What to expect on your Post-Covid Dublin Zoo Visit

I  spent a wet Wednesday afternoon in Dublin Zoo last week with the kids and some of their friends. This was our first post-covid visit so we were wondering what differences that there would be, and I thought you’d like to know too. As it turned out the day was…

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Days Out: Eagles Flying, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

We visited Eagles Flying near Ballymote, Co. Sligo last weekend (July 2020). We’d heard about it from friends so decided to see it for ourselves. I phoned ahead to book tickets, we paid. It’s about 20 minutes from Sligo town in the deep countryside near Ballymote. The site is a sanctuary…

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Days Out: Johnstown Castle, Wexford

Johnstown Castle has been on the Wexford family days out list for years, but last year it got some refurbishment and a new playground so we were keen to visit to try them out. We visited in June June 2020 when there were Covid19 restrictions in place, and on a…

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Days Out: Greenan Maze, Co. Wicklow 2020

We used to go to Avondale House a lot a few years ago and often wondered about the fingerpost sign that we’d pass near Avoca which pointed to “Greenan Maze”. We went one day to explore and have gone back every year since, it’s a firm fixture in our summer…

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Days Out: Wexford Lavender Farm

If you’ve ever been on Instagram you’ll know that lavender fields are very popular places to take photographs. Wexford Lavender Farm ticks this box but goes way beyond to provide a lovely day out for the family. We go here often as it’s not too far from where we live…

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Days Out: Woodstock Gardens, Co. Kilkenny

We visited Woodstock Gardens in South County Kilkenny a few weekends ago (July 2020). I remember coming to Woodstock as a child and loving to explore, but it’s about thirty years since my last visit! The attraction  Woodstock Gardens, Inistioge, Co, Kilkenny, the ruins of an old house and the…

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25 things to see and do in Wexford with kids

Since we are currently confined to our county borders I’ve been thinking a lot about the wealth of things to see and do within my home county of Wexford. I’ve put together this list of some of the best family friendly things to do in the county, whether you’re living…

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21 Experiences to Gift Families this Christmas

I am a firm believer in reducing clutter and not just giving people “stuff” for Christmas. I’m also a big fan of a good day out, so with that dual purpose I’ve put together this list of Christmas gift ideas for families that are vouchers for doing things as opposed…

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Review and Giveaway: Ghostbus Kids’ Tour from DoDublin

We were recently invited to review the Ghostbus Kids’ Tour from DoDublin. They’re the crowd that have done the done the adult version for years, and I’d often meant to take it, but I softened. The new offering is a child-friendly ghost tour, done on “the Ghost Bus”. We’d never…

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Halloween 2019: 28 Family Days Out

Midterm break is fast approaching and many families are trying to plan their days to avoid some of the cries of “I’m boooored”. If your children try this on my first recommendation is  to follow my guide here.  If you do decide to venture outside the house and engage in…

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