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Why not Make a Day of It and plan a fun filled day out during the Baboró festival. Year round there is a great variety of things to do and see in Galway to suit all tastes!

Attractions and Activities for Children and Families in Galway

Charlie Byrne's Storytime

Every Saturday at 11am join Children’s Storytime at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

Contact: +353 (0)91 561 766

Computer and Communications Museum, NUI Galway

Explore and experience the evolving technological landscape across the decades. See early radios and iconic computers, and explore vintage games.

Contact: +353 (0)91 524 411

Galway Atlantaquaria

Experience fun and wonder and get up close and personal with sea creatures at the National Aquarium of Ireland

Contact : +353 (0)91 585 100

Galway City Museum

Guided tours are offered free of charge to schools. Pre-booking is required.

Contact: +353 (0)91 532 460

James Mitchell Geology Museum, NUI Galway

Nicknamed Galway's 'hidden museum', the Museum has a large collection of rare rocks, ancient fossils and precious gems on display. 

Contact: +353 (0)91 524 411

Playgrounds and Parks

Get some fresh air at one of Galway's many playgrounds, such as Children’s Millennium Park, the playground in Eyre Square or Claude Toft Park in Salthill. 

Terryland Forest Park

Visit Terryland Forest Park, a great place for families and children to explore and take in the fresh air. Located next to the G Hotel.

Zoology and Marine Biology Museum, NUI Galway

The Museum has an impressive collection of over 500 specimens, both native and exotic. Highlights include four genuine Charles Darwin specimens. 

Contact: +353 (0)91 524 411

Leisureland

There is fun for all the family at Leisureland with swimming pool facilities as well as crazy golf and an amusement park

Contact: +353 (0)91 521 455