Planning a visit with the family to Waterford? Here's our pick of the top 10 things to do with kids in Waterford (in no particular order!)
#1. Visit the Bishop's Palace
See the newly restored magnificent Bishop’s Palace where you can 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
The Book Centre in Waterford city is 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
For a rainy day, head to Waterford Bowl which has indoor lane bowling and also Kidzone play area
#4. Have a splash at Splashworld
Get the togs and towels ready for Splashworld in Tramore, the biggest indoor waterpark in the South East!
#5. Run wild at Run Amuck
Run Amuck in Tramore has an indoor play area and cafe where you can let the kids run wild.
#6. Glow in the Dark at Pirates Adventure
How about a game of Glow in the Dark Golf at Pirates Adventure? This family adventure centre in Tramore has mini bowling, mini golf, electric motor cycles and bouncy castles.
#7. Step back in time at Dungarvan Castle
Dungarvan Castle dates from the 12th Century and includes an informative exhibition on the history of the castle. Admission is free.
#8. Enjoy the animals at Copper Coast Mini Farm
Copper Coast Mini Farm is a 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. Tramore Beach or Dunmore East Beach
Pack up a picnic, togs, jumpers (whatever the season), towels and head to the beach, Tramore Beach or Dunmore East both 20mins from the city
#10. Ride the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway
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.