Of course the number one reason you bring kids to the beach is to build sandcastles and paddle in the sea, but there has to be more to life right?
It is fair to say, you will build a fair few sandcastles, when you are here, but you probably would like to know what other options are open to you for very small children in Enniscrone
1. Beach Playground and Crazy Golf
A playground is a playground isn’t it… Well no. The Beach playground and Crazy Golf is more of an experience than a Playground. In addition to the usual swings and slides, it has lots of other things to do. As it is built on sand and is completely fenced in and secure, there are a great array of tractors, trailers, and digging equipment for your budding construction/demolition workers! There is a separate and supervised arena for Crazy Karting, which is always a great attraction. To the side of the playground, there is a Crazy Golf course which is bright, colourful, great value and has a few unique to Enniscrone features.
2. Waterpoint Aquapark
It’s the beach right, so what do you want to go to a pool for? Well not everyone enjoys swimming in the sea; the seaweed and the waves might all be a bit too much for little ones. The Aquapark with kiddies pool and fun water flume ride is the answer. After a swim, if your little ones still want more, there is also a great playground at the back of Waterpoint.
3. Stick of Rock or a 99
No trip to the beach would be complete without the obligatory stick of rock, with Enniscrone through it, or a 99. Pop into Milos and they will sort you out. You can also stock up on buckets and spades, or postcards while you are there.
By the way it is worth noting, that the kids will most likely run into the sea on the day that they are fully clothed, and you have no change of clothes for them. If this happens to you, Halmec hardware do carry a small range of kids clothes that will get you out of trouble.
4. Rock Pools
The poor Crabs of Enniscrone are driven daft by the amount of times they get fished out and released over the summer months, but it is good clean fun and they don’t come to any harm. Arm yourself with a long piece of string, a clothes peg and some chopped up rashers, and they will come scuttling out, they are fond of bacon. Make sure you have a big bucket to pop them into for examination. Don’t keep them out of the water too long, and be kind when you are popping them back in.
You can buy ready-made crab lines for a few euro in Milos or Halmac, if the DIY option doesn’t work out for you.
5. Castle Field
Because the beach is such a focal point of Enniscrone, the Castle Field often gets overlooked. This is a great amenity that has been developed in recent years, with extensive signage outlining the Archaeological features and the story of O’Dowds Castle. If that fails to impress, it’s got a great hill for rolling down, it’s the little things after all.
Tell us have we missed anything? What do your small kids love most about Enniscrone?