We set up shop in Irrland North, in a centralized spot so the kids could find us. Since there is limited food in the park we brought out own. Almost every table includes a bbq grill, so we were sure to stop off at the grocery store on the way. We made a day of it, eating, drinking, and playing at our leisure.
Things to keep in mind, again the place is huge. Be sure to rent a wagon to load all of your items in because you can't just pop back to the car. And the walk from one section to the other is quite long. Like I said, bring your own food. You can buy drinks there but if you've already packed food you might want to pack drinks also. There is tons there to rent, from little boats to bikes, so be sure to bring cash. Don't forget your towels & bathing suits, because someone is bound to go in the water. And bring sunscreen too, well, that's if you're going in the summer. Most of the park is out in the open, and nobody wants to go home sun burnt. Get a map on your way in because finding your way around at first can be overwhelming. There are plenty of bathrooms, loads of parking, and endless activities. There are also two towns close by if you do happen to forget any supplies. Also, if you visit their website there is a great virtual map, my daughter loved looking through it before our trip.
We highly recommend a day (or two) at Irrland! (FYI - it's also great for b-day parties.)
(Wish I had some original pics from the park but they're all full of family & friends, and I doubt they want their pics plastered on my blog!)
Bye! Dag! Adios! Namaste!