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Top 5 Kids Attractions

Galway is a wonderful city to visit with a young family. There are loads of activities and things to do in the city to keep your youngsters entertained and if you are willing to take a short drive out of town, you'll find even more great visitor attractions to suit all ages too. Click here for a list of playgrounds and skate parks in Galway.

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Burren Nature Sanctuary

Burren Nature Sanctuary
Burren Nature Sanctuary is popular family visitor attraction only 30 minutes drive from Galway city and situated in the beautiful and unique Burren region of south Galway. Visitors can spend time exploring winding tracks of the fairy woodland trails while learning about the natural history of the Burren (the flora, fauna and karst geology). Along the way you’ll meet a variety of friendly animals from goats, shetland ponies to alpaca, rabbits and guinea pigs. You can also visit the disappearing lake that drains twice a day.

After the nature walk kids can play in the indoor play area or outside at the state of the art playground. Adults can enjoy the indoor exhibition, the delicious homemade food in the cafe or relax by the waterfall in the Rock Garden.
Address: Kinvara, Co. Galway
Tel: +353 91 637444

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Brigit's Garden

Bridgets Garden Galway
Brigit's Gardens is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It is located off the main Galway – Clifden road (N59) about 20kms from Galway City. This is a Celtic garden that is themed on Celtic seasonal festivities with 11 acres of native woodland and wildflower meadows. There is a nature trail, ogham tree, children’s discovery trail, living willow play area and an ancient ring fort which all the family can enjoy. There is also a café and lots of events and other activities on offer.
Address: Roscahill, Co. Galway
Tel: +353 91 550905

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Galway Aquarium

kids activities galway Galway is home to Irelands National Aquarium, which houses the countries largest display of sea and fresh water life. You can see young and freshly hatched fish in the Auquaculture 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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Loughwell Farm Park

Loughwell Farm Park Galway 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, bstacle course, timber play villages, sand dunes with slides and play diggers, sand pit with play boat, strawbale maze, toddler swings, zip wire, pedal go karts and more.
Address: Loughwell, Moycullen, Co. Galway
Tel: +353(0)91 868631
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Leisureland Galway

Leisureland is a wonderful leisure facility for all the family.  Inside there are 3 pools with the highlight being the 65m water slide. The baby pool include a bubbly pool and other fun water spouts. There is also a learning pool and then the main 25m swimming pool with inflatable obstacle course during peak times. Outside there is crazy golf and during the summer a wide variety of amusement rides.
Address: Salthill, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 521455


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Monkey Business

Monkey Business Galway 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 for kids birthday parties, communions, confirmations, tour groups and school tours and of course when the weather is not the best.

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

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Kidsplace Kidsplace is large indoor play area located on the 2nd floor of Briarhill Shopping Centre, in Galway. Ideal for babies, toddlers and kids up to about 7 years old, it will keep your kids entertained for hours. Facilities include climbing frames, computer interactive area, ride on equipment and an enclosed football pitch. There is a cafe with light snacks and refreshments too.
Address: Ballybrit Shopping Centre, Ballybrit, Galway City
Tel: +353 (0)91 773633

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Busy Bees

busy bees Busy Bees is a fun-filled activity centre for kids of all ages. Located in Oranmore Business Park, close to Oranmore village just 10 minutes drive from Galway city centre. Busy Bees have combined 4 state of the art activity areas with a fine café making it an ideal venue for all the family. The bright, clean activity areas include a baby and toddler play area, Busy Bees activity zone, Bees on Skates, Creative Art Corner, Construction Zone, Library and Teddy Mountain
Address: Oranmore Business Park, Oranmore, Galway
Tel: +353 (91) 788516

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JumpLanes Galway

busy bees JumpLanes indoor trampoline park is a fun activity centre for kids. The 10 lane indoor trampoline arena is an ideal activity for families, clubs or groups of friends and provides a great workout too. Enjoy some of the games the staff organise such as dodgeball or jump to your hearts out across the various lanes. The centre also has an all year round artificial ice skating rink and man sized pool tables where you kick the custom built soccer balls into the corners via the white balls, in the same way as is done on standard pool tables.
Address: Monivea Road, Galway
Tel: +353 (91) 762590

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