Fun for kids of all ages in Irelands Hidden Heartlands

Check out all the fun to be had on the water


Viking Tours Ireland

Get on board Viking Mikes replica ship and sail down the River Shannon to Irelands most important monastic site Clonmacnoise.



Baysports is Irelands largest inflatable water park, made up of the biggest collection of incredible award-winning floating slides, rockers and challenges, exciting fun for people of all ages and abilities.


Mid Ireland Adventure

Have a splashing time on their selection of water-based activities from Stand-Up Paddle Boarding to Kayaking on the River Shannon.



Take in the magical and mystery of historical sites in Athlone and surrounding areas


Athlone Castle

Climb the steps to the castle keep and enjoy the views across the majestic River Shannon or climb higher still to the castle battlements and look across the rooftops of the entire town. Take a step back in history through playful interactive exhibits, touch screen animations and an immersive 360-degree cinematic experience that brings the Great Siege of Athlone to life



Explore the ruins of old towers and churches where monks once roamed the ancient grounds.


Stroll or cycle the exciting tracks and trails


Lough Boora

With a variety of things to see and do, visit the fairy trail, or explore the sculptures along the cycle routes. A perfect family friendly destination with play areas and picnic spots to enjoy your day out.


Old Rail Trail

Cycle your way alongside the Old Rail Trail. An off road and family friendly trail with lots of fun stops along the way.


Explore the magic and fun to be discovered


Dun Na Si

Enter the magical world of Dun Na Si heritage park and meet the ancient Irish warrior Lugh, explore the roots of Irish music, or journey through the past and discover how rural communities lived throughout time.


Glendeer Pet Farm

An unforgettable experience with cute cuddly animals, playgrounds, a fairy trail, traditional farm cottage and much more.



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