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Castles, Museums and Galleries for Family Fun Days out in Leinster


Newgrange Farm
Hold A Chick-Cuddle A Kitten-Pet A Rabbit-Milk A Cow-Feed The Ducks and Hens Bottle Feed A Lamb, Kid Goat or Calf. PLAY Hide And Seek in the Maze and SO Much More During your guided farmyard family tour which takes about one hour and twenty minutes. We will also be taking you on a tractor trailer ride that brings you along the River Boyne Find out more.
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and Museum
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre & Museum is a family friendly tourist attraction in the heart of Ireland. Filled with modern exhibitions, Athlone’s history, people, castle and battles are explored and brought to life. Child friendly multimedia displays and interactive games guide the visitor through the castle. Find out more.
Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre
At Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre you and your kids will enter a world of fun-filled exploration. There will be no time to be bored as you encounter rivers, waterfalls, a lake, a 17th century castle, the famous Great Telescope, an interactive Science Centre, Ireland’s Tallest Treehouse and an epic bouncy pillow. Find out more.
Ferns Castle
The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. The most complete tower contains a fine circular chapel, with carved ornament. The tower also has several original fireplaces and a vaulted basement. Ferns Castle is one of a number of historic sites in Ferns. Find out more.
Greenan Maze
Situated inWicklow hills you can spend a whole day wandering around this family farm in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Visit the two full sized mazes, three traditional farming museums, wild nature walks, ponds and abundant wild-life, farm animals, treasure hunts and a fairy tree walk for toddlers, kids playground, a craft shop and tea-rooms with home baking.  Find out more.