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Family Activities and Things to do with Kids in Galway

  • If you are looking for what to do in Galway while you are visiting, we have out together a list of local tourist attractions and activities in Galway. 

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  • Tribes Alive

    Tribes Alive is a 60 minute dramatic walking tour through the winding medieval streets of Galway’s Latin Quarter.
     
    Presented in an engaging and humorous way, the tour in association with Failte Ireland returns for an extended run after a successful pilot last year. Written by Paraic Breathnach, directed by Rod Goodall and featuring local actors, the tour will visit nine of the city’s most historic landmarks including Blake’s Tower, Kirwan’s Lane, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, The Hall of the Red Earl and Spanish Arch.
     
    Book online at www.myticketsireland.ie.
    Tickets also available from:
    Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick St & Lally Tours Office Forster St.
     
    ** Tour concludes 15 September.
    For more information visit www.thelatinquarter.ie or email info@thelatinquarter.ie
     
    Tickets €10* (*Accompanied U-14’s free).
     
    Tour departs from outside Blake’s Tower, near Jury’s Inn, Quay St.  
    2.30pm Mon - Fri until Fri 9 Aug; and then 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tues to Fri & also 2.30pm Sundays ‘til Sun 15 Sept
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  • Galway Atlantiquaria

    Galway is home to Ireland's National Aquarium, which houses the countries largest display of sea and fresh water life.

    You can see young and freshly hatched fish in the Aquaculture rearing centre and learn about the huge variety of life in the Estuary, Harbour, Lighthouse, Mill Pond along with many other exhibits. The star attraction within the aquarium is the 120 tonne Ocean Tank showcasing over 200 species including cod, pollack and small sharks. For hands on learning visit the Touch Pools for a unique chance to hold starfish, crabs or even sea scorpions! The building is located on the Seafront Promenade of Salthill, overlooking Galway Bay and is open daily from 10am till 5pm and closes at 6pm in Summer.

    Address: Salthill Promenade, Galway City
    Tel: +353 091 585 100

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  • Leisureland, Salthill Galway

    Leisureland is a wonderful leisure facility for all the family.

    Inside there are 3 pools with the highlight for all being the Treasure Cove with pirate ship, water cannons, serpents and bubbly pool. There is also a 65m water slide and 25m swimming pool. Outside there is crazy golf and during the summer months a wide variety of amusement rides.

    Address: Salthill, Galway City
    Tel: +353(0)91 521455
     

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  • Monkey Business Indoor Play Centre

    Monkey Business is a children's play centre in Knocknacarra (behind B&Q).

    It has lots of slides, climbing frames, ball pools, bouncy castles, a painting corner, baby / toddler area and café area for parents. The ideal place when the weather is not the best.

    Address: Knocknacarra, Galway City
    Tel: +353(0)91 580956
     

  • Leisure World Activity Centre

    Leisure World Galway is the ultimate family fun recreation centre with something for everyone.

    hey have kids activities suitable for everyone from the kids soft play area to 10 pin bowling. It also has cosmic glow in the dark balls, lanes and pins. Each lane is completed with bowling bumpers and light bowling balls to ensure that even the youngest children get the most enjoyment from their bowling experience. Bowling not suitable for Kids under 6 years of age.

    Address: Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Rd
    Tel: + 353 (0)91 562820
     

  • Loughwell Farm Park

    Loughwell Farm Park is located in Moycullen, about 8km from Galway City and is the ideal place for a day out for kids. There is a host of animals to pet such as pigs, ponies, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens, donkeys, rabbits, reindeer and much more. There are also lots of activities such as a playbarn with bouncy castles, bouncy slide, obstacle course, timber play villages, sand dunes with slides and play diggers, sand pit with play boat, toddler swings, zip wire, pedal go karts and much more.

    Address: Loughwell, Moycullen, Co. Galway
    Tel: +353(0)91 868631
     

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