Top 10 Things to do in Waterford


Planning a visit to Waterford?

The Top 10 Things to Do in Waterford

  1. The newly restored magnificent Bishop’s Palace – follow the story of Waterford city and its people from 1700 up to 1970. Take a breather and relax in the stunning gardens surrounding the Bishop’s Palace, which are based on a design by celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin. Guided tours available
  2. Browse some books at The Book Centre, a fab book store with a great kids’ reading area and free facepainting on Saturdays between 3.30 and 4.30 p.m, where you can enjoy a coffee while browsing the books
  3. Waterford Bowl has indoor lane bowling and also Kidzone play area
  4. Get the togs ready and head for Splashworld, the biggest indoor waterpark in the South East!
  5. Runamuck has an indoor play area and cafe where you can let the kids run wild
  6. How about a game of Glow in the Dark Golf at Pirates Adventure? Family adventure Centre in Tramore with mini bowling, mini golf, electric motor cycles and bouncy castles
  7. Dungarvan Castle dates from the 12th Century and includes an informative exhibition on the history of the castle. Admission is free.
  8. Copper Coast Mini Farm – family run pet farm near Tramore with indoor and outdoor facilities, wheelchair and buggy accessible, sandpits with diggers etc for children to play with
  9. Head to the beach, Tramore Beach or Dunmore East both 20mins from the city
  10. Take a train trip along the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway.  This is a fantastic, fun trip for the whole family on this restored train along 17 km of track which runs beside the Suir river. Refreshments and souvenirs available at the station.
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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.