Irish National Heritage Park
Begin an unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past at the award-winning heritage centre. Explore reconstructed historical sites depicting life in Ancient Ireland, located on the picturesque surroundings on the River Slaney. In the park, which stretches over 35 acres of woodland, wetland and high ground, you will visit the houses, farms, places of worship and burial our long-vanished ancestors. With 16 separate sites dotted through the landscape, the Irish National Heritage Park offers a unique perspective on the past.
Johnstown Castle Gardens & Irish Agricultural Museum
The spectacular ornamental grounds and gardens surrounding the 19th-century castle were designed by Daniel Robertson who is famous for the gardens at Powerscourt in Co. Wicklow. Stroll through the gardens with over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. Relax by the castle lakeside with its gothic towers, waterfalls and statues. Whatever the weather, enjoy the Agricultural Museum which is housed in the former estate farm buildings offering lots to see and do for all ages. The Johnstown Castle is definitely worth a visit with the family.
Dunbrody Famine Ship
Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Incorporating a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions, this attraction provides a unique insight into what Irish people faced in a desperate situation.
The present structure of Hook Lighthouse is estimated to be 800 years old and is the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world. The Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours all year round and is one of the top attractions along Ireland’s Ancient East. During the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to climb the 115 steps to the spectacular views from the lighthouse balcony.
Pirates Cove is located just over a 30-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Wexford and is one of the South East’s leading entertainment centres in Wexford. Enjoy the sub-tropical gardens in the 18 hole minigolf course. Venture through the giant caves with a cascading waterfall and a full sized shipwreck. The Funcaves soft play area is great for the younger kids. There is also 10 pin bowling, electric kids go-karts, a games arcade and a spinning compass casino. If you are looking for more entertainment take a stroll down to the seafront in Courtown and take a ride on the eco friendly Pirates Cove Express Train. A great day out for all the family that won’t disappoint. If you’re on the lookout for a hotel near Pirates Cove, look no further than Maldron Wexford.
Curracloe & Rosslare Beaches
A trip to the sunny south-east would not be complete without visiting some of the most beautiful coastline and beaches in the country. Curracloe Beach is famous worldwide and has featured in many blockbuster movies including Saving Private Ryan and Brooklyn. Rosslare Beach and Harbour is a great starting point for exploring the village of Rosslare. Water sports are available at both locations.
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve/ Wexford Sloblands
The Wexford Sloblands provides an ideal environment to a large proportion of Ireland’s plants, birds and wild mammal species. Located in the north of Wexford Harbour, the Sloblands covers an area of over 1000 hectares. There are many excellent vantage points to observe the birds and other fauna during your visit.
The Wexford indoor adventure centre provides families with a huge choice of indoor and outdoor activities, including tenpin bowling, body zorbing, archery, sumo, 5 a side pitch, zip line, climbing wall and many more. Leisure Max guarantees a fun day for kids and parents alike.
Kia Ora Mini Farm
Kia Ora Mini Farm is a family run open farm in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Children can interact with, hold and feed animals including exotic animals such as emus, alpacas, potbellied pigs and parrots. Children can learn in a fun way all there is to know about animals.
Wells House and Gardens
Waiting to be explored is Wells House and Gardens, a great Victorian House and Gardens in the heart of Wexford. Wells House has something for all generations to enjoy, including woodlands walks, Victorian terrace gardens, adventure playgrounds as well as a living Victorian house tour.