Family Adventure in Wexford

For families, Wexford has everything – whether your kids love the great outdoors or are just as happy playing on a beach, there’s something special for everyone.


For families the range of activities is wide from water sports such as sailing and kayaking to horse riding, karting, seal watching or just sunbathing and swimming at any one of Wexford’s 13 beaches. You can sail around the Saltee Islands with Sailing Ireland – and whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a total beginner, Sailing Ireland will ensure you get the wind in your sails!


There’s Pirate’s Cove in Courtown Harbour, a treasure trove of entertainment for all the family which includes kids’ karting, adventure camps, bowling, Pirate’s Cove train and much more.


The Dunbrody Famine Ship and Irish Emigrant Experience visitor centre is a spectacular feature of the New Ross quayside. This ship is an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel and provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Moored on the bank of the River Barrow this award-winning tourist attraction allows visitors to take a trip with a difference by travelling back in time to see and feel the sense of sadness and excitement felt by famine emigrants setting sail for a new life.


Wells House & Gardens is a great Victorian house in the heart of Wexford built in the 1600s and which was renovated along with the gardens in the 1830s by Daniel Robertson. Among its myriad of attractions are woodland walks, a living house tour, daily garden tours, a craft courtyard, terrace gardens, archery, clay pigeon shooting, falconry and an animal farm – definitely a highlight on any visit to Wexford!