Mid-Term Break Ideas

Whether you’re keeping the kids entertained for Mid-Term Break, or you’ve got a cheeky week off uni, we’ve found all the best places to visit and exactly what to do when you’re there. You’re welcome!


1. Croke Park Skyline

Skyline Tour

WhereCroke Park, Jones Road, Dublin 3

No. Of Buses:  52 buses daily to and from Dublin City Centre.

Discount: Get 10% off admission fee by simply showing your bus ticket when paying for Skyline Tour.

The tour starts in one of the famous dressing rooms and then proceeds through access tunnels and up to the very top of Croke Park!  You get greeted with a spectacular 360 degrees view when you get to the top that has to be seen to be believed; all the best bits of Dublin are visible from this one spot and as you walk around the perimeter of Croke Park, the guide (our favourite is Adam 🙂 ) talks you through some of the well-known monuments and buildings. There is even a part where you can get cabled up and peer over the lip and onto the hallowed turf! The Skyline tour is definitely worth a visit this mid-term.

2. Dublin Zoo

Time for new adventures 2017

WherePheonix Park, Dublin

No. Of Buses:  52 buses daily to and from Dublin City Centre.

Discount: Get €2 off admission fee by simply showing your bus ticket when paying.

Got a little animal lover on your hands? Then this January you need to get them to Dublin to explore the 28 hectare park of gardens, lakes and wonderful natural habitats for over 400 animals. Dublin Zoo is home to animals from all around the globe – it’s worth the visit!


1. Mayfield Birds of Prey


Where Kilmacthomas Centre Workhouses, Union Road, Kilmacthomas , Co.Waterford

No. Of Buses:  26 buses to and from Waterford City (Parnell Street) daily.

Discount: Get 25% off admission fee by simply showing your bus ticket when paying.

Mayfield Birds of Prey just outside the city centre was absolutely amazing! You can spend almost three hours there with Ray and Willy hanging out with owls, hawks and more! By hanging out, of course, we mean feeding them and learning about them but most fun of all was having them fly to and from my hands! An absolutely exhilarating experience that can’t be missed.

2. Tramore Surf School

Mid-Term Break

Where?Old Crobally Rd, Tramore West, Tramore, Co. Waterford

No. Of Buses:  buses to and from Waterford City (Parnell Street) daily.

Tramore Surf  School team is filled with surf-crazy instructors that will guide you every step of the way to becoming the next surf champion! They welcome every expertise level from groms to grannies; no matter what age, experience level or size you are we’ll get you catching waves in no time. Their surf dudes and dudettes are fully qualified to make the thrill of surfing easy for you.


1. Kilkenny Hurling Way

The kilkenny way

Where?Lanigan’s Bar & Restaurant, 28/29 Rose Inn Street, Co Kilkenny

No. Of Buses:  18 buses to and from Kilkenny City (Ormonde Rd.)daily

The tour begins at Lanigan’s restaurant at the legends hurling museum where you will receive an indebt historical analysis of the history of the GAA and all its great players. As part of the tour, you visit Nolan Park (home of the famous Kilkenny cats) for a tour of the stadium, and hit the pitch to experience the skills and see have you got what it takes to become a Kilkenny Cat! A great way to spend an afternoon this mid-term.

And the best bit? We can get you to all these great mid-term activities and more with our Family Bus Ticket

2. Kilkenny Cycling Tours


Where?Sullivan’s Micro Brewery, 15 John Street, Kilkenny City

No. Of Buses:  18 buses to and from Kilkenny City (Ormonde Rd.)daily

Enjoy a fun and easy paced two hour Guided Cycling Tour with Kilkenny Cycling Tours visiting historical and cultural sites around Kilkenny including Kilkenny Castle, The Kilkenny Design Centre, Shee Alms House, The Tholsel, St. Mary’s Church, Rothe House & Gardens, The Courthouse (Grace’s Castle), St. Francis’ Abbey, The Black Abbey and St. Canice’s Cathedral and some hidden gems along Irelands Medieval Mile. They have bikes suitable for all ages and we use riverbank paths and backstreets to stay away from heavy traffic. Find out about Kilkenny’s most famous characters like the Witch Dame Alice Kyteler and William Earl Marshal, the greatest Knight that ever lived.


Thomond Park Museum

Thomond Park Museum

Where? Cratloe Rd, Limerick

No. Of Buses:  18 buses daily to and from Limerick City from Dublin.

Discount: Save €2 off admission fee by simply showing your bus ticket when paying.

Follow in the footsteps of your Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Thomond Park Stadium. From a seat in the home dressing room to a walk down the tunnel, the tour gives you a unique opportunity to experience how the Munster players feel on big match days.