Top 10 Things To Do With Kids In Meath

Planning a visit to Meath with the family?  Here's the top 10 things to do with kids in Meath

#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 spectactular too!

#2. Sonairte

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.

#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.

#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!

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#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.

#10. Kells

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 Tower of Loyd – the latter has a playground too.

Do you have a favourite spot to go with the kids in Meath? Share it with us in the comments below.

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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.