As parents we know how expensive it can be to entertain the kids, so here’s our suggestions for the best free fun things to do in Wexford with kids:
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Wexford Art Centre
Stop by the Wexford Art Centre to enjoy their latest exhibition. During summer exhibitions are accompanied by a Doodle Studio in the upper gallery, offering you a space to relax, react and recreate. Use the space to draw, paint, read or write. Materials provided, children must be supervised.
There are also plenty of other Galleries in Wexford that don’t charge entry fees so you could visit with the kids and look at some local Art.
My personal favourites are the Green Acres Gallery in Wexford Town and The Cockleshell Gallery in Duncannon. Kids love pictures and may even be inspired to present an exhibition at home! My friend’s son was quite an informed little 6 year old and when a child in his class told him he was colouring outside the lines he replied “a painter in Spain always painted outside the lines, his name is Picasso!”.
Wexford Book Centre often host free events for kids such as storytelling, puppetry or facepainting. Check their Facebook page for events.
Most children love to read or be read to, so bring them along to one of the local Wexford libraries, a great way to spend an hour or two.
Keep an eye out for the regular free library events and activities too, you’ll find them in our Events section.
Playgrounds in Wexford
There are lots of great playgrounds in Wexford, many with extensive grounds, so bring along a picnic and a ball, for a great day out!
Take a day-trip to Kilmore Quay. There is a state of the art playground there, which we always hit first as it’s just beside the car park which overlooks the beautiful Saltee Islands.
Then when the kids have had their fill, why not take a walk down the pier? There are usually some sea lions, surrounding the recently docked fishing boats which the kids love! An optional finishing touch is to treat the kids to famous fish and chips.. or an ice-cream.
Head to the Beach!
Anywhere along the coast in Wexford we have fantastic beaches. Long sandy beaches are great in winter and summer. Stony beaches are great for rock pooling and crabbing.
Pick a different one to explore. Buckets and spades are optional but make sure you have some pocket room for shells and stones.
Related: Great Family Walks in Wexford