There are numerous fantastic memorable family experiences in Wexford. Here are a few of our favourites
A fun-filled family day out is guaranteed at the enchanting Kia Ora Mini Farm, with it’s beautiful outdoor setting and friendly and adorable animals galore. As well as holding or petting an animal or even milking a cow, the Farm includes a host of fun attractions including real mini diggers for kids to operate, a fire engine ride, a crazy maze, go-karts, giant ‘buzz off’ and much more!
Visit Ireland’s first ever Fairy Village in Kilmokea Gardens
Kilmokea Gardens offers much more than unspoilt nature, beautiful ancient trees and carefully manicured gardens. The grounds are dotted with love seats, a series of waterfalls and cascading spring water, and a woodland garden that’s brimming with history and wonder, including the Norman Motte, Smaug the Tree Dragon and the Myrtle Wood. Kilmokea also boasts the first tree fairy village of its kind in Ireland and is well worth a visit to stretch the legs before heading back to school.
Meet a Meerkat at Secret Valley
Secret Valley Wildlife Park is a one-of-a-kind animal park, and the only kind in the south-east, with a strong emphasis on the conservation and enrichment of animals from all over the world. Get closer to wildlife with a host of unusual, fun, and playful animals, or participate in some of the park’s plentiful activities, from pony rides and arts and crafts to riding quad bikes, feeding billy goats, treasure hunts and more.
Roam through the Irish National Heritage Park
The Irish National Heritage Park includes 35 acres of woodlands and wetland trails waiting to be explored. Meander through this outdoor museum to learn about Ireland’s historic ancestors, or simply relax with a coffee by the lake, whilst the kids play in one of two adventure playgrounds. Activities for the more active adventurers include Trials of Tuan, Activity Scramble and Archery.
Climb the stairs of Ireland’s oldest operating lighthouse at Hook Lighthouse
Wexford is home to some of the most scenic areas in Ireland and Hook Lighthouse at Hook Peninsula is no exception. Enjoy incredible views as you climb all 115 steps, soak in the salty, sea spray with a picnic, go seal spotting on the nearby rocks, before enjoying a guided tour, the visitor centre, café and gift shop.