There’s so much on our “top things to do for kids in Bundoran” list! Activities take in the town and also the region as a whole. Check out the list below!
Bundoran Adventure Park
The funfair, the hurdy gurdys – whatever you call it, this is a great fun way to spend an afternoon or an evening with the family! Located on Bundoran’s Sea Front Bundoran Adventure Park has a huge range of rides and fun activities including The View Wheel. Please note entrance to Bundoran Adventure Park is FREE however wristbands can only be purchased online. Click the BUY WRISTBANDS tab where their entire range of packages are available to purchase on mobile or desktop. They accept both printed vouchers and mobile phone/tablet proof of voucher. It couldn’t be easier!
A great chance to play against your family and see who’s the best bowler! Bundoran Glowbowl on Main Street is part of the Mack’s Amusements Centre and is open daily during summer 2020 from 12pm to 10pm. Check them out on Facebook here.
There’s lots of rockpools along our coastline from Main Beach, Thrupenny Pool and West End with plenty of exploring to do for a huge variety of marine life. Please be mindful of the tides if walking near the coast. Click here for the latest weather forecast and today’s tide times. If you see someone in trouble on the coast dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.
Build A Sandcastle
As beach traditions go, it’s the most traditional of them all! Buckets and spades can be got in any of the souvenir shops around town. Go on… let your creative juices run wild!
Learn to ride a horse in the comfort and safety of professional instructors in an indoor or outdoor arena or on the beach (depending on experience). Donegal Equestrian Centre at Finner (Ballyshannon Road) will look after you.
Learn the ins and outs of a working farm on one of the daily tours of Campview Farm at Portnason in Ballyshannon – less than 5 minutes drive away! Tours during the summer run daily at 11am, 2pm and 5pm and last approximately 1.5 hours. To book contact 086 3861302.
Kinlough Eco Park
This playground and fairy trail were newly opened last year in nearby Kinlough, County Leitrim. It provides a nice walking trail and picnic area. It is also close to Lough Melvin pier. Directions via Google Maps here
Top Things to do for Kids
Sculpture Trail at the Horeshoe
The Gleniff Horseshoe is located just 15 minutes drive from Bundoran in North County Sligo and is a must see on any visit to the area. At the start of this looped drive there are two forest walks – one with a sculpture trail. Directions via Google Maps here.
Just a short drive to Grange in County Sligo and you’ll find Atlantic Sheepdogs. Spend some time with Atlantic Sheepdogs and meet some of the world’s smartest dogs, working in their natural environment. Chat with expert trainer Martin Feeney, who together with his dogs, has represented Ireland on an international stage over the past 20 years.
Learn how sheepdogs are a key part of a typical Irish farm. Hear how the dogs are trained and discover different breeds of sheep reared in this rural environment, while enjoying a glimpse into country life. Plan a visit to this County Sligo farm in the summertime to see sheepshearing up close.
Five Star Fun
Also in Grange, the Five Star Fun indoor play centre is a great visit for the smaller members of the family. Pre-booking is recommended though walk-ins are taken when possible. Check their Facebook page for more info. Directions via Google Maps here.
Less than an hour away from Bundoran is Eagle’s Flying. The attraction for all the family – excitement, fun, photo opportunities and much more at affordable prices. Experience Eagles, Hawks, Owls and Vultures flying right over your head or landing next to you or on your hand. You have never been that close to a raptor. Ireland’s largest Bird of Prey Centre offers incomparable experiences. 350 birds and animals out of 76 different species -100 of them being Birds of Prey, some of them with a wingspan of 3 metres are waiting for you.
The interactive and highly entertaining bird shows start at 11 am and 3 pm every day. Before and after the shows you can enjoy guided tours or walk the 27 ha parklands and see the birds in aviaries. You can also cuddle the animals in the Pet-Zoo. In case of rain the shows can be presented indoors. Find more information on their Facebook page here. Directions via Google Maps here.
Wild Alpaca Way
Alcorn’s Tropical World
Just outside Letterkenny is Alcorn’s Tropical World. Tropical World is a fully licensed zoo with an astonishing array of animals, from a dazzling display of butterflies to the world’s smallest monkeys alike. The incredible butterfly house is still the star attraction, with hundreds of amazing tropical butterflies of all shapes and sizes, all in free-flight around you as you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the rainforest. As you leave Letterkenny’s own slice of the Amazon, you’re greeted by the sounds from the tree topped canopies, with beautiful birds of all shapes and sizes from around the globe calling you on. Only after you reach the reptile house can you begin to meet the lemurs and miniature primates that call Tropical World home, along with the raccoons, owls, wallabies, prairie dogs and everyone’s favourite, our family of Meerkats. Tropical world is open 10am- 5.30pm Mon-sat…sunday 1pm-5.30pm.. Last addmission 4.30pm everyday. Booking is essential… Call 0749121541 or from northern Ireland call 0035374912154. Check their Facebook page here. Directions via Google Maps here.
Step back in time into an ancient woodland inhabited by extinct creatures to experience some of Ireland’s ancient lost wildlife. Walk among the ancient trees and encounter Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar on your journey through the past. Come see their Brown bears, European Wolves and Lynx back together in the Irish forest for the first time in thousands of years. Here they live in their natural habitat in the temperate rainforest. Lots of wild birds call Wild Ireland home and our beautiful lake is home to swans, ducks and even a cheeky pair of otters. Find Wild Ireland on Facebook here. Directions via Google Maps here.
Oakfield Park train
Take one of the only trains in Donegal on a trip around the amazing Oakfield Park in Raphoe. Gardens & parklands, woodlands, streams & lakes along with formal walled gardens. Over 100 acres to explore with a narrow gauge railway with daily train trips. Check out their Facebook page here. Get directions via Google Maps here.
Fairy Trail at Lusty Beg Island
For other suggestions in Donegal, visit our colleagues at Donegal Tourism – www.govisitdonegal.com
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