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Family Hotel Trim

Top 10 Things to do when the Sun Shines!

1. Trim Castle Hotel Customised Heritage Tours

At Trim Castle Hotel we appreciate the rich and ancient heritage of Ireland and are fortunate to have so many historical landmarks in our area. We also have beautiful countryside ideal for activity holidays and rolling parkland perfect for golf. So for the convenience of our visitors we have created a number of tours which capture all the local culture and activities while sharing the magical and mystical sights of County Meath. Our tour packages can be customised in any way to meet your special requirements.

2. Trim Castle

Tour the finest and largest Norman Castle in Europe. Trim Castle was the scene of the Mel Gibson "Braveheart" movie in 1994.
Open daily Easter to October 31st.
Limited opening during Winter
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3. Hill of Tara

This magical site has been home to Gods and Goddesses, to Druids and Warriors and Ireland's High Kings ruled all of Ireland from this magical and mythical place.
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4. Bru Na Boinne (Newgrange)

Newgrange (c 3,200 B.C.) is the best-known monument of the World Heritage Site of Bru na Boinne. Inside the large mound there is a long passage leading into a chamber. The cremated remains of the dead were laid on large stone basins inside the chamber. At dawn on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year (December 21st), a shaft of sunlight enters the chamber of Newgrange through a specially designed opening over the doorway. On December 21st 1967, Professor MJ O'Kelly was the first person in modern times to see this now world famous event.
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5. Hot Air Balloon Rides

Make someones dream come true with an amazing Hot Air Balloon Ride over the beautiful countryside of Trim.
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6. Causey Farm

Causey Farm is a fun based venue for a variety of entertainment, tourism and educational programs. Try making brown bread making, celi dancing, playing the Irish drum, sugan rope making, hurling, milking a cow, turf cutting and working a sheepdog.
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7. Kilcarty Horse Riding Centre

Equestrian Fun for all the family.
Kilcarty, Dunsany, Co. Meath
Tel: 046 902 5877

8. Grove Gardens & Tropical Bird Sanctuary

Grove Gardens consists of four acres of gardens outside Kells, County Meath and features the clematis walk containing over 300 species of small and large flowered hybrids and herbaceous climatic. The rose garden has over 400 plants of French, English and modern roses. The tropical bird garden and mini zoo is a recent addition to Grove Gardens. A large variety of exotic and rare breeds of birds are housed in purpose built aviaries designed to become part of the gardens and create a unique setting for such a facility. Facilities include tearooms, picnic areas, shop and garden centre. There is full wheelchair access.
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9. Rathbeggan Lakes

Delightful angling centre and family farm open daily from 9.00am. Fly fishing plus loads of family activities and country fun.
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10. Loughcrew

Experience exhileration and excitement in the peace and beauty of Loughcrew Adventure Centre.  Filled with history, fantasy, and atmosphere, a day in Loughcrew is a magical experience your family will never forget. Children will be fascinated by the spectacular obstacle course, watermill cascade, hidden fairies & giant spiders, along with the Alice in Wonderland sculptures.
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Top 10 Things to do on Rainy Days!

1. Trim Visitor & Genealogy Centre

Trim Visitor Centre features the “Power and Glory” multimedia exhibition painting a vivid picture of the magnificent medieval ruins of Trim. Open daily Tel: 046 948 7227

2. Aura Leisure

The Trim Aura Leisure Centre is an ideal location for guests to workout, relax and enjoy the fantastic new facilities available, including state of the art gymnasium and 25 metre heated swimming pool. The Leisure Centre also boasts a learner pool, a kiddies fun pool, a multi-purpose sports hall, a full health suite, two field turf football pitches, lawn bowling facilities and to complete a perfect family day-out, kids camp and activities. http://www.auraleisurecentres.ie/locations/aura-trim.html

3. Puddinghill Activity Centre

Puddinghill Activity Centre is one of Irelands best corporate and family entertainment centres. It offers a diverse range of both indoor and outdoor activities including • Indoor Karting • Paintball • Clay Pidgeon Shooting • Childrens Play Centre • Animal Farm http://www.puddenhill.com/

4. Diamond Cinemas

Diamond Cinemas in Navan features 6 screens, all with Dolby surround sound. Late shows on Friday & Saturday nights. Open from 2.30pm daily during school holidays. http://www.diamondnavan.com/

5. Causey Farm

Causey Farm is a fun based venue for a variety of entertainment, tourism and educational programs. Try making brown bread making, celi dancing, playing the Irish drum, sugan rope making, hurling, milking a cow, turf cutting and working a sheepdog so regardless of the weather you are guaranteed a great day out. For further details click here

6. Movies @ Trim Castle Hotel

Why not take advantage of your own private cinema for an afternoon. Watch the latest DVD releases in the privacy of your very own cinema. Popcorn and lots of goodies also available. Contact hotel reception for further details on 046 9483000.

7. Slane Castle & Slane Rocks

Slane Castle is now offering whiskey tasting tours where visitors will have the chance to both visit the Castle and enjoy a tutored tasting of a range of Irish Whiskeys including its own Slane Castle Irish Whiskey. http://www.slanecastle.ie/Templates/AgeProtectedPage.aspx?page=261

8. National Aquatic Centre

AquaZone, at the National Aquatic Centre, is one of the best water parks in Europe. It offers a whole host of exciting features that ensures there is lots of family fun, thrills – and something for everyone. http://www.aquazone.ie/

9. Dinos Den

Offers a unique play structure with four different levels. A separate play area is available for children aged 1 to 5. http://www.dinosdenplaycentre.ie/

10. Funtasia

Funtasia Bettystown offers everything from white knuckle rides for the thrill seekers to gentler attractions for the less adventurous. Younger visitors will enjoy exploring the jungle zone with its multi level play area keeping them busy for hours. Adventure lies around every corner. http://www.funtasia.ie/bettystown/home.aspx?AcceptsCookies=1