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  • 1. Kayaking

    Wexford Kayaking

    Shane is down in Wexford Town, and he and his team cover 5

    different locations including Enniscorthy, Ferrycarraig and Wexford

    Harbour and can

    cater for small or

    larger groups. He

    charges 15 per

    hour with all


    supplied and he is

    available all year

    round (both

    beginners and

    advanced) and 7

    days a week. Also

    he has linked up with Cycle Wexford with some great packages so be

    sure to ask

    087 673 9357



    Gorey School of Kayaking

    Ciarans set up is a little more intimate and perfect for smaller groups,

    especially first timers !


  • The Ounavarra, is an exceptionally pretty river, flowing through an

    ancient forest with trees hanging low over the water, and populated

    with salmon and trout. Depending on your level of skill and/or

    confidence Ciaran will take you further up the river where you will

    find rapids and weirs to navigate.

    Ciaran charges 35 for two hours, including an initial lesson and all

    equipment supplied (Summer Months only)

    087 249 1140





  • The Farm Shop Tinahely Village,

    This place is fantastic on sunny days

    and invaluable on a wet day !

    Outside is a lovely gentle walk

    around small fields containing all

    sorts of animals big and small with

    plenty of chickens and ducks

    scattered about the place too !

    The barn has been converted into a

    giant play area which is perfect for

    rainy days with an indoor beach, go

    carts, pedal carts and lots of ride on

    tractors, diggers and toys,

    Inside you will find a lovely shop and

    caf, though it feels more like

    someones home, with its

    mismatched furniture and giant Aga

    gently heating the room.



  • 2. Wreckless Skate Park, Gorey Business Park

    Indoor skateboarding and BMX Park for ages 2 and up ! The staff that

    work here are fantastic, the perfect combination of fun and safety,

    plus they are really up for beginners and all the equipment you might

    need including both boards and bikes.

    5per hour or 7 for two hours

    5 flat fee for equipment rental including skateboards, bikes and

    safety gear

    Open 7 days a week 12 to

    8pm and till late on


    All ages welcome from 2

    years to adults



  • 4. Wells House

    This beautiful


    Manor House

    is 8 per car

    to enter but

    you can easily

    spend a day

    here, the

    Gruffalo Walk

    is a gentle


    walk with all those much loved and well known characters hiding in

    amongst the trees ! Also on site is Archery, a huge playground, an

    Animal Farm and Falconry. There is also a caf, and tours of the

    house itself. With regular events like car shows, outdoor Plays and

    Victorian Picnics held here during the summer its worth checking




  • 5. Kia Ora Mini Farm, Gorey

    One of the best petting zoos in the country, it

    has won numerous awards and a great place to

    spend a few hours. So many animals, fluffy

    ones, big hairy ones and feathered ones too !

    They have all sorts of chickens and ducks. Also

    on site is an old Fire Engine, ride on tractors and

    go carts, a sand pit, and so much more. They

    have a lovely little coffee shop but dont mind

    you bringing your own picnic, if its a dull day

    theyll even allow you to eat it inside. 7

    entrance but everything inside is included



  • 6. Fishing on Loch Mahon Lakes

    Loch Mahon is a perfect place

    to introduce children to fishing,

    a beautiful lake, all the

    equipment needed is available

    to rent.

    Also suitable for more

    advanced fishing enthusiasts, a

    great way to while away an

    afternoon ! Various prices

    depending on the size of your

    group and level of expertise



  • 7. Cycle Wexford

    A new start up here in Wexford and a brilliant idea. Jonathon and

    his crew will bring the bikes directly to you, along with all you

    need for a day out cycling,

    maps, picnic blanket, even

    buckets for crab fishing !

    Great value for money at

    70 for a whole day and

    they even have little

    trailers for those too small

    to pedal themselves !

    Have look through the

    website for suggested

    routes, special packages and more.



  • 8. The 'Pick Your Own' Farms

    Wexford is known for its fruit, in particular our strawberries, you may

    have notice how they are sold from the roadside all over the county.

    There are a number of farms that

    allow you to pick your own, a

    messy but tasty activity that

    everyone enjoys !

    Martin in The Berry Farm in

    Clonroche near New Ross is one

    of the better ones for small

    people, call him on +353 (0)87

    285 9737 for directions, his farm

    is open to the public from May to


    Ballycross Apple Farm is another

    popular spot, very busy in

    October with pumpkin picking !

    This farm in the gorgeous

    Bridgetown area of Wexford is

    another real working farm but

    has recently converted the farm

    courtyard to accommodate visitors, with a small caf on site. Open

    from March, look out for their juices in local shops too



  • 9. Seal Rescue Ireland

    One of the hidden gems of Wexford, this seal sanctuary is open for

    tours of their ever changing

    residents. All held in special

    purpose built homes so you can

    get up close without frightening

    them. Surviving on donations and

    revenue from visitors you can be

    sure whatever you spend here is

    money well spent ! With so many

    seals on all the coasts in Ireland, it

    is very sad that this is the only rescue centre. The poor Seals arrive

    here exhausted and injured and

    usually very frightened, passing from

    car to car owned by vets and

    volunteers till they finally reach the

    sanctuary in Courtown, so this makes

    it extra wonderful when they are

    then released a back in full health a

    few months later. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook for the

    releases !



  • 10. The Surf Shack at Curracloe Beach

    Right on the beach itself, the Surf Shack on Curracloe Beach rents out

    all equipment necessary for a fun filled day on the beach, they also

    run camps and classes. Set up by a group of friends it has a lovely

    informal atmosphere with lots of laughs. Advanced or complete

    novice, youll be welcomed.

  • Also worth noting that you can rent a Beach Wheelchair from them,

    so all family members can enjoy the sea. Plus the beach itself is

    spectacular. Perfect for surfing and with all the huge dunes its also

    perfect for dune surfing !

    Steven Spielberg filmed Saving

    Private Ryan here, due to its

    similarity with Normandy in

    France. A bit grim looking in

    the film, but not on a sunny

    day !


    Phone 087 915 4786



  • 11. The Irish National Heritage Park

    Now this place is very

    special, this huge park is

    scattered with Mesolithic,

    Viking, celtic and Norman

    houses, inside you will find

    furniture and even smoking

    campfires. It is very easy to

    trick small children into

    believing the Vikings are just

    gone out for the day ! The

    guides in the park all wear

    period dress adding to the

    sense of magic. Kids can also

    pan for gold and if you are

    lucky you might come across

    a re-enactment group

    making weapons, weaving or making money. At the Norman Castle

    everyone can try some Archery

    for only 3, The relaxed friendly

    staff are brilliant here, and have

    always been that way. I began

    bringing my children here

    nearly 20 years ago and my

    younger niece and nephews

    love it just as much today.

  • Plus if you have a history lover in the family you can even arrange to

    stay overnight in the ringfort, exploring the park, dressed as a Celt, in

    the dark is a totally amazing

    experience !

    A walk around takes about 2 hours

    and it is open all year round, ticket

    prices vary depend