Planning a visit to Meath with the family? Here’s the Mykidstime.ie top 10 things to do with kids in Meath
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#1. The Hill of Tara
Climb the Hill of Tara and pretend that you are an ancient King or Queen of The Royal County – and the views are spectacular too!
- Public car/coach parking area and toilets close to the site
- Coffee shop
- Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times
Visit Sonairte (The National Ecology Centre) in Laytown and enjoy the Nature Trail & River Walk, or admire the cool educational products in the eclectic Eco Shop.
#3. Trim Castle
Did you know that Trim Castle took more than 30 years to build, back in the 12th century? It’s a fascinating place to explore and it also served as the backdrop to the Oscar-winning film, Braveheart.
You might also enjoy reading 10 of the Best Castles in Ireland to Visit with Kids
#4. Beaches at Bettystown, Laytown and Mornington
Meath has just seven miles of coastline, but there are some great beaches at Bettystown, Laytown and Mornington. Bring a bucket and spade, go paddling in the shallows or play chase in the sand dunes. There’s also a Sandcastle competition at Bettystown every year.
#5. Rathbeggan Lakes
Grab a fishing net and see if you can catch anything at Rathbeggan Lakes, near Dunshaughlin, where there is a special Kiddy Lake for beginners. You can also hire a rod and bait and all you need for two hours of fishing fun!
#6. Causey Farm
Explore the bog at The Causey Farm at Fordstown, Navan. Learn how to Bog Jump, Make a Rope or Milk A Cow. Causey run brilliant events throughout the year from the Fairy & Elf Fairs to the Summer Family Days and the truly scary Hallowe’en Experience!
#7. Mullaghmeen Forest Park
Take a long stroll through the fabulous Mullaghmeen Forest Park, near Oldcastle, with more than 1,000 acres of land and a wide variety of walks available.
#8. Newgrange Farm
Feed the animals, explore the straw maze and take a tractor and trailer trip – all part of the fun on offer at Newgrange Farm near Slane. Watch out for the Sheep Races!
#9. 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, paintball and archery.
Soak up history in the heritage town of Kells, from the ancient stone crosses to St Colmcille’s House and the Round Tower and the Spire of Loyd – the latter has a playground too.
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