Top 10 things to do with kids in Waterford

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

Related: Best outdoor spots for families in Waterford

#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.

Do you have a favourite spot to take the kids in Waterford?  Share it in the comments below

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls