October 16, 2021

Family Fun in Carlow: 5 Kid-Friendly Attractions To Visit For Your Family Day Out

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Planing your family summer break away?Pack your day full with excitement with the top 5 locations for families to visit while staying with Woodford Dolmen Hotel, County Carlow.

1. RATHWOOD – FOSSETT’S POCKET CIRCUS & FUNFAIR

Family experiences don’t get much better than this. Visit Rathwood the multi-award-winning exclusive centre which is located with a 30 minute drive from our hotel, just outside of Tullow.

Looking for the perfect family day out? Check out Rathwoods Fossett’s Pocket Circus & Funfair Package.

Explore the 300 acre Forest on the Rathwood Woodlands train, feed the Ducks & Geese, enjoy a performance in the Fossett’s Big top and end your day with a trip to the Rathwood Funfair! Running Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday throughout July/August 1pm & 3pm. 

*Shows will be at reduced capacity in accordance to HSE guidelines

2. WOODFORD DOLMEN HOTEL’S VERY OWN FAIRY GARDEN

Carlow is a treasure trove of wonderful gardens. It should come to no surprise that our hotel is the chosen home for a fairy garden.

While staying with Woodford Dolmen Hotel, explore our 10 acres of garden land. Keep the little ones entertained and visit the homes of the fairies built among the tress and hedges of our garden.

3. VISUAL CARLOW

VISUAL Carlow is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art spaces situated in the heart of Carlow. A must see on any visit to Carlow.

Just a ten minute drive from our hotel, and within the heart of Carlow town. VISUAL Carlow has four galleries which are free to visit from Tuesday to Sunday.

*Shows will be at reduced capacity in accordance to HSE guidelines.

4. CASTLECOMERS DISCOVERY PARK AND VISITOR CENTRE

Castlecomers Discovery Park and Visitor Centre Kilkenny consists of a wonderful 80 acres discovery park located within a 30 minute drive from our hotel. The park itself is free to visit and perfect for a family day out, with its walking trails, woodland sculptures and many things to see and do throughout the year.

Get the kids out and in to the open, additional outdoor activities are available to book online. This includes boating and fishing on the lake, high ropes and other adrenaline-inducing activities, a fascinating multi-media coal mining museum, mountain biking, craft workshops and Elf & Fairy village. The park is open daily, but online booking is essential.CLICK HERE – CASTLECOMERS DISCOVERY PARK

5. GRAIGUECULLEN INDOOR SWIMMING POOL

Take the kids for a dip while the good weather lasts! Graiguecullen Swimming Pool is open all year round and just a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

With a toddlers pool and parents viewing area this is the perfect spot for a family visit. A sauna and steam room is also available for adults.

What are you waiting for – pack your bags, get the car loaded up & head for a great family fun break in Carlow.   

Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a resident writer for Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow, a charming hotel in Carlow set in the beautiful banks of River Barrow, renowned for their wedding-perfect location. When she’s not taking vibrant street photos, you can find her writing articles about travel, food, and lifestyle.

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