I recently spent a fantastic weekend in Wexford with my husband and two young children (aged four & two) and we had an absolutely brilliant time. We stayed in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy in a family room on a two night B&B package with dinner one evening. The hotel itself is lovely and the family rooms are really spacious equipped with a double and two single beds, couch and two bathrooms (one with a bath, one with a shower). Room facilities also include tea/coffee making facilities, TV, safe and an iron and ironing board.
We used the leisure facilities a number of times and I really liked the hotel pool which has a good size splash pool for the kids which gave them their independence whilst allowing them to play safely in the water. Breakfast both mornings was excellent offering a wide and varied choice from the buffet along with a cooked breakfast menu option. We had dinner in the Alamo restaurant on Friday night and the food was really lovely. Service was excellent and the waitresses really made us feel at ease when our two got bored sitting at the table preferring to wander about! There is an extensive choice on the menu and they also offer a very good menu for children, all at reasonable prices.
On Saturday morning we visited Kia Ora Mini Farm in Gorey where we were warmly greeted by the owner Padraig who was a dab hand at setting the kids at ease with the animals. The farm has a great selection of animals such as goats, emu’s, sheep and cows and there is a lovely petting area where the kids can hold some of the animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs etc. The kids absolutely loved the trip around the farm on the full sized fire engine on site and there is also a lovely coffee shop serving a selection of hot drinks, sandwiches, cakes and treats.
After Kia Ora we visited Pirates Cove adventure park in Courtown. Staff were lovely and facilities were great, in particular the bumper boats. They also have bowling, slot machines, soft play area and mini golf among other activities as well as a café offering hot food and drinks. If I’m honest, it was probably a little old for our two children, in particular as the soft play area was closed when we were there for a birthday party.
On Sunday morning we went to Wells House & Garden in Oulart which was a definite highlight of the weekend. We had lunch in the café which was fab, followed by a really interesting tour of the house and then spent a few hours exploring the forest which includes a Gruffalo and fairy walk which is very special for the little ones. There is a super playground on site as well as a mini farm and a number of craft shops selling gifts. We spent nearly four hours here and the entrance fee is only €8 per car which is fantastic value for money.
All in all, Wexford is a fantastic destination for a weekend away with young kids. It offers so many attractions for all ages and I would highly recommend it!!