8 Great Family Walks in Wexford

Here are 8 great family walks in Wexford that are sure to keep the kids happy and give them a break from their toys while also allowing us mums and dads to work off a few pounds!!
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#1. John F Kennedy Arboretum


The JFK Arboretum has 252 hectares with planned walks. There is a huge labyrinth for kids to explore, a playground with picnic area and a cafe open during the summer.

There is also a mini train and great bike paths! Dogs must be kept on a lead.

My kids really love going here.  It’s a great day out and there’s plenty of shelter in case of rain (or snow!)

#2. Courtown Woods

Originally an old oak woodland, Courtown Woods is a great place for a family walk. The area is noted for its variety of wildlife including otters, swans and ducks.

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#3. The Three Rocks Trail

Coillte Outdoors provide a 8km long trail across Fort Mountain and Shelmalier, The Three Rocks Trail.

There are shorter loops for families, picnic areas and great viewing points.

#4. Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey Trails include 3km of trail with 200 year old beech and oak trees in Saltmills, New Ross. Tranquil woodland and walking trail with cafe and toilet facilities.  Admission Adult €2 and children €0.75.  This is a shorter walk and will only require an hour’s visit.

#5. Edenvale

Edenvale-Crossabeg-Castlebridge is a lovely river walk with waterfall and ruins of an old house. Gives the children a sense of adventure. Steep steps in parts! A good place for salmon fishing too!

#6. Dunanore Woods

Running along the River Slaney, Dunanore Woods get their name from Dun na Oir and legends of buried treasure!! Beautiful all year round and especially in spring with the abundance of bluebells and 100 year old trees.

#7. Carribyrne Hill

Carrigbyrne Hill is a 5km trail through a forest of mainly coniferous trees. Family walking and cycling.

Related: Great Family Walks in Wexford: Carrigbyrne Hill

#8. Curracloe Nature Trail

Curracloe Nature Trail is a delightful 800 metres nature trail through seashore and sand dunes. Wexford is famous for its beautiful beaches and this one is no exception!! Stunning!!

Happy Venturing!

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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.