Things to Do in Galway with Kids

We have picked out some of our favourite things to do in Galway with kids. There is something to keep everyone in the family happy, with beautiful beaches and parks to explore you will come back from your break feeling fully refreshed.

Anxious about unpredictable weather? It wouldn’t be Ireland without it. But don’t worry, we have it cover with plenty of things to do in Galway in the rain.

Outdoor Family Adventures

Burren Nature Sanctuary

Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara is the perfect place to take the kids when the sun is shining. There you can learn about the natural history of The Burren and all about its flora, fauna and karst geology. The kids can explore, discover and follow along the winding tracks of the fairy woodlands trails. While there, you may come across some Shetland ponies, alpacas and goats. Tire the kids out with the choice of an indoor play area or outdoor playground.

Rathbraun Farm

Rathbaun Farm is located in Ardrahan, a 35-minute drive from family-friendly Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. While there you can tour the farm, barns and farmyard or sign up for some traditional Irish baking with a scone making class. Also, visit the farmhouse with its original thatched roof and stone walls. Activities at the farm include bottle feeding the baby lambs, sheering some sheep and see a sheepdog demonstration. Dinner is available with traditional Irish music playing. More information can be found on their website here.

Curry’s Fun Park

Curry’s Fun Park is located in Salthill a 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. Curry’s Fun Park is a great activity for a family to do on a sunny day with something for the whole family from young to old. At the park choose from the Ferris wheel, Merry Go-Round, funhouse, bumper cars, Waltzers, flying elephants and much more. The electric atmosphere will excite the kids and the big kids. Curry’s Fun Park is opening daily during the summer from 12.00pm.

Beach Days

Galway is surrounded by some beautiful beaches, with some being a short walk from the hotel and others being a 20-minute drive, but each as scenic as the next. The closest beach to the hotel is in Salthill, made up of 3 separate beaches. A very popular area of Salthill is the Blackrock diving boards, only the brave ones will make the jump from the top. Just 3 kilometres from Salthill there is a beach with stunning views of Galway Bay, offering a perfect day out to families.

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