When it comes to exploring county Waterford’s wonderful outdoors, we often have to consider what the younger ones would like to do. With a ton of walking routes, beaches, parks, and a whole assortment of other outdoor activities, play parks offer the perfect stop and play area for kids. Luckily, play parks can be found in various parts around the county, some near beaches and other attractions.
BUNMAHON PLAY PARK
Bunmahon is a seaside town on the Copper Coast. The play park is right beside a large car park and is on the way to the beautiful beach. This full enclosed park also has a rip wire which is always a big hit with the kids. Bunmahon also boasts the Copper Coast Geopark one of only 57 in Europe, where you can learn about the history of mining in the area.
DUNMORE EAST PLAY PARK
The Park in Dunmore East offers spectacular views of the estuary and Hook Head in County Wexford and is a great place to relax and have a picnic in summer. The play ground here is enclosed so there is no need to worry of the little ones running off! The Park in Dunmore East is a picturesque place and is a favourite for young and old.
FENOR PLAY PARK
Fenor Play Park offers amenities for all the kids and ample parking for the parents. SItuated in the picturesque village of Fenor just past Tramore this is one of the most popular play parks in the area. There is also an all weather football pitch where the kids can kick a ball around. The park is enclosed and there is also plenty of seating for the tired adults!
PASSAGE EAST PLAY PARK
Passage East located is a picturesque fishing village on the banks of the River Suir. With beautiful views of the river valley Passage East also has a play park that will keep the kids entertained. The park is totally enclosed and there is seating for adults. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the famous Passage East goats who roam wild on the cliff above the village.
PEOPLE’S PARK PLAY PARK
The Peoples Park in Waterford City offers a relaxing break from the hussle and bussle of city life. There are meandering paths that will bring you through ths19th century park and there are plenty of places to sit and rest. There are two playgrounds, one that is for small kids and one for the older kid up to the age of 14. There is also a skatepark in site. Just inside the main gates of the park is a cafe where you can grab a coffee or feast on their many confectioneries that they have on offer!