Family Attractions

Our Top 3 Family Favourites

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1. Tramore Beach

Only a 15 minute drive from the hotel. This vast and spacious sandy beach stretches 5km along Waterford’s Atlantic coast. The popular town of Tramore is met at the eastern end of the bay, with promenade and various amusements. This beach is also quite popular with surfers catching some of the Atlantic swells. Fishing is also popular around the mouth of the lagoon, which provides the best catches including bass and flounder. 


2. The Greenway

The Greenway has something for everyone in the family;

The Greenway is 46km long and provides a path along the route of an old railway line from Dungarvan to Waterford. You can choose to walk or cycle the entire route or simply pick a stage. If you are interested in history, scenery, railways and bridges; the Greenway is a no-brainer. Here are 10 fantastic reasons to visit the greenway by foot or on your Bike. There are bike depots in Dungarvan, Kilmacthomas and Waterford with shuttle buses that make it so easy to take in as much of the fantastic surroundings as possible over 1 day or a couple of days.

Viking Hotel’s ‘Greenway Hub’ has bike racks so that bikes can be secured with our guests own locks. In the ‘Hub’ there is a handy vending machine containing energy refreshments and a stand for your bike if you need to make repairs. 


3. Activate Waterford

Located only 10-minutes drive from The Viking Hotel. Winner of “Best Indoor Activity Centre” at the 2019 Family Friendly Awards, this impressive 25,000 square feet of fun and 9 activities all under the one roof makes this one of the best party destinations around! Learn more by clicking here.


Other nearby activities


King of the Vikings 3D Tour

 Located only 10-minutes drive from The Viking Hotel. King of the Vikings is the world’s first virtual reality Viking experience! Explore the world of the Vikings in Ireland’s oldest city, Vadrafjord (Waterford). Learn more by clicking here.


Odeon Cinema

Located less than 10-minutes drive from The Viking Hotel. Catch the latest blockbuster movie with all of the family! With 8 screens of film magic all showing stunning RealD 3D, conveniently located near the city centre. Relax in the Premier Seats and satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s! Find out more and current listings by clicking here.


SPlashworld, Tramore

Located only 10-minutes drive from The Viking Hotel. Splashworld is a locally run, not for profit, community organisation. A centre for health, fitness and fun! Facilities include a water park, a 4 lane 25 metre pool, wave machine, 2 flume slides, fully equipped gym and a fitness studio. Serving the local community and many visitors for over 20 years! Learn more by clicking here.