10. Indoor parks
Perfect for those rainy days and Ireland’s unpredictable weather.
9. Great beaches
Ireland may not strike you as an ideal beach destination, but it is an island, with lots of coastline worth exploring.
8. Street performers
Lots of Ireland’s child-friendly pedestrian streets feature performers who delight with everything from sand sculptures to music to magic tricks.
7. Green space galore
Ireland provides numerous opportunities for outdoor fun. We found this farm and pony rides from their handmade signs on the side of the road. An unexpected discovery!
6. Street festivals
Summertime in Ireland sees numerous festivals to appeal to children and adults alike. This one, in Dublin, kept us entertained for hours. Another unexpected treat!
Almost every single community we visited, no matter how small, has a well-equipped playground. We made these a regular stop throughout Ireland.
4. Family-friendly B&Bs
The Irish bed and breakfast system gives you a homelike atmosphere when travelling. We found that the owners went out of their way to provide us with extra toys, outdoor space, and other niceties to make sure our son content during our stay.
Although stone structures and ruins might not seem to be something that kids would get excited about, a little imagination goes a long way.
2. The people
Everywhere we went – absolutely everywhere – our son was welcomed.
1. The pubs
Children are allowed into pubs during the day, which means that they can enjoy live music in a casual setting.