One where the children seem to be constantly asking ‘what are we doing today?’ or worse, moaning ‘I’m bored...’ as you try to fit in your many commitments alongside the dawn-’til-dusk presence of your darlings? Don’t forget, it’s your summer too! Make the most of it by doing things together as a family. Not every excursion has to be dramatic and life-changing. The point is to get out, do something new, and spend time in each other’s company. And if you all learn a little along the way, so much the better! Co. CarlowBrownshill Dolmen It’s not hard to interest children of all ages in this megalithic portal tomb, the heaviest in Europe. The capstone (that’s the top stone) is estimated to weigh 100 metric tons, and speculation as to how they got it up there, way back in 3000BC, is always interesting. The dolmen is located 3km east of Carlow town, on the Hacketstown Road. Bring wellies as the walk can be muddy. Rancho … [Read more...] about 100 great family days out in Ireland: Our county by county guide
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School's almost out for another year and you'll soon find yourself with six weeks of summer holidays to fill. Before you start worrying what on earth you'll do to fill the time - don't worry, we've got it sorted. We've put together a mammoth list of fun days out and events to keep the whole family happy over the school summer holidays. And because we know how expensive it is keeping the kids entertained, we've made sure it includes loads of free and cheap ones to make the most of too. If these don't take your fancy then take a look our guides to the best family parks , adventure days out , playgrounds , beaches , castles and picnic spots where you could take your brood for a decent day out. And if the recent spell of hot weather continues, you might also be on the lookout for an outdoor water park, splash zone or paddling pool - and a decent ice cream parlour for that matter. Don't forget to contact us using the details below if we've missed any decent events off the list. Manchester … [Read more...] about FREE and cheap things to do with the kids in Manchester this summer holidays
Ledyard King USA TODAY Published 11:44 p.m. UTC Jul 6, 2018 WASHINGTON – Scott Pruitt's departure as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator this week marked the final chapter of his troubled tenure as a Cabinet official dogged by ethics scandals but his impact on policy is likely to live on. Andrew Wheeler, the deputy EPA administrator who is taking over as acting head of the agency, shares Pruitt's zeal for deregulation as does President Donald Trump. The rollback of regulations targeting carbon emissions from energy plants and a delay in the implementation of water-quality rules are among the steps Pruitt took to dismantle Obama-era environmental policies. Here are seven ways Pruitt's legacy will carry on: Climate change policies Of all the steps Pruitt took to roll back environmental regulation, none was more dramatic than his changes in policy regarding limits on carbon emissions that lead to global warming. He was instrumental in convincing … [Read more...] about 7 ways Scott Pruitt’s legacy at EPA will live on
Details: arignaminingexperience.ie. Open daily 10-5pm; family of four, €28. If you like that, try this: Steam train fans will love the old Dromad train station in Cavan where the Cavan and Leitrim Railway offers nostalgic tours (Sat, Sun and Mon), including a trip on a restored steam train (cavanandleitrim.com). 11. Kia Ora Mini FarmWhere: Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co Wexford. Why: A petting farm with a playground is always a winning formula for children. Kia Ora Mini Farm does it extra well, with go-karts, mini diggers, sandpits, crazy football (mini golf with a football), a fire engine and a maze to entertain. Close encounters with furry friends are a bonus, and there are exotic animals in residence, too. The warm welcome is another reason families love returning here. Details: kiaoraminifarm.ie; summer opening hours are 10am-5.30pm, at €7.50 per person. Picnics are welcome, too. If you like that, try this: The Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll, Co Cork has an open farm near … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Top 25 Family Days Out: The ultimate guide to family fun in Ireland!
Europe 9 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44424572 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Pope Francis has said climate change is a challenge of "epochal proportions" and that the world must convert to clean fuel. "Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation," he said.He was speaking to … [Read more...] about Pope urges action on clean energy