Things to Do

Waterford is known for its sense of adventure, fun, relaxation, good humour and friendliness. Here are some suggestions on things to do and how to get the best from your visit to this lively town. There’s especially lots of things to do for all the family.


There is such a huge choice of family fun activities in and around Waterford. Waterford’s parks & playgrounds are an ideal family day out or why not spend a day at one of our impressive beaches? Treacys Hotel Waterford is located right in the heart of the Viking Triangle where there is so much to discover:




Swimming Pool

Our swimming pool is open 7 days a week for children. The hotel swimming pool is available for children use during the hours of 8am to 7.30pm daily.


Mini T’s Kids Club – where friends and memories are made for life!


Waterford Suir Valley Railway

Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the River Suir.   This family friendly railway runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens.  



Waterford City's newest and most innovative family recreation centre incorporating a children's soft play area, bowling, rock climbing and bouldering, an intimate state of the art 3D cinema, a cafe and lots more.  


Hawkeye Falconry

They are totally dedicated to this Ancient Sport of Kings.  They adhere to a very high standard of Falconry and only use Practising Falconers for all our services.   Hawkeye Falconry offers you the Bird of Prey experience of a lifetime.  


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.   


Family Friendly Fun


Tramore Surf School

T-Bay Surf & Eco Centre

Freedom Surf School


Head to the beach with Oceanics Surf School in Tramore, and show off your surfing skills to the crowds!

This is a family friendly school and caters for complete beginners to pros in the making. Perfect for a family day out, it is bound to create some fantastic memories.

There are also other surf schools available, such as Tramore surf school, T-Bay surf, and Freedom Surf School.


Tramore also now boasts a superb inclusion park/playground adjacent to the promenade, with ample parking and a great spot for a picnic.

If the Sunny South East doesn’t live up to its reputation, there’s still plenty to do indoors.

For all the family there’s Splash-world with giant water slides and Jacuzzi.

There is also an Amusement Park covering over 20 hectares just opposite the promenade, which caters to all ages!

For young kids visit Run Amuck, All Aboard Play Park, Pottery Place, Laser Blast or Pirates Adventure.  


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!