Adventurous children will be in their element at any of the outdoor activity centres that are scattered around the country. Encompass all centres that offer both land and water based activities often also offer accommodation for families to make a weekend out of their trip.
For example, Star Outdoors, Kenmare, Co. Kerry offers an abundance of activities including Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Pedal Boats, Waterskiing, Banana Boards, Archery, Team Challenges, Orienteering, Paintball, Crazy Golf, Mountain Walking etc. They also offer summer camps catering for children aged 6-17.
Practically every country in Ireland offers some form of adventure centre. From Ballyhass Lakes fishery and adventure centre in Mallow to Arigna Coal Mining Experience in Leitrim, Gravity Extreme in Wexford to Irish County Quads in Monaghan, there’s sure to be a suitable place located near you and your family.
Discovered in 1983, Crag Cave, Castleisland, Co. Kerry is thought to be over a million years old. The Cave is a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites and promises to mystify visitors and is regarded as Ireland’s number one cave show.
Nothing will satisfy dare devil kids like a visit to Zipit Forest Adventures in Sligo. Zipit, situated in Lough Key Forest Park, will take you into the tree canopy and allow you fly along the zip lines, swinging through the trees. The Aerial Trail is suitable for kids aged 7 upwards, ideal for fun seekers of any age.