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Top things to do with the family in Galway when it’s sunny


Burren Nature Sanctuary

Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara is only a 30- minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. Set outside it is the perfect place to take the kids when the sun is shining. There you can learn about the natural history of The Burren and all about its flora, fauna and karst geology. The kids can explore, discover and follow along the winding tracks of the fairy woodlands trails. While there, you may come across some Shetland ponies, alpacas and goats. Tire the kids out with the choice on an indoor play area or on the outdoor playground.

Rathbraun Farm

Rathbraun Farm is a 35-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, located in Ardrahan. While there tour the farm, barns and farmyard or sign up for some traditional Irish baking with a scone making class. Also visit the farmhouse with its original thatched roof and stone walls. Activities at the farm include bottle feeding the baby lambs, sheering some sheep and see a sheep dog demonstration. Dinner is available with traditional Irish music playing.

Curry’s Fun Park

Curry’s Fun Park is located in Salthill a 10- minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. Curry’s Fun Park is a great activity for a family to do on a sunny day with something for the whole family from young to old to do. At the park choose from the Ferris wheel, Merry go round, fun house, bumper cars, giant inflatables, Miami Surf, Caterpillar train, Waltzers, Zorbing balls, teacups, flying elephants and many games to win fun toys. The electric atmosphere will excite the kids and the big kids. Guaranteed to have fun family day out. Curry’s Fun Park is opening daily during the summer from 12.00pm.


Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is the perfect place to base any family holiday. While it’s sunny it is only a 10-minute walk to the city centre, if the showers of rain begin to appear you can catch the 407 bus into the city centre every 20 minutes on the Headford Road beside Terryland Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores) and it takes you to Eyre Square stop 2. Taxis can also be booked at the front desk.