For the Family
Galway is home to Irelands National Aquarium, which houses the countries largest display of sea and fresh water life. You can see young and freshly hatched fish in the Auquaculture rearing centre and learn about the huge variety of life in the Estuary, Harbour, Lighthouse, Mill Pond along with many other exhibits. The star attraction within the aquarium 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 Promenade of Salthill, overlooking Galway Bay and is open daily from 10am till 5pm and closes at 6pm in Summer.
Address: Salthill Promenade, Galway City
Tel: +353 091 585 100
Loughwell Farm Park
Loughwell Farm Park is located in Moycullen, about 8km from Galway City and 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 playbarn with bouncy castles, bouncy slide, bstacle course, timber play villages, sand dunes with slides and play diggers, sand pit with play boat, strawbale maze, toddler swings, zip wire, pedal go karts and more.
Address: Loughwell, Moycullen, Co. Galway
Tel: +353(0)91 868631
Leisureland is a wonderful leisure facility for all the family. Inside there are 3 pools with the highlight being the 65m water slide. The baby pool include a bubbly pool and other fun water spouts. There is also a learning pool and then the main 25m swimming pool with inflatable obstacle course during peak times. Outside there is crazy golf and during the summer a wide variety of amusement rides.
Address: Salthill, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 521455