70 Be Our Guest EPIC CHQ, DUBLIN Centrally located on Dublin’s Docklands, EPIC CHQ brings modern technology and history seamlessly together to give visitors an experience like few other museums can. Learn about those who have left our shores and the reasons behind their decisions, as well as those who went on to achieve great things after leaving - Inspire that Inner Explorer. CARLINGFORD ADVENTURE CENTRE, LOUTH The pretty, medieval town of Carlingford has little trouble attracting day-trippers and thrill-seekers, who have plenty to do here. Whether it’s zorbing, rock-climbing or abseiling at Carlingford Adventure Centre, there’s something to appeal to all the family. IRISH NATIONAL STUD, KILDARE The Irish National Stud is one of the world’s leading thoroughbred breeding centres – take a tour to see these magnificent animals up close. No visit is complete without time spent in the adjoining Japanese Gardens - a horticultural wonder designed by one of Japan’s great gardeners. LOUGHCREW ADVENTURE CENTRE, MEATH Fancy braving the longest zip-line in Ireland? It’s just one of the attractions at Loughcrew Adventure Centre near Oldcastle where visitors of all ages can enjoy tree-climbing, archery and a test of skill and endurance called ‘witches’ ropes’. TAYTO PARK, MEATH The essential family destination. A theme park and a zoo rolled into one. Tayto Park is home to Europe’s biggest wooden roller-coaster (Cú Chulainn Coaster) and a large selection of beastly and beautiful animals including tigers, bison and snakes. Along with the Cu Chulainn Coaster Tayto Park also houses a zip-line, sky walk, climbing walls and slides. DUBLIN ZOO, DUBLIN Dublin Zoo never disappoints. See some of the big 5 at the African Savanna or the Zoo’s brand-new home for reptiles and dinosaurs in the Zoorassic World. With eleven different habitats in-all, a visit will never be forgotten. LITTLE MUSEUM OF DUBLIN “Dublin’s best museum experience” according to the Irish Times, this gem will transform your conception of what a museum visit is. Walking tours, retro exhibits, a large showing of U2 memorabilia and bite-sized movies are among the large collection of alternative displays. LOUGH BOORA DISCOVERY PARK, OFFALY Lough Boora Discovery Park is an ideal location for the active family. The park offers cycle and walking tracks that suit all ages, angling spots for those who want to test their fishing rod skills, a sculpture park to help inspire the creative type and a fairy trail for those with the biggest imaginations. THE NATIONAL AQUATIC CENTRE, DUBLIN The National Aquatic Centre goes above and beyond any other swimming facility in Ireland. It is home to the country’s biggest indoor waterpark, AquaZone, but also offers water rides, a wave pool, 50mtr swimming pool, gym area and café. A perfect way to spend your day regardless of the weather outside. One thing the Ireland’s east isn’t short of is options for a family day out. Whether you are staying in the capital city or further inland, you will never be far from one of our options below. Whether it's animals or activities that you’re looking for we have you covered.