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Family-Friendly Itinerary for the Marble Arch Caves

Here’s a family-friendly itinerary for a trip to the Marble Arch Caves in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. This itinerary includes cave exploration, nature walks, and activities suitable for all ages.

Day 1: Arrival and Exploration
Morning: Arrival
Arrive at your accommodation near the Marble Arch Caves. There are various options HERE including cozy bed & breakfasts, hotels, and self-catering cottages. The Marble Arch Caves are located just 12 miles from the island town of Enniskillen, 4.2 miles from Florenceccourt Village (both in County Fermanagh) and 6 miles from the Village of Blacklion,(County Cavan).

Afternoon: Marble Arch Caves- Guided Cave Tour
Take a guided tour of the Marble Arch Caves . Our carefully constructed paths enable you to comfortably traverse the Marble Arch Caves whilst discrete lighting displays the cave features and delicate cave formations to their optimum. Our enthusiastic guides will lead you through awe-inspiring passages and further enhance your experience by interpreting the stories of this wonderous show cave. Tours typically last between 60 -75 minutes and are suitable for children. You can learn more by visiting our frequently asked questions section HERE or alternatively book your guided cave tour ticket online   HERE 

Evening: Relaxation and Dinner
Head back to your accommodation to relax. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant or bar which offer family-friendly atmospheres and delicious local cuisine. You will find a list of  family friendly places to eat HERE 

Day 2: Outdoor Adventures
Morning: Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail

After breakfast, embark on the Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, also known as the Stairway to Heaven. This trail offers stunning views and is suitable for older children and teens. Allow 3 -4 hours to walk this trail. You can find information, directions and parking information for this trail HERE 

Afternoon: Florence Court House

Visit Florence Court House, a beautiful 18th-century estate near the Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail. Enjoy a picnic on the grounds, explore the walled garden, and take a family-friendly guided tour of the house. There are also woodland trails, Cafe and a playground for children. You can find more information on this attraction HERE

Evening: Family Fun

Return to your accommodation and have a fun family game night or watch a movie together. Alternatively, explore a local island town of  Enniskillen for dinner and perhaps some shopping or family activities which you can find HERE 

Day 3: Nature and History

Morning: Cavan Burren Park

Cavan Burren Park is a fantastic destination for a family day out, offering a mix of natural beauty, historical intrigue, and outdoor adventure. There are several marked trails suitable for all ages and fitness levels. These trails provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape, limestone pavements, and historical sites.  You can learn more about the site HERE 

Head back to your accommodation to pack up and prepare for departure. Depending on your travel plans, you might have time for a final family meal in a local restaurant before heading home. This itinerary balances adventure, education, and relaxation, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable trip to the Marble Arch Caves for the whole family.

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