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Family Day Out

If you are looking for enjoyable family activities then look no further than Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. From ball pits to go karting, Galway is just bursting with kids activities and family-friendly entertainment to ensure an excellent family day out is had by all.


Loughwell Farm Park

Located in Moycullen, about 8km from Galway City. Loughwell Farm Park 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 play barn with bouncy castles, bouncy slide, obstacle course, timber play villages, sand dunes with slides and play diggers, sand pit with play boat, straw bale maze, toddler swings, zip wire, pedal go karts and more.

National Aquarium

This attraction houses the country’s 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 National Aquarium’s star attraction 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 in Salthill.

Salthill Blue Flag Beach

The beach at Salthill is actually several small beaches separated by outcrops. Some of the beaches are sandy and some pebbly. It is located near Galway city centre and on Galway Bay, a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is the perfect place for a family to enjoy a sunny day.


If you are looking for an adrenalin rush then we have just the thing for you. Only a two minute drive away, Galway City Karting offers the best possible experience you could ask for. With enough karts for everyone, you and the family can enjoy a friendly, family race against one another which is sure to get the blood flowing!

Pallas Go Karting and Paintballing is located Tynagh, Loughrea County Galway. Pallas go karting has 3 tracks which includes a 500m beginner’s track, 1500m advanced track and 2200m rally track. It is a perfect day out for a family aged 10 and over. It is an ideal destination for family members who have never go karted before. Pallas Paintballing is an ideal family activity for a family gathering with older children of 18 and above. The paintballing grounds have 4 battle stations with battle like scenarios. Each person participating is put onto a team who battle it out to be victorious on the day. Training is provided prior to battles commencing.

Planet Galway

The Planet Galway is located just down the road from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway and has plenty of entertainment options for you to enjoy with family and friends. Some of these include laser tag, ten-pin bowling, space kids and more.

Slieve Aughty Centre

Slieve Aughty Centre is an eco-friendly, family run guest house that is family friendly and offer a wide range of activities located in Kylebrack, Loughrea, Co. Galway and was established in 1986. They are set Slieve Aughty Centre is an eco-friendly, family run guest house that is family friendly and offer a wide range of activities located in Kylebrack, Loughrea, Co. Galway and was established in 1986. They are set on 17 acres and surrounded by beautiful forestry. It provides the children and the whole family with a peaceful and a relaxing atmosphere.

Indoor Amusements

As we know in Ireland the climate has a mind of its own so for the rainy days we have compiled a number of activity and play centres for you to choose from.

Turoe Pet Farm

Turoe Pet Farm is established since 1993 and has become one of the top attractions in the West of Ireland. It is a family run business in a town called Bullaun and is surrounded by beautiful scenery in the rural part of the country.

Jump Lanes

Situated on the Old Monivea road in Galway, Jump Lanes is a fun activity for all a family aged 5 and up to enjoy on a day out. It provides a large trampoline area, indoor artificial ice skating rink and soccer pool tables. The new activity centre is a great opportunity for the whole family to do something out of the ordinary while having lots of fun along the way. It is most popular for its trampoline area as its unique way of keeping people while having a laugh with the family.


Galway boasts two cinemas that the family can enjoy. The IMC Cinema is located Galway Retail Park, Headford Road Galway. It has 10 screens with sweet and treats for young and old. We have discounted passes at reception for guests and IMC Galway is just a short 10 minute walk from our hotel. The Eye cinema Galway is located in Wellpark Retail Park, Galway. It offers 9 screens with a fully stocked shop full of all the family favourites.

Pure Skill

Pure Skill is a 25,000 square foot activity centre located in Knocknacarra Galway. It is perfect for a family aged 8 and over who enjoy competitive sports while also having fun for 90 minutes. The sports and leisure centre hosts a wide selection of different activities from all over the world for all to enjoy. These non-contact activities include Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Gaelic, Golf chipping, Golf putting, Hurling, Rugby, Soccer and Tennis.

Seapoint Leisure Centre

Seapoint Leisure Centre is an indoor family entertainment centre situated in Salthill Galway. It is a games arcade with pool tables, air hockey, slot machines, basketball hoops and more. There is something for all the family and a chance to win different prizes by collecting tickets on selected games.


Astrobay is a bubble football facility located in Renmore, Galway. It is fun for all ages above 8 years old and is perfect for any family party. There are many different activities at Astrobay including, Bubble football, kids bubble party, astro turf hire, tag archery, bubble mayhem and Alternative Old School Sports Day. Booking is essential with prices varying and deposits taken on all activities. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is a short walk or drive from family fun activities throughout Galway and is the perfect place to base yourself for a family break away.