Top things to do with the family in Galway

We have picked out some of our favourite things to do in Galway. 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. We have of course included some fun indoor activities for you to choose from for those rainy days

Outdoor 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

Rathbraun Farm is a 35-minute drive from the family-friendly Maldron Hotel Galway, Sandy Road, located in Ardrahan. 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.

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.

Indoor Fun

There are also plenty of fun family indoor activities available in Galway for the days when the weather may not be as fine. Planet Entertainment has fun for the whole family with ten-pin bowling, laser tag and even ball pits for the younger children. Escape a rainy day with plenty of popcorn and sweets as you watch the newest film releases at IMC Cinema. You can let the kids run wild as they tackle plenty of slides, climbing stairs, ball pits and many more at Treasure Island. Watch the kids tire themselves out as they literally bounce off walls on trampolines, skate in the ice rink and take part in a game of dodgeball at Jumplanes. Have a bit of friendly competition as the whole family competes against each other in 10 different sporting challenges at Pure Skill. Whatever the weather there is always something to do for the family in Galway.

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