Best outdoor spots for families in Cavan


With the vagaries of Irish weather we have to grab the opportunities to get outdoors whenever we can.  So here's some of the best places in Cavan to get outdoors with kids and enjoy the fine scenery in the county.

Tullydermot Falls

These dramatic waterfalls are situated approximately 6km south-west of Swanlinbar in the direction of the Bellavally Gap.  The Tullydermot viewpoint overlooks Slieve Rushen and the lowlands of north Cavan.  There is also a good view of the summit of Cuilcagh Mountain.

Killykeen Forest Park

Killykeen Forest Park – 5 miles west of Cavan town in the heart of Cavan's Lakelands are trails that lead through dark forests, over bridges and along river banks. Picnic areas and children's playground.

Related: The Best Picnic Places for Families in Cavan

Deerpark Forest

Deerpark Forest Walk in Virginia is an easy walk with good pathways through the woods and along the lakeshore.

Start the walk at the car park beside Virginia Rugby Club on the Ballyjamesduff Road. Slí na Sláinte signs are located along the longer walk detailing your route. Follow the path to the right again past a green shed.

Related: Great Family Walks in Cavan

Cavan Town Playground

An excellent modern playground in Cavan Town at Con Smith Park, with swings, slides, bridges and benches for us too!  Parking is available on the road.

There's something for everyone..there's also an adult fitness park next door, so you can burn off some energy too!

Related: Free Things to Do with Kids in Cavan

Cavan County Museum Playground

Another excellent playground at Cavan County Museum, you can soak up the history of the county in the museum and then enjoy the park and cafe.  Toilets, Benches and parking all close by.

Related: Playgrounds in Cavan

Article written by Maeve from Cavan

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