The Best Picnic Places for Families in Sligo & Leitrim


October 20, 2014

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Children just love to go on a picnic don’t they? Here are my top ten places around Sligo & Leitrim that I think are just great for a picnic.  Parks are good and forests, even playgrounds with a bit of grass can serve as a good picnic spot (provided the weather stays dry!).

  1. Hazelwood – Settle at Half Moon Bay, then go for a walk round the trails to burn off the cakes!
  2. Mullaghmore – Fabulous expanse of beach. On a sunny day or not!
  3. Fowleys Falls – a little hidden gem in North Leitrim
  4. Gleniff Horseshoe Millsite – Explore the millsite and nature trails, then drive round the horseshoe. Look out for the magic hill too!
  5. Enniscrone – another fabulous beach
  6. Glencar Waterfall – lovely setting and one to get a picture of!
  7. The Organic Centre – Where you may learn something too! A really interesting spot
  8. Parkes Castle/Lough Gill – Another amazing setting, and hopefully the castle is open too for a walk around!
  9. Lough Key Forest Park – So much to do for all ages!
  10. Derrycarne Wood – About 3.5km north of Dromod is Derrycarne Wood, where there are lovely nature trails and picnic areas.

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Published On: October 20th, 2014 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: June 11th, 2021 / Tags: , , , , /

About the Author: Michelle

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Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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