2018 best Family Vacations in Ireland

12 Terrific Family Vacation Destinations for 2018 in Ireland


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Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Dublin City or any Irish destination there is plenty of family friendly fun to have across Ireland. When the weather is bad we would suggest taking a look at our indoor actitives list or any of our Driving Routes.

When the weather is bad we would suggest taking a look at our indoor actitives , Spa Getaways , Museums and Galleries or any of our Driving Routes to keep dry and warm away from the widy Irish weather.

We’ve come up with 12 Terrific Family Vacation Destinations in Ireland.

Delphi Adventure Centre, Galway:

Located in the heart of the breathtaking Delphi Valley near Leenane in Connemara, Delphi Resort is one of Ireland’s leading family holiday destinations – be prepared for fun, adventure and creating unforgettable memories on your family holiday to Delphi Resort.

Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park:

Winner of Best Leisure Tourism Innovation at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017, a family visit to the West is not complete without a trip to the home of family fun at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park set on a 480 acre estate. Explore the House and Gardens, or have some fun in the Pirate Adventure Park

Westport House

Glór, Clare:

More than just a theatre, glór sits in the heart of Ennis town in Co. Clare and offers ample parking for visitors. They attract the best of local, national and International entertainment for all ages. And have a full line up of family fun and regular events including films, music, dance and theatre performances, classes and workshops. They also boast an art gallery and an on-site café with freshly cooked food.


A self-contained haven of good food, fun activities and many opportunities to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries; Trabolgan Holiday Village has all you need for what will promise to be a memorable holiday in the natural surrounds of the East Cork Coast.

Child in ball pool

Clonakilty Beaches:

There are 5 beautiful beaches near Clonakilty: Inchydoney, Long Strand, Red Strand, The Warren and Owenahincha. It’s hard to pick one favourite but we love the Blue Flag beach at Inchydoney Island, just a few miles from Clonakilty.

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway:

The magic of rail’s golden age has been brought to life in Kilmeadan on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a partially opened carriage as you take in the panoramic views of the river and rolling farmland of Waterford and across the river to County Kilkenny on return trips on Saturdays.



Lahinch is a pretty seaside town on the coast of Clare, well known for its golden sandy beach which stretches for a mile.
Popular with surfers, if you’ve a learner surfer in the family this would be a great beach for them. And the rest of the family will enjoy paddling or even a dip in the sea.

Seafari Kenmare:

Seafari Cruises are a great way to explore the wildlife of Kenmare Bay. You go out on the bay in a comfortable and sheltered passenger vessel, out to one of the largest seal colonies in Ireland.

Seals on Rock

Bundoran Waterworld:

Bundoran Waterworld is an indoor aqua adventure playground, located on the seafront in Bundoran, County Donegal.

Ferry from Kerry to Clare:

Catch the ferry from Killimer in Kerry to Tarbert in Clare. It is a 20-minute journey across the estuary linking the iconic tourist destinations of the Kingdom of Kerry to the Banner County of Clare. Ferries leave every hour during winter months with extra half hour ferries during the summer.

Ferry in Ireland

Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood, Wicklow:

Kids will love exploring the magical miniature world of Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood at Powerscourt House. The powerhouse resort is in a lovely location as well. Each room in Tara’s Palace is furnished with miniature masterpieces, hand painted ceilings and handcrafted wooden and marble floors. The museum is home to Ireland’s largest period dolls house, Tara’s Palace and contains hundreds of fascinating exhibits.

Dublin Zoo:

No family day out in Dublin would be complete without a visit to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix Park. It’s a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family and a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered.


If you want to keep traveling around Ireland, why not take take your rental car and have a look at our other suggested driving routes. If you have any questions regarding car hire, please take a look at our car rental guide. There is so much beauty around Ireland just waiting for you to capture it on your cameras. Don't forget to send in your pictures and review of any of the trips you've taken, we love getting feedback from our customers.