Boyle is fast becoming a top Irish destination for families thanks to its ideal location on the borders of Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim. A chance to get active in nature and experience memorable family activities. We have put together some great family activities near Boyle. 

Arigna Mining Experience 

This ever popular visitor attraction is a truely unique experience. Visitors are taken on a fascinating multi sensory underground tour of the Arigna Mines guided by an ex miner, who brings them on a journey through what was a harsh and dangerous way of life which captures the imagination of young and old alike. 

The visitor centre itself is magnificent, housing a wonderful cafe which takes in the stunning panoramic views of the Arigna Valley and Lough Allen, a visit for this alone is worth it! You can even do a spot of retail therapy in their gorgeous gift shop. 

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Caves of Keash 

Based on archaeological inspections in the 1900s, early man lived in the Caves of Keash. There’s also evidence of bears, wolves and arctic lemmings. Legend says that Cormac Mac Airt, Ireland’s famous High King, was born by a well near the caves and while his mother slept, he was stolen by a group of wolves. He was later reunited with his family and ruled as King.

Bring your camera and take shots of the incredible caves. Look for Lough Feenagh on your journey, it’s shaped like the map of Ireland.

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Eagles Flying

Ireland’s largest sanctuary for raptors and owls  a visit to Eagles Flying is a truly amazing experience for all the family, with something for young and old. Enjoy spectacular Interactive Bird Shows and meet the many adorable animals in their Petting Zoo. 

King House Museum & Cultural Centre 

Located in the heart of Boyle this beautifully restored Georgian mansion houses a number of exhibitions interpreting it’s history over a 300 year period. First built in 1730 as the seat of the King family, a powerful landowning dynasty, the house later became a military baracks and recruiting depot for the famouse Irish regiment of the British Army, the Connaught Rangers. The house is also home to the BOyle Civic Art Collection. 

Also located in the grounds of King House is a charming Craft Shop & Tourist Information Centre, along with King House Tea Rooms. Every Saturday the grounds also host the Courtyard Market where you can enjoy delicious local produce and shop wonderful local crafts. 

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Knockvicar Alpacas 

Don’t miss the opportunity to get up close to these cheeky but adorable animals in a relaxed family environment. Alpacas are of the camelid family and originate primarily from Peru but are also found in
Chile and Bolivia. These valuable animals that are called “the finest livestock investment in
the world” have been spreading across the globe from the late 80’s; the first animals arrived
in Ireland in 1999.

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Lough Key to Boyle Cycle Trail 

This beautiful scenic cycle trail takes you from Lough Key Forest & Activity Park to the quaint historic town of Boyle. A perfectly safe cycle route for families which is suitable for all levels of fitness.

For bike hire from Lough Key contact Electric Bike Trails who offer both Electric & Hybrid bikes with buggy attachments for the younger members of the family. 

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If you would like to experience some of these great family activities near Boyle,

then check out places to stay nearby. 

Lough Key Forest & Activity Park

Lough Key has been drawing visitors for centuries and for good reason! The 350 hectare former landed estate has something for everyone with it’s rich and fascinating history, spectacular views and evocative islands including the icon of the area Castle Island. Following major development the historic backdrop encompasses a landmark cluster of unique attractions.

Lough Gara Country Adventures

Located in a tranquil setting on the shores of Lough Gara. Lough Gara Adventures is a friendly family run country pursuits centre offering a variety of exciting outdoor activities. A great fun day for groups of all ages and abilities. 

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Moone River Cruise

Book your family a table on the ever popular Moone River Cruise in Carrick On Shannon and enjoy a relaxing sail along the majestic River Shannon.

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Tullyboy Farm

Tullyboy Farm is a family run real working visitor farm in a beautiful setting around a Georgian farmhouse and buildings with mature trees and lake views The attraction offers fun, educational and cultural activities for families, from miniature tractor barrel rides, straw dives for goodies, playground, lots of animals to get up close to, hand feed and cuddle, tractor trailer rides and pony rides by lead rein. 

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Zipit – Zipline Adventures 

A treetop high ropes forest adventure park with a difference. A place for young and old, where children can let their imagination run wild and where adults can embrace their inner child. You can climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, even ride a bmx across a bridge, before zipping down one of our many ziplines. Children from age 7 to adults can enjoy up to 3 hours of excitement and adventure.

Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie or just looking to try something different, Zipit offers a unique outdoor experience for everyone to enjoy. Forget the day to day stuff. Put down your smartphone. Escape the office. Get back to nature and let yourself go!

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