Family-friendly walks

Get ready to discover all sorts of birds, flowers and everything in between along these wonderful family walks in Co. Waterford.

Waterford has an abundance of walking trails for kids no matter what their ability or age. We share some of the nicest walks below that will appeal to their sense of curiosity and their need to explore. Ready?

Walks that both kids and adults will LOVE

Enjoy these family-friendly walks right on your doorstep.

Attractions

Waterford Greenway

Chose a different path each time along The Greenway and discover lots of historic attractions along the way. Stretching over 46 km from Waterford City to Dungarvan, each section has something to enjoy during your walk. Pretty villages, magical tunnels, and historic bridges are just some of what you’ll see.

For Kids

Anne Valley Walk

This is a perfect family walk for the weekend. It goes from Dunhill to Annestown and back, with plenty to see along the way – spot the swans, dragonflies, butterflies and fairy doors.
Made for kids.

Attractions

Ballysaggartmore Towers Loop Trail

This is a very nice, short looped walk through beautiful woodland and just the right length with young kids. The gothic, Ballysaggartmore Towers are perfect for photo snaps. Plenty of picnic areas too. A real gem in Lismore, Co. Waterford.

Attractions

Dunmore Cliff Walk

This is a perfect family walk for the weekend. It goes from Dunhill to Annestown and back, with plenty to see along the way – spot the swans, dragonflies, butterflies and fairy doors.
Made for kids.

Attractions

Mahon Falls

If you’re craving a walk in wide-open spaces, then we have just the perfect spot for you! But before you get to the car park, drive the magic road and watch the kids faces when the car rolls back up the hill. Afterwards, park the car and let the kids run free towards Mahon Falls. Don’t forget to count the sheep up high on the slopes too.

Attractions

Glenshelane Woods

Easy does it! Glenshelane Woods has four different marked trails but if you’re looking for a walk suitable for all ages, then The Blue Trail is the one to do. It takes 45 mins and is a nice, looped flat walk by the river and through the woods. Picturesque and magical.