From cycling to paddling to family stays with extras, enjoy these 10 amazing offers for fun family days out from Waterways Ireland.
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#1. Save On A Family Kayak Adventure in Dublin
Grab the kids and head for the capital. Enjoy kayak rental with Surfdock in Grand Canal Dock. This is the perfect day trip away for all the family. Paddle around Ireland’s canals right in the middle of Dublin City. Children must be supervised by an adult.
- Offer: For a family of four, including wetsuits €40.00 (additional children = €10.00)
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0) 1 668 3945
#2. Family Paddling Paradise On Shannon Blueway, Longford
Explore the beauty of the north Shannon Blueway with Junior from Vertical Kayakers. Immerse your family into the scenic sights and blissful blue waters around Longford. This is the perfect idea for that special family day away.
- Offer: Half day paddle on the Shannon Blueway for a family of four just €70.00
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0) 8766 75275
#3. Special Family Cycle Package, Mullingar
Visit Mullingar Bike Hire at the brand new Waterways Ireland location at the beautiful Mullingar Blueway Activity Hub. Get direct access to Royal Canal Greenway and Old Rail Trail Greenway.
Free parking on site, toilets and showers. Everything you need will be supplied; helmets, Hi-Viz jackets, locks and detailed Maps of the local Cycle Greenways.
There are bikes and accessories to suit all ages and fitness levels Hybrids, Electric Bikes, Road Bikes, Kids Bikes, Fun Tandams, Trailers and Child Seats and an extensive fleet of new alloy bikes.
- Offer: Family package offer 2 Adults / 2 Kids – €50.00
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0)
#4. One Hour Family Tour on the River Barrow, Kildare
Enjoy a boat tour along the River Barrow on the ‘Freedom of the Water‘ with your family
Your journey will take you from the Jetty in the centre of Athy along the River Barrow and its idyllic surroundings, passing under the historic Horse Bridge, leading to Ardreigh.
While travelling into Ardreigh you will pass under Ardreigh Lifting Bridge, an area that is steeped in history and folklore. You will then experience the thrill of passing through Ardreigh Lock, watch the crew work the lock as they were hundreds of years ago.
- Offer: Family package offer 2 Adults / 2 Kids for one hour family tour – €36.00
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0) 87 433 5350
#5. Hodson Bay Family Breaks, Athlone
Enjoy 2 nights bed and breakfast in a luxurious family room with a 4 course evening meal for the adults at the Hodson Bay Hotel & Spa. Kids aged 4-12 can enjoy the Penguin Kids Activity Camp which includes fun games, arts and crafts and meals.
Families can avail of exclusive discounts to the many local family activities. Also enjoy a family pass to Ireland’s largest water park, Hodson Bay Sports.
- Offer: Two nights B&B in the Hodson Bay Hotel and a family pass to Ireland’s largest water park from €518.00 (please note accommodation provider and activity provider must be paid separately)
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0) 90 6442004
#6. Blueway Family Glamping Experience, Galway
Enjoy two nights family glamping on the banks of the majestic River Shannon with lots of adventures on your doorstep to experience, on foot, by bike or by canoe.
- Offer: 2 nights glamping on the Shannon in the beautiful town of Portumna from €200.00 all in
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0) 71 965 0824
#7. Half Day Family Paddle, Cavan
Enjoy a half day paddle for a family of four on the Shannon-Erne Blueway with Cavan Canoeing. Make memories and leave ripples on this perfect half day family getaway, experience the scenic sights and blissful blue waters.
- Offer: Half Day Family Paddle – €60.00
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0) 87 290 5752
#8. Family Weekend in Garrykennedy, Tipperary
From Friday afternoon to Sunday late, enjoy a lazy week-end in the only B&B for Kids. This is ideal for babies & toddlers and their tired parents.
Accommodation is available in a double or a big family room. Accommodation can cater for two parents & up to three children.
A big playroom, professional babysitting, yummy breakfast, picnic basket & cruise on the Spirit of Killaloe are included. Make family memories and relax in a beautiful home from home. Slow Tourism at its best!
- Offer: Family week-end in Garrykennedy. Bed, Breakfast, Boat & Babysitting from €400.00
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0) 879435262
#9. Enjoy The Island Town Adventure
See the Island Town of Enniskillen by Stand-Up Paddleboard and water taxi. Meet your instructor and guide, get a wetsuit, paddleboard, paddle and set off for a 2 hour adventure. Your day will finish with a high speed, Water Taxi trip to Devenish Island lasting 1.5 hours. 4 persons minimum, 8 persons maximum.
- Offer: Explore Ireland’s only Island Town by Water Taxi and Stand Up Paddle Boards from – £50.00 pp
- To Book: Call (+) 44 (0) 7740 664017
#10. Lough Derg Blueway Family Fun Activity Days, Clare
Come along to Derg Isle and a family of four can enjoy either a morning or afternoon activity bundle, select from Sky Cycle, Kayaking, Canadian Canoe Adventure or Stand Up Paddle Boarding out on the waterways around Derg Isle Adventure Centre
- Offer: Family Fun activity day on the Lough Derg Blueway from Mountshannon from €100
- To Book: Call (+) 353 (0) 87 1254365
Don’t forget to check out the amazing Waterways Activity Break For 6 People giveaway!
Enjoy these and other great offers for fun days out on with Waterways Ireland and Head Into the Blue