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There are a host of family fun events on offer this Easter in Wexford… all of our things to do in Wexford details are listed here… http://www.visitwexford.ie/attractions/see-and-do
This Easter break make the most of your family time together and enjoy some of these 10 things to see and do in Wexford.
Wells House and Gardens
Waiting to be explored is Wells House & Gardens, a great Victorian House and Gardens just outside Ballyedmond, Wexford. Visit Wells House & Gardens this Easter weekend to enjoy some fun activities along with our great attractions including two woodland walks, restored terrace gardens, adventure playground, a visit to the Craft Courtyard, meet new furry friends in the Irish Wildlife Sanctuary or learn more of the history of this beautiful home on a house tour!
On Friday April 3rd enjoy food themed arts & craft sessions for your little ones where they will create a take home seasonal treat! Easter Saturday two puppet shows are on offer ” A Bad Egg” & “The Naughty Step” at 2pm & 3.30pm * An Easter Treasure Hunt takes place on Easter Sunday with each child receiving a chocolate reward if they solve the clues! (booking not necessary)
Hook Lighthouse & Visitor Centre
Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the World.
Guided tours take you through the lighthouse with fascinating insights, stories and facts of this unique building.
Enjoy the spectacular view from the balcony.
Visitor Centre located in the former keepers houses where there is a first class gift shop and café and bakery, our friendly staff are happy to help with any tourist information you require.
Relax by the Sea with a coffee and homemade scone and keep an eye out for seals dolphins and even whales! In clear weather you can see for miles and in a storm the spray often reaches the top of the lighthouse!
The Grand Reopening of Kilmokea Gardens invites everyone to their free reopening event on Easter Saturday 4th April from 2-5pm. The unveiling of the Fairy Village in the woodland garden, the launch of ‘The Myrtle Wood’ children’s story where Mr & Mrs Hedgehog and Freddie Fox await the arrival of the children to tell their story!
To depict the historical influence of Kilmokea, a Viking settlement and a Norman Motte & Baily have been created. All these great new additions will create the perfect day out for everybody.
Secret Valley Wildlife Park
Fourteen acres of fun-filled adventures await you at Secret Valley Wildlife Park near Clonroche, Co Wexford! From bottle-feeding the hungry kid goats, to riding Snowball the pony lots of fun is on offer. Each day is packed with loads of fun events. If you like a challenge, you can join in our adventure hunts or go wild in the large outdoor and new indoor play areas. You can also play crazy golf throughout the day.
A star shaped fortress on an important promontory was built in 1558 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland. All the major buildings in the Fort surround a parade ground. A walk around the outer ramparts afford spectacular views across the estuary to Co. Waterford and down to Hook Head in Wexford.
Dunbrody Abbey and Maze
Dunbrody Abbey was founded in 1170 on the instructions of Strongbow, by Herve de Montmorency (his uncle), after the Norman invasion of Ireland.
With the historic Abbey, the Tea Rooms and Craft Shop for those wishing to relax, as well as the Maze/Pitch & Putt for the more actively minded, this location is extremely popular with visitors of all ages. Set in a rural area the Visitor Centre has an atmosphere of tranquillity.
Bring it back to basics with family picnic or a good old beach trek, an where better to do that than at Morriscastle beach the longest single stretch of beach in Europe which runs for 20 kilometeres! It is literally miles and miles of soft sand and bordered by a sheltering dune system, this is an ideal beach for children to play.
Kia Ora Mini Pet Farm
Kia Ora Mini farm is a family run open pet farm in Gorey, Co. Wexford. It is a safe place for children to roam, to learn and to hold and feed animals of the usual farmyard variety and some more exotic such as llamas, emus, alpacas, pot bellied pigs, chinchillas. parrots and scotish highland and for adults to relax.
In the Kia Ora farm shed they have a fantastic selection of birds and animals and it’s indoors so no matter what the weather is like you and your family can come and have fun and see all the cute little animals in the barn such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and mice.
Courtown Adventure and leisure centre
Your extreme adventure high ropes coursestarts at the Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre. Enjoy a High Ropes Course including Aerial Trekking, a Climbing Wall, an Extreme Leap of Faith a Dual Zip Line or Laser Tag!
Oldcourt Stables and Riding School
Oldcourt Stables and Riding School is set in the beautiful woodlands of Oldcourt, New Ross. Oldcourt riding school offers everything for the horse-lover: riding lessons, showjumping, cross country or trekking. Friendly, family-run riding school that is are open all year round. They offer a large all-weather arena and treks through beautiful lanes, woods and farmland. The treks cater for both beginners and advanced riders of all ages.
For details on everything to see and do and places to stay this Easter in Wexford see http://www.visitwexford.ie