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…)
Category: Adventures of Eire
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.
Last year we went to Christmas Island – The Santa Experience in Hidden Valley, Rathdrum, to visit Santa of course. Here’s how we got on and what to expect during your visit… (more…)
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! (more…)
I may be almost ready to pop with only a couple of weeks left before little miss arrives but I’m taking advantage of my summer off so I loaded the kids into the car with a mini picnic and headed down the m50/N11 to Glenroe Farm Co Wicklow, to continue our Adventure’s of Eire. It’s been over three years since our last visit and it was great to see it’s still as fun as ever.
Glenroe Farm is a family run business, established in 1994. Glenroe was a well-known series that aired on RTE during 1983-2001. The famous 350-year-old thatched farm cottage, home to Dinny, Biddy and Miley Byrne still stands just within the main entrance that now hosts a mini museum of exhibitions.
Last week we continued our Adventures of Eire and visited The Kildare Maze just outside Prosperous in the North Kildare countryside for the third time. The Kildare Maze is Leinster’s largest hedge maze with a host of other activities including a wooden maze, zip wire, crazy golf, pet corner, adventure trail and a huge sandpit. (more…)
Our family adventures continue as we explore the little treasures Ireland has to offer. This week we landed upon Wexford Lavender Farm. This farm is Ireland’s first lavender farm and it’s hidden amongst the scenic countryside just outside Gorey. There is ample parking charged at €2 per car and a number of activities to keep the babogs entertained. (more…)
I’m really looking forward to the summer off with the babogs however money will be tight and my energy levels will be limited with our pending arrival due in late August. There’ll be no summer holidays for us this year, or the foreseeable so we’ll be exploring Ireland and some of it’s hidden treasures. There are so many beautiful places to visit and most of them won’t break the budget if you plan wisely and bring a packed lunch with you. Here are
ten nine places you must visit this summer.
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 Funpark 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.
Yesterday we continued our A-Z of Adventures around Ireland and headed off to the quiet countryside of Co.Kildare to visit Straffan Butterfly Farm. Straffan Butterfly Farm is a family run business which opens to the public every summer with an exhibition to introduce people to the existence of the world of butterflies.
Upon arrival we checked out some of the live tarantulas, snakes, stick insects, millipedes and small reptiles in the exhibition room all housed in their natural surroundings that can be viewed up close as they go about their daily lives. There was collections of butterflies and other creepy crawlies on display from all over the world too. We then continued on to the movie room and enjoyed an interesting and educational 15 minute film about the life cycle of the butterfly. (more…)