Meath-based mid-term days out for outdoorsy little explorers
For those who are Meath bound this mid-term break, the following spots will suit any outdoorsy little explorers who like interactive fun. These are great places to tire out active minds. Just don't forget the wellies.
Newgrange is a prehistoric monument located about 1km north of the River Boyne. It was built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. It's massive, distinct and very mysterious. The best known Irish passage tomb, Newgrange is a cool place for any little historians in the making.
Sonairte is an interactive visitor centre in Laytown that promotes ecological awareness and sustainable living. There's loads to do for families, such as exploring the nature trail and river walk; visiting the bee museum; admiring the cool educational products in the eclectic Eco Shop; enjoying one of the delicious cakes in the Sunflower Café.
Causey Farm in Fordstown, Navan is a fun (and messy) day out where families can explore the bog; learn how to bog jump; make a rope; milk a cow; cut turf in a bog; bake brown soda bread; see a sheepdog at work. Be prepared to get stuck in as there there is a hands-on focus with an emphasis on getting visitors to participate in all activities.