Top 10 things to do with kids in Wexford

Are you looking for things to do with kids in Wexford? Here's the top 10 list of things to do with kids in Wexford (in no particular order!)

#1. Visit the John F. Kennedy Arboretum

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum has lovely walks, great trees, feed ducks by the pond and watch the fish dart about. There's also a miniature railway.

The playground has plenty of picnic tables, a cafe, a small maze, a great slide and a house grown out of hedging!

Drop into the centre and take a look at the exhibitions. This is a good place to bring the bikes small legs will get around more easily!

#2. Go to the beach!

Anywhere along the coast in Wexford we have fantastic beaches. Long sandy beaches are great in winter and summer.

Stony beaches are great for rock pooling and crabbing. Pick a different one to explore.

Buckets and spades are optional but make sure you have some pocket room for shells and stones.

Related: Best Outdoor Spots for Families in Wexford

#3. Visit the Irish National Heritage Park

We always enjoy the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarig, it's well laid out and good for all ages. The guided tours are interesting for older kids the younger ones just want to run on to see the next thing.

Visual history with buildings that are fun to explore. Restaurant is good. Has a gift shop.

Plenty of places to picnic; one of our favourites is past the Viking boats on the way up to the Norman and round towers it has a great view!

Related: Family Walks in Wexford: Carrigbyrne Hill and Great Family Walks in Wexford

#4. The Hook Lighthouse

An iconic and an excellent family destination. Combine a guided tour of the lighthouse with exploring the rock pools.

Baby changing facilities available and plenty of space for a picnic.

#5. Discover Pirates Cove

Located at Courtown Harbour near Gorey, this crazy golf has an excellent pirate’s themed course. Along with the fun cave indoor play area, there are amusements, bowling and an internet cafe. They often have different seasonal activities e.g. ice skating, floating boats.

#6. The Wexford Fowl Reserve

At the North Slob, Ardcavan, the Wexford Fowl Reserve is a lovely place to visit.  It has a small but perfect exhibition, great bird watching but no cafe. Check their website for their programme of regular fun family activities.

#7. Bookshop in Wexford town

Just head straight for The Book Centre and enjoy!  Excellent bookshop, great children's section and magazines. Story reading and meet the author activities. Also has a coffee dock and good baby changing facilities.

#8. Tintern Abbey

An impressive Cistercian abbey, Tintern Abbey at Saltmills has a good museum, cafe and tranquil looping forest walks.

#9. Wexford Arts Centre

The Wexford Arts Centre in Wexford Town has a small gallery space so it is perfect for kids. They also run artist led education programs, theatre events, art house cinema and sometimes gigs! Great Cafe there too!

#10. The Dunbrody Famine Ship

Step off the Quays at New Ross onto the 19th Century three masted sailing ship and back in time to the famine.  One of Wexford's most popular visitor attractions.

Have you got a favourite place to visit with kids in Wexford? Tell 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.


  1. Martin says:

    Just to say that Wells House will be opening soon in Wexford and looks like it will be a fab attraction – Also I don’t see Kia Ora Mini Farm on the above list which has to be our number one attraction in Wexford