This new family 'Treasures Trail' in Waterford is free – and it sounds like a great day out
Still got some staycation days you are looking to fill with some good old-fashioned family fun?
Well, then this brand new family fun trail in Waterford might be just the thing.
The newly launched ‘Treasures Trail’ is designed to help children and families to discover the depths of historical treasures in Ireland’s oldest city by following a series of clues that they have to solve.
Sounds like fun? I think so!
According to the makers of the trail, the easy-to-follow mystery route is rooted in the heritage of Waterford's Viking Triangle and takes in some of the most fascinating sights along the way.
Through a series of 12 questions families are guided through an 800-metre walk through ancient Waterford as they search for the visual clues which will help them to solve the trail and once completed the little navigators will be awarded the title of ‘Official Historian of Ireland’s oldest city.’
The trail can be self-guided or it can be used on the Freedom of Waterford or Epic guided walking tours offering parents and guardians the opportunity to enjoy a visitor experience while little ones are engaged in the interactive experience too.
"This new Trail is a really wonderful family way to explore the Viking Triangle," explains Museum Director Eamonn McEneaney.
"Our Treasures Trail is a way of engaging with young people, helping them to participate in our guided walking tour. It has been created for primary school-age children and the goal has been to turn real-life history into a fun adventure. It is an engaging and imaginative learning opportunity that is fun for all involved.”
The original artwork for the new Treasures Trail has been created by Waterford-based artist and mum of two Anouschka Joyce.
To try out the new Treasures Trail, visitors can pop into the Bishop’s Palace Museum for a copy of the new map.
Waterford Treasures is a suite of 5 museums located in the heart of Waterford City, the Georgian Bishop’s Palace, the Medieval Museum, Reginald’s Tower, the Irish Museum of Time, and the Irish Silver Museum.
The Freedom of Waterford ticket gives you all 5 museums plus the guided Epic walking tour (€15 per adult) – pre-book at WaterfordTreasures.com.
Even better? Children under 12 go free!