Johnstown Castle is a spectacular gothic Castle in Wexford and offers a historical day out for all ages. You can visit eight restored rooms in the Castle along with the servants tunnel. The Castle is surrounded by beautiful ornamental gardens designed by Daniel Robertson. Within the grounds you will see gothic statues, a Victorian Walled Garden, turrets and much more.
Discover the chequered past of Johnstown Castle at the Irish Agricultural Museum housed within the grounds of Johnstown Castle. With one of the most comprehensive collections showcasing farming and rural life in Ireland with everything from tractors to kitchens! You will also learn more about how the Great Famine of Ireland affected those living in the area.
Wells House and Gardens has a state of the art playground, picnic area, a 3D Archery Course, animal farm, falconry and woods with fairies and sculptures. In addition you may come face to face with trolls, fairies and a few bugs who have checked into the Bug Hotel. Take a stroll through the deep, dark woods where you will come face to face with the elusive Gruffalo!
Secret Valley Wildlife Park offers fourteen acres of fun-filled adventures from bottle-feeding the hungry kid goats, and meeting the resident animals including lemurs, insects and snakes, to riding Snowball the pony. Hop on board the quad train, or try your luck at the welly-throwing and obstacle course – you’re sure of a fun family day out here.
Hook Lighthouse is the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world. Take the guided tour, and climb the 115 winding steps where the monks heaved sacks of coal upwards for panoramic sea views. Explore the surrounding rock pools outside, relax in the cafe, or have a picnic outside and enjoy the outdoor games.
At Pirates Cove near Gorey, there’s oodles for families to do, between pirate themed crazy golf, ‘Funcaves’ soft play area and bubble rollers where you can walk on water, and a range of other activities such as 10 pin bowling, go-karts, and a games arcade.
Also near Gorey is Kia Ora Mini Farm, where children can interact with, hold and feed, animals of the usual farmyard variety. There are also more exotic animals too, like llamas, emus, alpacas, pot bellied pigs, chinchillas and more. There’s plenty of other entertainment too including sandpits, maze, football pitch, a rough rider track, and a convoy of ride on tractors, amongst other things. Bring a picnic or enjoy delicious home-baked goodies at the coffee shop.