In the Clare area the Bunratty Folk Park is ideal for a family day out before school returns. There is plenty to see and do at Bunratty Folk Park along with a visit to Bunratty Castle. The park is packed with activities to keep you and your children occupied for the day.
Bunratty’s ‘living’ village brings history to life in a recreation, so visitors can explore 19th century rural Ireland. The village takes guests back in time to experience life as it would have been all those years ago. Among the shops, businesses and thatched cottages in this little village is a fully licensed pub. It will take you back to the past and how things looked 100 years ago.
The park also features an interactive fairy trail for any little ones looking to add a bit of magic to their day out. Guests are taken on a journey through the enchanted forest, filled with sculptures and tiny fairy houses. The trail also has a range of facilities to visit, including a fairy university, library and shopping village.
The adventure continues at Bunratty’s Viking Playground, home to a 25 metre zipline and Viking playship – among many more exciting activities for the kids to enjoy. To top it all off, the playground is located right next to the Irish wolfhound paddock, where you and your family can pay a visit to resident hounds Meabh and Saoirse.
Bunratty Folk Park is committed to the conservation of rare breeds and in the grounds you will find all sorts of friendly animals. Among them are cows, sheep and pigs, along with some smaller furry friends at Pa’s Pet Farm. You can follow the animal adventure trail and seek out your favourites using the downloadable animal adventure checklist.