and displays plus travelling exhibits. Suitable for families but no play features.
Waterford Medieval Museum Step back into the 13th century into Waterfords' atmospheric Choristers' Hall and the 15th century Wine Vault beneath. Cloth of gold vestment displays and further exhibitions.
Foynes Flying Boat Museum Seasonal museum featuring the only remaining full sized replica B314 flying boat, the authentic 1940′s cinema plus the Radio and Weather Room. Try your hand at flying the B314 on their flight simulators with amazing visuals!
Aquadome One of Ireland's largest indoor waterworlds and is brimming with exciting features that capture the imagination of child and adult alike.
Kilkee Waterworld Featuring beach, leisure and bubble pools, 61m slide and lazy river, suitable for the whole family. An indoor but seasonal facility open July and August only.
Chuckies Playzone Huge 3 level adventure play frame for older kids with great features; pre school zone with cars and car wash, crazy ball zone and baby area; plus Disco Room, kiddies' Rodeo Bull, Giant Lego construction zone and multiple sports courts! Good luck getting them back out of here!
Run Amuck There's a huge triple level play frame, 3 lane astra slide, air guns, airjet ball juggler, tube slide, football zone and bumper boats, with more besides!
Buddies Playcentre Classy pirate and princess play facility, with all the usual plus significant bonuses: rodeo bull, climbing wall, bouncy castles and carousel and calm 'cosy' corner. Rather special parties too!
Monkey Paradise at Bowling Buddies Multi level jungle themed indoor play facility with loads of features and bowling alley on site too! Bonus!
Coolwood Forrest at Supernova Inside Supernova amongst other things you'll find a multi level outdoor themed indoor adventure playground, with loads of slides, balls and all the other modern play features they've been looking forward to!
Crazy Cave Offers great indoor and outdoor play opportunities for all ages with loads of fun equipment, plus a climbing wall and rodeo bull! Also features Falconry Centre and explorable caving system on site too!
Aillwee Cave One of the oldest caves in Ireland, formed by the erosive power of glacial melt waters of an early ice age that created a river running deep underneath Aillwee mountain. The river has subsided leaving behind one of Ireland's most stunning caves to explore by guided tour.
Crag Cave Massive limestone caving system offering wonderful examples of stalactites, stalagmites and such features; plus a Falconry display facility and adventure play centre above ground! Loads!
Doolin Cave and Farmland Nature Trail A stunning underground experience, which includes the longest free hanging stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere!
Muckross House Gardens and Farms Offers a rich landscape interior and exterior for leisurely exploration, with the gardens including 3 lakes, Sunken Garden, Rock Garden and the Stream Garden.
Cahir Castle One of Ireland's best preserved castles in scenic surrounds by the River Suir, offering self guided tour and audio visual presentation.
Cobh Cathedral Offers grand territory for worship or exploration, with ancient artwork and features of interest for all ages.
Blarney Castle Home to infamous Blarney Stone, plus the fortress itself to explore and a series of wonderful gardens with beautiful landscaping and exhibits including the exciting Poison Garden.
Charles Fort A classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort and one of the largest military installations in the country with a rich momentous history. Includes exhibition centre.
Molly Gallivans Farm and Cottage Explore Molly's home and business, discover the naughty ways she kept things going as widow with 7 children, and visit the farm complete with animals, fowl and traditional farm machinery. Includes audio visual presentation.
St Marys Cathedral Welcoming families for worship and respectful exploration, the cathedral has a rich history and opulent construction with many interesting features for kids to look at! Atmospheric and fun to visit with curious minds.
Waterford Crystal Enjoy a guided factory tour and explore the fascinating processes behind the creation of these twinkling treasures.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Slip through a window into Ireland's past and enjoy the sights, sounds tastes, scents, of this enchanting place as you stroll through authentic buildings with characters.
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory A unique astonomy set in castle with an award winning exhibtion, pan galactic email station, comet chaser game, plus tours of the castle and dungeons. Busy calendar of events throughout the year. Space themed birthday parties available.
Cork City Gaol Learn about life in a 19th century prison, including the Treadwheel and prison breaks, plus visit a lifelike inmate and the great audiovisual display. There's a Radio Museum here too with Morse Key and Oscillope to try!
Allihies Copper Mine Museum and Trail Discover the story of most westerly copper mine in Europe! Learn about extraordinary engineering and the poor labourers and their families. There is also a Copper Mine Trail to follow.
Lough Gur Visitor Centre A mysterious and magical place to take the family, with a wealthy of history, folklore and archaeology to discover. Centre includes an exhibit covering over 6,000 years at Lough Gur, listening points, and interactive activites.
Roller Jam Offers a classic evening and weekend roller rink experience, with regular sessions including UV nights, skate fit kids' exercise classes, discos and more.
Ballyhass Lakes Adventure Centre Activities include Kayaking, Raft Building, Archery, Jacobs Ladder, Leap Of Faith, Rock and Indoor Climbing, Abseiling, Mini Olympics, Low Ropes, Falconry Displays, 5 a side soccer, Tag rugby, Aeroball and zip line. For over 8s.
Star Outdoors Kenmare Offer a selection of water and land based activities ranging from crazy golf, Wildlife Cruise and Water Trampoline with Slide for younger kids, to archery, paintballing, Waterskiing and Wakeboarding for the older and braver ones.
Dunmore East Adventure Centre Activities range between relaxing and thrilling experiences, wet and dry, but all of them great fun! Family friendly adventures suitable for over 5s.
Play At Height Indoor climbing and archery, plus 2 outdoor high ropes courses, the lower for families and upper for over 16s only.
Go With The Flow River Adventures Guided canoe and kayak adventure tours for confident over 6s, with picnic, playground and pool stops! Camping option available too,
Killarney High Ropes Seasonal high and low ropes adventure courses with loads of thrilling challenges and features. Low Ropes suitable for 5 to 9s.
Bowling Buddies Classic tenpin bowling with glow bowl options plus the Monkey Paradise play facility: bonus!
Dingle Dolphin Welcome to the territory of Fungie: a wild bottle nose dolphin whose solo exploits in the area have made him a star: come and explore his waters with friendly guided commentary and no charge if he doesn't appear!
Dolphin Watching on the Shannon Watch dolphins and their calves playing in the wild, plus whale watches seasonally. Each trip is unique and may contain other pleasant surprises! Great company with family friendly attitude and firmly ecotourist ethos.
Killarney National Park Low level walks and nature trails, mining trail and the Ross Castle Boat Ride. Varying options include a pony and trap ride, plus an epic magical Gap of Dunloe trip for seasoned hiking families only.
Gougane Barra Forest Park Featuring 5km of motor trail, 10km of hill walks, vista points and nature trails. Great for exploring, hiking and nature spotting.
Mizen Head Visitor Centre Ireland's most south westerly point. The site ranges over a dynamic new centre above at the car park, the keepers’ quarters below, numerous enchantments on the way along the path and over the bridge.
Inchydoney Beach Blue Flag Awarded sandy, dune backed beach with seasonal lifeguard cover. Excellent surfing conditions for beginners and a surf school shoreside.
Derrynane Beach Blue Flag Awarded sandy beach with a natural harbour safe for swimming and water sports with seasonal lifeguard cover.
Leisureplex Cork Family fun centre with tenpin bowling lanes for the classists, adventure soft play for the anarchists and seriously cool laser tag for your next generation warriors!
Trabolgan Adventure Sports Facilities include 2 outdoor play areas and indoor Jungle Safari play area plus Florries Den under 7s indoor play, live entertainment shows, par 3 golf, swimming, inflatable play, Go Karts and trampolines.
Innisfallen Island Technically part of Killarney park, kids love rowing a boat over to this little island to explore. Boat trips operate from the Ross Castle area from Ross and Reen piers.
Perks Entertainment Centre Facilities include classic tenpin bowling, multi level pirate themed adventure play frame, plus a high tech laser tag game with special effects including light, sound and eery fog!
West Cork Model Railway Village Extensive 1940s era model railway and towns, with interpretive gallery. Plus indoor soft play room and outdoor playground, and a road train tour of Clonakilty.
Muckross Riding Stables and Pet Farm Family friendly riding stables plus full petting farm, swings, slides and indoor and outdoor play areas too! Brilliant for bringing riders to with younger siblings who need entertaining!
Mountain View Trekking and Horse RIding Offer a range of equestrian adventures suitable for beginners upwards with a simple one hour trek providing outstanding views, basic terrain and family friendly mounts.
Dingle Horse Riding Offering a series of treks and adventures beginning with the simple Cnoc an Cairn trip, excellent for beginners and overlooking the most westerly point in Europe.
Drumcliffe Equestrian Offering a range of activities for horse lovers, which include scenic trekking through the country side: all ages catered for.
Quasar Cork Try hide and seek future style with an atmospheric gaming arena full of special effects, and laser guns for everyone! Plus great Energiser feature means you're never out of the game, so great for brave beginners.