Funtasia Waterpark Drogheda
Discover the thrills and spills galore to be had in Funtasia’s 35,000 sq. ft Water Park. Funtasia’s Pirate’s Cove Water Park caters to all ages with over 200 water-based activities. Funtasia Drogheda isn’t only a water park while there you can also enjoy the adrenaline rush of the Skyclimb aerial assault course, go Bowling with 14 Egyptian themed lanes , swing through the building on the Twin Zipline, challenge your friends on the timed Coconut Tree Climb or the indoor Climbing Wall and even see some of the world most exotic reptiles up close and personal at the Lost World Reptile Zoo! If all that activity has worked up a hearty appetite you can dine in style at Funtasia’s Pharaoh’s restaurant.
Under the expert supervision of a local guide, this is a rare opportunity to explore the Boyne Valley in the actual currach boats that featured in the Game of Thrones TV series. Native to Ireland, and rooted in its history, the currach was traditionally made with a wooden frame, sealed with animal skins and hides.
Today, your adventure begins at the entrance of Oldbridge House; the very site where 60,000 British and Irish, Protestants and Catholics, engaged in the mighty Battle of the Boyne more than 300 years ago. From there, you will learn how to paddle your own currach along the 4 kilometre route of the 18thcentury Boyne Canal; immersed in nature, while retracing the steps of Irish ancestors as far back as the Neolithic period.
Phone: +353 86 361 6420
Email: [email protected]
Address: Boyne Boats, Oldbridge, Drogheda, Co. Meath
With over 100 attractions, visitors to Tayto Park can enjoy numerous play areas, visit the Zoo and see animals such as the Amur tigers, meerkats or buffalo and adrenaline seekers can take a ride on one of their famous rides such as the Zip line Extreme, Rotator or the Cu Chulainn Coaster, Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster with an inversion. There is also a gift shop and various food options. See website for information on opening times and events.
Address: Tayto Park, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Whiteriver Park Karting
Thrill seekers and petrol-heads alike will love a trip to WhiteRiver Karting, an exciting outdoor kart racing venue located just 8 minutes from Drogheda, on the Dunleer – Collon Road. Whether you’re 8 or 80 years old, speed lovers won’t be disappointed here. WhiteRiver Karting provides all the equipment you need from karts to helmets, suits, gloves etc. to go racing in Ireland’s first European Standard Kart Racing Circuit. Arrive & Drive sessions depend on circuit availability – booking is recommended to avoid delays.
Dundalk Stadium is one of the most modern racecourses in Ireland offering customers an unforgettable night time entertainment product with superb corporate hospitality and entertainment after racing to 12:30am. The View Restaurant is fully glass fronted overlooking both horse and greyhound race tracks and has a panoramic view of the Cooley Mountains. A four course meal can be served at a leisurely pace throughout racing every Friday and Saturday night followed by music in Gallops Bar, it is a night not to be missed! Other facilities at Dundalk Stadium include fast food outlet in Sprinters Bar, Silks Carvery on the ground floor (open horse race fixtures only), The Saddle Bar and Gallops Bar in the upper levels, ATM, Free car parking.
Racing & Special Offers at Dundalk Stadium:
Greyhound Racing every Friday & Saturday night
Special offers :
Restaurant Special: €35pp for 2 course meal with complimentary drink and greyhound racing
Children’s options also available
Must be pre-booked – Contact +353 (0) 42 933 4438 ext 1 / [email protected]
Carlingford Adventure Centre
Carlingford Adventure is Ireland’s number one activity centre in the beautiful setting of Carlingford Lough. It’s world famous Adventure Camp lasts for 2 months during the summer and attracts kids from all over Europe and further afield. They have the widest range of activities – over 30 adventure activities to choose from! Each day is packed full of land, sea & sky activities and evenings are just as much fun with night walks, murder mystery and more! Children are supervised twenty-four hours and will be returned to you tired and happy after the adventure of a lifetime with new friends. Single day, multi-day and overnight options are available and there are junior kids (6 – 9) senior kids (10 – 17) and family camps (incl parents) available. You can also book individual adventure activities for the family in advance through their website.
Phone:+353 (0) 42 93 73100
Email: [email protected]
Address:Tholsel St, Carlingford, Co. Louth
Skypark is the largest aerial and zip Line course in Ireland and includes Skypark Junior for younger thrill seekers (age 5+). There is also a climbing wall, base jump, team development high ropes and more! It’s not all about SKY activities though; there is also a large array of land activities including Archery, Frisbee Disc Golf, Aeroball, Footgolf, Mini-Golf, Quazer & Archery Combat. You can pay as you go or book in advance through www.skypark.ie. 10 acres of family fun for all ages and abilities, open daily during the summer and weekends all year round. Located just outside Carlingford with a beautiful view over Carlingford Lough & the Mourne Mountains, bring a picnic and stay for the day!
Phone:+353 (0) 42 9373100
Email: [email protected]
Address:Dundalk Rd, Moneymore, Carlingford, Co. Louth
Irish Military War Museum
For a real sense of war, visit the Irish Military War Museum, Ireland’s largest private military collective housed in a 5,000 sq ft ‘hands on’ museum with WW1 and WW2 trenches and vehicles, original decommissioned weapons and equipment. This is a fantastic educational and historical resource for people of all ages and from right across the island of Ireland and beyond. The living history museum also houses one of the finest collections of WW2 Allied and Axis vehicles and all deactivated weapons ever assembled in Ireland. There is a wide range of activities and facilities to suit everyone, including a family park. The museum is set across a 22 acre site. Tank rides can also be booked on request along with guided tours of the exhibits.
Address:Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Starinagh, Collon, Slane, Co. Meath
Celtic Adventures is an adventure centre based at the beautiful blue flag beach at Clogherhead, a short 10min drive from Drogheda.
They have plenty of family friendly activities available such as Kayaking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, abseiling, coasteering. Kayaking on the Boyne and much more.
They are also running children’s morning and afternoon day camps during the week of the Fleadh.
For more information visit www.celticadventures.ie
Email [email protected]