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.

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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.