The weather is definitely improving and Spring is in the air. If you’re looking for a Sunday activity with your kids or friends/partner, I’ve put together a list of places from around the country that are worth a visit this weekend.
- Carlow: Delta Sensory Gardens – voted the number 1 thing to do in Carlow on Tripadvisor. 16 interconnecting gardens located on the outskirts of Carlow Town. And the needs to knows – there is a coffee shop for Mam’s and Dad’s to unwind in, a restaurant, gift shop and garden centre. It is fun, affordable and imaginative. Suitable for families and those who would like an afternoon to peruse through some greenery! Click here to find out more.
- Dublin: Mountains to Sea Book Festival – for young and old, taking place in Dun Laoghaire. Click on the blue writing for more. And when you’ve read all around you, go have an ice cream treat in the renowned Scrumdiddly’s Ice-Cream Parlour, or grab some hot grub in The Hen House.
- Galway: The Slieve Aughty Experience – located outside Loughrea, this centre offers a day out for families which includes farm animals to pet, self-guided walks, self-serve arts and crafts, new toddler playground, family games, and the new Enchanted Forest. Need to knows – there’s an organic restaurant for coffee, snacks or more.
- Cork: Scenic Cork on Foot: Check out James Fort in Kinsale, This fort is worth a visit. I absolutely adore Kinsale and there are so many places to choose from to go for a tea after a walk. Two of my favourites are The Poet’s Corner and The Lemon Leaf Café, both suitable for buggies but the latter is a bit bigger so it might be a little more comfortable for buggies.
- Meath: Newgrange Farm – I have been here oodles of time as a child and as a teacher. Can’t say enough about this place! It’s just brilliant! So many activities for the kids – feeding lambs, calves, chicks, holding kittens and puppies, a hay maze, a water play area, a huge yard for children to drive toy tractors, an entertaining tractor ride and much more! There is a coffee shop and a picnic area for families. It’s located very near to the Newgrange monument if you wanted to kill two birds with the one stone. Stop in Slane on the way back and enjoy a bit of down time and a latté in the fabulous Conyngham Arms Hotel.
- Dublin: 1916 Freedrom Tour – unique tour of Dublin’s past in period style trucks and uniformed guides. Suitable for children 7/8 and up I would imagine.
- Ireland 1916 Centenary Celebrations: Discover Ireland has put together a list of activities happening all over the country to remember 1916.
As always, look at previous posts in this section for more info on what’s to discover in beautiful Ireland!