You’re visiting County Wicklow, enjoying the scenery, the gardens, the golf, the historic sites and more but what about the children? Are you hearing complaints of “I’m bored!”, “What is there to do?” or “When are we going home?”
Well never fear, here are children’s things to do in Wicklow that are certain to keep them occupied and put an end to the complaints. You will probably enjoy many of these activities yourself.
1. The Greenan Maze
Greenan Maze is located in the Wicklow Mountains in Glenmalure Valley about 6 km from Rathdrum.
Greenan Maze is the centerpiece of the experience but there is lots more to do as it is a working farm with lots of attractions apart from the maze including a farm museum, a bottle museum, sculptures, a nature trail, a craft shop and tea rooms.,
There is also a wild nature walk can see dragon-fly ponds and lots of wild-life in beautiful natural surroundings.
Tickets can be booked here
2. Sea Life Bray
The Sea Life Centre on the Seafront in Bray is aa great place to bring all the family. Adults and children of all ages will enjoy more than 30 displays which house more than 1,000 sea creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays, Piranha and lots more.
This indoor Aquarium is a great refuge if the weather outside is bad and watching these exotic creatures can keep children fascinated for hours.
See more and purchase tickets at here.
3. Kippure Outdoor Activity and Adventure Centre
Kippure Estate Adventure Centre is located in 240 acres of mature woodland on the edge of the Wicklow Mountains National Park about 45 minutes drive from Dublin City Centre.
The centre provides a wide range of activities including high and low ropes, sky trek and zip wire, climbing and abseiling, archery, orienteering, paintball, clay shooting, survival skills, guided mountain walks and lots more.
There is something here for adults and children of all ages with no chance of anyone getting bored!
Kippure is one of Ireland’s foremost providers of environmental, outdoor education and eco-adventure days for schools.
For a full range of activities and courses visit https://www.adventurewicklow.com/
4. Glenroe Open Pet Farm
Glenroe Open Pet Farm welcomes thousands of families from all over the country every year to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this farm full of pets and farm animals.
Children can feed some of the farm animals and pets which include Sika deer, sheep, lambs, cattle, pigs, goats, ducks, geese, turkeys, peacocks, hens and chickens.
The pets living in Pets’ Corner include rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs and chipmunks.
There is also a well-equipped playground for children up to 12 year old.
Glenroe Open Farm has a picnic area, a nature walk and a Se
cret Garden.There is a nice Coffee Shop with lots of home made goodies.
See more at http://www.glenroefarm.ie/
5. Irish Fairy Trails
Irish Fairy Trails at Russborough House is a great free day out for young children.
Lady’s Island at Russborough House is where Faylinn the fairy and his fairy friends live.
At Russborough parkland you can enjoy the magical fairy trail, learn the fairy language, partake in fairy games and puzzles and discover the fairy flowers, fauna, and materials that the fairies use.
Searching for the fairy homes on the Irish Fairy Trails is a great family fun.
See more at http://www.russborough.ie/outdoor-activities#woodland-fairy-trail
6. Bray Bowl And Party Venue
Bray Bowl is a fantastic entertainment centre located beside Bray Dart station.
There is a large range activities to suit all ages including a Quasar Laser Tag arena & system with 30 gunsand a Ticket Redemption Arcade with all the latest attractions.
There is also Tenpin Bowling (16 lanes), Pool tables, Video Arcades & Snooker.
Check here for the full range of activities at Bray Bowl.
7. EcoAdventure Ireland
EcoAdventure Ireland are among the leaders in outdoor education in Ireland. Their programmes aim to give confidence and energy to all participants. EcoAdventure Ireland have combined with An Óige to make learning in an outdoor environment fun and exciting for students.
Based at the wonderful Knockree Hostel in the Wicklow mountains near Enniskerry.
Check their website at http://www.ecoadventureireland.ie/.
8. Clara Lara Fun Park
Clara Lara Fun Park Wicklow is dedicated to providing healthy outdoor fun for families and groups of children.
There are numerous exciting activities for all ages with tree houses, Tarzan swings, rope bridges, rowing boats, water slides, rafts, canoes and junior go-carts.
Here you can enjoy the breathtaking Aqua Shuttle which is the biggest water slide in Ireland.
There are lots of less engergetic things to do also including mini golf and walking through the spectacular countryside.
They have a picnic restaurant serving burgers, chips, sandwiches, ice cream, teas and coffee.
See more at http://www.claralara.ie
9. FatBike Adventures Tours
A guided tour on the famous Fat Bike takes in the best that County Wicklow has to offer with some spectacular scenery.
You can choose from various routes in the mountains & forests, or along the coast and take in some historical sites for either a full or a half day.
For full details of routes and booking see here.
10. Wicklow Bowl and KidZone
KidZone is a super indoor adventure play area in Wicklow Town for children under 12 years with a 15,000 sq ft indoor play area.
It has three separate areas for Under 2’s, 2 to 4 year olds and 5 to 12 year olds and there are two mini football pitches, Formula 1 racing cars and Bumper Boats.
This great activity area has slides, chutes, tubes and more to keep children amused and active for hours.
There are lots more children’s things to do in Wicklow but those ten should keep them happy for a while.