Thing to do with the family when it rains in Galway

Galway is a great destination for a family break but we can’t always predict the weather! There is so much to see and do in all weathers to keep the family entertained all year round.

Planet Entertainment

Planet Entertainment has something for the whole family of all ages to enjoy on a miserable day. Enjoy ten pin bowling or laser tag if you are a family who are competitive. For the smaller children, they can enjoy the ball pit with slides and much more to keep them busy. Planet Entertainment is situated at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road and is just a 5-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.

IMC Cinema

IMC Cinema is the perfect hideout for any family on a rainy day. Escape the rain and stock up on your favourite treats while watching the newest film releases on the big screen. The kids might also be able to enjoy their favourite flavour slush puppy and dig deep into a box of popcorn. The IMC cinema is located at the Galway Retail Park on the Headford Road, only a 5-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island Kids Zone is the perfect activity centre to take the children on a rainy day. Let the kids run wild and enjoy several slides including their Big Blue slide, tire them out on the stairs climbing up, down and over. The kids can roam free, enjoy the ball pit, climbing frames and explore the secret tunnels and passage ways. If your kids are competitive then the race car track is a perfect activity for them. Treasure Island Kids Zone is located at Merlin Park Industrial Estate and is just a short 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.


Jumplanes is the ideal place to bring energetic kids over 5 years to on a rainy day. They can literally bounce off the walls on trampolines or enjoy an indoor ice rink in the middle of summer. The staff organise indoor games including dodgeball or football. It is guaranteed to bring a smile to your kids’ faces while tiring them out. Jumplanes is situated on the Monivea Road a 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is the perfect place to base a family stay, on a dry day it is only a 10 minute walk to the city centre, if it is raining 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.

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