9 Amazing Family Adventure Centres in Ireland for Guaranteed Fun


June 22, 2019

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Are the members of your family adrenaline junkies? Are you looking for a fun family adventure break or day out to get your tweens and teens away from screens? Then check out these 9 amazing family adventure centres Ireland has to offer for guaranteed family fun for all ages.

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From kayaking and abseiling to paintballing and ziplining, these adventure centres in Ireland offer plenty of action-packed fun!

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Fun-Filled Adventure Centres in Ireland

#1. Delphi Adventure Centre, Galway

Located in the heart of the breathtaking Delphi Valley​ n​ear Leenane in​ Connemara, ​Delphi Resort is one of Ireland’s leading family holiday destinations with an on-site adventure centre offering both land and water based activities. When you visit Delphi, ​be prepared for fun​, adventure and creating unforgettable memories. There are more than 20 adventure activities to enjoy including;

  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Zip Wires
  • High Ropes Course
  • Bush Craft Survival and Orienteering
  • Bog Obstacle Course
  • Abseiling
  • Tunneling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Stand Up Paddling Boarding
  • Raft Building
  • Surfing
  • Coasteering and much more

The resort welcomes families back annually, with everything you need for the whole family to enjoy the perfect holiday including delicious, wholesome food, 4* accommodation, FREE Kids Club and Movies, Spa and Thermal Suite for adults to enjoy.

Just a 20 minute drive from stunning beaches it is the perfect base for exploring Connemara and South Mayo​ regions​ – Westport, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park and more!

​Enjoy all of this with your family, all while ​surrounded by the mountains of the Delphi Valley and the stunning Connemara ​scenery ​on the Wild Atlantic Way!

Delphi Adventure Centre also welcome families to come and spend a fun day out together taking part in a mix of land and/or water based activities.

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#2. Donegal Adventure Centre, Donegal

The Donegal Adventure Centre based in Bundoran specialises in surf lessons but has a host of other adventure activities on offer for families, groups or individuals including

  • Obstacle Course
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Kayak and Canoeing lessons
  • Orienteering
  • Archery
  • High Ropes course
  • Cliff jumping
  • Hillwalking and more.

#3. Tanagh Outdoor Adventure Centre, Monaghan & Cavan

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre offers a host of land and water based activities for families and groups both on and off-site. You will learn new skills, boost your confidence and make great memories. Activities you can take part in include:

  • Adventure Races
  • Battlezone Archery
  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering
  • Ropes Courses
  • Mud Slide & Bog team tasks
  • Banana Boating
  • Raft Building and much more.

#4. Carlingford Adventure Centre, Louth

From summer camps to family holidays in the 4* holiday village or days out Carlingford Adventure Centre is dedicated to offering kids, teens and families an unforgettable adventure experience all in a safe, fun environment. You can enjoy land, sea and sky activities including:

  • Foot Golf
  • Kayaking
  • High Ropes
  • Ziptopia
  • Crystal Maze
  • Laser Combat
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Aeroball
  • Archery
  • Water Trampoline
  • Orienteering
  • Hill Walking
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Raft Building and more!

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#5. Loughcrew Adventure Centre, Meath

Zip and zorb, climb and crawl through the gruelling adventure playground at Loughcrew Gardens and Adventure Centre. Pit yourself against a forest crystal maze, all spiderwebs and stepping stones, scale the crannóg or climb the killer wall.There’s plenty to amuse here!

There’s a café on site, and be sure to bring a spare set of clothes and a towel! And don;t forget to visit the amazing megalithic structures.

#6. Courtlough Outdoor Adventure Centre, Dublin

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At Courtlough Outdoor Adventure Centre you will need a head for heights!

  • Test your balance skills on the high ropes and suspended balance beams
  • Battle your way through spider webs and aerial obstacle courses
  • Traverse rickety bridges
  • Climb Courtlough Tower or one of the other Climbing Walls
  • Zip your way along the high wires

and for those who wish to keep their feet firmly on the ground, you can enjoy a paintball battle!

#7. EcoAdventure Ireland, Dublin, Wicklow, Kerry, Galway and Donegal

Eco Adventure Ireland have sites in Dublin, Wicklow, Kerry, Galway and Donegal and cater for groups of 8 or more. They offer a unique blend of eco activities combined with education programmes and quality accommodation. Activities on offer include:

  • Hill Walking
  • Pony Trekking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Grass Sledges
  • Archery and Archery Tag
  • Paintballing
  • Survival Skills and Orienteering
  • Obstacles Courses
  • Team Tasks
  • Quiz Nights
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Wall Climbing
  • Low Ropes Courses

and a fun activity called Nightline, where you are blindfolded and have to make your way around an obstacle course!

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#8. Ballyhass Lakes Adventure Centre, Cork

Ballyhass Lakes Activity and Fishing Centre offers on-site accommodation in 4* holiday homes where families or groups can come and enjoy land and water based activities for a day, week or longer! With activity packages and summer camps on offer you can choose to relax while fishing in the trout stocked waterways or get your adrenaline going with:

  • Kayaking
  • Wakeboarding
  • Gladiator Course
  • Zipline course
  • Archery
  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Leap Of Faith
  • or enjoy the Aquapark, a water based obstacle course with slides, trampolines and much more.

#9. Star Outdoors Adventure Centre, Kerry

Star Outdoors Adventure Centre say that if you have active kids or disinterested teens they offer “the answer to your prayers”! Book them in for a summer camp or check out their family packages to suit all ages where activities include:

  • Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife Cruise
  • Mini Golf
  • Pedal Boats
  • Sailing
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Water Trampolining
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain Biiking
  • Paintballing
  • Water Skiing, Wakeboarding and much more.

Best of all you don’t even have to be able to swim!

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