Family Friendly Activities

Causeway Park

The entire park has been completely remodeled and replanted and is a jewel of a place to relax. Bring the kids to the playground which is one of the best in Ireland. On the edge of Causeway Park, near the red sandstone Devonshire Bridge, stands one of the largest and healthiest remaining Elm trees in Ireland. In fact, there are two new play areas located within minutes walk from the Park Hotel in Dungarvan.

Traditional Irish Show

The Booley House show is a feast of traditional Irish culture and entertainment featuring local music, song, dance and story-telling. Since it's inception in 1993, it has developed into 90 minutes of fast-paced and uninterrupted entertainment from their cast of over 70. It runs every Wednesday night in July and August in nearby Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford, but make sure to arrive early for their complimentary tea and locally made cakes. See

Clonea Strand Beach

Clonea Strand is the finest beach for 30 miles in either direction along the south Irish coast. This is a European designated Blue Flag Beach, meeting the highest standards for public swimming. Lifeguards patrol the beach during summer months. The two mile long strand is swept clean daily at high tide and the wide and beckoning sands are again available for strolling and bathing.

Copper Coast Mini Farm

A warm friendly welcome awaits you at the family run Copper Coast Mini Farm. Their amenities include: wet weather facilities, indoor pet area, sandpit with diggers, buckets and spades, Toy Tractors to drive, fine collection of vintage farm memorabilia. The farm is wheelchair and buggy accessible with baby changing facilities. Copper Kettle Tea Rooms are spacious comfortable tea rooms serving homemade refreshments. There is ample free car parking.

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Sallyfort Mini Farm

Located in Stradbally, Waterford (15 minute Drive), Sallyfort is a great choice for younger children who want to get up close to ponies, alpacas and pigs. Indoor bouncy castles and a trip on a fire engine. New Go-Kart Area now open


There is a fantastic paintball arena set in 47 acres of mature West Waterford woodland just outside Dungarvan.

The fully trained marshals are Irish ex-military personel. The marshals act as referees and give instructions on the use of the paintball equipment, tactics and safety. Each participant in the paintball games is fully insured.


Dungarvan Cinema

SGC Dungarvan is a luxury 4 screen cinema located beside the Dungarvan shopping centre with Dolby Digital sound. Full disabled facilities with Hearing Loop system are available.


There is a 10 Pin computerised bowling alley in Dungarvan. Details available at reception of the hotel.

Dunmore East Adventure Centre

A purpose built and Family Friendly Approved activity centre at the waters edge in Dunmore Harbour. Dunmore East Adventure Centre is situated in the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. It is renowned for its idyllic sailing and water sports conditions. The Adventure Centre provides land and water based outdoor activities for both the complete beginner and the practiced expert. Activities organised for groups, individuals, adults and kids. Activities include: Sailing Courses, Sea Kayaking, Water Trampoline, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Rock Climbing, Coasteering, Archery, Windsurfing, etc.

Perks Family Indoor Entertainment Centre

On the edge of Youghal, near to the main beach is Perks Family Entertainment Centre, with more than 40,000 square feet of indoor fun, catering for all ages in all types of weather. This is a huge indoor fun palace including bowling, kids play area, fairground rides, a ghost train, arcade machines, pool tables, Megazone laser shots and Alice's Ice Cream parlour.

Fota Wild-life Park

Fota Wildlife Park (45 minute Drive) is a 75-acre wildlife park located on Fota Island, near Carrigtwohill, County Cork, Ireland. The park is home to nearly 30 mammal and 50 bird species. Some of the animals roam freely with the visitors, such as the ring-tailed lemurs and squirrel monkeys, while larger animals, including the giraffe and bison, live in paddocks with unobtrusive barriers to allow viewing the animals in a more natural environment.