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There are a range of childcare options available in Waterford including:

  • Montessori
  • Pre-school
  • Day care
  • Play Group / School
  • Drop-In Sessions
  • Naíonra – an irish language pre-school

To find out more about childcare in Waterford and get a full listing of registered childcare organisations visit: Waterford - Childcare

See the Education Section of this website for information on Primary, Secondary and Third Level Education.

Family Playgrounds

Beaches, Parks & Playgrounds

The many beaches, parks and playgrounds in Waterford allow you to have hours of free and healthy family fun!

There are 49 beaches along Waterford’s pristine coast from quiet coves to busier town beaches with lots of facilities There are five Blue Flag Beaches in Waterford & depending on the beach, facilities can include:

  • Public Toilets
  • Lifeguards (seasonal)
  • Picnic Benches
  • Bins
  • Shops
  • Water-sports equipment hire

For information on the more popular and family friendly beaches visit: Visit Waterford website, and select 'Beaches'.

The public parks in Waterford have a range of facilities including:

  • Green areas
  • Pathways
  • Sports pitches
  • Playgrounds
  • Skate parks
  • Picnic tables
  • Exercise areas
  • Information boards

There are also many stand-alone playgrounds and while each playground is different most are equipped with swings, slides and multi-play units for hours of fun.

For information on the more popular family friendly playgrounds and parks visit: Visit Waterford - Playgrounds