Things to do in Wicklow for Teenagers and Older Kids

powerscourt waterfall

Are you looking for activities for teenagers in Wicklow? Need some ideas for tweens in Wicklow? Here’s our Mykidstime Things to do in Wicklow for Teenagers and Older Kids, in no particular order!!

#1.  Powerscourt Estate

Experience one of the best views in Ireland at Powerscourt Gardens. Featuring ornate Italian and Japanese Gardens & wooded walks Powerscourt offers a fantastic family day out.  Visit the highest waterfall in Ireland which is located 5 km from the main Estate. Discover trees that are hundreds of years old such as the Giant Redwoods, which are native to Northern California and grow up to 80m high! Wildlife at the waterfall includes Cuckoos, Chaffinches, Deer and Red Squirrels. Why not bring a picnic or BBQ and make it a special day.

Related: Heritage Ireland

#2.  Killruddery House

Visit Killruddery House in Bray.  There is so much to see and explore.  From walks in one of Irelands most renowned gardens to Tea Rooms and guided tours of the house.  See also their programme of events.

#3.  Bray Bowl

Take the family bowling at Bray Bowl located convenientlybeside Bray Dart Station, which not only has 10pin bowling, but Quasar Laser Tag, Pool, Video Games, Air Hockey and Fussball which can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.

#4.  Sea Life Bray

Check out all the underwater creatures at Sea Life in Bray, without getting wet! Feeding times take place throughout the day and children have the opportunity to handle some of the animals. They also have a soft play area and an indoor picnic area.

#5.  Go Swimming

Go swimming at Coral Leisure in Arklow, the largest leisure complex in the southeastThere is a 25m pool and seperate learner pool, sauna, steamroom, large gym and sports hall.

Coral also have a pool and gym in Wicklow Town.

#6.  Clara Lara

Clara Lara Fun Park in Rathdrum is an outdoor adventure park.  Open at weekends during May, then daily from 1st June until 1st September.

#7.  Visit your local library

Visit your local library.  The majority of the libraries in Wicklow have a junior library.  Great for a rainy afternoon – take part in many of the free events and activities that take place.

Check out library opening times before you make plans.

#8.  Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley in Rathdrum is a holiday park, but you don’t have to stay there to try out the facilities.  Why not try kayaking or archery, or even Combat Laser Tag for the more energetic teenager!

#9. Catch a movie

Who doesn’t love popcorn and a good movie?

Take in a movie at the Gaiety Cinema located in Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow.

#10. Wicklow Gaol

Visit Wicklow’s Historic Gaol.  On entering the building, you will be transported back in time and come face to face with some of the most notorious characters to be imprisoned here.

#11. Glendalough

Visit Glendalough to see the round tower or the graveyard.  See who can find the oldest gravestone!  The Visitor Centre has an interesting exhibition and an audio-visual show.

#12. Yoga Classes

Soul Art Yoga in Bray hold classes for teenagers. Meditation, relaxation and yoga in a fun and educational class.  Yoga helps teenagers to cope with stress and different emotions. It is also really useful for helping them with their other sports as it helps them build strength, flexibility, be more confident, improves moods and concentration.

Looking for more ideas?  Check out our article with 50 Things for your Teen to do this Summer.

Do you have a favourite place to go in Wicklow with teenagers and older kids? Share it in the comments below.

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