There is no need to go abroad to experience a fun filled and action packed summer. Limerick and its surrounding areas are full of thoroughly enjoyable events and family days out. Here are a few activities sure to engage the whole family throughout the summer months.
The Fairy Woods
The Fairy Woods are located in Castleconnell approximately a 20 minute drive from Limerick City. The fairy village is located in the Fairy Woods along the river walk. Throughout the walk a selection of fairy houses can be found amongst the trees. These houses are where the fairies live, work and play – be sure to keep an eye out for them going about their day! This magical fairy trail is sure to captivate the imaginations of young children and and is an enjoyable walk for the whole family. Following the walk the playground is a lovely spot for small children to play and enjoy a picnic.
Family Circus Saturdays
On Saturday 17th June the Irish Aerial Creation Centre at the Burlington Business Park, Gillogue will host two family circus classes for children between the ages of 1 and 5 years old. The first class will run between 11am and 12pm while the second class will ensue between 1pm and 2pm. Here the children along with their mums and dads can play delightful games and partake in magical circus themed activities!
Tickets are priced at €6. More information can be obtained from [email protected] I am looking forward to attending with my 3 year old!
Dog Show and Fun Day
On Sunday 9th July Limerick Animal Welfare is holding a Dog Show and Fun Day for all the family to enjoy. The event will be held between 12pm and 4pm. Games, refreshments, activities and the pet and rescue dog show will be sure to entertain the whole family. Limerick Animal Welfare is a registered charity which does fantastic work in the community. They provide a safe haven for unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals. The charity has a no kill policy and endeavours to find secure and loving homes for all of their animals.
Curraghchase Forest Park
This beautiful forest park is located in Kilcornan, a 15 minute drive from Limerick City. At Curraghchase there are walking trails, cycling trails, opportunities for relaxing picnics and fun filled playgrounds. If you prefer a longer sojourn the caravan and campsite provide the perfect opportunity for a tranquil and nature filled break from the ordinary. My own little boy loves all types of exploring, collecting sticks, discovering new creatures and going on adventures. This type of forest experience engages and entertains children of all ages. While a stay at Curraghchase Forest Park is a holiday in itself, it also serves as a fantastic base to explore other attractions in the south west.
I wish all my readers a relaxing summer and hope you enjoy some of the aforementioned days out!
Article by: Jane O’Halloran
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