Whether you want to get lost in history or explore the perfect hideaway, there’s so much now open for discovery in Ireland’s Ancient East. With more and more destinations to choose from every day, our world has never felt bigger. So, what are you waiting for... Wexford is calling!
The Irish National Heritage Park
Kids love a fort; ten minutes from Wexford Town at The Irish National Heritage Park, you'll journey through 9,000 years of Irish life at the reconstructed settlement. Travel back in time and view replicas of prehistoric campsites, ringforts, crannogs and Viking houses; wander together through ancient woodland and past pools, to experience what Ireland must have looked like to our Stone Age ancestors.
Just 20 minutes up the road, the white sands of the epic Curracloe Beach stretch from Raven Point to Blackwater. If you’re braving a dip, this is a Blue Flag beach, but exploring the nature trail and running through the enormous dunes is enough to keep everyone entertained.
Wells House and Gardens
While you’re in the area, spin inland for 15 minutes to let the kids run free at Wells House and Gardens. They can swing high and climb higher in the adventure playground, or meet furry friends like raccoons, rabbits and pygmy goats at the animal farm. Inspire the younger kids’ imaginations with the fairy trails or Gruffalo Walk, while older kids can hone their skills at Ireland’s only 3D archery course.
Kia Ora Mini Farm
Another short drive up the coast at the Kia Ora Mini Farm, the kids can hold and feed the animals. And we’re not just talking cows and sheep — making pals with micropigs, parrots, llamas, emus and alpacas is something they’ll remember, and talk about, for a long time afterwards. They can also hop onto a real digger, ride in a genuine fire engine and take to the go-kart track, while you picnic nearby. Open daily March-October, and weekends only during January and February.