Are you looking for activities for teenagers? Need some ideas for tweens? Here’s our Mykidstime pick of Things for Teenagers to do in Clare, Tipperary and Kerry.
Burren Outdoor Education Centre
The Burren Outdoor Education Centre was established by Co. Clare VEC in the early 1980’s. It is a purpose built and fully equipped centre, situated amidst curved limestone hills and exists to provide quality outdoor education and adventure experiences to participants of all ages by exploring potential and achievement; using group work and support to achieve life long learning.
Activities include caving, rock climbing, kayaking, hill walking, body boarding, snorkelling, and raft building. Adventure activity days at the Burren cost €30 per person per half day and €55 per person per full day.
The Glen of Aherlow
Consisting of sixteen miles of unspoilt countryside with breathtaking scenery, the Glen of Aherlow offers a wide range of attractions to teenagers.
The Glen is a fantastic destination for a range of activities from walking, cycling and horse riding, paragliding & hang-gliding in the immediate area. Within easy access is a choice of 4 golf courses and the amazing Mountain Bike Trail in Ballyhoura.
Bike hire is available for leisurely cycling, horse riding offers either on site lessons or longer trekks for the more advanced rider. From the Glen of Aherlow there are 4 18 hole golf courses within a twenty minute drive. Many the local sporting clubs hold weekly games in all the local pitches with GAA, Soccer and Rugby.
Star Outdoors is a purpose built facility on the waterfront of Kenmare Bay. They offer a wide range of adventure sports at their state of the art facility in Kenmare. Watersports activities include Water Skiing, Wakeboarding and Donut Rides. You can also partake in Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and 7 A Side Soccer. Land Activities include Archery, Team Challenges, Orienteering, Mountain Walks, Paint balling, an 18 hole Crazy Golf as well as a Mountain bike track.
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium is situated in Dingle town and hosts Ireland’s largest collection of Sharks. Experience this enchanting underwater world and Polar Penguin Display featuring Gentoo Penguins Sandtiger Sharks, Amazonian Displays, Touch Tank, 9m Underwater Tunnel and much more!
Ennis Leisure Complex
At Ennis Leisure Complex you will find a huge variety of fitness facilities, classes and water based exercises, no matter what your age or ability. The daily admission rates are guaranteed to be the most affordable around.
Hot Shots Bowling offer Tenpin Cosmic Bowling-10 Brunswick Synthetic Lanes, Casino Games(Strictly Over 18), Snooker, Kids Soft Play Zone, Arcade games, Pool, Air Hockey and a Cafe.
History & Culture
Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is the site of the conversion of Aenghus the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD. Long before the Norman invasion The Rock of Cashel was the seat of the High Kings of Munster.
It is a spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. Student admission is €2.10.
Bonane Heritage Park
Bonane Heritage Park is on the N71 Kenmare to Glengarriff Road. The park is a credit to the local community in Bonane. They have taken a really historic area that was covered in forestry and transformed it into a most wonderful historic park. Here you can see stone circle, a magnificent ring fort, fulacht fia and a pre-famine house. You can pick up an Activity Park Pack at the entrance and young and old will have an informative and fun visit.
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