This has been a busy year for us with our second baby girl arriving in January, and moving house and everything that comes with that, all of which is still ongoing. So as you can imagine, summer holidays were not top of our priority list and ended up organising it last minute dot com. Staying in Ireland was our only option this year, so when choosing the destination for our week away, it had to be somewhere with things to do for kids and not too long a drive from Dublin in order to keep our sanity on the drive!
After spending a good bit of time on the laptop researching places to go, things to do, and finding accommodation at short notice, we chose Waterford – Tramore specifically. It was only two hours from Dublin, has beaches for endless and free entertainment, and had various other children’s activities for good and bad weather. Happy days.
We spent the week exploring local areas (mostly the playgrounds), as well as taking in some of Ireland’s beautiful scenery. All in all, we had a great week and were glad we chose Waterford – we did loads, saw loads, ate loads, the usual, and it was just nice to get away from the every day busyness of life.
If you are looking for family get away ideas in Ireland before the summer is out, I would highly recommend this part of the country. There is so much to do and see. Here are some of the fun things we got up to over the week, which hopefully you find useful:
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