Leisure Activities in Waterford

All year round, leisure activities in Waterford provide a wide range of options for every age group. Waterford is loaded with lavish shopping areas, resorts, restaurants, and spas that ensure that your trip to Waterford is hassle-free. From a convincing landscape and outdoor to some world-class stay options and facilities, Waterford packs an incredible amount of diversity in the luxury activities it offers. So be it a family vacation, a friends reunion or a solo trip to feed your wanderlust, these activities in Waterford are a must try for a leisurely vacation!

Let's explore our list of recreational & leisure places in Waterford:

  1. House Of Waterford Crystal

    4.5 (329 Votes)
    House Of Waterford Crystal

    Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop

    However said diamonds are girls best friends probably didn’t walk in here. Known for its world class deigns, this places speaks out Panache! Known for its exclusive items in crystal, the best part about House of Waterford Crystal is that you can explore the way these items are crafted by opting for its factory tour. The highlight of the tour is visit to heated furnace where you can also l...Read more
  2. Mount Congreve Gardens

    4.7 (29 Votes)
    Mount Congreve Gardens

    Garden, Picnic Spot

    The place dates back to the late 18th century and attributed to local architect John Roberts who is also the mastermind behind many prominent buildings of Waterford. Commissioned by the John Congreve, son of first Ambrose Congreve of Waterford, this place is known for its wide and extensively striking gardens. Spread over 70 acres of land, this planted woodland is perfect for a sunny day picnic...Read more
  3. Waterford Nature Park

    Park, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Spread over an enormous area of 50 acres, this Nature Park serves as an ideal recreational area for locals as well as tourists alike. The park is dotted variety of walking routes, play equipments, nature trails and integrated wetlands where visitors can have a picnic or a play-date for kids. The park is also home to several wildlife areas and wildlife meadows adding to its versatility, impartin...Read more
  4. Coumshingaun Lough

    5 (44 Votes)
    Coumshingaun Lough

    Lake, Nature, Swimming Pool

    Famed as the jewel of the Comeraghs, this serene lake is a refreshing break for nature lovers. Considered to be one of the finest examples of Corrie Lake (coum in gaelic) in Western Europe, this place is perfect for a drive away from Waterford. Highlights include: Hiking Forest walking Exploring the diverse flora and fauna Swimming (recommended only in summers) Plenty of walking tours are ava...Read more
  5. Meaghers Quay

    View Point, Walking Area, Leisure

    Ideal for an evening stroll, Meagher’s Quay is a favourite spot for locals and tourists alike. The stunning panorama of the city, the beautiful waters dotted with colourful ships and the fancy restaurants and cafes perfect for a leisurely coffee; Meagher’s Quay is a place to be. Take a walk around its beautiful street, click pictures with the clock tower and the breathe the fresh ai...Read more
  6. Jack Meade's

    4.5 (19 Votes)
    Jack Meade's

    Pubs, Entertainment, Leisure

    Located on the spacious 5 acre area, this family-run place is a must-visit in Waterford. The beer is great, the food is scrumptious and the country-side ambience of the place takes the pub experience to a whole new level. The ducks, ponies, donkeys and goats on the farm add to the zest of the atmosphere. The beautiful beer garden and children’s play area make it a great place for a family...Read more
  7. Mayfield Birds Of Prey

    4.8 (14 Votes)
    Mayfield Birds Of Prey Image

    Food And Drinks, Picnic Spot, Bird Watching

    Falconry: Hunting of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey. Great for family and group activities, the Hawkeye Falconry offers activities for all ages making it ideal for a family outing. Hands-on experience, great spread of food and a fantastic picnic time guaranteed! 
  8. The Copper Coast Geopark


    Declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004, the Copper Coast Geopark extends for 17kms from Kilfarrasy in the east to Stradbally in the west. There is a total of seven geosites at this geopark. Industrial heritage buildings in Tankardstown, Ordovician volcanic rocks in Stage Cove, Devonian age sandstones and conglomerates in Bunmahon Head and Ballydwan Bay, Ordovic...Read more
  9. Garter Lane Arts Centre

    4.6 (142 Votes)
    Garter Lane Arts Centre

    Art And Culture, Exhibition

    Celebrating various forms of performance and visual art, the Garter Lane Arts Centre is one of the prime venues in Waterford to catch a show o dance, music, film or to be a part of an literature, visual art of a children’s art event. Based across two historic and well-preserved buildings constructed in Georgian style which date back to the 18th centuries, the centre also hosts temporary e...Read more
  10. The People's Park


    The People’s Park is located in Waterford, Ireland and is a famous tourist destination of the country. This park is one of the largest parks of the city. The overall area of the park includes 16.3-acres of land that comprises of ample green space. The park features a bandstand from the Victorian Era, a Goff cycle track, playground for children, monuments, iron bridge and a water fountain....Read more