Free Fun Things to Do in Wexford with Kids

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:

Enjoy some art

There is a free Gallery Programme run by the Wexford Arts Centre for schools and groups of children offering guided tours and artist-led workshops that are tailored to suit children of all ages, from early years to adolescents. To book a tour or workshop please contact the arts centre. Free of charge but booking is essential.

There are also plenty of 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!”.

Book Fun

Wexford Book Centre host free events every Saturday such as storytelling, puppetry or facepainting. All events 11-12:30. All Materials provided. Tel: (053) 912 3543

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

Do you have a favourite spot to take the kids in Wexford that is free? Share it in the comments below


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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.