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Best Things To Do & Days Out In County Waterford

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 40 fun things to do in County Waterford for you and the family to discover. Popular towns and places to go include Dungarvan, Tramore and Waterford. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 32 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right County Waterford day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in County Waterford with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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Cahir Castle

  • Cahir
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Discover one of the best-preserved wonders of Ireland at Cahir Castle, magnificently standing guard over the River Suir. Explore the stronghold of th...

Waterford County Museum

  • Dungarvan
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A trip the Waterford County Museum will take you on a historical journey full of exploration. If history and past time interests and excites your fam...

Kilkenny Castle

  • Kilkenny
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Kilkenny Castle is an amazing building with over 800 years of history and an interesting mix of architecture due to the many alterations and addition...

Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience

  • Kilkenny
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience and Museum A unique Cultural and Heritage Experience where you will experience first hand the ancient Celtic game of...

St. Canices Cathedral and Round Tower

  • Kilkenny
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

St. Canices Cathedral and Round Tower was founded in the 6th century, and has plenty of history to discover, using a great self guided tour that is e...

Nore Valley Park

  • Kilkenny
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Nore Valley Park There are a whole variety of animals to see and enjoy. Baby kids and lambs are bottle fed and rabbits can be handled. As well as ani...

Waterford Medieval Museum

  • Waterford
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Waterford Medieval Museum step back into the 13th century into Waterfords' atmospheric Choristers' Hall and the 15th century Wine Vault situated u...

Waterford Crystal

  • Waterford
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Waterford Crystal Enjoy a guided factory tour and explore the fascinating processes behind the creation of these twinkling treasures. All access tour...



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Copper Coast Mini Farm

  • Tramore
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

This friendly little pet farm is run by Valerie and Laurence Curran and their 3 children. It is fun and educational for all the family, a safe child...

Run Amuck

  • Tramore
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Run Amuck is a 10,000 sq ft purpose built children's activity centre combining fantastic play facilities with an excellent, healthy eating cafe. Run...

The National Reptile Zoo

  • Gowran
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ireland's only Reptile Zoo, displaying snakes, lizards, tortoise, turtles, crocodiles, alligators, caiman, spiders, scorpions, frogs, salamanders and...

Lough Gur Visitor Centre

  • Bruff
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Lough Gur Visitor Centre will allow the whole family to discover over 6,000 years of history at Lough Gur, using audiovisual presentations, artefacts...

Perks Entertainment Centre

  • Youghal
  • Indoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Let the kids go wild all day long at Perks Entertainment Centre, one of the largest indoor entertainment centres in Ireland! Where else would you fin...

Dunbrody Famine Ship

  • New Ross
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dunbrody Famine Ship Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840's emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigra...

Leahys Open Farm

  • Cork
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Leahys Open Farm Situated in East Cork, just 3 miles from the lovely village of Dungourney, bordering Cnoc a Ceo Woods, this family run farm is open...

Castlecomer Discovery Park

  • Castlecomer
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of stunning natural woodland and lakes, with Coal Mining Exhibition, Visitor Centre and Design Craft st...

Go With The Flow River Adventures

  • Roscrea
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The friendly, experienced, Go With The Flow River Adventures instructors will guide you along exclusive trails and show you how to shoot weirs and ri...

Dunmore East Adventure Centre

  • Waterford
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Dunmore East Adventure Centre have a range of activities to suit all levels of ability, so for the adventurous parents they offer wet and wild fun on...

Roller Jam

  • Ballysimon
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Roller Jam is bringing back your favourite 80s day out with a fab modern spin! The rink offers a fun-filled classic family day out with a variety of...

St Marys Cathedral

  • Limerick
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

St Marys Cathedral welcomes families for worship and respectful exploration of it's charming architecture and out buildings. The cathedral has a rich...

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