10 of the best family days out in Ireland in 2016

Top Venue: Tayto Park had plenty to offer visitors during the year
Top Venue: Tayto Park had plenty to offer visitors during the year

2016 has been a great year for Irish tourism with over 10.5 million overseas visitors and more Irish people taking holidays in Ireland and generating billions for the local economy.

But, what are the best things to do on a holiday in Ireland?

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Below we give you ten fun days out in Ireland that won't disappoint.

10. Funtasia, Drogheda is full-on family day out. There is just so much to do. Visit the waterpark, play bowling, go climbing, bounce around the soft play area or play the latest arcade games. The kids will definitely fall asleep on the drive home!

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9. Titanic Experience, Cobh is a wonderful way to introduce the kids to the tragedy that still captures our interest over 100 years later. They have done a wonderful job with the venue; the last stop before America. Very interesting tour.

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8. Airfield Estate, Dublin is described as a field to fork experience. A traditional working farm located near the M50, it is a fun and interesting day out with a fantastic restaurant after the kids have worked up an appetite.

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Airfield Estate

 7. The National Wax Museum does exactly what it says and doesn't disappoint. There are plenty of exhibits to keep all ages entertained. They closed earlier this month in advance of a new city centre venue opening in 2017. We can't wait!

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Simpsons in the Wax Museum

6. Imaginosity, Ireland's only interactive children's museum for the under 9's is a fantastic venue on any day. Entry is timed but you will have plenty of time to see all the exhibits, learn a lot and have plenty of fun

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Imaginosity Childrens Museum

5. Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park has so much to offer families visiting Mayo with a variety of activities to entertain the whole family.

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Westport House

4. Aquazone, Dublin This water park is a brilliant day out, whatever the weather. Great slides, wave pool, lazy river and great pirate boat for smaller kids. 

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Aquazone

 

3. W5, Belfast is an award-winning discovery and play centre in Belfast that children absolutely love. You can easily spend many fun-filled hours here as there are over 250 exhibits. It is only two hours from Dublin and your kids will love the adventure of travelling north. If you have some spare time you can also visit  Titanic Belfast, which is just across the road, and make a real full day of it.

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W5, Belfat

2. Dublin Zoo continues to break records with over 1 million visitors last year. The work they have undertaken over the last few years has turned the zoo into one of the best conservation and wildlife parks in world. Fantastic family day out.

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Dublin Zoo

1. Tayto Park, MeathTayto Park provides kids of different ages with a superb, fun day out. The activities, the number of which continue to increase every year, vary from a fantastic outdoor playground, zoo, factory tour and a theme park that features one of the largest wooden roller-coaster in Europe. They also organise a scary Halloween event and a great Christmas experience.

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Tayto Park

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