The Darnely Lodge Hotel

Family Fun


Located in Athboy, County Meath, Mellowes Adventure & Childcare Centre makes for a family fun day out. Primarily a children’s activity centre and party venue for under-11’s, Mellowes offers lots of fun through a range of interactive educational fun activities hosted in a safe and secure environment. For more details, visit


Causey Farm near Fordstown in County Meath is a fun based open pet farm and activity venue offering a variety of entertainment, educational programs and seasonal events with fun for children and all the family. A popular destination for school tours, hen parties and summer camps, there are activities to suit all ages and groups. Visit for more information.


Tayto Park in Ashbourne County Meath is a modern and well run activity park with an excellent programme of activities for children and is an unforgettable day out for the whole family. The full visitor experience takes approximately 4 hours from start to finish. For more information, visit or contact (01) 8351999.


Located in Athboy, County Meath, the spectacular Martinstown Lodge Equestrian Centre is home to many animals including cats, hens and dogs and is regarded as paradise for children who love animals. The equestrian centre also plans and organizes unaccompanied children’s camps and activity days, including activities such as riding lessons and stable management. More further information, contact Mary Sue Duggan on (046) 9430785 or (086) 8298669.


Comprising four acres of gardens just minutes’ drive from the Darnley Lodge Hotel, Grove Gardens features a clematis walk containing over 300 species of small and large flowered hybrids and herbaceous climatic. The rose garden has over 400 plants of French, English and modern roses. The tropical bird garden and mini zoo is a recent addition to Grove Gardens where a large variety of exotic and rare breeds of birds are housed in purpose built aviaries. Facilities include tearooms, picnic areas, shop and garden centre. For further information, contact (046) 9434276.

Causey Farm


Tayto Park