With the unpredictability of Irish weather we have to grab the opportunities to get outdoors whenever we can. So here's some of the best places in Westmeath to get outdoors with kids and enjoy the fine scenery in the county.
Donone Shore near Multyfarnham on the shores of Lough Ennell is a great spot for a picnic. We also like Coosan on the shores of Lough Ree, with a great new playground and ducks to feed.
Try a section of the Westmeath Way, great for a family walk, especially the quieter sections along the Canal
Head up to Mullaghmeen Woods and take your pick between the many miles of forest trails to suit all abilities.
There are 3 looped signposted cycle routes on roads around Mullingar.
Lough Owel, Lough Ennell and Lough Derravaragh
Westmeath is truly the Lake County – there are many attractive shores and activities based around Lough Owel, Lough Ennell and Lough Derravaragh.
The Royal Canal passes through many towns and villages, including Mullingar and Ballynacarrigy
Related: Top Ten Things to Do in Westmeath
To the west of the County is the shore of Lough Ree on the Shannon and the picturesque village of Glasson, as well as the town of Athlone.
This is a great playground in the Mullingar town park, with leisure centre and all amenities nearby.
Coosan Point Playground
Just outside Athlone, it's always hard to choose between feeding the ducks and going on the swings at Coosan Point Playground.
Related: Playgrounds in Westmeath
Article written by Isla, Mykidstime Westmeath
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