Sixteen of the top attractions in county Wexford have joined together to celebrate the third annual ‘Wexford Day’ and are throwing open their doors to children this Wexford Day on June 23. Everyone is encouraged to get out and explore the heritage and culture of Wexford.
The long list of tourism sites in Wexford have arranged fun, free activities for all the family to enjoy this Wexford Day.
The Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle Gardens, Craanford Mill, Dunbrody Abbey, Enniscorthy Castle, John F Kennedy Arboretum, National 1798 Centre, The Ros Tapestry and Waterfront Swimming Pool are offering free entry to all children from Wexford and beyond. Wexford Swimming Pool will be offering free entry to any child wearing the Wexford colours of purple and gold on the day. New Ross Kennedy Memorial Swimming Pool will be offering a free swim to any child between 11am and 4.45pm. Duncannon Fort will have free entry for kids and guided tours on the hour 9.45 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.
Ballyhack Castle, Ferns Castle and Tintern Abbey will be offering free entry to all this Wexford Day. Hook Lighthouse is planning a family fun day to celebrate Mid-Summers day on Wexford Day. There will be a barbecue, games, holistic fair with card readers and some holistic therapies and Kids go Free on tours of the lighthouse.
The Irish National Heritage Park are offering free entry to kids with free children’s activities which include two playgrounds, rock art, wattle your own house and panning for gold. The park will also have pay and play adventure activities on the day which will include brass rubbing, Viking shield making and row your own coracle. Guided Tours and Self- Guiding will also be available.
Visitors will be spiled for choice on the day as the John Barry Maritime Festival in Wexford town and the JFK50 Celebrations will also take place over the mid-summer weekend.
Wexford day is a tourism initative organised by Wexford County Council and Visit Wexford to showcase the heriateg and cultural offfering in Wexford town and county.
A full list of all of the free events and activities is available on http://www.visitwexford.ie