Explore Ireland this summer and all the hidden treasures it has to offer. There’s so many beautiful places to visit and most of them won’t break the budget if you plan wisely or bring a picnic lunch with you. Here you will find 20 outdoor adventures around Ireland for all the family that you must visit this summer.
Invest in a Portable DVD Player or Tablet
On a recent trip to Disneyland Paris I would have been lost without Mamma Mia, my little one loves musicals and it kept her entertained before, during and after our flight. Even though the portable dvd added some bulk and weight to my bag, it was invaluable whilst travelling. If you choose to bring a tablet download some favourites movies before you leave and don’t forget to pack some ear phones too.
Adventures of Eire continues this time with a stop off at Stradbally in Co Laois to visit the Woodland Railway Station. The boy is train and truck mad so this visit was mainly for him. I’ve avoided town and all the centenary celebrations due to the bump, I just couldn’t be dealing with the crowds but we did enjoy the parade on TV. (more…)
In the past year we have visited over twenty fun family destinations in Ireland as part of our Adventure of Eire series. Next stop was The National SEA LIFE Centre on the seafront in Bray. It’s an aquatic Zoo with numerous rocky displays, home to thousands of creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Starfish, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha. (more…)
This morning we had fifteen days of midterm to fill and with all three babogs screaming with energy at 10am this morning we loaded them into the car and continued our Adventures of Eire and headed off to Glendalough. It’s been many years since my last visit, so if I’m honest I had no idea what to expect or if the kids would even enjoy it. (more…)
Last years summer bucket list was one of my most popular posts and still to this day brings in huge amounts of traffic to my blog. I’ve been inundated with requests to do an Easter ‘bucket list’ for all the family so here’s my top 5 things to do this midterm and Easter holidays around Ireland. (more…)
‘Set sail from the wilds of Ireland’s West on a wonderful journey with Gabrielle and her annoying brother Karl as axis theatre transforms into an exciting world of pirates, high seas, courage and adventure.’
The Big Kid and I have been to Disneyland Paris (EuroDisney) three times in the past three years, it’s most probably one of our favourite place in the world. I heart Disney! I’ve also been to Disneyland in California, a whole other world but that’s another day’s tale. I’d like to think we’ve a bit of experience when it comes to Disneyland so I’ve compiled a list of some Disneyland Paris tips and tricks to help you save some pennies, beat the queues and make your stay a little more enjoyable! (more…)
On Friday evening we had been invited along to the opening of Luggwoods Enchanted Forest. Upon arrival, we were greeted by some Elves and led to a portacabin to wait for the rest of the families in our time slot to arrive. Once they appeared we began our ninety-minute journey starting with ‘Santa’s train’. I’ll be honest I’ve been on plenty of trains but this train didn’t choo-choo, it was a trailer/open carriage pulled by a tractor kitted out and decorated in Christmas lights. (more…)
Today our Adventures of Eire series continued with a stop off at Messy Monkeys in Mounttown Community Facilities in Dun Laoghaire. The five-year-old and I signed up for their once off Halloween themed Messy Science Session. We’re huge fans of Messy Monkeys so when I saw this session pop up in my newsfeeds I had to book it for her. We were familiar with Messy Monkeys having attended a SpatterDay class with Frankie earlier in the year.