Are you looking for activities for teenagers? Need some ideas for tweens? Here’s our Mykidstime pick of Things for Teenagers to do in Cavan, Monaghan, Meath & Louth.
Boyne Valley Activities offer Kayaking trips for teens in Trim as well as indoor paintball. They also have bike hire for any teens that want to explore the area. Kayaking trips for under 18s are €25 and last approx 2.5hrs. Paintball ranges in price depending on numbers and starts at €25.
The Eagle Sky Adventure Zone at Tayto Park
Experience the longest and fastest zip wire in Ireland. Get your adrenaline pumping and fly 230 metres in the air. Dare to climb up to the 20 metre platform where four lines 230 metres in length will fly you across to the landing bay. For those seeking more thrill climb up another 20 metres tower where four lines will bring you back to the start.
Coillte Forest Parks
There are three Coillte Forest Parks in the North East, Dun a Ri Forest Park and Killykeen Forest Park in Cavan and Rossmore Forest Park in Monaghan.
Dun a Ri Forest Park is situated north of Kingscourt on the R179 to Carrickmacross. Amenities include Picnic Site, Public toilet, Walking Trails. There are four signposted walks in Dun a Ri Forest Park.
Killykeen Forest Park is located on the shore of Lough Oughter in the lake district of Co Cavan. Amenities include Picnic Site, Playground and walking trails. Very scenic Forest Park as it lies on the shores of Lough Oughter which is part of the River Erne system. As well as walking trails that lead through dark forests, over bridges and along river banks, there are Picnic areas.
Rossmore Forest Park is located 3.5km south west of Monaghan town. Amenities include Picnic Site, Public Toilet, Walking Trails, Viewing Points. Rossmore Forest Park has forest and lakeside walks, nature trails with viewing points as well as picnic areas.
Cavan Canoe Centre
Cavan Canoe Centre provides kayak and canoe instruction, kayak & canoe rental, local nature and historical tours, summer camps in Cavan, school trips and complete multi day packages for individuals, groups, families and friends. Discover exciting aspects of local geology in Cavan, archaeology, wildlife and history in this intriguing area of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.
The Zone Activity Centre
Spend a few hours at The Zone Activity Centre in Navan, where there are a huge range of exhilarating things to do, including karting, laser paintball and archery.
Funtasia Waterpark in Drogheda features over 200 water gushing activities including the adrenalin pumping super bowl speed slide and the Boomerang.
GR8 Entertainment in Castleblaney has some great activities for older kids and teens. Race your friends on their specially designed formula one racing track or play Laser Tag or Ten Pin Bowling.
History & Culture
The Spire of Loyd
The Spire of Loyd in Kells is an inland lighthouse designed by Henry Aaron Baker (designer of the King’s Inn, Dublin) for the First Earl of Bective in memory of his father Sir Thomas Taylor in 1791. At 30m high, one can see magnificent views of the surrounding countryside as far as the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland on a clear day.
The Spire was used to view horse racing and the hunt in the 19th century.The spires stands on the site of an iron age ring fort. The community park (The People’s Park) includes the “Paupers Graveyard”, in which many, many victims of the mid-19th century famine lie buried.
Trim Castle, Meath
It’s a fascinating place to explore and it also served as the backdrop to the Oscar-winning film, Braveheart.
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