Child-Friendly Things to Do in Waterford

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Waterford has countless child-friendly things to do throughout the year. From railway rides to roller coasters, Waterford Live has put together an adventure list to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo

Kids can enjoy endless hours of fun at Ardmore Open Farm and Mini Zoo. The 16 acre farm overlooking Whiting Bay has become one of the South East’s most popular family attractions since it opened in 2013.

Miniature goats, mammoth donkeys, marmoset monkeys and rare owls are all on show for kids to explore. Other facilities include a playground, indoor play centre, go kart track, zipline, soccer pitch, maze and restaurant.

Tramore Amusement Park

Kids have a rollercoaster of a time at Tramore Amusement Park every summer. From mini golf to stunning views aloft the ferris wheel, Waterford’s entertainment zone has something for everyone.

Cap off the day with a bag of chips and a stroll along the beach.

Waterford and Suir Valley Railway

The award-winning Waterford and Suir Valley Railway is a community heritage project operated mainly by volunteers. Families steep themselves in history, taking in the beauty of the Suir Valley from a carriage. The track runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir, offering views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens. The railway track also takes in part of the Waterford Greenway, and operates daily from Easter to September 30.

Activate Waterford

Activate Waterford at Ardkeen Business Park takes family fun to the next level. The locally owned activity centre has a children’s soft play area, bowling, a state of the art 3D cinema, a café and lots more. The fully wheelchair accessible centre aims to support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for all. Activate is also home to the biggest climbing area in the South East.

Waterford Greenway

Families can enjoy a walk or cycle on the Waterford Greenway, stopping off on route for an ice-cream and soaking in the tranquil atmosphere. Bikes can be hired at three locations along the route, which allows for free access to a shuttle bus service. 

Dunmore Adventure

Awesome fun for all ages is guaranteed at Dunmore Adventure. The family friendly certified adventure centre has been operating with 25 years and is renowned for its Wibit Wipeout Aquapark. Other activities include kayaking, climbing, archery, sailing, caving and windsurfing.

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