Family Fun in Ballyhoura

Family Friendly things to do in Ballyhoura

Family time is so important, so why not do an activity that's suitable for all the family! Whether you want to take a small trip to get the family out of the house for a few hours, or you are looking for a fun adventure, Ballyhoura has endless activities to suit all your families needs!

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Terra Nova Garden

Dromin South, Kilmallock, County Limerick

Discover the magic of Terra Nova Fairy Garden, located in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. This enchanted woodland, filled with pixies and fairies is surrounded by spectacular tropical and seasonal plantings.

Follow the weaving paths to explore the exciting elements of the garden, which is situated in front of a magical Fairy Fort that has been around for thousands of years!

Why not stop off at the Hobbit Tea House on Bilbo’s Bag End to relax and take in the mystical surroundings! Terra Nova Gardens is home to Ireland's largest Fairy Gift shop, meaning that you can then take some of the magic home with you, by purchasing your very own fairy door or fairy house!

Terra Nova Gardens is currently closed due to Covid-19 Government Guidelines, but for now, their online Fairy Gift Shop is available for home delivery or click-and-collect. The garden hopes to reopen in May by appointment.



Instagram- @terra_nova_gifts

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Doneraile Wildlife Park

Demesne, Doneraile, County Cork

With approximately 166 hectares of beautiful nature, Donerail Wildlife Park, surrounding Doneraile Court, is a fantastic option for getting the family out of the house for a few hours to get some well needed fresh air.

This gorgeous estate is filled with historical trees that tower over the paths surrounding the peaceful park. The park's tranquillity makes it home to herds of wild deer that can be seen roaming around the fields.

There is an admission fee for Doneraile Court, but the Wildlife Park is open 7-days a week to the public and free of charge! Check out their website to view the parks opening times.



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Ballyhoura Trailriders

Ardpatrick, Kilmallock, County Limerick

Looking for a thrilling experience for your teenagers? Why not visit Ballyhoura TrailRiders and rent a bike for the day, to explore the windy paths of Ballyhoura Mountain bike trails! Filled with twists and turns and forest road climbs, these trails are perfect for an exciting day out!

The team at Ballyhoura Trailriders are experienced mountain bikers and are happy to give customers the best advice on the different trails of the Ballyhoura Mountains.

Whether you are looking to do the moderate 6km of Greenwood loop, or something a little more challenging, Ballyhoura Trailriders will be able to give you the best advice to have a thrilling and safe experience with your Family!



Instagram- @Ballyhouratrailriders

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Lough Gur Pottery

Rockbarton, Bruff, Co. Limerick

Looking for something creative to do? Or something to entertain the kids when they are off school for long weeks during the summer? Then take a look at Lough Gur Pottery.

Release any stress or worries, by experiencing the therapeutic effect of creating your own pottery. Owner Clair has been running workshops and classes for both adults and children with the aim to get your creative juices flowing!

Lough Gur Pottery runs Pottery Camps and classes that have benefits for children, such as improving motor skills and sensory development. This activity is a great option to get your kids thinking outside of the box!

These workshops allow your children to leave with something hand-made by them, to bring home to show all the family!

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 all workshops and classes have been cancelled, but you can sign up for Lough Gur Pottery's newsletter to keep up to date on future workshops.

Instagram- @loughgurpottery