Things to do in Galway with Kids
Looking for an exciting family day out? Look no further than Wildlands, Galway’s newest state of the art outdoor activity centre. With a wide variety of activities and challenges, Wildlands is suitable for all ages. Located 15 minutes from Galway City in Moycullen, Wildlands features ziplines, climbing walls, off road experiences, disc golf, forest trails, archery, fairy trails, and much more.
Ireland's largest native species aquarium Galway Atlantaquaria is just a short five-minute walk from Galway Bay Hotel. It is perfect for visitors of all ages, with impressive displays, helpful staff, and exciting live presentations. The aquatic life displays reflect natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland. Treat yourself and your family (2 adults and two children) to a discounted visit to Ireland's largest aquarium. Save 17.5% off the original price when you stay at the Galway Bay Hotel!
Loughwell Farm Park
Loughwell Farm Park is loaded with activities for all ages, so you’ll find plenty to see and do whatever the weather. It has a variety of animals including pot-bellied pigs, miniature ponies, sheep, goats, chickens, deer, alpacas and many more. Inside you’ll find 12,000 sq feet of fun activities including a super soft play structure with mega astra, twisty and drop slides. Make sure to pay a visit to Little Loughwell, a miniature Play Village with a Teddy Bear’s Hospital, Post Office, Supermarket, Fire Station & Restaurant.
Corrib Princess River Cruise
Cruise along the River Corrib and take in the breath-taking scenery along the way on the Corrib Princess. The Corrib Princess is an all-weather luxury cruise boat which departs from Woodquay in Galway City Centre and takes passengers on a journey along the majestic River Corrib and onto Lough Corrib, Ireland’s second largest lake, providing visitors with unsurpassed views and natural amenities this is the most spectacular waterway in Ireland. They offer daily guided sightseeing trips and private evening cruises with dinner and entertainment.
Leisureland is the ultimate swimming complex, a two-minute walk from our hotel, with three pools and a 65m water slide available. There is also a kids' pool, a learning pool for swimming lessons, and a 25m swimming pool featuring an inflatable obstacle course. There is also crazy golf available outside the centre during the summer months.
Crazy Golf Galway
So, you don't have an interest in golf - who cares? Crazy golf is way more fun, takes half the time, and you don't have to be Tiger Woods to have a great time! Plus, crazy golf is the perfect game for all the family. Enjoy dips, tunnels, and all sorts of tricky situations. Go on, give it a try.
A visit to Brigit’s Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology. Set within 11 acres of native woodland and wildflower meadows, visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort, thatched roundhouse, crannog and Ireland’s largest calendar sundial.
Sometimes kids just need to let loose and the Monkey Business activity centre is the perfect place for little ones to let off some steam as they run, climb, navigate and explore the colourful swings, slides and ball pools.
Spanning over 25,000 Sq Ft, Pure Skill offers a wide selection of skills based sports challenges from all around the world for everyone to enjoy. Visitors complete 10 different sporting challenges and get a score out 100 points at the end. Each sport has its own unique challenge including: Gaelic Free Kicks, Soccer Penalties, Hurling Shots, Rugby Conversions, Tennis Volleys, Cricket Bowling, Baseball Hits, Basketball Free Throws, Golf Putting and Chipping.
Omniplex D’Luxx Cinema Salthill
A Cinema like no other, Omniplex Salthill is a D'Luxx Cinema featuring all laser projection and fully electric reclining seats at standard! Only a 5 minute walk from Galway Bay Hotel, it’s the perfect back up plan to entertain the kids on a rainy day in Ireland.
Pallas Karting & Adventure Centre
Push your driving skills to the absolute limit at Pallas Karting! Whether you want to test your limits on Europe’s longest Go Kart track, or experience the exhilaration of paintball warfare, Pallas Karting & Adventure Centre at Tynagh, Co. Galway has you covered!
Great Escape Rooms
Once you enter one of their themed escape rooms, you’ll have 60 minutes for you, and your team to observe your surroundings, solves clues, work as a team and make the connections to uncover the mysteries hidden within the room to earn your reward… the Great Escape.
Guests of Galway Bay Hotel can use the discount code: GALWAYBAY10 to receive a 10% discount.
Planet Entertainment Centre
Planet Entertainment Centre offers 10 pin and glow in the dark bowling, laser tag, pool, and large range of arcade games. There is also a large soft play area for children with slides, rope bridges, pulleys and a ball pool, as well as an under 5’s section.
Curry’s Fun Park
Curry’s Funfair operates a large amusement park on the seafront at Leisureland beside Galway Bay Hotel. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere with an assortment of rides and attractions to suit a diverse range of ages and tastes. The park offers something to suit everyone but for those who seek speed and thrills, why not try the waltzers, roller coasters and dodgems? Or perhaps you may prefer to challenge your luck and skill at the range of stalls and games mingled throughout.
We are the largest Salthill amusement centre, just ten meters from Galway bay. No seaside day out is complete without a visit to us. We have fun for all the family – from kiddie rides for toddlers to the latest drivers and shoot-them-ups for teens. We have a dedicated pool table area, a bank of pinball machines and a myriad of teddy cranes in our modern indoor weatherproof arcade. We have it all for a wet family day or a hot date night.