Seven ways to entertain your family this summer

With summer trundling on, keeping your little ones entertained can be a job within itself.

But worry not because there are plenty of activities for your kids this summer.

Here are seven spots you can bring them for summer fun….

Delphi Adventure Resort – Galway


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If you have an adventurous side then this is the place for you! Delphi is set on 300 acres of land in the heart of Connemara.

You can spend the day doing activities including kayaking, digital orienteering and zip line.

There is also a free morning Kids Club for ages three to seven or paid afternoon Kids Club and evening activities for four to 12 year olds.

This means the adults have a chance to tackle some adventures the little ones aren’t quite ready for or enjoy a complimentary hour in Delphi Spa’s thermal suite if you are staying in the hotel.

Find out more here.

Winnie The Pooh – Dublin

The iconic bear is coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this summer.

You can pop in between the 28th to the 30th of July for seven performances only.

This brand new tale from the Hundred Acre Wood is told with colourful ‘life-sized’ puppets and features Pooh’s friends Tigger and Piglet. It features some wonderful original music by legendary songwriters The Sherman Brothers who are Oscar and Grammy winners responsible for the iconic scores from Mary Poppins, Bed Knobs and Broomsticks and Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang.

It’s suitable for all ages but is perfect for three to six-year-olds, with babies in arms going free.

Find out more here.

Dublin Zoo

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Dublin Zoo is a classic spot for a summer holiday visit.

Oh and if that wasn’t a good enough reason – they just announced that there will be 25 per cent off tickets purchased online for Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd of July to celebrate the mid-way point of the summer holidays!

Dublin Zookeepers will host educational and informative talks suitable for all the family, offering visitors a chance to learn more about all the wonderful species and their habitats.

Find out more here.

Slieve Gullion Forest Park – Armagh

If you want to get your kids out in nature then there are plenty of options to choose from.

Why not get them out and about for a lovely walk while learning about the mythology of Fionn Mac Cumhaill?

Let them run around exploring the gorgeous nature walk which has fairy doors and homes scattered throughout as well as witches’ cottages and hints of where Fionn the Giant might be.

It’s a magical experience for all.

Find out more here.

Kildare Farm Foods

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Head to Kildare where you can get up close and personal with some furry friends!

Entry is free to go in and feed the animals at the farm which include ducks and turtles on the pond, chickens in the hen house, ostrich, emu, camels, lama, goats and even a giant tortoise!

You can even hop on a train for just €1 and take a ride around the farm.

There is even Crazy Golf and a Teddy Bear Factory for you to make the most of your day out!

Find out more here.

Lough Key Forest Park – Roscommon

Get your adventure on at Lough Key and there is plenty to choose from. Whether you want to take a walk or a cycle around the forest or you want to get a bit more of an adventure.

Why not put your mind to the test with The Boda Borg at Lough Key? With 15 Quests, 47 challenges and no instructions, you’ll have to work as a family to get out.

Once you enter the two-storey Boda Borg only teamwork, ingenuity, trial and error and skills you probably didn’t know you have will allow you to progress through its 47 rooms!

You can also become one with nature try out the Zipit Forest Adventure, a high-wire forest adventure park with a difference. Children from age seven to adults can enjoy up to three hours of excitement and adventure.

Find out more here.

Greenways – Nationwide


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If you love to cycle then you definitely already know about our gorgeous greenways.

There are currently six greenways that span the length of the country including Waterford, Mayo, Westmeath, Limerick, Tipperary, Kildare and Dublin.

You can spend days on them or just a handful of hours. There are plenty of stops along the way for little ones, and they’re even a nice walk if you are so inclined.

Find out more here.


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