Local Family Activities
We have teamed up with these local attractions to offer free passes with our family breaks.
Dunbody Famine Ship & Irish Emigrant Experience
Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, ‘The Dunbrody’ provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation.
The National Irish Heritage Park
BEGIN AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY
Through 9000 years of Irish History. Enter a special place where Ireland's heritage comes alive with sights and sounds that shaped a country and helped to shape the world.
Located on the banks of the picturesque River Slaney,‘The Irish National Heritage Park’ truly is the cornerstone of ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’. Take an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past and experience stories, sights and sounds that shaped our country. Onsite,
The Park boasts the award-winning ‘Fulacht Fiadh Restaurant’. Our friendly staff are always ready to give you a warm welcome and a hearty meal.
Secret Valley Wildlife Park
Why not come and enjoy a day out in the sunny southeast and experience wildlife from around the world at Secret valley Wildlife Park .We have everything from creepy crawlies to pony rides with plenty of hands on activities with our animals for you to enjoy.
Award-winning Secret Valley Wildlife Park is set in 14 acres of beautiful countryside only 1.5hrs from Dublin; we are conveniently close to Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford town.
Waterford Medieval Museum
Currently ranked as the number one visitor attraction in Waterford on tripadvisor.com, the Medieval Museum is situated between Cathedral Square and the Bishop’s Palace in the heart of the Viking Triangle.
The medieval museum incorporates the 13th century Choristers’ Hall and a 15th century wine vault and takes visitors back to the great age of faith and chivalry. This multi-award winning museum is a tribute to medieval life in Waterford.
The museum galleries feature some of the great treasures of medieval Ireland and Europe, including the unique 4 metre long illuminated Great Charter Roll of Waterford (1373) as well as the sumptuous cloth-of-gold vestments (1460).
Bishops Palace Waterford
The Bishop's Palace in Cathedral Square was magnificently conserved in 2010/11 and opened as a museum in June 2011, displaying the treasures of Georgian and Victorian Waterford. The ground and first floors are laid out as a historic house with some of the finest displays in Ireland of 18th century glass, silver, furniture and paintings. The oldest piece of Waterford Glass in the world is a highlight. The top floor continues the story up to 1970 ending with the Hucklebuck shoes.
The present Palace, built on the site of several previous palaces, was commissioned by Bishop Charles Este in 1743 to the design of Richard Cassel. Este's premature death in 1745 and Cassel's in 1750 led to the Palace being completed by the Waterford architect-builder 'Honest' John Roberts, who built so many of Waterford's fine buildings in the 1700s.