I must be crazy, a day shy of 39 weeks but we couldn’t resist continuing our Adventures of Eire with a little trip to Fort Lucan Outdoor Adventureland before Little Miss arrives. It’s been years since I last visited, probably on my 5th of 6th class school tour and it hasn’t changed one bit. It’s still as fun as ever!
Fort Lucan is full of hidden towers, slides, suspension bridges, zip lines, trampolines, 40ft high walk-walks and they even have their own wooden maze.
There is three water slides with a one metre height restriction. Two of them are massive, with twists, bends, and huge drops.
They have two Go-Kart tracks, one for big kids and one for the little ones.
There is also a Viking-themed Crazy Golf, it’s very medieval. At first I thought they were a little over-cautious with the helmets until a ball nearly knocked me out. It’s crazy golf kids, not ice hockey!
For the babogs there’s a ‘Mini Fort Lucan’ full of wooden climbing frames, slides, swings, aerial runways and a huge sand pit – although not enough spades and buckets for the size of it. Frankie or should I say Cranky-Frankie was wiped with the heat so he spent most of the day here exploring and hiding from the sun in the sheltered forts.
Fort Lucan is fully supervised and they don’t tolerate any misbehaviour. In total the day cost us €23 admission and €3 for a ticket for Joe for one of the waterslides. We spent a total of four hours exploring the outdoor adventure park and Kayla gives her approval and has requested a return visit – minus the bump.
I’d highly recommend bringing a picnic especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget. There’s only chips, nuggets and sausages or sandwiches available from the café along with the usual sweet-treat and hot drink. There’s plenty of greenery and benches to avail of if you do choose to bring your own food along, although I’d advise arriving early to get a good spot. Bring spares clothes, sun cream, comfy old shoes and a wetsuit for the kids if you have one.
Fort Lucan is free for under 2’s, adults are €4 each (includes a complimentary tea or coffee) and children are €10.50. For unlimited access on all rides you must purchase an additional €7.50 wristband (a little overpriced IMO), however for the month of August they have an admission and wristband special for €15 that we availed of today. They have loads of group offers available too, for example every 6-10 children – one child goes free.
For more information check out their website www.fortlucan.com.
Looking for more adventures to do with the kids this summer in Ireland? Check out our Adventures of Eire.