Crafty Kids Club, Maldron Hotels very own on-site kids’ club, make every effort to keep the little ones entertained from the moment you all arrive.
The time your little ones spend in Crafty Kids Club will be jam-packed full of fun activities and making new friends.
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Run the rapids (all seven of 'em) in an inflated ring as you bump and bob down the river Inny in Longford. Kids will love pond-dipping, finding animal tracks or whizzing up juices from windfall apples (while you can brew up some beech leaf liqueur). Carlow, (059) 977-3184 or 0; Little feet can't walk too far, so a potter along the buggy-friendly 3km-trail of Lower Diamond Hill gives parents and toddlers just the right length of mini-hike.
And then there are the playground and Connemara ponies… Galway, (095) 41054; Price: Entry free Make like Jack Sparrow and keelhaul some landlubbers to raise the Jolly Roger aboard the Brian Ború, a 56-foot restored ketch that voyages around Waterford Estuary and up the River Suir to Little Island. Meath, (049) 854-1356; Price: Half day, adult, €32, child, €29 (includes six activities) or entrance to garden, €6 More than 200 cheetahs have been born at Fota since 1985 and their feeding time is a highlight of a visit here.
One way to feel less alone is to engage with an active listener in a depression chat room or a chat with a listener to share your sadness.These ‘apps’ which can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet PC provide a particular service or allow you to interact with a website.For example, the LUAS app provides a realtime timetable of the trams at each station along the green and red line.Where: Waterford Quay, Waterford, 0; Price: Adult, €20, child, €10 for one-hour trip Zip and zorb, climb and crawl through a gruelling adventure playground at Loughcrew - pit yourself against a forest crystal maze, all spiderwebs and stepping stones, scale the crannóg or climb the killer wall. But there are also penguins, gibbons and wallabies waiting to meet you. Cork, (021) 481-2678; Price: Adult, €15.50, child, €9.50, under-3s free, family ticket for four, €45.50 When: Open daily Parking: Car park, €3 Food: Savannah Cafe for sandwiches and snacks or Oasis Cafe for burgers, chips, etc, and a picnic area for BYO Good for: 0 Hard to believe that the northern hemisphere's Great Stalactite, 7.3 metres long, was formed from one drop of water.See for yourself at Doolin Caves in the Burren, then head up and out to see what grows (and lives) above ground with a visit to the animals on the farmland nature trail. Clare, (065) 707-5761; Price: Adult, €15, child, €8, family ticket, €50 (2 adults 3 children), book online for 20pc discount; booking recommended Parking: Free Food: The Garden Cafe Good for: All ages, though steps challenging for very young (or unfit) Creepy crawlies, an enormous whale skeleton, and a chance to pet a bear or inspect some moon rock.