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DOME Family Entertainment Centre is Carlow's only bowling venue, children’s play centre, Laser tag, games arcade and kids party venue rolled into one.
Featuring brand NEW Laser Zone! The only interactive Pins On Strings in the South East is the next generation of bowling! The DOME also hosts a colossal 8,000 square feet of secure kids play area for little ones to burn off all that energy in the all new 3D jungle where your kids can explore and roam free within our play frame all the while being supervised so you know they are in safe hands while they go on their adventure! Facilities include Ball Pools, Crawl Tubes & Slides, Soccer Court and a Soft Play Area! The brand new state of the art Laser Zone is a uniquely designed laser tag arena is fun for ages 7 to 70!
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Rancho Reilly Pet Farm offers indoor and outdoor activity areas for kids of all ages to enjoy! Animal interactions consist of a petting area where you can hold a bunny or hamster, if you are brave enough you can hold a snake or one of our bearded dragons. Animal interaction consists of a petting area where you can hold a bunny or hamster, if you are brave enough you can hold a snake or one of our bearded dragons.
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Castlecomer Discovery Park and Visitor Centre consist of a wonderful 80-acre discovery park in the Castlecomer Demesne. Castlecomer Visitor Centre houses the reception, Coal-Mining Exhibition open daily. The grounds consist of mixed woodland, on the banks of the River Deen with numerous activities and attractions including the treetop adventure walk, a 140-metre walk through the beautiful riverside trees 10 metres above ground level. The stables are home to a growing group of craftspeople and artists. The first section of the yard has been fully restored and adapted to facilitate the resident artisans. The woodlands play host to 6 kilometres of themed woodland walks and a number of wooden sculptures. Twelve sculptures were created within the woodland, each designed to blend in with surroundings and five of the sculptures can be found scattered throughout the woodlands. Reach new heights by challenging yourself on our great outdoor climbing wall with several different levels for all to enjoy. Experience our daring Leap of Faith – climb the 7-metre pole, balance on the platform and take a leap of faith aiming for the target before being assisted back to ground level! Pre-booking is essential for all Tree Top Walk and Boating activities.
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Go with the Flow – River Adventures is a family run, adventure activity business offers affordable, guided canoe trails, canoe hire and canoe holidays on the beautiful Barrow river. No experience required – these adventures are available to complete beginners of all ages and abilities with a very keen and positive team of qualified instructors. Go with the flow brings the river to life in a fun, interesting and meaningful way. We also love to show people how to have good, safe and simple fun on the water. Tons of laughter guaranteed!!
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Discover the secret life of the Blackstairs Mountains and know more about birds, flora, fungi, mammals and butterflies of the Blackstairs mountains and the River Barrow. Fully guided walks to suit all ages, through the lovely lanes, lowlands, bogs and streams of the Blackstairs mountain area and the River Barrow, Co. Carlow, Ireland. Walk with expert guides and enjoy a unique rural experience. Trails include looking at the natural topography of the landscape, the local archaeology – Carlow has some fine dolmens, standing stones and cairns, Lichens and mosses, grasses and ferns, birds and mammals.
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Mountain Adventures 74 is a multilingual outdoor company offering guided day hikes and climbing sessions in the Wicklow Mountains, Mount Leinster, the Blackstairs, Comeragh, Galtymore and weekend guided hikes to Kerry, Connemara, Donegal, the Mourne Mountains and all over Ireland. Mount Leinster is one of the local hikes on offer, a small hike with few ascents and some steep ground but mostly on track. Interesting enough for people who want to venture and experience different types of hiking skills.
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Whether it’s a historical tour of Kilkenny, a cruise through county Carlow, or a wildlife adventure in counties Kildare or Laois; there is a boat for you. Take time to switch off, relax, and experience boating life as it was for those of a bygone era. Surrounded by nature, water, and history, our trips will leave you completely refreshed and renewed. Be sure to bring your camera, as unique views and vista continually present themselves while we rediscover much or the unseen landscapes and heritage of Ireland’s Ancient East. We have trips that cater to all, from the very young to the young at heart. These range from 30 min trips to tours of several days duration.
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The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a working chocolate and ice cream factory producing a range of luxury artisan chocolates, a varied selection of confectionery, chocolate spread and premium organic ice cream.
The full range is widely available and can best be enjoyed in the on-site café and ice cream parlour. The Chocolate Garden team run chocolate making workshops and chocolate mould-making sessions for all the family. Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a haven for chocolate lovers of all ages.
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Bring your family to the Visual Arts Carlow. Explore this stunning building in the heart of Carlow town and visit the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and George Bernard Shaw Theatre. Engage with amazing artwork by national and international artists and be inspired by Ireland’s largest and most spectacular space for contemporary art. There’s lots of activities to enjoy, from weekly parent and toddler art classes to family art workshops, youth theatre, intimate music gigs in the GB Bar, talks, workshops, tours, plus a 320-seat theatre with a packed programme of drama, film, dance and comedy.
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