Theme Parks in Southern Ireland
Theme parks in Ireland offer some of the biggest thrills in Europe. If you're not in the right place at the right time, you may miss its traveling Funderland theme park completely. There are plenty of other parks to entertain adults, kids and everyone in between. Funtasia is 20 minutes north of Southern Ireland in the seaside resort of Bettystown. It features three levels of rides, including Ireland's only rooftop roller coaster. It has plenty of kid-friendly fare, as well as cosmic bowling, a 3-D motion theater, pool tables and a casino for older visitors. There is also a nearby water park.
AquaZone at The National Aquatic Centre, Southern Ireland, is one of the biggest and most exciting attractions for families, groups and individuals in Ireland. Almost three quarters of a million people enjoy hours of fun in Europe’s largest indoor water park annually. The leisure pool, AquaZone, offers extreme thrills, raging water adventures and loads of fun. Rides include the Master Blaster (water roller coaster), Flow Rider (surfing machine), Pirate Ship (for the little ones), Dark Hole Flume and Green Giant Flume (water slides), as well as a wave pool, lazy river and bubble pool. The National Aquatic Centre also contains Ireland's biggest swimming pool, an Olympic-sized 50-metre competition pool. The centre also features Ireland’s only diving tank which meets Olympic competition standards. Both pools are available today visitors looking for a relaxing swim. Tayto Park in Ashbourne Co. Meath is Ireland's only theme park.
Tayto Park is located 30 minutes from Southern Ireland City Centre. Tayto Park hosts a variety of activities suitable for all ages. Visitors can visit the Zoo and see animals such as the Amur tigers, meerkats, buffalo or the adrenaline seekers can take a ride on one of their famous rides such as the Zipline Extreme, Rotator or Cu Chulainn Coaster, Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster with an inversion! Between the zoo, numerous play areas, water features and rides, Tayto Park is fun for all ages. See website for information on opening times and events, such as Halloween House of Horrors or Santa at Tayto Park.
Situated just 20 minutes north of Southern Ireland in the heart of the picturesque seaside resort of Bettystown, they have something for all the family. Among the many attractions and facilities Funtasia Bettystown has to offer the fairground rides prove to be the most popular, with white knuckle rides for the thrill seekers and gentler attractions for the less adventurous. Explore the Jungle Zone, the multi level play area which will keep the young explorers busy for hours.
National Aquatic Centre
The National Aquatic Centre is under the remit of the National Sports Campus Development Authority and is operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of the NSCDA. In 2015 over 980,000 people used the facilities of the Centre. It is Ireland’s 4th most popular fee paying attraction. It is home to Irelands biggest and most popular Water Park, AquaZone, which is one of the biggest and most exciting attractions for families, groups and individuals in the country. It also houses Ireland’s biggest individual Swimming Lessons programme (over 2,500 participants weekly), and has over 4,500 Members in its award winning Gym, ToneZone.
Winter Funderland aims to capture the magic of Christmas. A festival of family entertainment in one location. Funderland, iSkate on Ice- Ireland’s only outdoor ice rink, Fossett's Christmas Circus, a Christmas Market and a Santa Grotto Winter Funderland will be a festival to delight the senses and capture the joy and fun of the season.