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Family holidays in Ireland

Family Breaks

A great atmosphere, friendly people and excellent facilities – that’s what you’ll find at the 104 bedroom Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.


The location just outside Galway is perfect for guests, especially families. Free Wi-Fi is handy too; even on holiday. Choose the accommodation offer that suit you best our family rooms are made up of two double beds and to this we can add in any special requests such as cots or extra beds. We also have a number of interconnecting rooms available which are available via booking direct with our reservations team.

Galway is an ideal family holiday destination. Whether you’re into the great outdoors, or prefer to stay warm and toasty inside, you’ll find plenty to choose from. Galway has an abundance of outdoor playgrounds for kids of all ages, all with easy access on foot or in the car. Are you looking for a variety of things to do to excite the whole family? Looking for an experience that you’ll cherish for years to come? Look no further!

Indoor Family Activities

Ireland’s largest aquarium Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill, is home to an impressive display of sea and fresh water life. Whilst in Salthill, Leisureland is a great choice for some active play. There are three indoor pools to splash about in, mini golf and a selection of fairground rides.

Monkey Business, an indoor play centre situated in Knocknacarra is the perfect place to wear the children out particular with the every changing Irish climate it’s a good option for those rainy days.

Planet Entertainment Centre offer 10 pin and glow in the dark bowling, laser tag, pool and a motion theatre simulator. There is also a large soft play area for children with slides, rope bridge and a ball pool.

Terryland Forest park just a few minutes stroll from the hotel has a playground, picnic area and more.

The IMC cinema is located a 5 minute walk from the hotel and we have discounted family tickets available at reception if you wish to include this.

Galway City Library has a wonderful childen’s book section with toys and seat and they also run a number of family events throughout the year.

Outdoor Adventure

Stretch your legs along Galway’s Salthill Promenade which is the longest prom in Ireland. The flat beautiful path runs south and west along the bay of Galway. You call all kick the wall a popular and long establish tradition in Galway, legend has it that kicking the pier-end wall adds years to your life. At the mouth of the River Corrib in front of Claddagh Hall, take a bag of old bread and feed the swans swimming by.

If sports are something that interests the family then check out our events calendar for upcoming games. For gaelic games, Pearse Stadium in Salthill is the main venue to catch the county team. If soccer is your favourite Galway FC play in the League of Ireland and can be found at Eamonn Deacy Park. Connacht Rugby can be found at the sportsground.

Special Treatment for Children

We love welcoming younger guests and indeed we call them our VIPs and we have some added touches to make sure their stay is a great one:

  • Children’s check in
  • Welcome gift on arrival with lots of puzzles and games to help entertain
  • Children’s menu available
  • Babysitting services may be arranged in advance
  • Discounted family activity tickets for Leisureland, Galway Atlantaquarium, Planet Bowling or the IMC cinema.

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