Only 20 mins from The d Hotel, The fishing village of Clogherhead is so close enough to make it worth a day trip, but far enough to keep the crowds down.
Clogherhead beach is a relatively sheltered sandy stretch which is backed by mature dunes. These are protected under the EU Habitats Directive as they are home to many interesting species of flora and fauna.
As a Blue Flag winning beach there are good facilities and access here, and you can rest assured the water is clean and safe; Clogherhead beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer season plus it is home to an RNLI lifeboat.
There’s plenty to do at Clogerhead both on and off the water. The village is home to an Irish Sailing Association school and Outdoor Education Centre. It is also an attractive stretch of coast; from the headland there are panoramic views of Lambay Island to the south and the Mourne Mountains to the north
2. Bettystown Beach
Only 10 mins from The d Hotel, Bettystown beach is a stunning fine sandy beach perfect for swimming, walking and other activiities throughout the year. It is a long established seaside resort with a stretch of beach from Laytown to the mouth of the Boyne at Mornington. On the beach at Bettystown, one of Ireland's most notable historical finds was made. In 1850 a peasant woman claimed to have found the Tara Brooch in a box buried in the sand. The Tara Brooch is now on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
Set in Ireland’s ancient east in the magical Boyne Valley, Newgrange Farm is one of Ireland’s first open farms.
We invite you to discover all the fun life on the farm has to offer. Bring your curiosity, a sense of adventure and get ready to make memories that will last for years to come. Newgrange Farm is a great family day out.
Only 18 mins from The d Hotel. Click here for more information
4.White River Carting
Whiteriver Park is a state of the art outdoor venue for Competition Kart Racing, Owner Driver Leisure Karting, Arrive & Drive Karting for Individuals, Groups, Corporate Events and more.
As Ireland’s premier outdoor karting facility they provides thrills and excitement for both experienced and novice drivers in fast, high-spec karts.
Computerised Timing System with Lap time printouts allow you chart your progress on the circuit. Their BIREL KART fleet of rental karts are very close to Race Kart Specification and you can be assured of the thrills of wheel to wheel action that Karting at WhiterRiver Park provides.
Only 22 mins from The d hotel, click here for more information
Boyne Boats uses traditional Irish boats to provide a fun, unique and informative adventure boat tour on the Boyne river and Boyne canal navigation system eventually connecting Newgrange, the Battle of the Boyne and Drogheda.
Game of Thrones Boat Tours:
Experience the Boyne Valley like never before in Ireland’s answer to Game of Thrones – the Battle of the Boyne! Take a trip back in time and paddle a boat from the Game of Thrones through the Boyne canal that bisects the Battle of the Boyne site and learn how the Battle of the Boyne shaped Ireland’s future.
Only 11 mins from The d Hotel, Click here for more informationa
6. Irish Military War Museum
The Irish Military War Museum offers a fascinating insight into Irish participants’ involvement in both World War One and World War Two, as well as other military conflicts in world history
The museum recreates in stunning detail examples of trenches of World War One as well as displays of the highly motorized conflict that was World War Two. The Museum houses one of the finest collections of WW2 Allied and Axis vehicles and deactivated weapons ever assembled in Ireland.
Learn to drive a tank
Family Park, petting zoo & playground
Guided tour packages
Talks/Workshops can be tailored to suit your group’s needs
Costumes available to hire
Only 18 mins from The d Hotel, Click here for more information
7. Ardgillan Castle and Gardens
Situated between Balbriggan and Skerries while over looking the Irish Sea, Ardgillan Castle is a Hidden Gem
Ideal for a full family day out, with an amazing fairy trail, woodland walks, secret gardens, a castle and a playground, you will be entertained all day
Only 26 mins from The d Hotel, Click here for more information
8. Funtasia Waterpark
A first for Ireland this exhilarating indoor Waterpark is 30,000 sq feet of water gushing fun.
A giant pirate's head dominates this unique Waterpark, filling up with over 500 litres of water, sporadically tipping over onto the unsuspecting crowd below.
With white knuckle speed slides for the adrenalin junkies, the pirate's cove play area for the little one, a toddler area, lots of squirting spraying shooting cannons, a coffee dock, family jacuzzi, gift shop and lots lots more.
You will be dripping with fun!
Only 8 mins from The d Hotel, Click here for more information
9. Funtasia Bettystown
You will be amazed at what we have to offer you. Explore the multi level jungle zone play area. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and sample our mouth watering menu in our carousel themed restaurant, or why not venture into the heart of the complex and go for a strike in our cosmic bowling alley? Take a journey in our 3d motion theatre or perhaps have a flutter in our state of the art Casino. There's so much to do at Funtasia.
It's Funtasia. It will Amaze ya!!!!
Bowling, Fairground Rides, Jungle zone, ,3D Motion Theatre, Remote control trucks & boats, Pool tables, Video games, Casino
Only 11 mins from The d Hotel, Click here for more information
10. Tayto Park
Tayto Park is a Theme Park & Zoo offering a huge variety of things to do… good craic, good grub, adventure, nature, animals, a few surprises!
Theme Park Attractions: Eagle Sky Adventure Zone, The Cu Chulainn Coaster, Viking Voyage, Zoo, World of Raptors, 5D Cinema, Air Jumpers, Ferris Wheel, Playgrounds, Tayto Factory Tour, Vortex Tunnell and much more!!
Only 25 mins from The d Hotel, Click here for more information
11. Carlingford Sky Park
For all the thrill seekers out there, why not try – AERIAL COURSES –
Test yourself on 30 challenges including cargo nets, skateboards, giant log swings, monkey bars and of course ziplines! With courses ranging in height from 6ft to 40ft there is a course for everyone and plenty of zip wires. - You need to be 1.2m tall to take part on our aerial adventure park.
Only 40 mins from The d hotel, Click here for more information
12. Dublin Zoo
Dublin Zoo is Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction, and welcomed over one million visitors last year
Only 50 mins from The d hotel, Click here for more information
13.Loughcrew Estate and Fairy Trail
Loughcrew Estate provides a fantastic day out for all the family in the heart of the Boyne Valley amid the rolling hills of Meath. The historic grounds & gardens are perfect for the History buffs and tour groups.
Just some of the sites you will come across on the 2km looped walk are the Medieval Motte, the magnificent Yew Walk, and the foundations of the old Long House dating back to the early 1600's. Make sure to read the interesting information boards and learn a little bit about the history of Loughcrew.
St. Oliver Plunkett's Family Church ruins can be found on the Estate. It is said that the Plunkett family resided at Loughcrew and this is where the well-known Saint was born — Saint Oliver's head may be in Drogheda but his Spirit is in Loughcrew!
The kids can be tired out on Loughcrew Adventure Centre — conquer heights on the climbing wall or fly through the air on the zipline, ideal for kids 7 years+. For the smaller ones, the Fairy Trail is the most magical few hours you can spend together. Can you find all the Fairy homes?!
(1 hour from The d Hotel) For more information please click here