Best Family Friendly Campsites in Ireland with Activities for Children


April 25, 2021

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Are you looking for an activity holiday in Ireland with the option of camping or staying in self-catering accommodation? We asked our parent audience to recommend family-friendly campsites in Ireland with activities for children on-site ensuring everyone is entertained throughout your break away.

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Please note that not all activities at these family friendly campsites are free of charge or available every day, so do check before you travel.

Family-Friendly Campsites in Ireland

Camping, Caravans and Cabins at Nore Valley Park, Kilkenny

Nore Valley Park campsites with activities

The award winning campsite at Nore Valley Park is open from March to October annually. The campsite is supervised at all times and they have a strict no socialising after midnight policy, making if truly family friendly. There are free showers and hot water and a high standard of cleanliness throughout the site.

Family friendly activities at Nore Valley Farm Park Campsite

  • Free access to the open farm
  • Children are encouraged to come along and help out with feeding the animals
  • River walk
  • Trailer rides
  • Indoor maze
  • Pool room
  • Pedal go-karts
  • Crazy golf
  • Play areas both indoor & outdoor
  • Seasonal camps & workshops and much more.

In the surrounding area you can enjoy water-sports, fishing, horse riding, golf and beautiful countryside and villages.

For those who want to stay on-site but have no tent or caravan of their own, Nore Valley Park has a number of lovely wooden lodges and spacious mobile homes available to rent, they can be booked in advance.

We especially like the home baked goodies on offer at the campsite, including continental breakfast.

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Campsite & Caravan Park at Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon

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The caravan and camping park at Lough Key is open annually from Easter to September. It has 51 landscaped, secluded pitches with electricity points and three large areas for tent space.

There is a recreational block with an indoor space for games or dining. The building has a recently renovated shower block with bathrooms. It also includes a small cooking area and a laundry room. Lough Key has a lakeside cafe too. Find out more…

Family friendly activities at Lough Key Campsite & Caravan Park

  • Zip-lines
  • Tree canopy walk
  • Wheel-O,
  • Jeep safari
  • Boda Borg
  • Playground
  • Marina with water based activities
  • Woodland walks and trails
  • Basketball court
  • Towers, tunnels and more to explore

We especially like the giant tree near the zip lines where you can hide away inside!

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Eagle Point Camping, Cork

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Eagle Point Camping sits on a 20 acre site with access to the waters of Bantry Bay.The season runs from April to September and the site can accommodate tents, caravans and motorhomes.

Family friendly activities at Eagle Point Campsite

  • A multitude of water sports to enjoy for beginners up to advanced. Including everything from sailing and kayaking to windsurfing and fishing.
  • Small playground
  • Tennis court
  • Football pitch
  • Basketball court
  • 3 TV rooms
  • Tidal islands and pebble beaches.

There is a reception area with visitor information. And West Cork and South Kerry are on your doorstep to explore. Locally there are plenty of activities to suit all ages including; hill walking, pony trekking, gardens, islands, museums and more to explore.

There are laundry and shower facilities, electrical hook up’s, pot-wash area, freezers and a security barrier with CCTV.

We especially like the wildflower patch where you can spot butterflies and other wildlife.

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Trabolgan Holiday Park & Campsite, Cork

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Trabolgan Holiday Village caravan park & campsite is located on over 5 acres of peaceful woodland and open meadow. Your family will enjoy full access to all Trabolgan Holiday Village facilities and is open year round.

Family friendly activities at at Trabolgan Holiday Park

  • Indoor subtropical pool paradise
  • Fitness suite with spa bath, sauna and steam room
  • 18 hole par 3 cliff top golf course
  • Indoor and outdoor children’s play area’s
  • 9 hole fun crazy golf,
  • Bird of prey educational centre
  • Pottery studio
  • A range of adventure sport activities from go karts to zip wire, combat laser to bungee trampolines, archery to climbing and a whole lot more.

And if that’s not enough, there are live entertainment shows and character meet and greets with Peppa Pig and other familiar characters!

We especially like the sheer range of activities on offer that suit all ages. 

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Slieve Aughty Centre Eco Camping, Glamping & Lodges, Galway

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Slieve Aughty Centre in Co. Galway offers eco camping, glamping & lodges for families to enjoy a break away surrounded by nature. The site has toilet, shower and kitchen facilities.

Glamping options include bed linen and towels with a choice of accommodation in a cosy glamping cabin, playhouse or tipi! You can book on a B&B or full board basis.

Family friendly activities at Slieve Aughty Centre

  • Playground
  • Outdoor pizza oven
  • Enchanted woodland to explore
  • Equestrian Centre
  • Hobbies room
  • 30 acres of woodland walks & nature trails
  • Seasonal festivals & activities

We especially like Slieve Aughty’s eco credentials. 

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Westport House Caravan and Campsite, Mayo

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The campsite is set in the grounds of Westport House Estate is just a 15 minute stroll from Westport town. The facilities are spotless and safe and accessible. They include access to free hot showers, recycling, waste water removal and washing up facilities and WiFi.

Family friendly activities at Westport House

  • Playground
  • Sandpit
  • Picnic areas
  • Farmyard activities.
  • Discounted rates for all the activities at Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park.

For those who wish to enjoy hassle free camping, you can hire ready pitched bell tents. The bell tents can sleep up to 6 people.  The campsite is open from March to September.

We especially like that there is a midnight curfew and security on-site to give you total peace of mind.

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Hidden Valley, Wicklow

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Hidden Valley Holiday Park offers both camping and accommodation for short break holidays. It is open April to September annually.

Fully serviced pitches are offered for those camping, and the park offers both self-catering log cabins and glamping accommodation too.

Family friendly activities at Hidden Valley Holiday Park

  • Laser tag
  • Adventure golf
  • Boating lake
  • Archery
  • Water balls,
  • Bungee trampolines
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Playgrounds
  • New for 2019 a large inflatable aqua park

Day visitors are welcome, and the park also caters for birthdays, team building, scouts and school tours.

We especially like the tractor train rides. 

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Rancho Reilly Camping, Pet Farm & Activity Centre, Carlow

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Visitors to the Rancho Reilly campsite get access to the farm and activity centre from early morning until the sun goes down!

Camping facilities include; a shower and toilet block, campers kitchen with a fridge freezer, microwave and washing up facilities. Electricity points are also available and you can bring along your own BBQ or fire-pit. The campsite is open April to September.

Family friendly activities at Rancho Reilly

  • Pony rides
  • Barrel train rides
  • Pet farm
  • Mini golf
  • Fort
  • Football pitch
  • Slides
  • Soft play area

We especially like the frog hunt!

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Camac Valley Caravan and Campsite, Dublin

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Situated just off the Naas Road and on the edge of Corkagh Park, the family friendly Carmac Valley campsite and caravan park offers a good alternative for those wishing to visit Dublin.

The site has fully serviced hardstands, shower blocks, kitchen and laundry room and free wi-fi throughout. It is very accessible with an induction loop at reception and braille and tactile signage, ramps to public areas and facilities and they welcome guide and hearing dogs.

Family friendly activities at Camac Campsite & Caravan Park

  • A playground
  • All weather putting green
  • Small shop
  • Corkagh Park

The regular and hop on hop off bus stops just outside the site. And Corkagh Park has many activities to enjoy including fishing, a fairy trail, woodland walks, playgrounds, pet farm and regular events.

The site has an arrangement with a local hotel for visitors to have discounted access to their leisure facilities including a heated swimming pool. The 18 hole Grange Castle golf club is nearby too.

We especially like that the Camac Camping and Caravan site is open all year round and access at night is by code.

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Best Family Friendly Campsites In Ireland With Activities for Children

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