Midterm break is coming up from 21-25 February and there’s lots of family fun to be had across the country. Here are five of the most exciting activities for the family so you can make the most of the free time:
Five Family-Friendly Activities for Midterm Break
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Clare
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a fantastic authentic castle experience for the little ones. With lots to do including exploring the castle, visiting furry friends at the Pet Farm and following the magical fairy trail, there’s something here for everyone.
This February midterm, discover the very best of Bunratty, with plenty of exciting activities to enjoy. From puppet shows to train rides and storytelling at the castle, you can combine family fun with Irish history and heritage to create the perfect day out for all. Visit between Thursday 24 and Sunday 27 February for the ultimate midterm experience.
Wildlands in Galway is the perfect day out for those looking for a bit of adventure. With lots of activities for the whole family, it’s guaranteed to be a good one. One of the main attractions is the Zip ‘n’ Trek, where you can fly from post to post in an exhilarating zip-wire experience. If you’ve got little ones with you, the Junior Zip ‘n’ Trek is the perfect choice.
There are plenty of other activities to get involved in too, including the climbing wall, archery and kayaking. While you’re there, visit the on-site Olive Tree Kitchen, so you can take a break and enjoy a bite to eat after all that adventuring.
We Are Vertigo, Belfast
We Are Vertigo is a truly unique family experience in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. This is the perfect spot for thrill-seekers to try out an indoor skydiving experience, where winds up to 120mph propel you into the air – just like the real deal.
The Inflatable Park is perfect for a run-around, with lots of obstacles, slides and even a ball pit to get the little ones bouncing off the walls. If you’re quick on your feet, you can even test your agility with the Vertigo Ninja Master Course. The course includes ascending steps, a punch-bag zipline, jungle bars and more. Are you up for the challenge?
Carlingford Adventure Centre, Louth
This adventure centre on the beautiful Cooley Peninsula is well worth the visit this year. With lots of family-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone at Carlingford Adventure Centre. Embark on an adventure where you can take part in land, sea and sky activities.
Whether you’re looking for a bit of kayaking, rock climbing or archery, there are plenty of ways to get the blood pumping. The star of the show is the Skypark, complete with over 30 challenges including cargo nets, skateboards, giant log swings, monkey bars and zip wires. Younger children won’t want to miss the Junior Skypark, where they can test their skills in some child-friendly challenges.
Fota Island Adventure, Cork
Head out to the gorgeous Fota Island woodlands, where you can take part in a number of exciting activities out in the open. Between water sports, treasure hunts and orienteering, there are plenty of ways to explore the great outdoors.
Bring the family together as you work as a team in the ‘Cabin Fever’ experience. In your very own cabin, you’ll be given two hours to solve riddles, puzzles and games. Once you’ve completed all the tasks, you can head out and enjoy your own campfire. This is the perfect family bonding experience, and it’s suitable for all ages.