Young adventurers will enjoy their Best Summer Ever at kids camps and clubs run by members of the Wexford Adventure Trail
With the summer holidays nearly here, many families will be looking for ways to keep the kids entertained over the next two months. Luckily, Wexford is the place to be in July and August, with so much to do for children of all ages. In fact, many of Wexford Adventure Trail members are running dedicated children’s camps and clubs this year, so read on as we guide you through some of the fun-filled kids’ activities taking place in Wexford this summer…
Adrenaline fuelled fun at the IOAC
First up is the IOAC in Rosslare. This renowned camping and outdoor adventure centre has a number of exciting options for children this summer. Their popular 5 day summer camps run weekly from Monday 3rd July to Friday 1st September, from 10am until 3pm. Activities at the IOAC include kayaking, high ropes, archery and more, all guaranteed to entertain your intrepid outdoor adventurers. These action-packed camps are suitable for ages 8 and above and cost €130 per person for the full week. Day rates are also available.
For those with younger children, the IOAC’s Adventure Kids Club is another great choice, as it caters for those aged 5-7. Here children can discover the great outdoors, enjoy thrilling activities, make new friends and create lifelong memories. The Kids Club runs for two hours a day, from 10 am – 12 pm each Wednesday to Sunday. It is priced at €12 per day per child and spaces are limited. For more information and to book visit IOAC
River kayaking with Gopaddle.ie
With so many incredible beaches and scenic rivers around Wexford, it’s no surprise that the county boasts some of the best watersports providers in Ireland. This is great news for aquatic adventurers of all ages, but this summer it’s the kids that will have all the fun at one of the camps run by our members.
Adventure seekers can learn to kayak with the friendly and experienced team at Gopaddle.ie. Exciting 4 day river kayaking camps run throughout July and August (until August 18th) at Edermine Bridge. These camps are suitable for ages 8-16 and are priced at €115 per person (family discounts are also available). No prior experience is necessary, although children should be comfortable in and around water. Kayak campers will develop new skills, make new friends, learn about water safety and take part in a thrilling end of camp river adventure.
The popular Surf Shack offers spectacular kids camps for ages 6-16 in both of its locations (Curracloe and Rosslare) throughout the summer months. In Curracloe, camps run every Monday to Wednesday and Thursday to Saturday, and in Rosslare camps run every Thursday to Saturday. All camps are 3 days long and start times vary (see The Surf Shack Ireland for further information). All activities are safe and although good swimming ability is encouraged, it is not a requirement for the camp. The numerous activities on offer include water safety skills, eco education, surfing, paddle boarding, sand-boarding, power kiting & beach challenges. All necessary gear and equipment is provided. Prices are as follows: 1 Day Kids Camp: €35; 2 Day Kids Camp: €70; 3 Day Kids Camp: €100.
Four Legged Friends
Learn to ride with the team at Shrule Equestrian Centre and Pet Farm
For all budding equestrians, a summer pony camp is the perfect way to enhance your riding and stable management skills and to make new friends, both human and equine! Shrule Equestrian Centre and Pet Farm near Gorey, is offering fun-filled Summer Pony Camps from Tuesdays to Thursdays weekly throughout July and August. Children will experience daily riding lessons, pony care classes, quizzes, games, visits to the pet farm and crazy golf. The camps run from 10am to 2.30pm. For further information and how to book see Shrule Equestrian Centre
Aspiring farmers will love the Country Skills Camp at Blackwater Open Farm. Taking place on July 3rd, 4th and 5th, this immersive outdoor experience is open to ages 5-10. Campers will take part in the following exciting activities: accompanying the resident farmer to feed the animals and do a daily check to make sure all are present, well and healthy; baking and tasting some delicious treats; decorating their very own craft to take home on the last day; and enjoying supervised play time in the Fun Zones. Prices are €80 per child and the camp runs from 9.30am to 12.30pm each day. For more information and how to book see Blackwater Open Farm
Whether you’re a local family filling your calendar with fun, or holidaymakers keen to let the kids experience the best of what Wexford has to offer, we hope that this taster of the camps and clubs taking place in our beautiful county will help you to plan your best Irish summer holiday yet!
Don’t forget to follow @Wexfordtrails and @Wexfordadventuretrail on Facebook and Instagram for more exciting events and things to do for all the family; with over 80 members making up our vast network of trails, you’re guaranteed to find something for all ages, interests and abilities in Wexford this summer.