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  • #8773
    libby1
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    Has anyone got any unusal suggestions or ideas???

    I am so looking forward to being off for 4 days…..

    #97419
    Taylor5
    Member

    how old are the kids???

    We are heading up to Fermanagh to the marble arch caves.

    Fort Lucan
    W5 Belfast
    The Zoo

    #97427
    libby1
    Participant

    dd – is 8 and ds – is 11

    Spanish student is 16

    #97428
    Taylor5
    Member

    have a look at fort lucan then, one of the girls only pm’d me last night to have a look at it, havent been in years but looks much better now…. good prices too

    #97437
    trixiebell
    Participant

    Omagh – Ulster / American folk park

    #97438
    eastmeathmum
    Member

    Heard great review about W5 in Belfast, suitable and fun for all age groups.

    #97439
    scole1
    Member

    exploris – aquarium in portaferry
    planetarium in antrim

    friend was at fort lucan said it was great

    national aquatic centre blanchardstown
    head out to bray amusements on the shore..

    #97441
    Taylor5
    Member

    Trim castle is a lovely day out, nice for the student

    Carlingford is another nice spot or Ravensdale

    i tend to do the tourist things with my kids, i know alot goes over their heads as they are too young, but none the less they have a ball running about in castle or around highcrosses

    you cant go wrong with the beach, Port Beach is beautiful but be warned the whole East Coast is full of jellyfish and they are not little… massive yokes!!!!

    The open top bus trip in Dublin is BRILLIANT…. you can jump on and off and the tour is very imformative, leant things about the city i was born and lived in, one stop is the National History Museum
    http://www.dublintourist.com/budget_dub … isit.shtml

    I have started to pack a bag with a picnic, i did this before but not as much as i am now…. the tide has turned, more like the old days when we were kids, mam brought the picnic and we got our icecreams as the treat.
    Am i the only one doing this now? Or am i a complete scab 😆 😆 😆 😆

    #97444
    happymumblemum
    Participant

    Nope picnics all the way here too..went to Ardgillan yesterday armed with sandwiches crisps, fruit, choc. and bottle of diluted squash

    Only treat was the Ice Cream and pot of tea for Mammy..grand total of 4 euro for the day out.

    Would love to eat in the lovely cafes they have at these places but gone are the days I would pay 4 euro for a slice of carrott cake and 3 quid for a bottle of pop

    #97449
    Taylor5
    Member

    Thats right my sister, mam and i and the 4 boys (my younger guy had his own treats and drink) went to the Cafe in Rathfarnham castle a while ago, the kids got drinks and a coffee each, and 2 slices of carrot cake, the boys then wanted a treat you know its like a homemade twix, so 3 of them and 3 bags of crisps…… the grand of 32 euro 😯 😯 😯 I would have given the stuff but my sister paid, we worked out 5 euro more would have gotten us a main course over in the local pub!!!! Shocking

    #97452
    munchin
    Participant

    picnics in our house too – actually think the kids love the idea of a picnic too. DH takes the kids to the playground sometimes with their lunch and dd1 is delighted. 😀 😀

    #97477
    libby1
    Participant

    Picnics in our house too – its the best way to go….

    Last Sunday – we went to Dublin for day
    Starbucks for Coffee and treats – €27
    Wax Museum – €37
    And we went for Dinner/ Tea as a Birthday treat – 4 adult portions and 1 childs and drinks in Little Ceasars – €61

    We do Family picnics often and we end up having a feast – Loads of drinks, sandwiches and treats…. Everybody else’s tastes nicer….

    #97479
    Taylor5
    Member

    Was the wax museum any good?

    God that was an expensive trip out… starbucks yum yum, Little Ceasars yummy too

    #97509
    happymumblemum
    Participant

    I am planning a Dublin day out soon for dd

    #97512
    libby1
    Participant

    Wax Museum was ok
    Would not rush back – very little to keep children amused

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