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Things to do in Wexford

Things to do in Wexford

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Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre 

If an active family day out is what you’re yearning for, Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre is the way to go. Adventure activities include a high ropes course, climbing wall, archery, laser tag, orienteering and more. There is also a swimming pool with fully qualified instructors and lifeguards on hand. For little ones who may not be big enough to tackle the adventure courses, there is a playground for them to run amuck in too. 

Pirates Cove Adventure Park 

Bowling, adventure golf, karting, paddle boating and bumper boats are just some of the amazing activities available at Pirates Cove Adventure Park in Courtown. An electric train can bring your family on a relaxing drive around the park, with music and sound effects adding to the enjoyment. Topped off with a bite to eat in the cafe, Pirates Cove is sure to make for a varied and busy day out for the entire family. 

Secret Valley Wildlife Park 

Get up close and personal with both domestic and more exotic animals during an afternoon in the Secret Valley Wildlife Park. Llamas, lizards and raccoons are among some of the creatures living here, and the park prides themselves on providing children with a hands-on, friendly and fresh approach. The park also offers some special experiences and packages for true animal lovers, such as working with zoo keepers and meeting meerkats. The park also hosts seasonal events which are worth keeping an eye out for too. Admission from €10.00 per adult and €9.00 per child.  

Indoor activities 

Adventure Alley is an ideal spot for some indoor fun, with its trampoline park being its most popular attraction for kids aged 8 and over. Other sport activities also take place here, while their Icepark hosts an indoor skating rink which is open all year round as well. Playzone in the Clonard Retail Park is a brilliant multi-storey play and slide area which is sure to thrill little ones, while Ross Adventure Play Barn is also an ideal indoor play area as it has separate designated areas for children, toddlers and babies. Admission to Playzone €11.00 on weekdays and €13.00 on weekends.  Admission to Ross Adventure Play Barn from €6.00 for two hours of play, and €3.00 for children under two. 

Dunbrody Famine Ship and Irish Emigrant Experience 

Travel back in time through Wexford’s educational and entertaining history attractions. The Dunbrody Famine Ship and Irish Emigrant Experience teaches visitors about the realities of living in Famine times through the experience of those who opted to leave. A guided tour brings you along the experience of boarding a ship in New Ross and setting sail toward America, like so many Irish did during the Famine days.  Admission from €8.50 per adult and €5.00 per child, with family rates available.  


Wexford has no shortage of beaches to be enjoyed by visiting families. Duncannon Beach is great for families, with a mile long sandy stretch, great views of Hook Head and a designated bathing area. The award winning Cahore beach is one of Ireland’s longest beaches, making it the ideal choice for a long walk in both rain and shine. Grange Beach is a hotspot for water sports due to its winds, but its sandy shore also makes for a great base for a family day out. A more secluded option is Booley Bay Beach, as it is usually less busy than other beaches and its small size adds a sense of security and safety for families.  

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