Family Days out in Wexford

Located in the heart of historic Wexford town, the family-friendly Clayton Whites Hotel provides the perfect base for your South East family break.

Wexford Family Attractions

Start planning your active family days out in Wexford with the best offering of Wexford’s family attractions, all a short distance to the Clayton Whites hotel.
Create treasured family memories together, away from the usual routine of work, school and household chores. With a variety of entertaining activities to suit all age groups, County Wexford offers the perfect backdrop for your fun family holiday.
Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford town is the ideal base for touring the many attractions that Wexford and the sunny South East has to offer, guaranteeing an exciting family breakaway. Kids enjoy a complimentary ice cream on arrival, getting your family getaway off to a fun-filled start.

Family Friendly Hotel Wexford

A selection of Wexford family activities close to Clayton Whites Hotel includes:

● Leisuremax Family Entertainment Centre Wexford

● Secret Valley Wildlife Park

● Hook Head Safari ● Kilmore Quay & Saltee Islands

● Irish National Heritage Park ● Wexford beaches ● Sew Fun Studios

Or explore some of the many local historical and cultural attractions in Wexford Town.

Top Wexford Family Attractions

Leisuremax Family Entertainment Centre Wexford

If the weather doesn’t cooperate for your next family day out, take advantage of some great indoor activities at Wexford’s Family Entertainment Centre, only 10 minutes’ drive away.

Clayton Whites Hotel guests can avail of a 20% discount  (please present your key card).


● Tenpin Bowling ● Play Centre

● Body Zorbing (Age 12+) ● Hoover Archery

● Sumo/Gladiator ● Bungee Run

● Big Al’s Diner ● Indoor Adventure Playground

● 5 A Side Pitch ● Inflatable Dart Board ● Archery


● Zip Line

● Abseiling ● All Aboard

● Climbing Wall ● Leap of Faith

For more information on Wexford’s Family Entertainment Centre call +353 53 912 2900 or email

Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Fourteen acres of fun-filled adventures await you at Secret Valley Wildlife Park near Clonroche, Co Wexford! Donkeys, llamas, alpaca, rheas, sheep and goats fill the paddocks outside, while bunnies, guinea pigs, lizards, raccoons, prairie dogs and our lemurs await you inside.
From bottle-feeding the hungry kid goats, to riding Snowball the pony, it promises to be unforgettable, great value, family fun! If you like a challenge, you can join in our adventure hunts or go wild in the large outdoor/indoor play areas. Crazy golf is also available throughout the day.

Hook Head Safari

Venture off the beaten track by experiencing the thrill of a real safari Jeep expedition in the Hook Peninsula. Explore jaw-dropping viewing points, hidden beaches and coves, cliff walks, magnificent coastline and the Hook lighthouse.

Hear the true stories that make Hook Head Peninsula unique from friendly and knowledgeable local guides. You won’t want to miss this memorable Wexford family attraction.
For more information on Hook Head Safaris call +353 51 389 917 or email

Kilmore Quay & Saltee Islands

Hop in the car and take a trip to the heritage fishing village of Kilmore Quay, well known for its white washed thatched cottages, beaches and seafood restaurants which serve locally caught fresh seafood such as crab, scallops, lobster, black sole, plaice etc. You can take a walk, visit the playground, go on a boat trip around the Saltee Islands or sit on the pier wall and eat a bag of chips and some freshly battered fish.

Irish National Heritage Park

Experience one of Ireland’s leading historical attractions on your next family day out.

The Irish National Heritage Park gives an excellent view of life in Ireland through the ages. Begin your unforgettable journey through Ireland’s past at this award winning Heritage Centre. Explore reconstructed historical sites depicting life in Ancient Ireland, located on the picturesque surroundings of the River Slaney. Spread over 35 acres of woodland, wetland, estuary and high ground, the Irish National Heritage Park brings to life 9,000 years of Irish History. See, feel and touch Ireland’s history, with 16 separate full scale reconstructions showcasing some of the most important periods in our history.

Follow the Time Trial through the Irish National Heritage Park for a unique perspective on Ireland’s rich past. There are 3 time zones to explore – Prehistoric Ireland, Early Christian Ireland and Age of Invasion.

The 16 sites are:

● Site 1: Middle Stone Age (Mesolithic) Camp Site

● Site 2: New Stone Age (Neolithic) Farmstead

● Site 3: Megalithic Tomb ● Site 4: Bronze Age Grave

● Site 5: Stone Circle ● Site 6: Ogham Stone

● Site 7: Early Medieval Ringfort Site 8: Early Christian Monastery

● Site 9: Corn Drying Kiln ● Site 10:  Water Mill

● Site 11: Cooking Place or Fulacht Fiadh ● Site 12: Crannog

● Site 13: Viking Harbour ● Site 14: Norman Castle

● Site 15: Original Norman Ditch ● Site 16: Round Tower

The Irish National Heritage Park is a great family day out, informative and fun. As well as touring the park, additional kids’ activities include:

● Trials of Tuan

● Activity Scramble

● Archery (Seasonal)

● Adventure Playground

The park boasts a great combination of history and nature. Explore the unique fen woodland with woodland trails, wildlife, plants and flowers. The broad meandering paths are both wheelchair and buggy friendly, while the walk up to the castle boasts spectacular views of Wexford and the River Slaney.

Guided tours are available at no extra cost to the admission rate, with guides dressed in historic costume. Pre booking for guided tours is essential. After a happy day spent exploring the Irish National Heritage Park, bring home a souvenir of your wonderful visit from the well-stocked gift shop. A restaurant, toilets and picnic facilities are available at the Visitor Centre.

The Irish National Heritage Park is situated approximately 3 miles from Wexford Town off the Dublin (N11) Rosslare Road (N25).

Irish National Heritage Park Opening Hours

May – August 9.30am – 6.30pm

September – April 9.30am – 5.30pm

Please allow at least 2 hours for your visit. For more information on the Irish National Heritage Park call +353 53 912 0733 or email

Why not plan your trip to the Irish National Heritage Park now. Take a look at our hotel offers here.

Family Friendly Wexford Beaches

Nearly the entire coast of Wexford is a series of long sandy beaches, boasting calm and safe waters for swimmers, or for the more adventurous there are good surfing options.

Wexford has 7 Blue flag beaches – Courtown, Morriscastle, Rosslare, Ballinesker, Carne, Ballymoney and Curracloe.

Ballymoney, Cahore, Old Bawn, Culleton’s Gap, St. Helen’s Bay, Ballyhealy, Booley Bay and Grange are Green Coast Award beaches while Duncannon is a designated bathing area.

Sew Fun Studios

Bring out the creative fashion designer in your little ones in our fabulous sewing studio on Wexford Quay front.

Sewing Summer Camps

Bring out the creative fashion designer in your little ones this summer by joining us in our fabulous sewing studio on Wexford Quay front for a summer camp experience they are sure to remember!  Sewing machines, materials and tools are supplied and all creations taken home.

When: All Summer long Morning & Afternoon camps Where: Beside TK Maxx on the quay in Wexford town For: Boys & Girls 6-13

Book online here or call Joanne 087 4421180.

*special discounts apply to Clayton Whites Hotel residents*

Family Festivals

Wexford is bursting with festivals for all the family, whatever the season. Summer brings highlights like the Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival, Rock ‘N’ Roll & Food Festival in Enniscorthy and Wexford Maritime Festival. Wexford comes alive in autumn with music, arts and culture, boasting highlights such as Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival and Wexford Fringe Festival. Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Wexford with the Wexford Winterland Festival, where you can stroll through the Christmas markets or enjoy a train ride through Wexford Town.

Hotel Family Facilities

Dining at Clayton Whites Hotel is a truly memorable experience. Start each day with the Clayton Vitality Breakfast which offers a wide variety of hearty and healthy options, perfect for fuelling your family adventures each day.

Informal dining is available throughout the day in the Library Bar and Coffee Dock, with homemade treats, light snacks, carvery lunch, evening bar food and barista coffee on offer. With floor to ceiling windows, the bright and airy Terrace Restaurant, overlooking the fabulous courtyard, offers a four-star dining experience, melding the best of Irish and international flavours

Family-Friendly Hotel

Staying at the hotel doesn’t have to be boring for the kids as we are proud to be a Wexford hotel with a pool! Enjoy a family fun day in the Club Vitae Leisure centre with a 20m swimming pool, a luxurious poolside sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi for the adults. With a dedicated shallow area and children’s pool, this ultramodern facility is perfect for all ages.

Why not let the kids loose at Young Vikings Kids Club at Clayton Whites Hotel. Open during Midterm and Summer Holidays from 5.00pm-9.00pm daily, it’s the perfect way to keep the kids entertained.

Why not plan your fun family trip to Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford today.



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