Great family days out in Offaly’s great outdoors ….
Family Fun Things To Do
Lough Boora Discovery Park, transformed from a commercial bog including a fairy avenue, sculpture park, fish-filled lakes, cycling and walking tracks with bike hire and visitor centre with great cafe.
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre , is home to the largest treehouse in Ireland and includes an adventure area and picnic area. This is where science and nature collide, where the beautiful gardens house the great telescope. Enjoy the Courtyard Cafe and Gift Shop.
Clonmacnoise a world class monastic gem which is home to three high crosses, a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers as well as an excellent visitor centre.
The Slieve Bloom Mountains have walking and bike trails to suit all ages and ability with spectacular views across Ireland’s midlands. The newly developed Mountain Bike Trail is sure to attract those seeking that extra adrenaline rush. Be sure to visit the village of Kinnity and the Pyramid.
The River Shannon is one of the finest natural inland waterways in Europe, drive or cruise with the family and visit Banagher or Shannon Bridge. There are lots of activities for the kids to do on the waterways including fishing, Sup and paddle Boarding, Kayaking and safaris.
Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre is not just for whiskey lovers. The old bonded warehouse on the banks of the Grand Canal in Tullamore town offers visitors the chance to the history and heritage of this iconic brand through the ages with three uniqiue visitor experiences to choose from.
Pet Farms in Offaly where you will have a fantastic family fun day out. A fantastic hands-on animal experience for kids and families a like. Pet Farms are a great place where kids can spend time in an entertaining and educative atmosphere watching and learning about live animals. Children learn all about the farm animals and are allowed to get up close and in some instances participate in feeding the animals, including adorable alpacas. Most of Offaly’s Pet farms run family events throughout the year and offer great value.
See What’s on in Offaly for details of upcoming festivals and Family fun events
For Opening times of the different venues Visit Offaly
Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre
Pet Farms in Offaly
The River Shannon
Lough Boora Discovery Park
Activities on the Shannon