Mid Term Break: What To Do and Where To Go!
Mid term can be a tricky one - keeping the kids entertained for a whole week is a daunting task! However, we have put together a guide on what to do and where to go this mid term so that you don’t have to listen to the dreaded “I’m bored” too often…!
Ok, so zoos and animal sanctuaries don’t exactly house “wild” animals but you get our point… Heading to see animals is a great way to keep kids occupied over mid term break. If it’s their first visit a magical experience awaits! Here are some places you can head to embrace your wild side this mid term break!
Dublin Zoo - Dublin Zoo hold daily activities which you can find times for here. Endangered Amur Tiger cubs were born in the zoo this January so it’s definitely worth a visit!
Top tip: You can save money by booking your tickets online!
Fota Wildlife Park - Based in Cork, Fota Wildlife Park is dedicated to animal conservation and offers a range of educational tours throughout the day. With a restaurant and gift store, you’ll spend the best part of a day wandering around with the animals!
Ireland’s School of Falconry - Not your typical day out, Ireland’s School of Falconry offers you the chance to fly a hawk around the grounds of Ashford Castle. A truly unique experience, the kids will be in awe of the amazing birds that’s for sure!
Embrace Your Sweet Tooth!
Every child’s (and adult’s if we’re being honest) dream? A visit to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory… whilst that unfortunately this isn’t an option we have the next best thing!
The Chocolate Garden Of Ireland, Tullow - Experience a chocolate making workshop (must be pre-booked) at the Chocolate Garden of Ireland. From learning about the background of Cocoa growing and harvesting, to a hands on chocolate making session, you and your family are sure to be entertained and leave with your sweet tooth topped up!
The Chocolate Warehouse, Dublin - The Chocolate Warehouse also offers a chocolate making workshop. You will be shown the machinery used in producing chocolate bars and Easter Eggs, as well as a hands on demonstration of piping chocolate with a piping bag. You also get to decorate and package your own chocolate to take home with you! For prices and how to book click here.
Get Out There!
Should the weather permit, these places offer some awesome activities for you and the kids!
Zipit Forest Adventures - With 3 locations around Ireland (Dublin, Roscommon, and Cork) Zipit Forest Adventure. Described as “Platforms on trees at various heights (ranging from 1 metre to 20 metres off the ground) which are connected by a range of activities, such as rope bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets and ziplines, allowing you to move from one tree to another” on their website, this is an adventure not to be missed! Note that this is suitable for children of 7+.
Dunmore East Adventure Centre - Kayaking, caving, archery, and climbing are just some of the activities available at Dunmore East Adventure Centre! There is something for everyone with what seems like an endless list of activities! If you can’t make it this mid term break, Easter break will be made even better by the re-opening of their ‘Wibit Wipeout’ - an inflatable water park!
Don’t fancy heading any of the activities we’ve mentioned? We’ll have some indoor and outdoor activity ideas coming up in our next posts, so stay tuned!