Summer Days with the Family at Donegal Boardwalk Resort

It is no secret that we love to welcome families to Donegal Boardwalk Resort, particularly during the summer holidays. When holidaying at the resort there is a multitude of activities for families to choose from, all a convenient drive away. As the school summer holidays approach, we thought it might be a nice idea to share some of our favourite places and recommendations for a great family day out in Donegal.

Gáinne Mór Alpacas

Gáinne Mór Alpacas is situated in the beautiful area of Sheephaven Bay, Downings, Co. Donegal. They specialise in alpacas walks and farm visits by appointment. You can take one of their gorgeous boys for a walk lasting approximately 60 minutes on the farmland.  The nature of the Alpaca is gentle and curious, making walking with Alpacas enjoyable and entertaining with their quirky individual characters. The walking route takes in the stunning views of the local area of Sheephaven Bay, Melmore, Horn Head and Muckish Mountain.

Wild Ireland

Wild Ireland is a unique wild animal sanctuary on the Inishowen peninsula. Located in an ancient Celtic rainforest, Wild Ireland offers sanctuary to many animals which have been rescued. Wild Ireland offers sanctuary to many animals such as Brown Bears, Wolves, Lynx and Wild Boar. Step back in time into an ancient woodland, inhabited by these extinct creatures, that have returned to their ancestral home. Lots of wild birds call Wild Ireland home and their beautiful lake is home to
swans, ducks and even otters. Families love to listen to tales of ancient folklore, play in the play park and finish off with some tasty treats & gifts from the Wild Ireland Shop.

Tropical World

Tropical World at Alcorn’s opened its doors to the public in April 2011. This fascinating destination boasts an amazing array of Exotic Plants, Animals and Tropical Butterflies in the heart of Donegal! Also home to a mini zoo with many species of birds and mammals. Tropical World provides a picnic area, indoor covered play park, birthday party cabin, souvenir shop, toilet and baby changing facilities and is fully accessible for wheelchair users. A perfect location for a family day out.


Lurgybrack Open Farm is a special place where all the family can spend the day together visiting the animals and having fun. The centuries old farm building is home to a range of friendly farm animals that children can come face to face with. There is ample space to play safely, wander by the riverside, walk or just sit back and unwind with a tasty snack from our tea room or have your own family picnic if the weather allows.

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