Saturday 26 August 2017

#CountryKids Virtual Vikings, Waterpark Fun, Windy Beaches and Rugged Coasts

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

After our busy history day we went for more of a fun-filled one and headed back down to Waterford to visit the King of the Vikings which is the world's visit virtual reality Viking encounter: 

King of the Vikings Waterford

As there are only 8 people in the attraction at a time we had to book and then wander around admiring the mix of modern and Georgian architecture around the Anglican cathedral:

Anglican cathedral Waterford

We even had time for a very happy coffee:

And my son begrudgingly let us stick our heads inside the Anglican cathedral:

Anglican cathedral Waterford

Then it was back to the King of the Vikings where a Viking lady us into her longhouse to meet her husband. He told us about what he did in Waterford and then we were all supplied with our own VR headset:

King of the Vikings Waterford

It was a very strange feeling to be in a room with other people you couldn't see! We were taken on a virtual reality tour of Viking Ireland with battles, settlements, longships etc. It would have been too intense for children much younger than my 10 year old, or anyone sensitive, as you pass through dead bodies! Once released from the sets we were led to safety from a Viking raid back out into the street:

King of the Vikings Waterford

Then we headed back to Tramore as my son had read about Splash World with its slides & waves and Gramps wanted to try out the steam room!  It was quite busy inside but we all had some fun and some chilling time. The slides were pretty fun though I didn't like the fact that the green one was totally in the dark:

Splash World, Tramore

My son was then allowed a couple of rides on the sea front fun fair. First of all he persuaded me on to the log flume ride:

Fun Fair, Tramore

Then Gramps as persuaded onto the parachute ride (it makes me feel sick!), I think they enjoyed it:

The weather wasn't really beach weather with a strong wind so the beautiful sands were just about deserted:

Tramore Beach

It was of course still irresistible to my son who persuaded me to walk along the beach whilst he had a paddle. You can see how windy it was when you look at the breakers and the kite surfers in the background:

Tramore Beach kite surfer

The shallow waters left in pools at the top of the beach weren't that cold so my son was happy to go in as deep as his trousers would allow:

Afterwards he ran as fast as he could back to Gramps as the wind was whipping up the sand which was painful on wet legs:

Tramore Beach

We all needed to warm up and found a cafe selling churros and chocolate, yummy:


We then took a long route home by first of all following signs to the Copper Coast which took us along the wild and rugged south coast:

Copper Coast

Copper Coast

Then we navigated across country via Carrick-on-Suir to get back to Knocktopher. We were all ready for a pub dinner and I couldn't resist an Irish Grill:

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