Are you looking for activities for a rainy day in Wexford? Need some ideas for things to do to keep the kids occupied when it’s wet outside? Then we have lots of suggestions here to make your job a little easier!
Ross Adventure Play Barn is a great indoor play area for children. Including bouncy castles, slides and multi activity structures, time will fly by while they play in here.
Kidzone in Gorey is an indoor play centre which includes an amazing three tier climbing frame, a triple slide, ballpool areas, a football area, a spooky room, cafe and much more!
Why not head bowling for the day? Bring out the competitive side to your family as you score your way to victory and become the bowling alley king or queen. Choose to go to Pirate’s Cove in Gorey or to Leisure Max in Wexford town.
Museums, Galleries & Culture
For a day out with a difference, visit the Maritime and Military Museum at Duncannon Fort. The Museum charts the maritime history of one of the most dangerous coastlines in Ireland, the Wexford coast.
The Irish Agricultural Museum has one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family – whatever the weather.
View their dairy equipment, see recreated workshops of traditional trades including blacksmith, cooper and wheelwright. Learn about ‘The Great Famine’ through an exhibition which vividly reveals what life was like before, during and after the famine. Compare farmhouse kitchens through the ages and take part in quizzes and trails (suitable for children).
For older kids, take a haunted family tour at Ireland’s most haunted house, Loftus Hall, Hook Head. Open from March, prepare to be spooked! And afterwards, enjoy a well-deserved cuppa in the café.
Catch a Movie
Or why not let your livingroom become the cinema?Nominate someone to load the DVD, to collect the tickets and to be a food vendor. Then once you have been directed to your couch, sit back and enjoy the show! But don’t forget the all important “shush!!!”
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When spending a day in the rain just does not appeal to you, another option is to head to your local library. Children are full of questions and the library is the one place they are guaranteed to find those answers- in a book!
All libraries now cater for young children as well as school age. With a vast array of books of books to choose from, let your child lose themselves in the joy of choosing their own book.
Many libraries offer free events or activities such as storytime and run bookclubs. As Groucho Marx said “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend”.
I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t love splashing in water so swimming pools are always a hit!
With a child’s swim costing about €4 it is an inexpensive way to spend an afternoon yet provides a fun activity that promotes good health and social development skills.
Enniscorthy Swimming pool boasts a main pool which is a deck level pool 25m long with a deep end of 1.95m. It has a separate shallow learner pool with steps for easy access. There is a sauna and Steam Room(over 16′s only). It also has disability access to the main pool and a comprehensive swimming lesson program
You know the saying – if you can’t beat them, join them! So go grab those wellies and raincoats and head outside. Act your shoe size not your age and jump in those puddles!
Kids love seeing their parents being careless and carefree. It’s nothing a hot shower and load of washing won’t sort out but the joy and laughter you all will share will be worth it!
Have a game of catch or football. Slipping and sliding all over the place will just add to the fun. Or get a paper plate and sprinkle a few drops of different coloured food colouring on it. As you walk in the rain, swirls of fantastic colours will form.
Create your own masterpiece on the footpath with chalk. Chalk looks more paintlike when wet so the colours will appear more vivid. Then later, as you sip your hot chocolates, watch it being washed away leaving you a blank canvas for the next wet day.