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Things To Do & Days Out near Waterford
Waterford Medieval Museum (< 1 mile)
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.
Waterford Crystal (< 1 mile)
Waterford Crystal Enjoy a guided factory tour and explore the fascinating processes behind the creation of these twinkling treasures.
Run Amuck (6 miles)
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!
Copper Coast Mini Farm (7 miles)
Copper Coast Mini Farm All weather pet handling facilities, indoor play area, plus big sandpits with diggers, buckets, spades and toy tractors to drive.
Dunmore East Adventure Centre (9 miles)
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.
Dunbrody Famine Ship (12 miles)
Dunbrody Famine Ship Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions, this facility provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Children considered in their presentation, nothing too upsetting.
Nore Valley Park (23 miles)
Nore Valley Park Bottle feed and handle the animals, race round the go kart track or on a pedal tractor, play in the sandpit, on the playground and in the 3D maze!
Waterford County Museum (24 miles)
Waterford County Museum is a showcase for local history, with illustrated panels and displays plus travelling exhibits. Suitable for families but no play features.
Reptile Village Zoo (26 miles)
Reptile Village Zoo Ireland’s only Reptile Zoo, displaying snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, spiders, scorpions, salamanders and more, with hands on opportunities for the brave, play areas for the smalls and walk-through habitat for everyone!
Kilkenny Castle (28 miles)
Kilkenny Castle 800 year old castle with a great mixture of architecture to enjoy on the guided tours. Over 80 acres of parkland to explore and your dog is welcome too. Busy calendar of events with seasonal activities.
Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience (28 miles)
Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience Comprehensive tours including introductory media, museum, hands on learning, a tour of the ground and game seats with hot food provided. Optional extras. For over 4s.
St. Canices Cathedral and Round Tower (28 miles)
St. Canices Cathedral and Round Tower Ancient cathedral with loads of interesting features to discover through an excellent self guided tour, including stained glass windows and tombstone carvings. 30m(100ft) high, round tower, which can be climbed by those aged 12 and older.
Secret Valley Wildlife Park (29 miles)
Secret Valley Wildlife Park Interactive animal experiences and observation opportunities, plus indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf and more.
Blackwater Open Farm (29 miles)
Blackwater Open Farm Children's farm experience plus indoor and outdoor play areas, with bouncing castle, climbing equipment, pedal go kart track and ride on tractors.
Cahir Castle (35 miles)
Cahir Castle One of Ireland's best preserved castles in scenic surrounds by the River Suir, offering self guided tour and audio visual presentation.
Perks Entertainment Centre (38 miles)
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!
Castlecomer Discovery Park (38 miles)
Castlecomer Discovery Park 80 acres of stunning natural woodland with lakes and trails, with activities including Tree Top Adventure Walk, Leap of Faith, Coal Mining Exhibition and more, plus lake fishing, workshops and seasonal events.
Rancho Reilly (41 miles)
Rancho Reilly Indoor and outdoor play, sports, trampolines, mini golf, pedal vehicles and track, and of course the petting farm to get up close with all things cute, furry and feathery plus snakes and lizards!
Kia Ora Minifarm (46 miles)
Kia Ora Minifarm Farmyard animals and some more exotic types to interact with, plus on site sing a long fire engine tours, go cart tracks, genuine diggers, sandpits, a football pitch, a rough rider track and a veritable convoy of ride on tractors!
Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre (46 miles)
Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre Offering 3 separate pools and a large water slide, with other activities on the same site.
Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre (46 miles)
Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre Featuring Gravity Extreme and Gravity Junior with varying programs of age suited activities, including ropes courses, zip wires, claiming wall, archery and laser tag.
Adventure Alley (46 miles)
Adventure Alley Ice skating, free lane trampoline park, games warehouse, airsoft shooting range and a recording studio. Yes, really.
Pirates Cove Adventure Park (46 miles)
Pirates Cove Adventure Park Offering adventure mini golf, go karting, indoor play, tenpin bowling, water walking, arcade, train ride and the best bumper boats we know of, plus kiddie land train with with charming music and train sound effects. Open daily June through August, limited hours at other times.
Leahys Open Farm (46 miles)
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.
Roll N Bowl (54 miles)
Roll N Bowl Featuring a great roller rink with roller disco plus multi level indoor play facility, state of the art laser tag arena and 6 lane glow in the dark bowling alley. Blimey!
Roll N Bowl (54 miles)
Roll N Bowl Featuring a 6 lane glow in the dark bowling alley, plus multi level indoor play facility, state of the art laser tag arena and roller skating rink. Blimey!
Laser Quest Portlaoise (54 miles)
Laser Quest Portlaoise Tucked inside the Roll N Bowl is a whole new breed of family action game: laser tag! Grab your phasor and get blasting, safe in the knowledge the only damage your infra red equipment can do is to the scoreboard! Plus of course the rolling and bowling and a soft play zone too!
Tick Tock Activity Farm (55 miles)
Tick Tock Activity Farm Plenty of friendly animals to interact with, plus indoor and outdoor play areas, painting zone, ride on tractors and more.
Birds of Prey Educational Centre (56 miles)
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.
Go With The Flow River Adventures (56 miles)
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,
Fota Wildlife Park (56 miles)
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.
Cobh Cathedral (57 miles)
Cobh Cathedral Offers grand territory for worship or exploration, with ancient artwork and features of interest for all ages.
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory (60 miles)
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.