Make Memories By TheLakes Family Fun Bucket List
The Fermanagh Lakelands gives busy families an opportunity to escape the fast pace of life and step into tranquillity.
Make A Splash
Bring the kids for a splash in the indoor swimming pool - a safe bet on a rainy day - or relax in the sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub. If you can steal away a little alone time, why not treat yourself to a rejuvenating Elemis Spa experience or beauty treatment in the heavenly Kalm Spa.
Be A Killy Kid
Make fun memories by the Lakes enjoying the 'Killy Kids' Outdoor Playpark, conveniently situated within the grounds of the Hotel, just a short stroll from our family friendly hotel accommodation and Self Catering Lodges.
Kids will have endless fun on the fantastic range of Kompan outdoor play equipment featuring a Triple Play Tower complete with slides, climbing frames and rocking hammock; carousel with bench, double swings, ‘birdsnest’ swing and more, ‘Killy Kids’ Playground is a spacious and secure area to enjoy time outdoors.
Go Castle Hunting
Fermanagh has castles a plenty – proper castles, with turrets, follies and expansive gardens. Get your medieval tabard on and explorethe hidden castles of Tully and Monea.
The town centre is dominated by the walls and battlements of Enniskillen Castle, built in the 1400s by Hugh Maguire, also known as “Hugh theHospitable”. His nickname fits the ambience of the place and its easy going, welcoming people.
Experience A TrulyErne Adventure
New in Enniskillen for 2021.Take cycling off the road andonto the water with a hydrobike rental on Ireland’s only Island Town. Thehydrobikes course leads around the island of Enniskillen taking in the uniquelandscape. Hydrobikes are easier to ride and suitable for adventurers aged 8 to80.
Captain A Cabin-Cruiser
Captain your own vessel with Erne Boat Hire, where boats can accommodate up to 8 people in berthed comfort. Explore the area and take in allthat the lakes have to offer - whether it's the islands, local attractions or just taking in the surrounding beauty from your boat.
Walk The Stairway To Heaven
Nicknamed the Stairway to Heaven, the timbered Legnabrockytrail to the summit of Cuilcagh Mountain is a wonder of foresight and compassion for nature, as well as a fair challenge for walkers and strollers, young and old. Originally installed to protect the blanket bog and mountain flanks from pounding boots and shoes, it’s become a magnet for locals and visitors and has recently become an Instagram rival to some of Northern Ireland’s most snapped and papped locations.
The dark underworld of caves at the Marble Arch Caves is nothing short of magical. Discover a world of hidden rivers, winding corridors and a fascinating array of cave formations. Go and explore the extensive caves on foot and by boat with one of the popular guided tours and you’ll discover a mind-boggling amount of fascinating facts about geology, geography and archaeology.
All Aboard At The Railway Museum
Possibly the most must-not-miss experience in Fermanagh –The Headhunters Barbers Shop & Railway Museum has a truly marvellous collection of memorabilia that should fascinate everyone, not just railway enthusiasts. Hear how railways opened up the lives of Fermanagh people, and if you need a haircut you can get one of those too… but no pressure, and free entry, making it one of the most fun things to do in Fermanagh.
Do It All Together At An Adventure Park
Get active at the Share Discovery Village in Lisnaskea. All equipment and instruction is provided for activities, which include dinghy sailing, canoeing, archery, banana skiing, indoor and outdoor climbing wall, pedal go-karting, kayaking, windsurfing, orienteering and a wide range of creative arts, for example, pottery, modroc sculpture and T-shirt painting based in the Arts Centre.
Have A Ramble Around Castle Coole
Castle Coole is a magnificent 18th-century mansion that’s set in a beautiful wooded landscape park.
Castle Coole is one of the finest examples of a Neo-classical house in Ireland. Visitors here will be given a glimpse into what life was like in the home of the Earls of Belmore.
Explore the stunning gardens and forest park walks that surround the Florence Court mansion, located just eight miles from Enniskillen town. The unique 18th Century Georgian house displays a fascinating collection of Irish furniture and Rococo plasterwork. Bring a hamper filled with treats to enjoy in the sunshine at the picnic area or children’s playground.
Farm Family Fun
Fermanagh Fun Farm is the perfect family experience as you muck in and enjoy farm life. Feed the animals, groom ponies, collect eggs and cuddle some of the smaller residents —who wouldn’t love a cuddle with a fluffy bunny! With an ever growing list of animals to meet, discover how to care for their individual needs as children are encouraged to join in. With a fantastic‘ tractor’ play area to explore, lots of space to run around and tea and treats on offer in the on site tearooms, you will be sure to have an afternoon bursting with farm family fun!