9 Amazing Family Adventure Centres in Ireland for Guaranteed Fun

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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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#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.

#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!

#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!

#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!

Have you visited any of these family adventure centres in Ireland? Let us know what you thought of them in the comments box below. 

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