There is so much to do in Tralee and the surrounding areas that we have made some suggestions to keep the kids occupied, whatever the weather…
Aqua Dome : (rainy day activity)
No family holiday to Tralee is complete without visiting the Aqua Dome at least once! Swim with the current, Surf the Waves, Wrestle the River Rapids, Relax in the Lazy River, Ride the Sky High Flume, Plunge down the Outdoor Falling Rapids and Enjoy the Whirlpool spas, Bubble seat, Sprays, Cannons, Gushers, Geysers, Children’s pools, Spa pools. You will easily keep the kids entertained for a few hours whether it rains or shines. The Aqua Golf is located alongside the Aqua Dome and consists of an exciting 18 hole mini-golf course which is great fun for all the family and can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Buy yours tickets at our park and get a huge discount on normal admission.
Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre:
Highly recommended by our guests, big and small alike! Visit the activities lake with canoes, pedalos and water Zorbs or also visit the eco park where you can go birdwatching, go on a safari boat trip or visit the viewing tower for a spectacular 360 view of the town and nearby Tralee Bay. Its a great addition to our town and it is located just a few hundred metres from our park with access along the river walk. Its also a brilliant spot for lunch or coffee.
Kerry County Museum: (rainy day activity)
An award winning museum which is brilliant for kids. Its your chance to explore the hidden archaeology of medieval Tralee. In this new interactive gallery children can dig up a skeleton, inspect a rotten tooth and investigate the death of a medieval murder victim. Guaranteed to entertain and very wallet friendly, family pass for 2ads+2ch only €10
Park Run & Junior Park Run:
The FREE 5km park run takes place each Saturday morning at 9.30am in Tralee town park which is just across the road from us. There is a great atmosphere there and its lovely to run in the park, surrounded by mature trees. Register at www.parkrun.ie and print out your barcodes to bring with you. It is one of the best, well mangaged and well attended park runs in the country and you’ll do well to find a nicer park to run around!
While children are welcome to run the 5km park run, there is a special 2km park run on Sunday mornings at 9.30am. Its great fun and a lovely way for a family to run together. Register at www.parkrun.ie and print out your barcodes to bring with you.
Fenit Pier & Beach:
When the sun shines why not visit the nearby fishing village of Fenit which has Irelands 2nd longest pier, ideal for fishing, or take a boat ride out to the lighthouse. There is also a state of the art playground beside the sheltered blue flag beach which is ideal for swimming, building sandcastles and skimming stones. Don’t forget to climb to the monument to St. Brendan at the end of the pier. The smaller kids love exploring the replica beehive huts at the bottom of it!
Fenit really is the best kept secret of North Kerry.
Crag Cave: (rainy day activity)
Crag Cave is located just outside Castleisland, County Kerry. Formed in elevated limestone rock, the system extends to 3.8 kilometres of surveyed passage, on two levels. They also have a large indoor soft play area and an excellent cafe & shop. During the summer months they have Kingdom Falconry which do Bird of Prey displays and shows throughout the day. You could easily pass away a few hours here
Bowling Buddies & Skywalk: (rainy day activity)
The bowling alley is located in the Manor West Shopping Centre and also has an excellent high ropes skywalk experience. Parents can sit and enjoy a coffee as the older kids (apx 7 years and upwards) can swing from rope to rope above their heads! Great fun!
The Playdium: (rainy day activity)
This is the biggest indoor play area in Kerry. The younger kids will enjoy hours of fun climbing, jumping, sliding etc and adults can sit back and relax in the cafe.
Sandy Feet Farm
This is one of the newest attractions near Tralee. Located between the mountains and the sea, this scenic pet farm is getting better each year. You can pet the animals, get a ride in the trailer around the farm, play in the playground and have lunch in the cafe. They have rare breed of farm animals but our favourite are the cute Alpacas.