Summer is here and school is almost out, so if you are looking for ways to keep the kids entertained over the coming months, then take a look below, at some of our top suggestions for great family days out!
1. Explore the Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones
This popular 6km scenic coastal route has long been a favourite of Dave and Steve’s, and they regularly love to start the day with a run along it’s stunning path. Soak up the views of the sea, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and flowers along the way! We recommend doing this walk on a dry day, and finishing it off with a spot of lunch or coffee and cake in our Greystones cafe, for the ultimate fun day out!
2. Enjoy a history lesson in Clondalkin
Why not have a family history lesson and visit the 1,000 year-old Round Tower in Clondalkin village! The Clondalkin Round Tower Exhibition, located in the Education and Interpretive Centre (where you will also find our cafe!), is a fun and interactive experience the whole family will enjoy. Kids will love the chance to build their own round tower, or dress up in costume and imagine what it was like 1,000 years ago! There is also an multi-screen animated film experience, which explains the amazing history of the tower. Of course, any trip would not be complete without some delicious food, so be sure to pop into our cafe while you’re there!
3. Have a picnic in Glendalough
There is nothing nicer than a picnic – food always seems to taste even better in the outdoors! Glendalough is one of the most beautiful destinations in Wicklow for a picnic and a day out in nature. As well as lunch al fresco, why not soak up the views of the lake, follow one of the many hiking trails, spot wildlife, or visit the ancient Monastic City! Glendalough is about an hour’s drive from our Greystones cafe, so why not start the day with a hearty brekkie, and pick up some of our tasty wraps and salads for the perfect healthy picnic! Our vegan Bakewell Tarts make a delicious summery sweet treat too!
4. Hike up Bray Head
If you are looking for some breathtaking views, then be sure to check out Bray Head, for a slightly more challenging walk that is a great way to break a sweat while soaking up the outdoors. There is a panoramic view at the top, which takes in Bray, Wicklow, and Dublin Bay, as well as some of the local mountains like the Sugar Loaf! All that climbing will leave you in need of refreshments, so why not hop on the Dart and pay our Greystones cafe a visit after!
5. Visit Ireland’s highest waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest waterfall, and it’s located in the stunning Powerscourt Estate, in Wicklow. A great spot for a family picnic or barbecue, the estate is home to many different types of trees and wildlife, it also has a playground for younger children. A great spot for a sunny day and just a stone’s throw away from our Greystones cafe too!
6. Come play with us at Playstival Festival
Ireland’s newest family festival, Playstival, takes place 11th and 12th August in Airfield Estate in Dundrum, Dublin. This 2-day festival celebrates screen-free, imagination-filled play and will be packed with fun and interactive games and activities that children of all ages will love! We will be selling our delicious and healthy Happy Pear food there all weekend, and Dave and Steve will be there to join in on the fun too! Tickets are selling fast for this event, so click here to book yours now!