Family Attractions in Galway / Díol spéise don Teaghlach i nGaillimh
there is lots to keep the family entertained during your stay in Galway
The Corrib Princess offers a fantastic cruise on an all-weather boat, departing from Woodquay in the city centre. The journey gives passengers spectacular views of the River Corrib and proceeds onto Lough Corrib. The Corrib Princess takes you past castles and places of historical interest, showing you a view of Galway you just cannot experience on foot.
The Museum is a beautiful building which is located at the Spanish Arch, overlooking the River Corrib. A brilliant source of information on the rich heritage & history of the city. Top tip: Get lunch in The Kitchen Cafe at the Galway City Museum, they do delicous fresh & healthy food. The Kitchen Cafe caters to dietary requirments.
The National Aquarium is home to Ireland’s biggest display of sea and fresh water life. The main attraction within the aquarium is the 120 tonne Ocean Tank showcasing over 200 species including small sharks. Exclusive family pass discount for guests, please ask at reception for information on how to avail of this offer.
Children always enjoy the experience at Brigit's Garden. They can explore a range of habitats with a woodland, lake, gardens and meadow. There are plenty of things to do with kids at Brigit's Garden whatever the season and family-friendly activities with a kids’ discovery trail & a natural playground.
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10.30am until 5.00pm
Monkey Business is a children's play centre offering activities such as slides, climbing frames, ball pools, bouncy castle and a café for parents. Exclusive discount for guests, please ask at reception for information on how to avail of this offer.
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 11am until 6pm. Saturday & Sunday, 10am until 6pm.
Website: Check out their Facebook page
Great Escape Rooms
You enter the locked escape room and for 60 minutes you, and your team will become removed from your current day to day lives and be totally focused on nothing but escape…. Exclusive discount for guests, please ask at reception for information on how to avail of this offer.
A visit to Galway is not complete without a stroll along the Promenade at Salthill. There are several beaches to visit, the diving board at Blackrock, views across to Clare and of course you must kick the wall at the end of the Promenade. A time honoured tradition.
Located in the heart of Connemara, the Connemara National Park offers free admission. Enjoy an exhibition on the Connemara Landscape (multi-lingual), audio visual show (multi-lingual), Connemara Ponies, picnic areas (indoor and outdoor), the famous Diamond Hill and a tea room.
The Planet Galway has activities for all family members no matter what age - bowling, pool & games, laser tag and space kids. The Plant also offers a great student discounts. You'll have the most fun on the planet at this family entertainment centre, it might even make your competitive side show.
You will be spoilt for beaches in Galway city. The nearest beach to the hotel is the Promenade in Salthill, followed by Silver Strand in Barna. There are many beaches in Spiddeal such as Tra Mor and a little further away is An Doilin in Carraroe.
Dogs Bay and Gurteen Bay are equally fantastic and they are located 2 miles outside the picturesque village of Roundstone in Connemara, Co. Galway.
Galway has a wide range of dedicated play facilities, catering for everyone from toddlers to teenagers, where you’ll find slides, swings, climbing walls, mazes and much more.
Many of Galway's playgrounds feature other fun facilities including beautiful walking routes, forest trails and picnic areas.
The closest playground in Galway City to the hotel is Millennium Children's Park on University Road near the Galway Cathedral.
It offers beautiful walks, a walled garden that is perfect for picnics, deer in an enclosure and lots of literary references along with a visitor centre. There is a tea room and information centre.
There is also a 3- minute presentation which covers the life of Lady Gregory, the history of Coole and the Irish Literary Revival. Coole park has a variety of walking trails which are clearly sign posted throughout the park.
Leisureland is a perfect attraction for all the family. It includes 3 pools, 65m water slide & a bubbly pool and many other fun water sports. There is also a learning pool, 25m swimming pool and crazy golf.
Loughwell Farm Park has many friendly animals including pot bellied pigs, miniature ponies and many more. The farm has activities for the whole family with over 12,000 square feet of indoor entertainment including a super indoor play structure.
Located in Liosban Industrial Estate, the 20,000 sq ft indoor track has been designed and engineered for you to get maximum fun from your karting experience with friends and family. Galway City Karting has karts for junior from 7 years and up!
Burren Nature Sanctuary is only 30 minutes from Galway City in the beautiful and unique Burren region. Here you can explore the fairy woodland trails, waterfall and soak up all the natural history of the area.
No matter what the weather, there is always something to do at Turoe Pet Farm offering families a fun-filled day out! The pet farm includes ponies, donkeys, goats and sheep, as well as the very popular “Larry the Lama” and “Curley the Alpaca”.
Situated in Salthill, Seapoint Leisure Centre is Galway's premier indoor family entertainment centre offering an arcade, casino, bingo, amusements and many more options for a great day out and located on the beautiful salthill prom!