Bumbles Family Travels: Castlecomer Discovery Park

Castlecomer Discovery Park was on our list of places to go last summer, but between weddings and holidays we didn’t make it. We arrived and went in to the Information Centre to check things out. The reception area itself is spacious and modern and has a very nice coffee shop…

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Six Great Family Day Trips in Co. Wicklow

Living in North Wexford we often find ourselves heading north on the N11 at the weekend to check on daytrips to County Wicklow. Wicklow is lush and green, dotted with mountains and lakes, it’s not called the Garden of Ireland for nothing. It’s also easily accessible (even easier since the…

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Mogue's Walk at Wells House

We’re regulars at Wells House, but it’s been a while since we’ve been down there. Usually we busy ourselves on the Lady Frances Walk which we call the Gruffalo Walk (for obvious reasons) and we spend our time spotting fairy doors and race to the wishing well. The last time…

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Break a World Record with the Kids this Weekend in Duncannon

The Sandsculpting Festival is an annual event in my hometown of Duncannon. Ever-inventive the organisers of this year’s event have a world record attempt planned for this Saturday at 2pm on the beach. Imagine the kudos for your kids writing the inevitable “My School Holidays” essay in September to be…

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Holidaying around Gorey with Kids (2015 edition)

I was recently asked by a parent of two kids aged 4 and 6 for holiday recommendations for their upcoming holiday in the area. She got me on a good day and I sent her a long email with my list, I didn’t realise quite how long until I stopped typing.…

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Six Things to do in Connemara with Kids

–   Six Things to Do in Connemara with Kids. In 2014 we spent two weeks in Connemara as our family holiday. Our kids were 1, 3 and 5 and we rented this house in Clifden. 1. Kylemore Abbey I was surprised how much we enjoyed Kylemore Abbey, we didn’t…

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Body and Soul Festival 2015 with the Kids: Our Review

I’ll be honest, the day could have started better. We had jobs to do in the morning that we couldn’t reschedule but the tickets had been offered and we were taking them. We packed an overtired toddler, two over-excited boys and clothes for all weathers into the car and headed…

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