Top 10 Things to Do in Waterford With Kids


October 20, 2014

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Planning a visit to Waterford? looking for ideas for things to do with the kids? Here are our Top 10 Things to do in Waterford with kids (in no particular order):

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#1. Bishop’s Palace

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At the newly restored magnificent Bishop’s Palace follow the story of Waterford city and its people from 1700 up to 1970. Take a breather and relax in the stunning gardens surrounding the Bishop’s Palace, which are based on a design by celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin. Guided tours available.

#2. The Book Centre Waterford

Browse some books at The Book Centre, a fab bookstore with a great kids’ reading area, where you can enjoy a coffee while browsing the books.

#3. Waterford Bowl

Waterford Bowl has indoor lane bowling and also the Kidzone play area.

#4. Splashworld

kids swimming

Get the togs ready and head for Splashworld, the biggest indoor waterpark in the South East!

#5. Runamuck

Runamuck has an indoor play area and cafe where you can let the kids run wild.

#6. Pirates Adventure

How about a game of Glow in the Dark Golf at Pirates Adventure? Family adventure Centre in Tramore with mini bowling, mini golf, electric motor cycles and bouncy castles

#7. Dungarvan Castle

dungarvan castle

Dungarvan Castle dates from the 12th Century and includes an informative exhibition on the history of the castle. The shell keep is the earliest structure, dating from the 12th century. Shell keeps are common in England, but rare in Ireland.

Admission is free.

#8. Copper Coast Mini Farm

copper coast minifarm

Copper Coast Mini Farm is a family run pet farm near Tramore with indoor and outdoor facilities, wheelchair and buggy accessible, sandpits with diggers etc for children to play with.

#9. Tramore Beach or Dunmore East

tramore beach

Head to the beach, Tramore Beach or Dunmore East are both wonderful ubeaches only 20mins from the city.

#10. Waterford and Suir Valley Railway

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Take a train trip along the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway. This is a fantastic, fun trip for the whole family on this restored train along 17 km of track which runs beside the Suir river. Refreshments and souvenirs available at the station.

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Over to you now. Do you have suggestions for things to do in Waterford with the kids? Tell us in the comments below. 

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Published On: October 20th, 2014 / Categories: Ireland / Last Updated: February 25th, 2023 / Tags: , , /

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Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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