Top things to do with the family in Galway

There is so much to do and see in Galway during your Easter holiday break:

  • Easter egg hunt at Bridget’s Garden where you will have the chance to meet the Easter bunny. Have fun exploring the gardens and playing games throughout the day. Visit Bridget’s Garden here.
  • Galway food festival is a massive event taking place all over Galway for 5 days. With interactive learning for the kiddies to enjoy from a seaweed walk, talk and forage to a pizza making masterclass there is lots to be doing. Visit their website for more information
  • Turoe pet farm is the place to be this Easter with the Easter bunny bringing some of its friends for the kids to pet and play with. There will be games, Easter eggs and lots to do at the farm.

Outdoor Adventures

Burren Nature Sanctuary

Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara 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 of an indoor play area or outdoor playground.

Rathbraun Farm

Rathbraun Farm is a 35-minute drive from the family friendly Maldron Hotel Galway, Sandy Road, located in Ardrahan. While there you can 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. At the park choose from the Ferris wheel, Merry Go-Round, fun house, bumper cars, Waltzers, flying elephants and much more. The electric atmosphere will excite the kids and the big kids. Curry’s Fun Park is opening daily during the summer from 12.00pm.

Indoor Fun

Planet Entertainment

Planet Entertainment has something for the whole family of all ages to enjoy and keep busy 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 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 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 busy activity to take the children on a rainy day. Let the kids run wild, enjoying several slides including their Big Blue slide and exploring the secret tunnels.  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

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 loads of trampolines or enjoy an indoor ice rink in the middle of summer. The staff organise indoor games including dodgeball or football pool. Jumplanes is situated on the Monivea Road a 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway.

Pure Skill

If you’re looking to burn some energy, Pure Skill is the perfect place to go, with it being the first of its kind in the world. Using fully automated technology, you compete in 10 different sporting challenges and try to get a score out of 100, bringing lots of competitiveness into the 2-hour game. The circuit is suitable for anyone above the age of 8 years old and pre-booking is essential. Pure Skill is only a 10-minute drive from the hotel with public transport located a short walk away and taxis easily arranged by our reception team.

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