Daddy got a rare Saturday off work so we loaded the car and continued our Adventures of Eire and heading to outdoor adventure park Clara Lara in County Wicklow. It’s been at least 15 years since the last time my last visit and pregnant or not it’s still as awesome as ever.

Clara Lara is situated on 30 acres of scenic countryside in the Avonmore River Valley, Co. Wicklow. With something for every age from water slides, rafts, Tarzan swings, go-carts, mini golf, rope bridges, swings, a huge sandpit and canoes just to name a few. Admission is €10 per adult/child over the age of five so we got Kayla in for *coughs* free. However some of the rides like the waterside and Go Carts are extra so it’s best to buy a gold bracelet for €9 which covers unlimited usage of everything.

On a budget as always we packed a huge picnic but they have lots of free fixed barbeques but I’d recommend getting there early if you want to guarantee one. The water in all the man-made lakes are approximately 2-3 feet deep and there are lots of supervisors and operators monitoring the water and rides at all times.

Little miss really surprised me, she was mad for all of the activities, not a bother on her diving into the water.

Frankie was in his element in the huge sandpit, he entertained himself for the guts of an hour. He actually crawled away from our picnic to go back to it at one stage. There is plenty of diggers, spades and buckets to keep the babogs entertained.

There’s a really cool ship beside one of the lakes. Frankie was dying to dive in for a splash-splash.

My prays of Joe going on his back in the water were left unanswered.

If you do anything this summer pop Clara Lara onto your to-do list, I’d highly recommend it. There were no complaints, whingey moments or going home threats. It opens at 10.30am so pack lots of spare clothes, snacks, towels and old but comfortable footwear is a must. Pregnant or not I had a brilliant day reminiscing about my childhood. We’ll definitely be back before the summers out.

For more info check out www.claralara.com

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