Family fun this summer!


Nowhere better symbolizes all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland's thoroughbred industry, than the IRISH NATIONAL STUD & GARDENS, a unique attraction of outstanding natural beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world. 

From horses to horticulture, the Irish National Stud & Gardens offers you a unique experience that can be enjoyed at your own leisure or as part of a guided tour. Come to the Stud and share with us one of Ireland's true treasures. Open 7 days a week from February to November the Irish National Stud & Gardens offers something for everyone.

Come and experience the over 100-year-old Japanese Gardens and travel the path of life. We are also home to the wild Irish St Fiachra’s Garden - A tribute to an Irish saint, it is also a fitting tribute to Ireland herself.

The Irish National Stud & Gardens is also home to a team of Living Legends; world class retired racehorses including Hurricane Fly and Beef or Salmon. There is also a horse museum containing the skeleton of the greatest steeple chaser of all time, Arkle.

The playground and magical fairy trail are sure to keep the little ones entertained.

And after, enjoy their on-site restaurant, with locally sourced food and home baking a specialty. There are lots of special events throughout the year. Check out their website for more information

Directions: Located Exit 13 on the M7 motorway, only 40 minutes from Dublin

For best rates Book online

Family Ticket is only €29.50 (includes 2 adults and 4 children)

Adult €12.50

Students / OAP’s €9.50

Children €7.000 (5yrs – 15 yrs)

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The Westgrove Hotel & Spa is located only a 30 minute drive from Dublin City Centre with easy access to Dublin Zoo, The National Aquatic Centre, Tayto Park and all the museums, parks and major attractions  in our capital city. 

Add in local attractions such as Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, The National Stud and Japanese Gardens, Base Entertainment Centre and The Kildare Maze and you can begin to see why the Westgrove Hotel is the perfect choice for your Summer Family Getaway.

Their Family Rooms provide ample space for a family travelling with small children.   The Family Apartments are spacious “homes from homes”, providing a separate bedroom, living room and kitchenette, ideal for family staycations.

All their guests can enjoy the following complimentary facilities: WiFi, underground car parking, Leisure Club including 20 metre pool & Kid’s pool and their  Groovies Kid’s Club during the school holidays.




Step beneath the waves at SEA LIFE BRAY and get closer than ever before to the creatures and features of the world’s oceans. From the colourful to the curious, the majestic to the mystical, get ready to be amazed as you discover the stories of the oceans’ most fascinating inhabitants.

We have a huge line up of great events for the whole family this summer…

LEGO Sea Explorers- 15th June- 14th July

Join the LEGO Sea Explorers on a mission to record discoveries about our amazing sea creatures. Stop at the interactive LEGO pods located along your underwater journey and participate in their individual missions. Draw, colour and create the amazing creatures you see and display them for all to enjoy.

Pirates and Mermaids 20th July- 8th Sept

Follow an immersive in-tank trail, choose to be a brave buccaneer or a mesmerising mer-creature and race the opposing team to find the six pieces of hidden treasure. Once the treasure has been found and the quest is complete, meet a legendary pirate or mermaid yourself! At the end of the trail it’s all hands-on deck at the activity zone featuring a swashbuckling array of activities to keep even the saltiest Seadogs occupied!

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Belvedere House Gardens & Park - An Enchanting Visitor Experience:

This magnificent 160 acre Lakeside estate on the shores of Lough Ennell just outside Mullingar, boasts a fully restored Georgian Villa built in 1740 by the  famous Architect Richard Castles for Robert Rochfort – later Lord  Belvedere.  The estate also has a fascinating Victorian Walled Garden, with one of Ireland's finest collections of rare and special plants. The naturalistic designed 18th century parkland is punctuated with Romantic Follies includes the largest in Ireland; “The Jealous Wall”.  Within the welcoming Visitor Centre is a Licensed Restaurant and Gift Shop and there are also 4 outdoor children’s play areas & many picnic areas on the estate. Whether you are part of a gardening group, historical society, school tour, active retirement  association, family gathering or group of friends, a visit to Belvedere is a superb day out with a  difference.

Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, 

Tel 044 9349060   Email:






Suitable for all ages and the perfect family day out . The hedge Maze is great fun and when you get to the centre, enjoy the panorama from The Viewing Tower. The Wooden Maze makes  an equally challenging  adventure for all who dare to enter! Test your skill and balance on the Adventure Trail and Zip Wire and enjoy the Crazy Golf course.

There is a picnic area and shop on site and no time limit on your stay. The Kildare Maze  is  located in  Ballynafagh  just outside Prosperous, North Kildare. For more see





Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is delighted to have been named as winners at the recent Irish Tourism Industry Awards– as  ‘Best Irelands Hidden Heartlands tourism experience’ for 2019.


Lough Key Forest and Activity Park is now heading into its 12th year and going from strength to strength, with increasing visitor numbers annually and an expanding activity base. 


A great place to spend the summer holidays; enjoy park attractions such as Boda Borg – Experience the Quest, tree canopy walk, old servant tunnels, Adventure Play Kingdom, orienteering and Wheel-O Trails, historical forest trails, Lakeside café, gift shop, caravan & camping park and a 50 berth marina. Other activities include Zipit Forest Adventures, Lough Key Boat Tours, bike hire, woodland Segway glides and mini jeep safari! Call 071 9673122 E: and visit