7 Memorable Family Days out in Wexford
There’s numerous memorable family experiences in across County Wexford. Afterall, Wexford is the place for making memories!
Here’s our top 7:
Get up close with cute animals at Kia Ora Mini Farm
A fun-filled family day out is guaranteed at the enchanting Kia Ora Mini Farm, with its 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! See some more wild things to do in Wexford at one of the popular petting farms, wildlife parks, or its many nature reserves and forest trails.
Visit Ireland’s first-ever Fairy Village in Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens
Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens offers much more than unspoiled 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 Wildlife Park
Secret Valley Wildlife Park is a one-of-a-kind animal park, and the only kind in the southeast, 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 history at 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 learning about the birds of prey and archery along with guided tours of the park and its pre-historic times.
Climb the stairs of the world’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.
Take a trek in Wexford’s countryside with the older kids and take in an hours worth of fresh air with alpacas. Walk your alpaca on the lead and enjoy this truly unqiue experience in the wilds of Wexford. Give the alpacas a well-deserved break in their pen along the way so you can also get exploring the outdoor surroundings. It’s a nice one for the older kiddies in the family with the experience suitable for those aged 16 and older.
Explore the coastline with the little ones on a Sea Kayaking Mini Experience with The Irish Experience
Get adventurous on Wexford’s coastline with all the family (5+) on this unqiue Sea Kayaking Mini Experience. With plenty of fun-filled adventure, the possibility of spotting grey seals, dolphins, basking sharks and more as well as sea cave exploration – what are you waiting for?! Give the family memories of Baginbun and fall in love with water sports and outdoor adventure when you visit Wexford this year.