Top 10 things to do with kids in Cavan


Planning a visit to Cavan? Here's our pick of the top 10 things to do with kids in Cavan (in no particular order):

#1. Bear Essentials

At the Bear Essentials handmade teddy bear gift shop, you can adopt an original handmade mohair bear or take part in a workshop and make your own!!  Then explore the Garden, greenhouses and playground too!

#2. The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark

The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark which is host to one of Europe's finest showcaves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers.

#3. Dun a Ri Forest Park

Take a picnic to Dun a Ri Forest Park. Relax on the grass overlooking the river, or enjoy a walk on many of the trails through the park and over bridges, there’s even a wishing well!

#4. Killinkere Pet Farm

This traditional working farm is a great place to visit as you can hold a chick, cradle a pup, catch a bunny, and see the lambs, piglets, kittens, cockatoo, llamas, rabbits and goats.

#5. ODD – Out Doors & Dirty

Need we say more! The No.1 outdoor action attraction in Cavan featuring Laser Combat/Paintball, Rage Buggies, Hovercrafting, & Clay Pigeon Shooting

#6. Dernakesh Pet Farm

A family run visitor centre, the Dernakesh Pet Farm features animals from the four corners of the globe, including llamas, ponies, raccoons, cows, wheep & even a camel!

#6. Astra Bowl

Bowling anyone? Astra Bowl is a great day or night out with 6 full length bowling alleys, pool tables, video amusements & jukebox.

#7. County Cavan Museum

The County Museum in Ballyjamesduff houses artefacts dating back to the stone age! Playground, Coffee & Craft Shops also on site.

#8. Storm Cinema (now ODEON)

Spend the afternoon taking in a movie at Storm Cinema in Cavan Town.

#9. The Cavan & Leitrim Steam Train Museum

We sneaked this into our Top 10 for Cavan even though strictly speaking it is in Leitrim, as you can take a ride on a steam train, or a tour of the engine sheds at the Cavan & Leitrim Steam Train Museum

#10. Tullydermot Falls

The dramatic Tullydermot Falls are situated approximately 6km south-west of Swanlinbar in the direction of the Bellavally Gap.  The Tullydermot viewpoint overlooks Slieve Rushen and the lowlands of north Cavan.  There is also a good view of the summit of Cuilcagh Mountain.

Do you have a favourite place to take kids in Cavan?  Share it with us in the comments below.

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