Cinderella Train at Rathwood, Co. Carlow: Review

We were recently invited to review the Cinderella Train and Tea Party at Rathwood, just outside Tullow in County Carlow. The event is aimed at the under 9s and a fortunate clashing party invitation meant that my eight-going-on-twelve year old stayed home with Dad while I brought my six year…

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Five Family Walks To Enjoy the Autumn Colours

If summer is a time to be by the beach then Autumn sends us to the woods. Is there a sound more satisfying than the crunch of bronze leaves underfoot? Here are six of our favourite Autumn walks worth checking out before the leaves all fall and turn to mush.…

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12 Family Friendly Halloween Days Out

It’s the time of year for pumpkins and ghouls, so to be seasonal here’s a list of some Halloween themed days out and activities that have come to my attention. I always feel the need to do something pumpkiny around this time of year before the leaf-kicking walks really kick…

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Bumbles Family Travels: Tayto Park

We went on our first ever trip to Tayto Park last week. The kids had it on their list of places to go last summer and again this year, but between one thing and another we didn’t get there, so we surprised them with a trip on Sunday morning. I had…

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Bumbles Family Travels: Duncannon Fort 

Travel and adventure starts at home, so last week I brought the boys (in fact, the extended family) to visit the main attraction in my home village, a place I worked for a month on a student job scheme in the 1990’s. Duncannon Fort is tucked in a prime position…

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Bumbles Family Travels:  Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle

We drive through Enniscorthy a lot on the way to Granny’s but we never stop, so the kids think that all that’s there is the two bridges and the shops in between them. I’m determined to see more local attractions this summer so we decided to visit Enniscorthy Castle today.…

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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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Ballycross Apple Farm – Autumn 2015 Visit

We had our annual autumnal visit to Ballycross Apple Farm at the weekend, so here’s a little update for this year. You can read all about last year’s visit HERE. The good news is that admission hasn’t changed since last year, it’s €3.50 per adult, €2.50 per child or €15…

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