Things to Do

For adventure, relaxation, friendliness and good humoured fun, make it a stay at a Waterford Hotel. Here are some of the best things to do in Waterford as well as the best Waterford Attractions as voted by us here in Treacys Waterford Hotel. We’ve even included Family things to do in Waterford to make sure there is something to suit everyone! 


Swimming Pool

For Hotels with a Swimming Pool in Waterford, look no further than our Treacys Hotel Waterford. We put your interests first during your stay, so being a hotel with a Swimming Pool was simply a must have to keep the little ones entertained on a rainy day. Our Swimming Pool is 4ft (1.2m) deep, 20m long, flat bottom, heated swimming pool meaning even non-swimming can relax and unwind in our pool. Other facilities we offer on our deck is our thermal area, fully equipped with a Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi so that you leave feeling rejuvenated. Drench yourself in our cold water shower to invigorate the senses and awaken the mind leaving you completely refreshed.


Our Swimming Pool in Waterford is open 7 days a week from 8:00am - 7:30pm. 


Swimming not what your kids would like to do? Check out our Mini T’s Kids Club! With an array of fun activities from arts and crafts to play time, there’s something to suit everyone.


Waterford Suir Valley Railway

Next on our list is one of the best family things to do in Waterford. Step outside and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the River Suir during your stay at our Waterford Accommodation. This family friendly railway runs along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled during a trip out to the River Suir for some of the wildest Irish animals including barn owls, foxes, bats, badgers, and much much more including the rare little egret that recently made Waterford its home.



Activate, the newest and most innovative family attraction in Waterford City incorporates a children’s soft play area, bowling, rock climbing and bouldering, an intimate state of the art 3D cinema, a cafe and lots more. Activate can cater for people in party groups or just a big day out that everyone to enjoy! After a day of racing around, you will be glad to return to Treacys Hotel Waterford for a night of relaxation with a scrumptious dinner everyone would love in Crokers Restaurant.


Hawkeye Falconry

Soar above the clouds with a trip to the Hawkeye Falconry. Hawkeye Falconry offers you the Bird of Prey experience of a lifetime. Located on the Mount Juliet Estate in Co.Kilkenny, this experience is only a short 30 minute spin from our hotel. Stand beside some of the rarest birds in the world or even talk a walk with one! (The photo opp isn’t bad either!)


Parks and Playgrounds

Waterford City has plenty of open spaces from the People’s Park in the centre of the City, to smaller parks scattered across the City which will be further enhanced by the opening of Waterford’s Nature Park creating one of the largest urban parklands in the country. There are a number of other public playgrounds in the City including the Railway Square Playground located on Manor Street. All of these parks are a great place to visit if you want a family-friendly destination to bring the family without breaking the bank.  




Head to the beach and show off your surfing skills to the world after learning from the best at the ample of surf schools in Wexford. Many of the surf schools are family friendly, catering for complete beginners to professionals in the making. For the perfect family day out in Wexford, get yourself some Vitamin Sea.


Theatre and Cinema Events

The Theatre Royal - Waterford

A beautifully restored Victorian theatre with an interesting history hidden inside a Georgian building. Come here to enjoy an evening at Ireland's oldest theatre.

This year the Theatre Royal presents a wonderfully diverse programme of entertainment including Plays, Comedy, Cabaret, Music, and Musicals, an overall outstanding line up. You are guaranteed to find something to enjoy!


Garter Lane Arts Centre

Located in the heart of the Waterford’s city centre, Garter Lane Arts Centre offers a continual programme of music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts. 


Central Arts Waterford 

Central Arts are passionate about theatre, music and all things creative. We are here to help you realise your own artistic ideas and capabilities, and have a team of professionals and volunteers offer support to you to make your ideas a reality. With a 60-seat theatre space, exhibition space, offices and more.   


The Odeon Cinema

Located just a short walk from The Tower Hotel, the Odeon Cinema has 8 screen cinema.



Located on Patrick Street, a 10-minute walk from Treacys Hotel,

Waterford Omniplex has 5-screen cinema, including an OmniplexMAXX screen.


Waterford Screen International

Looking for a cinema with a little extra? Explore Screen international and foreign language movies in Garter Lane, and immerse yourself in some culture!