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Amber Springs Hotel & Health Spa

Amber Spring Hotel, Wexford Road, Gorey

The Amber Springs has an abundance of things for kids to do, including Go Karts, Crazy Golf, Treasure Hunts, Ball Games and Races.

Indoor Play includes Arts & Crafts and nightly games and tournaments such as pool and table tennis competitions.

We have lots on during the week, including Falconry @ Farina from 2pm, Tucker’s Pizza Parties at Farina Garden Restaurant, pizza making with Chefs Chris & Paul, Amber Train Trips for Tucker’s Day Out, treasure hunts, and a Kids Club.*

On wet days, we have a disco in the Kids Club from 3-5pm.*

* Activities subject to change and variation.

Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre

Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre

Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre

Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre is a purpose-built leisure centre with outdoor adventures within walking distance of the village of Courtown Harbour.

There are three swimming pools, including a 25-metre pool, learner pool with kiddies’ fun slide and play area. There is also a Super 65m water Flume. And you’ll be able to tone up and relax in the fitness studio, gym, sauna and steam room.

Our Outdoor Adventures include a stunning Forest Walk and:

  • Two High Ropes Courses, Climbing Wall, Dual Zip Wires, Abseiling
  • Quick Jump, Laser Tag, Archery, Junior Gravity, Junior Playground

Bookings and inquiries via our Facebook page, email, or you can phone us on 053 942 4849.

 

Pirates Cove        

Pirates Cove, Courtown, Gorey

Pirates Cove, Courtown, Gorey

Pirates Cove is a family run attraction in Courtown Harbour. Children of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of fun at the sunny South East’s leading family entertainment centre. Suitable for swashbuckling toddlers, right up to seafaring teens and intrepid adults, Pirates Cove opens 11.00 am til late daily.

Call 053 942 5555 for more details or email info@piratescove.ie.

 

 

 

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Upton Court Hotel and Holiday Cottages offer great Children’s Entertainment during the summer months.

On Tuesday evenings, Laura from Hey Presto! joins the gang for storytelling, balloon making, magic and much more.

On Mondays & Wednesdays, there is a Kiddies Crazy Night from 7-9pm with dancing and games, fun for all the family. Sometimes, even some characters from your favourite TV shows might make an appearance.

Wells House and Gardens

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Wells House and Gardens, Ballyedmond, Gorey

Waiting to be explored is Wells House and Gardens, voted “Best Family Day Out” by Today FM listeners in October 2015.

Click here for details of our packed calendar of events throughout the year featuring favourites like the Mad Hatter’s Party, Victorian Garden party, Classic Car show, our Halloween Tour and summer BBQs!

Voted #4 Family Day Out of ‘Top Ten Family Days Out in Ireland’ by Aldi customers in January 2015

  • Explore our Woodland Walks, set in a verdant landscape of mature plants and trees which are buggy friendly and animated with fairies, fairy doors, bug hotels, our racing car, and educational pods amongst the discoveries waiting to be revealed!
  • Wells House Falconry Come and meet our Falconer’s majestic birds on a hawk walk
  • Adventure Playground Swings, slides and climbing frames, ideally situated beside the picnic area!
  • Animal Farm: meet the latest members of the Wells House & Gardens team including our Donkey, Pot Belly Pigs, Suffolk Sheep, Ducks, Chickens….and many more. The animal farm just keeps growing.
  • Wells House Archery Let the resident Archer show you how to shoot a bow at the first 3D course in Ireland open to the public.

Kia Ora Mini Farm

Kia Ora Mini Farm, Courteencurragh, Gorey

Get up close and personal with all of the usual farm animals, together with some of the more exotic such as llamas, emus, alpacas, pot bellied pigs, chinchillas. parrots, Scottish highland, and Kerry cows at the award-winning Kia Ora Mini Farm, Gorey.

A perfect day to make or buy a picnic to take with you. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the sun while the kids keep themselves busy with the many activities on offer, including holding or feeding the animals, fire engine rides with fun singalong songs, Sandpits, Rough Rider Track. Feed the lambs and cuddle the puppies.

Kia Ora Mini Farm is located about one mile off the Courtown road from Gorey.

Telephone: 053 942 1166.

 

Wexford Lavender Farmwex lav farm

There’s plenty of fun to be had at Wexford Lavender Farm for the younger visitor!

Kids will love riding with Billy the friendly Bull who pulls the barrel train through the lavender beds and adjoining field. Play in our children’s play area, enjoy a walk through the woods, and explore our indoor play spaces.

Parents/Guardians – we hope you enjoy our facilities with your children, please note our  playground/indoor play-areas are NOT supervised and parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times.

We run craft workshops for children such as decorating a mask, making a lavender heart, decorating a lavender wreath. Workshops will run for 1.5 hours and pricing will include all materials and the finished product, juice and a home baked treat. See our Facebook page for regular updates!

Deposits for bookings can be made on our Events page

 

Gorey Language Centre

At Gorey Language Centre, we believe that the best way to learn a language is to integrate as much as possible into the local community, enjoy a mix of learning, meeting others, taking part in regular activities, and living the local life. We encourage all students to become involved in the local community as much as possible and many of our scheduled activities involve outdoor hiking, adventure, and interaction with locals!

Askamore Loop Walks 

Askamore Loop Walks

Enjoy a walk in the countryside at Askamore loop. A 6km walk through laneways and forestry roads taking just 1 hour and 30mins.

A-B: From the trailhead, cross the road and follow the green (and blue and purple) arrows onto the sandy lane between the church and Doran’s Shop. The blue and purple arrows are for longer loops. Continue along the sandy lane for more than 1km to a junction with a forestry road on your left. The loop proper begins here- you will return to this point from the opposite direction later, for now turn left.

B-C: Continue to follow the green (and blue and purple) arrows along the forestry road for 3km – and enjoy some fine views of the surrounding countryside- before rejoining the sandy lane at what is known locally as ‘the hairpin’. The blue and purple loops veers left here but you veer right.

C-D: After 300m, you pass a crossroads of forestry roads where the blue and purple loops rejoin from your left- another 200m takes you to the junction at B above from where you began the loop. This time proceed straight ahead and enjoy the 1km back to the trailhead.

 

Slí na Slainte Walks

Sli na Slainte Walk

The Slí route in the historic market town of Gorey is 3.7km long. Beginning at Rams Arms Car Park, beside Gorey Fire Station, you will see a map of the route displayed. From here, follow the route down Main Street and turn left at the traffic lights onto Hollyfort Road. Take the third right turn and walk through the housing estate of Cois Linne.

On leaving the estate, turn left and proceed through the large pillars on your right at the entrance to Ramsfort Avenue. The walk continues past the People’s Park, a local initiative aimed at providing a safe facility for fun and relaxation. Take a left continuing through Garden City. On leaving Garden City, turn onto the Ballytegan Road walking in the direction of the N11. At the junction of the N11, turn right and continue back towards Main Street.

At the Coach House junction, proceed in the direction of St. Michael’s Road and past St. Michael’s Church which is a beautiful and spacious structure, distinguished by its massive square tower. On leaving St. Michael’s Road, walk towards Railway Road and then turn right onto The Avenue. At the end of The Avenue, having passed the Wexford County Council offices, turn left and walk back to the Rams Arms Car Park. You can feel proud having completed your 3.7km walk.

 

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