Tayto Park

Top choice amusement park in County Meath

An Irish icon, Tayto has been producing much-loved potato crisps since 1954. Alongside the factory, its amusement park has attractions including Europe's largest wooden inverted roller coaster, a 5D cinema (yes, 5D), a high-speed spinning Rotator and the stomach-churning Air Race ride. There's also a zoo, rock climbing, a zipline and a fantastic playground.

Admission includes a self-guided crisp-factory tour and zoo and playground entry; the wristband day pass is the most economical option for the rides.

It's just off the M2 motorway.

Bus Éireann (www.buseireann.ie) buses link it with Dublin (€6, 30 minutes, every 30 minutes).