Things to Do in Kerry with Kids
From waterfalls to sharks to the memory of a famous dolphin, there’s heaps for families to do around Kerry. Not to mention stunning beaches, fantastic scenery, great food. Enjoy your stay!
#1. Killarney National Park
What hasn’t already been said about this gem of a park situated just outside of Killarney. It consists of over 26,000 acres offering some of the most scenic views in the county and you can easily spend a whole day walking or cycling in the Park. Or take a boat ride or a ride out in one of the traditional jaunting cars (horse and trap). There are many places to picnic, and enjoy nature and the beautiful surroundings.
At Muckross House and Gardens you’ll find an arboretum, large glasshouse and if you visit in May and June you will find the rhododendrons and azaleas in bloom. Muckross Traditional Farm gives an idea of what life was like in the Irish countryside during the 1930s and 1940s. You can see a labourer’s cottage, carpenter’s workshop, blacksmith’s forge and a schoolhouse. Meet the farm animals and watch fresh bread and butter making.
#2. Blasket Island Boat Trip
The Great Blasket Island situated to the West of the Dingle Peninsula is a very special place indeed. Boat trips leave Dunquin pier daily. Packed full of history and culture (Peig!) and probably Ireland’s best kept secret beach – Trá Bán, it is a must see with beautiful white sand.
The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing and farming, traditional life including how people worked, transport, home life, housing and entertainment, language and culture. Small admission fee, there is a bookshop and cafe at the Centre.